Screws inside the intake manifold can become loose causing internal engine damage if they fall out completely. Our technicians report that using a strong thread locker on the power valve butterfly screws can help prevent them from becoming loose.
Average mileage: 103,000 (60,000–139,000)
Engine affected: 2.5L 4 Cylinder
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Screws came out and butterfly valve fell into cylinder. Had to replace motor.
Engine started rapidly misfiring put of the blue. Took it in. Shop replaced a dead coil, the spark plugs, and the valve cover. Blamed it all on a valve cover leak. Car starts misfiring again about 600 miles later. Bring it into the dealer, and they say the piston in cylinder 4 is cracked and none of the cylinders are maintaining correct pressure.