Car problem reports

Report A Problem

Problem with your car? See what our experts say or submit your own.

Most reported car problems

 

Verified for the Dodge Caliber
A moan type sound may be noted in the range of 2300-2500 RPM under moderate throttle applications. Our technicians tell us that the repair for this issue involves replacing the exhaust mid-pipe isolator and re-torquing the mid-pipe clamp.
1 Report
Me Too

Verified for the Chevrolet Corvette

The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail causing stalling, and engine and transmission drivability concerns.

1 Report
Me Too

Verified for the Dodge Intrepid

A defective fuel pump check valve (which maintains fuel pressure in the system when the vehicle is not running) may lead to long cranking times or hard starting (sometimes with stalling). The fuel pump should be replaced. However, if these symptoms are accompanied by Check Engine Light illumination, there may be a problem with the engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor.

1 Report
Me Too

Reported by fixerupper 150 for the Honda Civic

Engine oil mixing with coolent due to headgasket leaking oil into coolent. First time was at 128000 miles. I removed the head & had machine shop rework the head about $300.00 . While i had the head off i pulled the engine (d16y8 v-tech)& trans.from my 1997 civic ex coupe.I replaced both axles along with engine mounts,clutch,heater hoses.vac. lines,cam & crank seals,pan gasket,belts rad hoses,plugs & wires, I was planing on no repairs for a lon...

1 Report
Me Too

Verified for the Dodge Caravan
The brake/transmission shift interlock (BTSI) may make it difficult to select a gear from "Park." Be sure the brake is pressed before shifting out of "Park."
1 Report
Me Too

Verified for the Volvo V70 XC
Oil leaks from the AWD bevel gear housing are common
1 Report
Me Too

Verified for the Dodge Caliber
A high pitched tone may be heard from the engine compartment at temperatures below 0 degrees. The repair involves replacing the bypass valve and four o-rings on the back of the radiator.
1 Report
Me Too

Verified for the Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1

The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail causing stalling, and engine and transmission drivability concerns.

1 Report
Me Too

Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 400SEL

The bushings for the shifter lever wear out to the point where they break and fall out. This causes excessive movement (loose feel) in the shifter lever and a clanging-type noise when changing gears.

1 Report
Me Too

Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 600SL

The head lamp wipers are easily damaged, especially by automatic car washes.

1 Report
Me Too

Verified for the Chevrolet Camaro

The intake manifold gasket may develop external engine oil leak. The manifold gasket will need to be replaced to correct this issue.

1 Report
Me Too

Verified for the Dodge Ram Van B150

Leak detection pump failure can be caused by the internal diaphragm switch sticking, or in some cases, contamination from debris or carbon particles from vapor canister. If black carbon particles are present in the LDP, replace vapor canister in addition to LDP. The purge solenoid should also be checked for debris or carbon contamination and replaced as necessary. All evap system hoses are subject to cracking and splitting causing leaks, Inspect hoses carefully. In cases of contamination from carbon particles or debris, all hoses and tubes must be blown out with compressed air to remove contaminates.

1 Report
Me Too

Verified for the GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid

A clicking noise may be noted from the turn signal flasher after the turn signals are switched off.  This is commonly cause by a faulty turn signal switch which will require replacement.

1 Report
Me Too

Verified for the Mercedes-Benz E320 4MATIC

The release tab for the center console can fall off unexpectedly.

1 Report
Me Too

Verified for the Dodge Ram Van B350

Oil seepage can occur at the speed sensor or speed sensor gear adapter (speedometer adapter). A redesigned speed sensor is available and the adapter may need to be replaced.

1 Report
Me Too

Reported by scrap for the Ford E-350

problem still not corrected misfire is random also stalls at random

1 Report
Me Too

Reported by JulioFranco for the Ford Explorer

Power steering fluid hose bracket broke, allowing hose to make contact with belt pulley. Driver side of engine compartment. Belt pulley wore-away hose until fluid suddenly escaped while driving, causing a sudden loss of power steering while driving around a curve in heavy traffic. This situation was extremely dangerous, and if the Explorer had been driven at the time by my wife, I have no doubt that she would have lost control of the vehicle a...

1 Report
Me Too

Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 300CE

A vibration felt through the center floor of the vehicle can be caused by cracked and/or shredded driveshaft flex discs, resulting in excessive driveshaft movement. If not repaired, damage to the driveshaft center support bearing, transmission, or differential can occur.

1 Report
Me Too

Verified for the Honda Passport

A broken hatch button can cause the rear hatch not to open when you push the release button. Replacing the button should repair this issue.

1 Report
Me Too

Verified for the GMC S15

The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Running the engine with a coolant/oil mix may result in engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct this issue.

1 Report
Me Too

Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 500SEL

Some models have tandem hydraulic pumps—one section for power steering and the other for suspension adjustment. These pumps are prone to leakage from either section.

1 Report
Me Too

Verified for the Mercedes-Benz E300

Vehicles with automatic level control that ride harshly in the rear (no give in the suspension) may have one or both dampening actuators which have failed. It is commonly recommended the actuators be replaced in pairs.

1 Report
Me Too

Verified for the Dodge Ram Wagon B350

Leak detection pump failure can be caused by the internal diaphragm switch sticking, or in some cases, contamination from debris or carbon particles from vapor canister. If black carbon particles are present in the LDP, replace vapor canister in addition to LDP. The purge solenoid should also be checked for debris or carbon contamination and replaced as necessary. All evap system hoses are subject to cracking and splitting causing leaks, Inspect hoses carefully. In cases of contamination from carbon particles or debris, all hoses and tubes must be blown out with compressed air to remove contaminates.

1 Report
Me Too

Verified for the Hyundai Sonata

Prior to replacing the automatic transmission fluid (to improve shift quality), make sure that the transmission fluid level is correct. Also, make sure the computer that controls the transmission has the most up-to-date adaptive programming information. When servicing these transmissions be sure to use fluid approved by Hyundai.

1 Report
Me Too

Verified for the Mercedes-Benz E320

Catalytic converter failure is common and may cause a Check Engine Light to illuminate.

1 Report
Me Too

Verified for the Dodge Ram Wagon B250

Oil seepage can occur at the speed sensor or speed sensor gear adapter (speedometer adapter). A redesigned speed sensor is available and the adapter may need to be replaced.

1 Report
Me Too

Reported by Charlieann for the Saturn SC2

Hi,
Driving to work one day I smelt something burning. Then I notices that there was a little smoke coming from inside my dash. I didnt have the air conditioner on so I thought that it might of been my CD player.

I detached the player and started driving again but it was still smoking. I managed to get home and decided to check it out. The 12v relay was very hot so i took it out and thats when I noticed the area around one of the prongs ...

1 Report
Me Too

Verified for the GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid

The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart.

1 Report
Me Too

Verified for the Dodge Caliber
A metallic rattle sound from the liftgate while driving over bumps may develop. Our technicians tell us that replacing the liftgate bumpers should correct this issue.
1 Report
Me Too

Verified for the Mercedes-Benz E500

The sunroof may not work correctly due to failed components as a result of age and wear. Repairing a sunroof can be labor intensive and very costly.

1 Report
Me Too
Ask a Question