The cup holder in the front center arm rest is flimsy and may break, making it impossible to close the cup holder assembly.
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On this V8 engine, timing chain problems are very common. Because the timing chain tensioners were made from plastic, they can fail prematurely and cause serious engine damage. A noticeable engine noise while idling or during a cold start can indicate a timing chain tensioner problem. The engine noise may also be accompanied by a rough or uneven engine idle. Improved components are available to remedy this problem.
my car would turn over but it would stall out.
One wiper arm became loose, collided with the other wiper and ejected the wiper blade. Watch to make sure your wipers are parking correctly, if one is up it means that it is probably loose.
Open the hood and remove the plastic cap on the wiper arm end with a small screwdriver. Loosen the wiper arm nut using the apprpriate metric socket. Adjust the arm to the desired park position and tighten the nut, replace plastic cap.
While getting my tires changed one of my lug nuts was broken. Had to go to another shop to loosen the rest of the lug nuts and then return to have my tires installed.
The three piece lug nuts are fragile, and if the tires are not rotated frequently, the lug nuts can seize. Lubricate the threads when changing tires and purchase several spares to have on hand for an emergency.