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Reported by rosado18101 for the Jeep Patriot

Bought a 2007 Jeep Patriot Sport 4x4 from www.whybuythrifty.com in coopersburg, pa...
Bought it with 54,544 miles 01/2013, no extended warranty was offered, and now at 70,053 transmission is shot.
Giving people a fair warning on this dealership...

Top it off, I financed it $14,351.25. Still owe $13,833.00
Thrifty Auto Sales
241 South 3rd Street (Route 309)
Coopersburg, PA
18036

610-282-1414

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Reported by gavinbr for the Mercedes-Benz CLK350

Mercedes M272/M273 [V6 and V8] intake manifold fault, flapper controlling arm breaks causing car to hesitate and malfunction. Throws numerous codes and check engine light

Mercedes dealer fix, replace the complete intake manifold. very expensive repair.

DIY fix replace the control arm only and not the complete intake manifold, available from alternate sources[non-Mercedes].

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Reported by chamorroski for the Mercedes-Benz ML320

el indicador de combustibles esta en cero. cada vez que lleno el estanque en indicador poco a poco se va cero . toda vez que el estanque se consume hasta la mitad desconecto la bateria y se normaliza el indicador. ahora en este momento ya no funciona el indicador y siempre esta en cero. mi correo es rrchamorro@hotmail.com. ├▒por favor estare eternamente agradecido.

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Reported by Escap33FL for the Ford Escape

I have read extensive posts throughout the internet about problems with misfires on the v6 3.0L DOHC engine. After reading extensive posts and watching numerous videos I decided to tackle the problem myself. Many posts referenced that they were being told by their mechanics/technicians that they needed to replace the COP (Coil on Plug). After removing the plenum twice and resealing it to access the #1 COP (that I was told was the problem) I re...

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Reported by vickie254 for the Mazda Mazda5

My drivers side sliding door wouldnt latch out of no where many times, now the door is locked shut and wont open, I seen 2006 models had this problem but mine is an 07 and there is no recall on my locking mechanism. Why is that? I need my door fixed.

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Reported by Lab5869 for the Ford Edge

Had the PTU replaced at around 120K after a 2month wait for the part. It cost about 1,800.00!! Here I am with 145K and the PTU is on its way out AGAIN. Two units in 2 years. Visiting Honda dealers this weekend. Never ever will I buy another Ford. The dealers are not very helpful and act like they are surprised at the problem. Ford will not help at all. I had a Honda years ago and not one problem with it. I can't wait to get rid of the Edge.

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Reported by Gordong for the Lincoln Town Car

Check Fuel Cap in message Center, comes back ON after Reset.

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Reported by TomCa for the Kia Optima

Check engine light on at 1304 miles, dealer says mis fire #2 cylinder----- check engine light on at 2497 miles, dealer says mis fire #2 cylinder and changes spark plug ------ check engine light on at 19735 miles, dealer says #2 cylinder mis fire and replaces spark plug wires & plugs ------- check engine light on, dealer says #2 mis fire and replaces all injectors, wires and plugs -------- check engine light on at 93142, dealer says #2 cylinder...

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Reported by envoy xl driver for the GMC Envoy

I had a ticking sound when my truck sits and idles it sound like the air suspension I thought but it was actually the rear air control box it had a electrical short going on and a car electronic shop repaired it the had to replace it (the rear heat/ac/radio control box) its two models though they got the wrong one first but they fixed it with the second one

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Reported by dberriel for the BMW 528xi

GPS will not read disk , whole (ccc) system wont turn on everytime ..to get system to start HOLD the cd next button or the mode button for several seconds to several minutes until it turns on ..

NOTE: gps still wont work, but all else will..

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Reported by susielou for the Chevrolet Monte Carlo

I was driving early one morning and it was dark out. All of a sudden my headlights went out. I hit the dimmer switch and they came back on, but while driving home the same thing happened again. I took it to one garage and he could not figure out what the problem was. The next time I drove after dark, the same thing happened again. I took the car to different garage and found that the multi function switch in the steering column was bad an...

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Reported by willfixit for the Ford Windstar

I was investagating the ABS indicator light on the van and why it stays on. During this time I was going through and fixing a few other things that had stopped working and one of them was the drivers side door power lock and also the passenger side power door lock, I aslo had trouble with the interior lights flashing while I was driving. I decide to change the lock assemble in both front doors to fix the power lock feature and be able to use t...

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Reported by CANDY69 for the Nissan Maxima

i dont drive this car i need a smog test-- but my car smell-- the exahaust smell like some thing burning -- im not sure if it alittle white smoke cos its been sitting for months are something eles-- how long should it take for white smoke to stop coming out the exhaust??? they say if it white smoke u have a blown head gasket i know that but my smoke dont smell sweet in i dont have yellow oil around my oil cap in oil is not mix in with my cool...

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Reported by rangerwinslow for the Plymouth Grand Voyager

Some of the "idiot" and other indicator lights were intermittently failing just after I bought our van used a year ago. Most repair info suggested replacing the instrument cluster, but upon further digging I found the true problem is cold (bad) solder joints in the circuit board at the FACTORY!

Having 9 years professional electronics repair experience, all I had to do was yank the cluster, reflow EVERY soldered connection on the board, d...

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Reported by AFAULK for the Mercedes-Benz CLK500

It makes the whoe car haywire. Sparatic Enginle light, Abs warning, Esp warning, loss of speedometer sometimes, Brake Wear warning, Abs light. They can go away and come back. The best part is when you have these lights, the car will stay stuck in park, if restarting doesn't clear, you need a pointess pencil and the manua release is located through a little whole in your middle console (behind the little slide out drawer). What a headache!

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Reported by allenw for the Toyota Tundra

The AIR Pump (or otherwise know as the smog pump in the old days) that preheats the cadilidic converters by running for 1 minute after engine start will fail. It produces a P1445 or P14442 error. I have two of these vehicles and both have failed at around 100K miles. The cause is the foam inside the pump deteriorates and gets in the hi speed fan. That burns out the DC motor that runs it. The cost of this pump is $1200 plus $800 labor because i...

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Reported by ssheila1950 for the Chrysler 300M

First: is the clock light is on but the clock wont run
second: when I turn on the air or heat the wording shows up sometimes and sometimes not
If it is not on I can't see what position I want the heat or air on, no wording, it comes on
sometimes and sometime it doesn't.

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Reported by DeanLisi for the Ford Explorer

The engine was running perectly when all of a sudden it started misfiring and check engine light began to flash. Ford Dealer said timing chain jumped bent a few valves, broke apart and pieces fell down into the internal engine. Also said this has been an ongoing problem for years.. Dealer said approximately $10,000 to repar... YES "$10,000" is the exact number he quoated me. My warranty is 60,000 miles I am 113 mile over the warr...

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Reported by Srinivas1971 for the Audi A4

Backside of steering there is a digital display which have all meters etc. When I put the key and start the car some times I am finding car symbol. In that car symbol front (bonnet) shows red blinking. Please let me know what is the problem

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Reported by lifeson22 for the Subaru Legacy

At 150,000 miles, my Subaru Legacy developed a problem with the radio. Depending on my luck, the radio might or might not turn on. Eventually, the radio stopped working altogether, instead making a loud feedback type of noise. Subaru maintenance crew told me that the issue was electrical in nature and would cost upwards of $600 to repair.

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Reported by lifeson22 for the Subaru Legacy

My Subaru Legacy experienced three blown wheel bearings. Each time, the car would develop a droning noise, which would get progressively louder with continued driving. A fourth was in the works when my engine blew due to a leaking head gasket. Each wheel bearing cost $450 to replace.

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Reported by lifeson22 for the Subaru Legacy

At 130,000 miles, the engine began to overheat. I could smell burning oil while driving and, especially, while idling. Subaru maintenance told me I had an engine fan failure and that I had to replace both fans at a cost of $600. I refused to replace the fans at that time and took the car to a different dealership, where I was told that the fans were working fine...

...but that the head gasket was blown. Not just the head gasket either - the...

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Reported by kortas1973 and 1 other for the Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

The Throttle body had a censor inside go bad. We had to replace it twice.

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Reported by Wisenheimer for the Mercedes-Benz E320 BLUETEC

Engine light on, but car working well, EXCEPT no downshift on acceleration. Power off slightly. Cause was a leak in the large diameter high pressure hose to/from the intercooler.

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Reported by Ricola for the Volkswagen CC

Have had several problems electrical. Interior light will go out after only 5 seconds of the door opening. Playing the radio while the engine is off radio will announce that it will be shutting down due to the fact that the battery is too low, I once started the car and the passenger window went all the way down, the instrument panel Speed for example will change to whatever it wants too, when starting the engine radio will occasionally be ver...

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Reported by linmerc04 and 1 other for the Lincoln Aviator

The sunroof may leak and the problem is the little drain ports may be clogged.

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Reported by wessley for the Mercedes-Benz S600

hi i have a problem my car is runing only on 1frs speed it not drive on automatic i diagonise to car its writing ETC FAULTY THS SPORT GEAR is not work thk u if u can tell me where is the electronic box

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Verified for the Dodge Durango

On the 5.2L and 5.9L V8 engines, rerouting the ignition coil wire and spark plug wires can help solve a misfire and/or surge problem that occurs at approximately 45 mph. A service bulletin was published that outlines the specifics of the repair. It states the rerouting procedure should be performed before other repairs are done for misfires, surging or spark knock.

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Verified for the Dodge Durango

On the 5.9L V8 engine, rerouting the ignition coil wire and spark plug wires can help solve a misfire and/or surge problem that occurs at approximately 45 mph. A service bulletin was published that outlines the specifics of the repair. It states the rerouting procedure should be performed before other repairs are done for misfires, surging or spark knock.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Beetle TDI

Because of issues with the glow plugs and/or the glow plug wiring harness from the control relay, the Check Engine Light may illuminate. Our technicians tell us there is a service bulletin, not a recall from Volkswagen regarding replacement of the glow plugs on 2004-2005 model years only.

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