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Reported by woodgood for the Chrysler Pacifica

As described in the title, my Pac (fwd) developed a low pitched noise seemingly related to minor road undulations, noticeable especially after driving the car for a few miles, and more noticeable when the air temp was above 80 degrees F. The driver side rear of the car was measured at the wheel well to be sitting about 3/4" lower than the passenger side. I suspected a shock, but giving it the static "bounce test" did not seem to be overly bad...

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Reported by electrical for the Nissan Frontier

The Sunroof would not properly close and open. After the second try it would just open in vent position and would not close.
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Depress the close button until slowly the sunroof closes and then it is a trip to the dealership to get it repaired. Beware that this problem took Nissan 2 months to repair and you are without a truck. The solution was a whole new liner from Japan to fix the issue. The fix does not repair it 100% as Nissan...

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Reported by daves1646 for the Honda Civic Hybrid

Hybrid traction battery has one or more weak cell that drop out prematurely. The hybrid system detects the large voltage change and forces a rapid pack recharge. The rapid recharge only helps the weak cell(s) for about a half day and then the cell collapse and rapid recharge process repeats. Again, again, and again. The use of rapid recharging (recal) greatly decreases fuel economy.

The fix, which Honda will NOT do until the battery cell ...

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Reported by Barsom for the Chevrolet Cobalt

We had seen problems on these engines when the main timing chain tensioner begins to fail. The engine will make a terrible rattle noise and then gets quiet. If problem is not address promptly, timing chain will skip over the cam gears causing great damage to engine. GM had extended the warranty on these engines up to 100,000 miles, call dealer for more details. Also if engine is over 80,000 miles is a great idea to replace the water pump, it w...

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Reported by blackroseamber94 for the Buick Century

my 2000 Buick century custom has the service engine soon light on low tire and low coolant light on constantly and my car stalls out and has a hard time switching gears. i have no clue what is going on and the window work when they want to and i just recently had to replace a fuel pump cause gas leaked out from the top. what are my problems and how do i fix them.

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Reported by Bubba77 for the Buick Regal

Wiring harness at right trunk hinge bends when trunk opened.
Wiring gets stressed and eventually breaks.
The orange wire in the bundle is the trunk light wire.

Failing that change bulb:
P/N is BP917

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Reported by jill k and 2 others for the GMC Envoy

first the oil pressure gauge went. then the speed. then the volts and finally the whole dashboard. not cheap to fix and it has been something i heard that happens with this vehicle from alot of mechanics. it is a bad problem cuz u have no idea what temp your vehicle is at. the speed you are going. if the vehicle will overheat or not. if you will run out of gas. or if the volts are enough to keep vehicle running. had to park it for 2 1/2 months...

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Reported by wedding for the Volvo S60

My 2007 S60 has had a few electrical problems that are quite costly. Last month the starter went out, before that it was the alternator. Today the key jammed and it will not turn all the way, car would not start.
Also, the seats are very uncomfortable during long trips and the turning radius on the car is very tight, parking and getting out of parking spaces is difficult. I love Volvos, this car will probably be my last one``
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Reported by bubbles122699 for the Ford Explorer

My turn signal switch stopped working when I would turn it on it would blink a few times then it would turn off even if the switch was on.

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Reported by socalgigi for the Kia Sorento

$110 TO DIAGNOSE AND THE KIA DELAERSHIP TOLD ME ITS A CLOCK SWITCH? WHAT EVER THAT IS AND IT IS AROUND 540.00 TO FIX THAT! THEY SAID MY AIR BAG MAY NOT WORK IF IN AN ACCIDENT! I HAVE NEVER BEEN IN A CRASH, AND SUDDENLY AFTER MY WARRANTY MY AIR BAG LIGHT COMES ON FOR NO REASON, THIS SUCKS!

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Reported by fiolater for the Chevrolet 1500 Pickup

ABS light on, book says cheek speed sensor left front wheel, also the brake pedal slowly goes to floor but its not loosing fluid

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Reported by SFDave for the Mercedes-Benz CLK320

At certain low speeds the car felt like it was jerking, as if it were constantly downshifting. At other times I felt a rumbling, as though I were driving over a rough rode. It turned out to be a bad torque converter, and I had to have the transmission rebuilt. I also replaced the radiator (Valeo) which are known to fail and leak coolant into the transmission, causing the torque converter to fail. Valeo radiators were used in early 2004 mod...

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Reported by ajfixing for the Chevrolet Uplander

Had to pump gas when starting. A bottle of Crc throttle body and intake cleaner, a bottle of Crc mass air flow sensor cleaner and a tooth brush fixed the problem. Less than a $20 fix and a hour of time. Disconnect the battery, remove Maf sensor and spray thoroughly on both sides of sensor, allow time to dry completely. For throttle body take off air flow tube and prop open throttle blade spray and scrub thoroughly, wipe clean, spray in all po...

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Reported by trannyisshit and 1 other for the Chevrolet Impala

When go to take off it don't move then when it kicks in it jerks really hard scared the crap out of me. well I was told it will cost $1600 to $2500 to fix they said it was a sensor in the transmission I have only had the for a year bought it used and it is a piece of shit it seemed to run ok for a few but it didn't take long for it to act up I will not ever own an other one. I think there should be a recall on the tranny's after what I read th...

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Reported by dubmcgee for the BMW 750Li

drive train malfunction, drive moderately, maximum output not available. multiple cylinders reported misfires and dangerous exhaust gasses after startup and during moderate acceleration at 1800-2200 rpm. black smoke from exhaust during acceleration. After replacing plugs and testing coils the problem was narrowed to injectors. using scan tool to look at rough running values of various cylinders we were able to narrow problem down to cylinder 7...

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Reported by dubmcgee for the BMW 750Li

Engine hydrolocked secondary to an injector failing. The car had been sputtering a little. BMW dealer in Indianapolis replace the low pressure fuel sensor. The next day the car was started and still had a sputter. No error codes. The injector allowed fuel to pour into a cylinder at 1600 psi. since fluid does not compress the rod and piston took the blow resulting in a bent rod and a knock. The knock was coming from the bottom of the piston hit...

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Verified for the Nissan Altima

The engine may stall at times due to a failed crankshaft position sensor and/or camshaft position sensor, These sensors can fail intermittently as they warm with the engine. Sensors on certain models have been recalled by Nissan and will be replaced as necessary. Please visit our recall section for this model to see if your vehicle is covered by this recall.

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Reported by Jlehew for the Toyota Camry

Engine will not idle after a battery change especially when air conditioner is on. Read this is common problem. The computer that controls the engine idle loses it's memory and no longer remembers how to idle. Fix by driving the car between 5 and 10 miles. This puts the lost data back into the computer ECU and now it idles just like it did prior to the battery problem.

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Reported by Azeraleo for the Nissan Xterra

My 2006 had had one problem after another , in one year I have spent over 2k in repairs and they said I will soon have to pay another 1700 to fix the quite high pitch noise I here that will soon get louder , and now my truck needs a new transmission , I am giving this car away hate it nothing but problems , and more to come . My truck started shaking bad after 60 mph and fixed it once 600$ then it happens again on other side , check engin ligh...

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Reported by Hejatr and 1 other for the BMW 330i

Cooling system failed leaking all coolant. Required replacement of the coolant pump, thermostat and associated hoses. Cost to repair around $1700

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Reported by Yashaca for the Ford Taurus

My check engine light has been on for a few months. Originally when the issue began, a local auto shop machine said that it was oxygen sensors. I recently replaced two and it ran fine for a day. It seems fine when its started but when its in gear, it shakes, and it barely picks up any speed. There is also a burning smell. the second auto report stated that it now need as cam sensor and ignition coil.

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Reported by Mrs Faye for the Oldsmobile Bravada

I have a 2001 Olds Bravada. & Have been having issues with it since 2010. If I had to do it over I would say forget this SUV and have gotten a car. I've replaced wheelbearings, rear ends, fuel pumps, radiator, engine, oil changes, tires& now when you press the gas it will not accelerate. I am so fed up!!!

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Reported by Gotz2Smile for the Chrysler 300

2014 Chrysler 300 only has 4,500 miles and the transmission went out. Was driving it fine the day before and the next morning the RPM gage started bouncing everywhere and I started to loose power, Engine light went on came to a stop off freeway. At full gas pedal was only getting out 2mph for speed.
Had it towed to the dealership, they thougt it was a software issue that was causing shifting problems. Turns out the Budding Valve in the tran...

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Reported by DakotaMoon and 1 other for the Honda Accord

Transmission Control Unit/Module(TCU/TCM) for Honda models 1992-1994, were made with faulty components. I knew mine was bad, not only through my research efforts, but also because I took the TCU completely apart so that I could visually inspect the circuit board. That was when I discovered a burnt spot on one of the components. The Transmission Control Module is located under the carpeting of the floorboard on the passenger side. First disconn...

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Reported by Toy lover for the Toyota Avalon

it cost approximately $112.00 per coil not including the labor and if it i a coils in the back it will for labor $400. for each repair bc of the gasket that must be replaced. with that said, if 1 to 3 coils are in the back i do know 1 is and i haven't check to find out how many are located in the back behind the engine. if you replace 1 in the back economically it would be more effective to replace both at the same time to save money. Ever...

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Reported by ESCAPEDFORD for the Ford Escape

Engine starting knocking about 80,000 miles, died completely around 110,000 miles. Just another example of to H' with the car buyer. The Escape has the right name, because after you get suckered into buying one, the only alternative is to wish for an Escape. Oh and see my other post related to this lemon about the alternator and transmissions (that's 2 out of my pocket transmission before 75,000 miles). I have owned Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Ford...

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Reported by Ongiara and 1 other for the Buick Regal

Engine stalls when the turn signals are used. This happened at highway speeds and can be very dangerous. Also, the dash lights flashed on and off. Engine will restart but will stall again when you use the turn signals.

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Reported by blackblack26 for the Nissan Altima

i have a 2006 nissan altima i can drive my car for a couple of hours and stop and go inside a store and come back and try to crank it start i have sit there for 25 to 30 mins intill it start when was the problem come aand go new it summer it do it everyday

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Reported by graent for the Jaguar Vanden Plas

Handbrake stopped working; continuous error alarm if "hand brake" is tried, disconnect battery to stop alarm but error light on all the time. I have been told the brake module is seized and needs to be replaced. Can someone please provide insight and an estimate of repair cost. Thank you

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Reported by Shortcircuit70 for the Pontiac Bonneville

A/C cool on passenger but warm on driver. Car has dual climate control. This problem occurred recently so I went online to find some solution. Everyone said it was the mix air damper control not opening completely. After standing on my head for 2 hours working under the dash I found all the motors were operating just fine. So I sat and stared and scratched my head. With the engine running and hood up and a/c on I found the problem.
Just a br...

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