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The exhaust manifold commonly fails on the 5 cylinder engine and may develop an exhaust leak that is especially noticeable when the car is cold.
The engine block can crack behind the exhaust manifold and cause an oil leak. Depending upon the severity of the crack it can be sealed to stop the leak.

The engine block can crack behind the exhaust manifold and cause an oil leak. Depending upon the severity of the crack it can be sealed to stop the leak.

The outer exhaust manifold studs can break and cause exhaust leaks. The outer studs, clamps, and nuts will need to be replaced and are now being tightened to a reduced torque value (20 Nm/180 in lbs).
The outer exhaust manifold studs can break and cause exhaust leaks. The outer studs, clamps, and nuts will need to be replaced and are now being tightened to a reduced torque value (20 Nm/180 in lbs
If the door locks intermittently lock and unlock without pressing the door lock switch, the door lock cylinder switches may need replacement. This may occur more often when driving in damp conditions like the rain or through a car wash.
Evap Purge Valve/Canister Shut-Off Valve
Some MPV's may experience Check Engine light illumination with specific trouble codes stored in memory. If the two codes are stored, there are updated parts for the evaporative emissions (EVAP) system, and updated software for the Powertrain Control Module (PCM).
This car has occasional problems with the system that controls polluting emissions from evaporated gasoline.
The evaporative emission control solenoid can fail in areas of the country where salt is used on the roads during winter.
The evaporative emission control solenoid (in the EVAP system) can fail in areas of the country where salt is used on the roads during winter.
The evaporative emission control solenoid can fail in areas of the country where salt is used on the roads during winter. The solenoid needs to be replaced to correct this issue.
If the drain tube for the AC evaporator housing becomes clogged, water can accumulate inside the case and drip onto the electronic control module (ECM). This damages the ECM causing drivability problems and possibly the engine will not start.
The evaporators and condensers can leak. Replacement of the leaking item is needed.
Evaporators can collect mold and give off a foul smell. Disinfecting the evaporator or replacing it will address this issue.
Evaporators can collect mold and give a foul smell. The evaporator will have to be disinfected or replaced to repair this issue.
Evaporators can grow mold and give off a foul odor. Replacing the evaporator is recommended, but the evaporator can be removed and washed in bleach to kill the mold.
A foul smell from the AC system can indicate mold growth on the AC evaporator.

Some of the fuel/temperature gauges fail and read maximum at all times. Our technicians tell us that there is a gauge cluster replacement that includes the little voltage regulator as well.

A light chatter or rattle or noise from the transmission may be noted with the clutch engaged and the transmission in neutral. Updating the transmission lubricant, SAE 75W will help but not eliminate it.
The rear hatch can pinch the window weatherstrip and cause a water leak. A new weatherstrip will be needed.
Wind noise and/or water leaks may be noted from the top of the windshield frame. Our technicians tell us that installing adjustable top latch handles should help to correct this problem.
The rear hatch can pinch the window weatherstrip and cause a water leak. A new weatherstrip will be needed.
If an air or water leak is present in the driver's side foot well, the grommet for the transmission shift cable may be missing or not seated correctly.Excessive engine noise may also be present.
If an air or water leak is present in the driver's side foot well, the grommet for the transmission shift cable may be missing or not seated correctly. Excessive engine noise may also be present.
Backlight (rear window) water leaks are common. Conduct a water test to verify the location of the leak. The lift gate trim should be removed and the glass resealed from inside.
A water leak may develop between the top and side curtains. There are updated right and left side rails available to correct this issue.
A lack of performance may be noted due to misalignment of the throttle cable bracket.
A rough idle condition may be due to a leaking intake manifold gasket. Our technicians tell us a revised intake gasket is available.