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The idler arm or pitman arm in the front suspension may wear causing excess play in the steering and front end alignment problems.
Glow plug failure is common and results in extended crank time when the engine is cold.
Problems with air leaks and the fuel injection may cause starting difficulties.
Serious engine damage due to timing chain failure can occur.
The engine may not crank when the key is turned to "start" if the starter relay fails. This can be confused with a defective starter motor.
The engine may not crank when the key is turned to "start" if the starter relay fails. This can be confused with a defective starter motor.
The ignition coil may intermittently fail and cause drivability problems.
The center console has a tendency to warp. Replacing the warped console will repair the problem.
3.5L V6
A problem with the PCV system may cause excessive oil consumption or the vehicle to emit blue smoke (burning oil) at high engine speeds (RPM). Too much vacuum allows oil to be drawn into the intake.

If the vehicle fails the “State Smog Test” due to high emission readings, components in the pollution control system (air injection components) may have failed due to moisture and may need to be replaced.

The rear Oxygen sensors are a critical element in fuel control (unlike other vehicles) and can cause an emissions test failure for high CO and HCs. The sensing element cracks and and reports an erroneous steady state lean condition which confuses the computer, which in turn makes the fuel mixture overly rich.
The rear Oxygen sensors are a critical element in fuel control (unlike other vehicles) and can cause an emissions test failure for high CO and HCs. The sensing element cracks and and reports an erroneous steady state lean condition which confuses the computer, which in turn makes the fuel mixture overly rich.
The rear Oxygen sensors are a critical element in fuel control (unlike other vehicles) and can cause an emissions test failure for high CO and HCs. The sensing element cracks and and reports an erroneous steady state lean condition which confuses the engine computer.
Oil feed tubes break and fall into the crankcase (engine) and the tappet becomes noisy (ticking), resulting in degraded idle quality. Our technicians recommend replacing all of the tubes at the same time, broken or not.
The rubber boot connecting the throttle body to the intake manifold tends to crack. This can cause hard starting, rough or erratic idle, and engine performance problems.
The timing chain and timing chain guides wear; they should be replaced every 100,000 miles.
On high mileage vehicles, rear spring wear may cause the rear end to sag.
Glove box hinges, the center console armrest, and the cup holders break.
Glove box hinges are known to break.
Leaks from the fuel pressure accumulator or a faulty cold start fuel injector (fuel system components) can cause hard starting problems.
Fuel leaks can develop around the high pressure fuel injection pump.
Oil leaks can develop around the oil filter housing.
Due to wear of mechanical parts in the control head, the buttons on temperature control assemblies work erratically or not at all. These control heads need to be replaced for this concern or when the display screen starts to fade out.
Due to wear of mechanical parts in the control head, the buttons on temperature control assemblies work erratically or not at all. These control heads need to be replaced for this concern or when the display screen starts to fade out.
A knocking noise from the front end can be caused by cracked strut tower bushings.
The seat springs and padding break down over time, causing a lean, tilt, or sag.
The cooling system must be inspected regularly, as small leaks can develop at the reservoir. The heater valve and fan operation should also be inspected.
The cooling system must be inspected regularly, as small leaks can develop at the reservoir. The heater valve and fan operation should also be inspected.
The expansion valve can get stuck and is difficult to replace.