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Air flow, oxygen, and coolant sensor failure is common.

Air flow, oxygen, and coolant sensor failure is common.

Leaking cylinder head O-rings and/or porous cylinder heads can cause coolant loss and engine overheating. A porous cylinder will require replacement.

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

Extensive transmission damage can occur in some of the automatic transmission models when the transmission oil cooler fails and allows coolant to mix with the automatic transmission fluid.

Aging plastic components in the cooling system—including the connecting pipes to the radiator—can fail unexpectedly.