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RepairPal has identified the most common car problems based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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AWD equipped vehicles can show a wide range of transmission problems, often caused by using the wrong-sized and/or mismatched tires. Be sure that all the tires are the same and that all four are replaced at the same time. Dodge recommends tire rotation every 7,500 miles.

AWD equipped vehicles can show a wide range of transmission problems, often caused by using the wrong-sized and/or mismatched tires. Be sure that all the tires are the same and that all four are replaced at the same time. Dodge recommends tire rotation every 7,500 miles.

AWD equipped vehicles can show a wide range of transmission problems, often caused by using the wrong-sized and/or mismatched tires. Be sure that all the tires are the same and that all four are replaced at the same time. Dodge recommends tire rotation every 7,500 miles.

AWD equipped vehicles can show a wide range of transmission problems, often caused by using the wrong-sized and/or mismatched tires. Be sure that all the tires are the same and that all four are replaced at the same time. Dodge recommends tire rotation every 7,500 miles.

AWD equipped vehicles can show a wide range of transmission problems, often caused by using the wrong-sized and/or mismatched tires. Be sure that all the tires are the same and that all four are replaced at the same time. Dodge recommends tire rotation every 7,500 miles.

The idle stabilizer valve may fail, causing engine stalling or excessively high idle speeds.

Trailing arm bushings can crack and break resulting in a clunking or rattle noise over bumps. Cracked bushings will require replacement.

Trailing arm bushings can crack and break resulting in a clunking or rattle noise over bumps. Cracked bushings will require replacement.

Children feeding coins into the radio's CD slot can cause blown fuses, lights to stay on (both interior and exterior), and can ruin what was once a perfectly good radio.

Rust damage to the body is not uncommon in states where salt is used on icy roads. Unfortunately there is not much that can be done about this issue other than to avoid the salt.

Multiple electrical system failures may be due to defective or damaged insulation at the wiring harness inside the left front fender liner. Any damaged wires should be properly repaired and repositioned to avoid further damage.

Multiple electrical system failures may be due to defective or damaged insulation at the wiring harness inside the left front fender liner. Any damaged wires should be properly repaired and repositioned to avoid further damage.

The turn signal switch may fail causing the turn signals to stop working.

The shift control solenoid externally mounted on the automatic transmission can fail and causes a harsh 1-2 shift. Replacing the shift solenoid and flushing the transmission with genuine Honda automatic transmission fluid may eliminate harsh shifting characteristics. A broken internal spring can cause the same issue. If the shift control solenoid does not repair the problem, the transmission will have to be replaced.

A slight creaking noise may be noted from the upper end of the steering column when turning left or right. Our technicians tell us that the repair is to remove some material from the upper steering column shroud.

A slight creaking noise may be noted from the upper end of the steering column when turning left or right. Our technicians tell us that the repair is to remove some material from the upper steering column shroud.

A rear tail light housing can fail causing the brake light on the affected side to be inoperative. Replacing the failed housing is commonly required to correct this issue.

A rear tail light housing can fail causing the brake light on the affected side to be inoperative. Replacing the failed housing is commonly required to correct this issue.

A rear tail light housing can fail causing the brake light on the affected side to be inoperative. Replacing the failed housing is commonly required to correct this issue.

The air cleaner case is prone to cracking. This can make it difficult to remove the screws securing the cover, making it difficult to replace the air filter. Replacing the case is often necessary to address this issue.

The air cleaner case is prone to cracking. This can make it difficult to remove the screws securing the cover, making it difficult to replace the air filter. Replacing the case is often necessary to address this issue.

Trunk springs can break and cause the trunk lid to fall back down when opened.

Trunk springs can break and cause the trunk lid to fall back down when opened.

Trunk springs can break and cause the trunk lid to fall back down when opened.

Trunk springs can break causing the trunk lid to fall back down when opened.

Door lock actuators, window regulators, and inside door handles are all prone to premature failure.

The rear light socket plate may fail causing a brake light or other rear light to stop working.

Use of a cell phone with the vehicles radio on can cause a buzz or clicking sound from the radio speakers. It is recommend to move the cell phone away from any components of the radio system if this occurs. Replacement of radio system components will not correct this concern.

Distributor failure is common, often causing the vehicle to stall and/or crank but not start.

The engine may develop a ticking noise, caused by a broken retaining pin on the rocker arm shaft. When the pin breaks, the shaft can spin blocking the oil passage the rocker arms (which causes the ticking noise). The rocker arm shafts, rocker arms, and pedestals (sold as a kit) will need to be replaced in order to correct this condition.