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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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Known Problems

The tail light wiring harness in the cargo area is not protected very well. As a result it may become damaged due to normal wear a tear. This damage can causing some or all of the rear lights to stop working.

Leaks at the front and/or rear differential pinion seal and from the transfer case are common. Low fluid level in the differential or transfer case can result in bearing failure. Damaged bearings commonly cause a whine or growl type noise.

Metallic window tint film can short circuit the radio antenna on the rear window glass, possibly causing poor (or no) radio reception.

A malfunctioning switch in the steering column can cause the front windshield wipers to self-activate or not turn off. A failed windshield switch will require replacement.

Arms for the sunroof wind deflector break; if the broken pieces are not removed, they can jam the sunroof. 

Arms for the sunroof wind deflector break; if the broken pieces are not removed, they can jam the sunroof. 

The arms for the sunroof wind deflector may break; if the broken pieces are not removed, they can jam the sunroof.

A defective thick film ignition (TFI) module can cause the engine to stall while driving, or the engine may not start. A failed TFI module will require replacement.

The transmission overdrive relay often fails, preventing the transmission from shifting into overdrive. In some cases the Overdrive light may stay all the time or not come on at all. The relay is located behind the center console, just left of the glove box. Before replacing the relay it is crucial that the wire leading to the overdrive solenoid is inspected to ensure it isn't shorting out on the transmission case. Failure to check this may lead to a failure of a newly installed relay.

The power windows not lowering when the Cabriolet top latch and/or door handle is operated or lowering unexpectedly while driving can be caused by a failing Cabriolet top or door handle micro switch. Diagnoses will be required to determine which switch is at fault and will require replacement.

Windows and interior trim can be prone to squeaks and rattles. Numerous, small adjustments may resolve the issue. Additional creaks have been attributed to front and/or rear window fit as well.

Windows and interior trim can be prone to squeaks and rattles. Numerous, small adjustments may resolve the issue. Additional creaks have been attributed to front and/or rear window fit as well.

A water leak and/or wind noise may develop from the doors or lift gate area. As a result of a leak, water may accumulate on the vehicle floor. While door seals can be a common cause for this type of leak, diagnoses may be required to confirm that a door seal is indeed causing the problem.

On some models a poor connection in the radio antenna harness and sub harness can cause static when going over bumps. Replacing the antenna harness and sub harness will commonly repair this problem.

Due to corrosion at the pivot, the driver side window wiper may fail. The damaged pivot will require replacement to repair this problem.

Due to corrosion at the pivot, the driver side window wiper may fail. The damaged pivot will require replacement to repair this problem.

Due to corrosion at the pivot, the driver side window wiper may fail. The damaged pivot will require replacement to repair this problem.

Due to corrosion at the pivot, the driver side window wiper may fail. The damaged pivot will require replacement to repair this problem.

Due to corrosion at the pivot, the driver side window wiper may fail. The damaged pivot will require replacement to repair this problem.

The fuel pressure regulator inside the intake plenum may leak fuel into the intake manifold causing the engine to burn excess fuel and possible hard starting.

Faulty pressure transducers (sensors) or the evaporator temperature sensor may cause the AC to stop functioning. The body control module (BCM) may lock up and create similar symptoms. Disconnect the battery for five seconds before resetting the BCM.

Faulty pressure transducers (sensors) or the evaporator temperature sensor may cause the AC to stop functioning. The body control module (BCM) may lock up and create similar symptoms. Disconnect the battery for five seconds before resetting the BCM.

Faulty pressure transducers (sensors) or the evaporator temperature sensor may cause the AC to stop functioning. The body control module (BCM) may lock up and create similar symptoms. Disconnect the battery for five seconds before resetting the BCM.

A bad ground on the left frame rail can cause intermittent operation of the radiator cooling fans or AC compressor.

A bad ground on the left frame rail can cause intermittent operation of the radiator cooling fans or AC compressor.

A bad ground on the left frame rail can cause intermittent operation of the radiator cooling fans or AC compressor.

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If you hear a honk or "fog horn" sound within a few seconds of turning on the air conditioning, that can be fixed by replacing the AC expansion valve. Occasionally vibration from the honking can be felt in the steering wheel and car seats.

Some of the AC hoses are exposed and may be damaged by speed bumps and parking lot blocks.

A worn AC belt idler pulley may cause the AC belt to roll over in the pulleys or come off completely.

A worn AC belt idler pulley may cause the AC belt to roll over in the pulleys or come off completely.