Blown Head Gasket Problems in popular cars

Blown Head Gasket problem is a common vehicle problem that happens to most car brands and models. The following is a sample list of Blown Head Gasket problems reported in most popular vehicles.

car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Chevrolet Equinox

The vehicle involved was a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox. The VIN of this Equinox is 2CNDL73F65_. I purchased this 2005 chevy Equinox in may 2006 with 26k miles on it. In may of 2008 with less than 60k miles on it the head gaskets blew! gm refused to repair or do anything to assist financially in the repair. I took it to another mechanic (I cannot afford gm labor rates) who did in fact repair the head gaskets and the vehicle ran again. In November 2009 the head gaskets blew again. I again called gm with an answer of no, I filed a complaint but heard nothing about it. I again took the vehicle to another non gm dealer and had it repaired. Yesterday 1/4/2011 with 130,000 miles and a motor that has been overhauled twice, the head gasket blew again. I am quite sure the NHTSA is not going to do anything to assist in this; however, one quick search of "2005 Equinox and head gasket" and you will find that this problem is happening over and over and over again, and gm quite simply refuses to take responsibility. I have spoken to a person at gm in the past and was told they were aware of the problem but not enough had been reported to warrant a recall. This blown head gasket problem happened on 05/05/08.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Chevrolet Impala

The vehicle involved was a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. Intake gasket blown. This blown head gasket issue occurred Thu., Jul. 7, 2011.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Dodge Stratus

The vehicle involved is a 2001 Dodge Stratus. VIN of the vehicle was 1B3EJ56U01_. Oil changes every 3,000 miles. Suddenly one day the oil light came on and the head gaskets blew. Spent over $1700 in repairs, the following week the engine blew a rod. Engine is irreparable! car has only 86,000 miles. Have all receipts for repairs and diagnosis that were made by licensed mechanics. It was Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006 when this blown head gasket issue occurred.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Dodge Stratus

The vehicle having this issue was a 1998 Dodge Stratus. Head gaskets blewout, causing oil leakage. Dealer has inspected vehicle. This problem occurred on Tuesday, March 13, 2001.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Ford Taurus

The car is a 1994 Ford Taurus. I just got off the telephone with Ford corp. , ~ I have inherited a 1994 Taurus from my grandmother, who took excellent care of it and it only has 88,000 original miles ~ the day after thanksgiving, the head gasket blew & the exhaust started puring out thick smoke, I was able to get to a safe location imeediatly, but I look under the car and there were all different color fluids coming out. Back in 1999 there was a letter sent to mr. William clay Ford relating to this issue ~ a vehicle that has been so well kept and not even have passed 100k miles. . . This malfuntion of Ford, should be fixed and honored at all costs and now I am looking at a bill of $2300. 00 to get this fixed ~ when if it would have been built right from the beginning this issue would have never happened. I am asking for help of prgram 98m01 ~ this extension is manadatory for I am a single mother / driver of a Ford vehicle ~ it's the american way. . . . . . Right???? mr. William clay Ford ~ get me back into a safe vehicle. It was Friday, November 23, 2012 when this blown head gasket issue occurred.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Ford F-250

VIN of the vehicle was 1FTSW21P67_. The vehicle was a 2007 Ford F-250. The contact stated that the head gasket malfunctioned, causing coolant to spray over the engine. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer to have the head gasket replaced. The contact called the manufacturer regarding the head gasket and the manufacturer advised that the head gasket was blown due to a design flaw. The failure mileage was 88,000. This issue happened on Monday, October 22, 2012.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Honda Civic

The vehicle was a 2006 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the vehicle started to overheat. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the head gasket was blown and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 91,127. This problem occurred on 12/02/2013.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Honda Accord

The vehicle involved is a 2004 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph, grey smoke emitted from the engine compartment and from the rear of the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the malfunction indicator warning lamp was illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the head gasket was blown and the engine would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 166,000. This blown head gasket issue occurred Friday, March 8, 2013.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Hyundai Elantra

The reporting person's vehicle is a 2004 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that smoke emitted from the engine while driving 30 mph. The vehicle was maneuvered to the shoulder and the contact noticed that oil was leaking from the engine. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic and the contact was informed that a crank shaft seal needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred after driving approximately 100 miles. The vehicle was towed back to the mechanic and the contact was informed that a head gasket was blown. The vehicle was then towed to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 86,000. The VIN was unavailable. It was 07/01/11 when this blown head gasket issue occurred.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Hyundai Elantra

The car is a 1997 Hyundai Elantra. The VIN of the car is KMHJF24M9V_. Engine head gasket is blown for no apparent reason. This issue happened on Monday, Jan. 31, 2000.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Jeep Liberty

The vehicle involved is a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Jeep Liberty is 1J4GL48K42_. All maintenance done as per Jeep's requirements. 3. 7 v6 head gasket blew at 128,500 needed to replace engine. This problem occurred on January 14, 2007.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Jeep Grand Cherokee

The vehicle was a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The VIN of this vehicle was 1J4GW48S82_. 2002 laredo engine light and service light illuminated. When the consumers vehicle was returned to him, the engine light was still on and other problems had surfaced. The consumer believed the dealership didn't do anything to the vehicle but create more problems. The vehicle used excessive amounts of antifreeze. The transmission malfunctioned. The four wheel drive could not be used. The check engine light and coolant light remained illuminated at all times. The head gasket blew. While the consumer's foot was on the brake pedal the vehicle would accelerate suddenly. The ses light has been illuminated since the vehicle was purchased. This blown head gasket issue occurred Monday, May 1, 2006.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Land Rover Freelander

The vehicle was a 2003 Land Rover Freelander. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was SALNM22233_. My lr Freelander 2003, has an overheating problem, the head gasket is blown and is in need of repair. There are now mechanics that will fix the problem except for the Land Rover dealer and they can not guarantee the work. There is a design defect with the heads in this vehicle know by the manufacturer but they refuse to make this a recall to the consumers and they have stopped making this engine. I need this repair done so I may at least trade the vehicle in for a new vehicle. This issue happened on Thursday, Apr. 10, 2008.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Land Rover Freelander

The vehicle involved is a 2003 Land Rover Freelander. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is SALNM22233_. My lr Freelander 2003, has an overheating problem, the head gasket is blown and is in need of repair. There are now mechanics that will fix the problem except for the Land Rover dealer and they can not guarantee the work. There is a design defect with the heads in this vehicle know by the manufacturer but they refuse to make this a recall to the consumers and they have stopped making this engine. I need this repair done so I may at least trade the vehicle in for a new vehicle. It was 04/10/2008 when this blown head gasket issue occurred.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Lincoln Continental

The vehicle having this issue was a 1997 Lincoln Continental. VIN of the vehicle was 1LNLM9844N_. 3. 86 liter engine , 6 cylinder, head gasket has blown out, possibly causing other related damage. The failure date was July 31, 2000.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Mercury Sable

VIN of the vehicle was 1MELM5840P_. My husband and I own a 1993 Mercury Sable wagon. We purchased it used 3 years ago. It currently has 44,000 miles on it. At approximately. 43,000 miles ( a month ago) it blew the head gasket. I am aware that Ford extended the warranty on 1994-1996 models of the Ford taurus and Mercury Sable for this same problem. My Ford dealer stated to us that this head gasket blowing has been a consistent problem on the 3. 8 engines, which ours has. It would seem to me that Ford is very aware of this problem and chose to do nothing about it for owners of 1993 cars. I feel is was their responsibility to help these customers financially--we just spent $1700 for this repair. Needless to say, it was money we didn't have. Why hasn't this problem been addressed with the 1993 models with the 3. 8 engine before this? Ford suggested that I address this with your agency. It was January 29, 2003 when this blown head gasket issue happened.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Mercury Mystique

The vehicle involved was a 1997 Mercury Mystique. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1MELM65L1V_. Gasket blew. . . Ford 'fixed'. Two gaskets blew. . . Ford claimed engine was not harmed. I got rid of the car before my warranty ran uot. It was Saturday, July 8, 2000 when this blown head gasket issue occurred.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Mitsubishi Eclipse

The vehicle is a 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse. VIN of the vehicle was 4A3AK34YXV_. Consumer noticed oil in the driveway. Vehicle was taken to a mechanic to detect where the oil was leaking from. Mechanic determined that the head gasket blew out. Head gasket has was revised twice by the manufacturer before they had one that worked. Defective head gasket was replaced with the revised head gasket. However, leak hasn't recurred. This problem occurred on Jul. 7, 2003.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Mitsubishi Eclipse

The vehicle involved is a 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse. Head gasket has blown, causing leakage of quart of oil about every thousand mile. Manufacuter has developed 13 different gaskets to prevent failure, but it does not resolve problem.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Nissan Altima

The car was a 2006 Nissan Altima. Check engine light came on about 2 days prior to incident. Went to a friends house, while slowing down for a speed bump car completely shut off. After leaving house car acceleration was very hesitate, took it to advanced auto to get the codes read on the car and it came back p0345 camshaft position sensor malfunction and p0430 catalytic converter failure and cylinder 3 misfire. So I called Nissan because I went online reading about recalls on the 2006 Nissan Altima engines but they told me that mines was not one of them. Changed both camshaft sensors and cylinder 3 coil. And car still acting like it doesn't want to start and stall. Took it to my mechanic and the way it looks I might have a head gasket blown. Crazy because researching on the internet, I see a lot of Altima owners are having the same problem. The failure date was April 25, 2013.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Nissan Sentra

The vehicle involved was a 2002 Nissan Sentra. The VIN of the problem Sentra is 3N1CB51D72_. Cylinder head gasket blown. Car 100 miles away from home and will not start. This problem occurred on Wednesday, June 13, 2012.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Saturn VUE

The vehicle is a 2003 Saturn Vue. Driving car started to blow oil from the cam cover gasket caused by moisture/water entering engine because of moisture build up in pvc hose. Water in engine froze causing gasket to blow. Total loss of oil in engine. I had my car towed to dealer. They rerouted pvc hose to prevent moisture build up again. Gasket was replaced. The failure date was Feb. 18, 2006.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Saturn SL1

Head gasket blew at 68,00 miles in my 1997 Saturn Sl1. Saturn customer service told me it was not due to any negligence on my part, and they were unable to explain the reason for this defect. It was Thursday, April 21, 2005 when this blown head gasket issue happened.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Subaru Impreza

The vehicle involved was a 2007 Subaru Impreza. My sister was driving my car while I was away. She was driving on the road when suddenly the car broke down. She had it towed to our independent mechanic. They stated that the head gasket blew. (soa mentioned to me that not a lot of people complained about it and they may reimburse me for my repair if I was at a Subaru dealer, but since it was at my independent mechanic they have to review it and the parts are suppose to be original) I needed to replace that. Now it smells in the car sometimes (for instance after having heat on, and worse when it rains or snows). It also bucks uncontrollably when coming to a stop. I was told to have a Subaru dealer check it out even though it's no more on the warranty. Also, when I bought my car the window defrosters on the back window were damaged. They stated to me that it was my fault that it was damaged and I should repair it out of my own pocket. I don't recommend a Subaru to any person, and honestly I don't like their customer service. They only want to receive money and not help people when they have problems. Like other people mentioned. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). This blown head gasket problem happened on May. 15, 2012.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Subaru Outback

Driving down the road in 2002 Subaru Outback smelt burning coolant. Then , started seeing a lot of smoke from the driver side engine hood area. Pulled over and found that the coolant was empty in the tank. Refilled with fresh coolant and continued down the road back home. Car was smoking all the way back. Took it to a shop, and found that the engine head gasket had blown. Mechanic replaced the head gaskets and machined heads. Cost $1700. The failure date was Sunday, January 15, 2006.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Suzuki Esteem

The vehicle was a 1999 Suzuki Esteem. The 1999 Suzuki Esteem I purchased started havin g trou ble keeping up speed on 5-29-02,they refused to even look at it, until a month later when I went back up there again. The problem with the car is htat there is sealant on the #1 plug, and all they say is wrong with it is the #1 fuel injector,which they want $500. 00 to put it in. Ive had at least 3 other mechanics tell me that the head gasket is blown, or the head is cracked on the car, and the dealership I bought it from refused to check it out. This issue happened on Wednesday, May. 29, 2002.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Toyota Highlander

The car was a 2003 Toyota Highlander. My 4 cylinder engine overheated very quick, very high, causing a gasket to blow. Upon repairing the catalytic converter and gasket, the mechanic ran into another issue that I've been reading about happening to others, the threads are stripped where they hold the engine block. Something needs to be done. There are too many people writing about having this issue for it be a rare occurrence for this type of vehicle. The costs are high to fix and Toyota needs to help rectify the problem. This issue happened on Sunday, October 20, 2013.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Toyota Highlander

The car involved is a 2002 Toyota Highlander. While driving on a busy interstate, the vehicle began to overheat, causing the need to pull over. The vehicle's engine temperature was at its maximum and was loosing coolant. After several inspections, it was determined that the head gasket had blown at such low overall vehicle milage due to the engine head being made of aluminum and the block being made of steel. This also caused the vehicle head bolt threads to be stripped, resulting in the need for a new engine. This blown head gasket issue occurred Sep. 16, 2013.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Volkswagen Passat

The vehicle involved is a 1999 Volkswagen Passat. While driving the head gasket blew and caused oil to leak. This blown head gasket problem happened on May. 4, 2003.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Volkswagen Jetta

The car was a 1999 Volkswagen Jetta. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 3VWFC29M9X_. Engine head gasket blew out, spark plugs melted. Head gasket and spark plugs had to be replaced by the dealership. Also, front axle was bent. When consumer drove at approximately 50 mph vehicle would shake . This issue happened on 03/11/99.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of BMW Z3

The car involved is a 1997 BMW Z3. The VIN of this vehicle was 4USCH7328V_. 6 month old and the head gasket blows up, warping the cylinders. BMW was nasty to deal with, refused to provide details of problem so we refused to take back car. Service department hinted that this was known problem with 1. 9l and that they would stop selling the engine (which they did). This blown head gasket problem happened on Fri., Mar. 20, 1998.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Buick Rendezvous

The vehicle having this issue was a 2003 Buick Rendezvous. The car over heated while I was driving. I took it to be seen by a mechanic and he said my antifreeze mixed with engine oil. My head gasket blew, the engine had to be replaced. The failure date was Mon., Jul. 20, 2009.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Buick Rendezvous

Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 3G5DA03E44_. Two head gaskets blew on my car and I want to know if this has been a problem with Buick Rendezvous 2004 model or others. This car has only 67,000 miles. I see a list of recalls on this model and want to know if one of those could cause head gasket problems. This problem occurred on Jan. 18, 2009.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Cadillac Eldorado

The vehicle having this issue was a 1999 Cadillac Eldorado. While driving at any speed check engine light came on and stayed on. Dealer examined the vehicle and extinguished the check engine light by servicing the engine. Then, engine ran roughly. Vehicle was towed to the dealer. Who informed the consumer that the head gasket was blown. This issue happened on 06/17/03.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Cadillac Eldorado

The car involved was a 1996 Cadillac Eldorado. : the contact stated while driving the vehicle overheats. This occurs because the head bolts rust causing the head gasket to blow. The vehicle has not been taken to the dealership. The engine was manufactured by northstar. This blown head gasket problem happened on Apr. 11, 2006.

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car   Blown Head Gasket problem of Jaguar XJ8

The car is a 1999 Jaguar Xj8l. Was on us I-280 northbound at about 8 p. M. , going prevailing speed, going to a social meeting, but with an organizational director. Heard loud pop and car lurched forward abruptly, then engine began to rattle, smoke and burnt rubber/oil smell began to invade cabin. Husband turned off engine and coasted to side of highway and up exit ramp shoulder. Took the car to delong's auto repair, the only known authorized Jaguar service center for at least 50 miles in any direction. Owner, chief mechanic, dave osborne said we had an original defective temperature gauge that gives false readings and car had overheated without showing it on gauge and the headgasket blew causing catastrophic engine failure--on the highway. We were told that Jaguar has a cooling problem with this engine and rather than fix it, they put in gauges that deliberately deceive the owner into believing his/her vehicle is running at a normal temperature when it is not. Previously we've had repeated incidents of "check engine" light going on and took car to Jaguar and others. Nothing seemed out of place, damaged, etc. --mechanics repeatedly told us that it was possible it was a malfunctioning indicator light. "engine coolant" light did same thing. Engine coolant was never low when manually checked. Current mechanic says this is all typical of the deceptive gauged, that the car was probably nearing overheating and faulty indicator was not telling us, except through other indicators that didn't match the manual checks when the engine was turned off. We were lucky to not be hit by other cars as the failure occurred on an interstate highway at night, with few street-lights due to rampant copper thefts in area, and local budget problems. Filing a complaint, here, because we had to sue Jaguar for the last defect. It was Fri., Sep. 27, 2013 when this blown head gasket issue occurred.

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