Crankcase (pcv) problem is a common vehicle problem that happens to most car brands and models. The following is a sample list of Crankcase (pcv) problems reported in most popular vehicles.
The vehicle involved is a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox the contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph and making a left turn, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was diagnosed and repaired by the dealer. The contact was informed that the pcv positive crankcase ventilation had seized, which over pressurized the engine and caused the rear main seal to malfunction. The rear main seal was replaced. The manufacturer was notified and no solution was offered. The failure mileage was 80,000. It was 01/03/2014 when this crankcase (pcv) issue happened.
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The vehicle is a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. The VIN of this vehicle was 2CNALDEW3A_. No oil on the dipstick after 3 months and 3000 miles since they replaced my drive chain and added oil I experienced no heat and transmission irregularity. Added 4 qts of oil and called chevy dealer. Took it in and they are replacing the rings and valves which were leaking oil into the crankcase and I was burning the oil. It will take a week to fix. They gave me a free rental car. I am concerned that this may have caused some damage to the engine. This issue happened on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013.
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The car involved is a 2008 Chrysler town and country. 4/30/2008- spark plugs replaced
3/6/2009- recall power steering hose- brakes replaced- 8,000 miles
6/24-2009 air conditioner fixed blowing hot air- 11,200 miles
12/4/2009- steering checked for noise bleed air from system 16,650 miles
12/26/2009-got car back 12/30/09 towed in - doors opening by themselves while driving, windshield wiper go on by self, trunk opening while driving, alarm going off car running without key in ignition- computer reprogrammed, sop parts, reprogram mtc, reprogram tipm module- mileage 17,200
2/9/2010 - same issue car towed in to shop- 17,800
rent a car from 3/17/10 to 3/26/103/12/2010 same issue car died in the road- towed in- internal fault with intergrated power module- replaced and tipm reconfigured in module- 18,450
3/15/2010 go to pick up car and the engine light is back on- they had to hook up the computer to turn it off
3/17/2010 engine light comes back on have to drive it back to dealer and they can not figure out the problem
3/19/2010 same issue car revving high pdc/ tipm power module replaced
3/25/2010 tech brings car home and he was having problems engine light on
9/10/10- recall radiator cap & air conditioner blowing warm air ? hose replaced & recharged miles=25,200
11//20/10 got car back 12/3/2010 towed in engine light stopped on the expressway, revving over 7,000 towed in pcm replaced tipm shortened internally ? doors opening while driving needed new software = mileage 26,000- had to fight with Chrysler to get a rental after 4 days of them having car*** I was driving on the expressway with my children and the boy scouts to a camping trip when the vehicle stops on the expressway a car could have hit us from behind! -/4/2011 ?recall- front wheel bearings/recall hvac drain and tube. . Oil leaking needs a pcv valve which I refuse to pay for 4/28/2011- car back 4/29/11 engine light on egr fail- 8/1/11 tipm a. This crankcase (pcv) problem happened on 04/30/2008.
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The vehicle involved is a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2A8HR64X48_. 2008 Chrysler t&c limited w/ 4 liter engine. Since the vehicle was new it periodically produces large plumes of smoke when starting the vehicle. Several trips to two dealerships resulted in no diagnostic action because the problem was not reproducible at the dealership. After several calls to Chrysler and trips to two dealerships, the problem finally surfaced at the original dealership. The diagnosis was a bad pcv valve and it was replaced. However, when picking up the vehicle after the repair, the vehicle again smoked while in the presence of the service manager. The problem still remains at 27,000 miles. The vehicle consumes twice the amount of oil as the owner's 2000 Chrysler t&c with 160,000 miles and three times as much oil as the owner's 1998 Buick century with 135,000 miles. A consumption test was conducted at the 2nd dealership and they reported that the oil consumption was within Chrysler's specifications. It was Fri., Aug. 1, 2008 when this crankcase (pcv) issue occurred.
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The vehicle having this issue was a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. Passenger side rear sliding door locks and will not unlock with key fob or unlock button on both front doors. It also will not open with a pull on the inside door handle. You have to manually unlock it on that door before it will open. I think this would cause a issue if I ever need to get my kids out in a hurry! also this van has 30000 miles on it and it uses approximately 1-1/2 quart of oil every 1000 miles. Its not showing any sighs of leaking anywhere in the engine or under the van and not leaving any puddles anywhere. I asked the Dodge dealership and they said this was normal for a Dodge vehicle. . . . In my eyes that should not be using that much oil. I am using what is required 10w20 sae according to me owners manual. I have replaced the pcv valve and still continuing to loose oil. This crankcase (pcv) problem happened on Thursday, May 1, 2014.
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The car involved is a 2011 Dodge Caliber. When I first start my car, the engine will first rev past 2500 rpm; this is not normal as it revs around 1800 rpm. The car will vibrate, and the electronic throttle control light will come on (flashes when vibrates). After restarting the car, the light will go away. Between 35-45 mph, the car will either feel like or will go into a stall. The light will come on when the vehicle goes into a stall. The previous week, I took my car to the dealer to have the map sensor and the pcv hose replaced. A flash update was also performed; neither replacing the parts, nor the flash update fixed the problem. It was January 11, 2014 when this crankcase (pcv) issue happened.
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I have a 2001 Ford Focus lx with 199,871 miles on it and its my first Ford car. I have owned many of Ford trucks in my life and always fixed problems with them myself. But with my Focus, every time in the past 4 years when I turn a corner roughly around 15 mph or over, it cuts out and the car bogs out and jumps like the engine is going to jump out then I get a bad smell almost like sulfur coming from the car. All fluid levels are good with a full gas tank. This happens whether the car is hot or cold. Usually I can just punch the gas pedal to the floor and it will eventually gain rpm's again and go with no problems until I turn sharp again. I have recently replaced spark plugs and cables, alternator, transmission and clutch plate, fuel pump and various pcv valves and hoses. Had the fuel pressure tested and it was fine. This problem has been consistent like this for the past 4 years with no other problems. I have always been a Ford guru but this car is making me think twice. I have 2 small children that go with me almost everywhere with me and just today as I turned a corner getting on the highway ramp, it bogged out worse then ever with many angry drivers on my tail. I thought I was going to crash the car into the guard rail. I hit the pedal to the floor like I usually do and it started going again, but in fifth gear it kept jumping and cutting out. I turned off the side of the road to turn the car off then back on and it ran fine all the way home. I have read many forums with the same issues on my make and model and tried many solutions with no luck. With your expertise, do you have any ideas why this is happening. I see this problem allot with Focus's but never any working solutions. This problem occurred on June 10, 2013.
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The car involved is a 2003 Ford Escape. I preface my comments by stating that I am a powertrain engineer for an american auto manufacturer. I owned a 2003 Ford Escape which I sold to my mother-in-law in 2011. We have experienced throttle sticking with the vehicle both before and after the cruise control recall. After receiving a frantic call from her this evening that the throttle had stuck while traveling 70 mph on the highway, I have grown sick of remaining silent. There is another large problem that the cruise control recall does not address. In cold temperatures, the throttle can freeze due to introduction of humid air from the pcv (positive crankcase ventilation) system. The humid air combines with the sub-freezing fresh air to freeze on the throttle valve and render the gas pedal useless. While I owned the Escape from 2007-2011, I experienced the frozen throttle several times. After the dealership was unable to resolve the problem, I grew frustrated knowing that the vehicle was unsafe but was morally withheld from selling the vehicle to an unsuspecting customer. I began to investigate the issue and the circumstances which caused it. This was when I discovered the pcv issue. I created a fix for the system and saw all throttle sticking/freezing issues go away. After driving the vehicle for two years with no issues, I felt comfortable selling the vehicle to my mother-in-law. However, when she took the vehicle to the dealership this summer for the cruise control recall, the dealership removed the pcv fix I had in place. I was unaware of this until tonight when I received her frantic call that the throttle was stuck (it is 15 deg f here). Upon inspecting the vehicle, I saw that the pcv system had been restored to the original faulty configuration by the dealership which created the freezing conditions again. Disater was avoided tonight, but I don't want it to happen again. It was Friday, January 30, 2009 when this crankcase (pcv) issue happened.
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I own a 2007 GMC Sierra 1500 crew cab. I have some issues when I start my truck in the mornings, I get a tapping noise as if there are lifters stuck or not getting suffiicient oil. I have always used the recommended ac oil filters that I purchase from the local dealership parts center so I know that the filter is not the problem. I am a mechanic so I know what an engine is supposed to sound like. The noise will continue until the engine warms up which is approximately 10-15 minutes ans is very annoying. I am currently deployed to kandahar, afghanistan in support of operation enduring freedom and schedule to return to the us in late March 2012. I spoke to my wife today and she said that every time she start the vehicle for the first time the noise is there. I would appreciate if you could answer my question concerning this issue. I like the truck but the engine noise has to go. Like I said befor I have been a mechanic for over 30 years on construction equipment and automotive equipment for the us army. Please do not try to give me a short answer to try to get rid of me, I know better. The crankcase is full of oil to the correct level on the dipstick and I use the recommended 5w30 oil. Why am I having this issue? note: I am deployed so please don't try to contact me by phone. It was September 4, 2011 when this crankcase (pcv) issue occurred.
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The vehicle involved was a 1997 GMC Sierra. Vehicle stalled while driving. Had coasted to side of road. Restarted & vehicle shut off. The differential seal was leaking oil. The vehicle was making noises in the universal joint. Taking vehicle to mechanic. Also, leaf spring on passenger's sid efailed/replaced/smelled oil due to pcv valve failure, an dtransmission would not shift into drive or reverse.
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The car involved was a 2002 Honda S2000. The VIN of the car is JHMAP114X2_. #4 conecting rod broke. This crankcase (pcv) problem happened on Monday, July 14, 2003.
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The vehicle is a 2002 Honda S2000. (1) no known events leading up to first failure. Second failure, is due to an unexplained oil loss. No oil trails are viable from / on the engine, nor are there puddles present in the driveway. Last oil change was less the 10 days prior to the crank bearing failure. Oil level verified good by owner prior to leaving service station and at no time did the engine warning light come on. (2) "first failure", head damage due to misaligned valve and loss of compression on cylinder #3. Second failure, short-block damage due to oil loss and subsequent bearing damage. Failure confirmed off cylinder # 3, with stethoscope. (3) rebuilt the head unit at 6 months worth of my time, and at a cost of $3,500. Currently waiting have the short block replaced to correct its bearing failure, at an est. Cost of $8,000. All of this has been done with out assistance from Honda, despite my best efforts in repeatedly asking for their assistance / compensation. Honda and their dealers do their best to delay, ignore, refute all claims in the hopes that I'll just go away. I have read similar posts about engine failures for the sk2, all having a similar failure on cylinder # 3, and all getting the same response / treatment from Honda: "that the customer created this problem" or "despite the fact it's under warranty, it's your fault the engine failed, and hence we will not cover the cost of repairs" either Honda is unaware of what's going on with its dealers (which seriously I doubt), or it doesn't care. Regardless, its service dealers are running amok, making upwards of 3 to 8 thousand dollars a vehicle. The failure date was Wednesday, September 1, 2004.
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The car involved was a 2012 Hyundai Elantra. The VIN of the car is 5NPDH4AE8C_. Vehicle brought to lester glenn Hyundai toms river NJ on March 21, 2014 for noise in engine or trans. . . Said there was nothing wrong. . They pushed car out and told me it was a clamp for my exhaust. . I continued to hear noise. . (it did not happen all the time) so the car was returned to the dealer 3 weeks later. . They did diagnostics on vehicle and pushed my car out telling me that I had "aggressive tires" on the vehicle. And they charged me 243. 00 for diagnostics. . My vehicle is under warranty. . They told me if I didnt pay I wouldn't get my car back. . . I have brand new cooper touring tires on and the problem was there before the tires. . On 05/12/2014 I drove to new york to visit my daughter and when I left was on 278 west traveling to toms river NJ . I was on 278 for approximately 5 minutes . . I tried to accelerate and the car wouldn't move. . The rpm's were going crazy, speed of vehicle would not accelerate more than 25mph. . White smoke started pouring out of rear and undercarriage of vehicle. . It was not overheating. . My pressure fine. . I managed to get to side of brooklyn queens expressway and shut vehicle off. . 3 pedestrians stopped because they thought my vehicle was on fire. . A tow was called. . Arrived in 1. 5 hours. . Only 1 tow company allowed on the bqe. . I had no choice but to take the tow. . It cost me $660. 00 to get my vehicle back to lester glenn Hyundai. . Toms river NJ. . . They diagnosed my vehicle saying it was pcv valve . . I do not feel like my vehicle was fixed and I feel very unsafe in it. . I work in a full service garage and I had at least 15 mechaincs look at my vehicle. . They all say its in the transmission and now I do not want to drive my car more than 20 miles. . Can you help me??. This problem occurred on Mon., May. 12, 2014.
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The vehicle is a 2004 Hyundai xg 350. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was KMHFU45E44_. : the contact stated while traveling various speeds, the check engine light illuminated 6 different times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on 6 occasions, but the problem could not be determined. On one visit, the pcv valve was replaced, but the problem persisted. On the other 5 visits, the vehicle's codes were reset, but the problem persisted. This crankcase (pcv) issue occurred 10/31/2005.
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The vehicle was a 2004 Infiniti G35. Engine started to smoke at start up's on my 2004 G35. Had vehicle for about a year. Took vehicle to Infiniti dealer to have problem corrected. Infinite would not repair stating that there was engine slug build up. Took vehicle to an independent mechanic to have second opinion. Mechanic found no slug build-up under oil cap nor in crankcase. I contacted Infiniti consumer affairs to stress my complaint. No satisfactions or resolution to my complaint. Infiniti has a poor warranty on their vehicles. I bought this car new and I now do all my oil changes every 3000 miles using only mobil 1 5w 30w full synthetic oil. As of this April I have had the vehicle for three years and I am now looking to trade it in and get rid of it before any other problem spring up all of a sudden. Worst warranty I have ever had to deal with. I also own a Mercedes Benz and I have never had a single problem. It was Thursday, March 17, 2005 when this crankcase (pcv) issue occurred.
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The car is a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4. I bought this Jeep on 9/20/2013. The truck is equipped with the 5. 7 l hemi engine. Over the first 50 days and 1,157 miles of ownership I have encountered 18 episodes of the vehicle stalling, with 14 of those stalls occurring on major highways in traffic. The stalls occur with no warning. The vehicle immediately decelerates to a stop and I am left with no power, no steering and no brakes. One dealership blamed it on a bad battery. The dealership which sold me the Jeep diagnosed the problem as a m. A. P. Sensor, which they replaced. That did not correct the problem as the stalling problem continues to occur. The most recent was on 11/9/2013 while driving in the center lane of the PA turnpike at 65 mph. The Jeep stalled and came to a stop, with a semi tractor-trailer behind me. I have no idea how that truck driver was able to swerve in time to miss me. Mechanics and on-line forums identify possible causes for the stalling as 1. A defective (ecm) electronic control modules; 2. Shorts in the wiring harness; 3. Sparks plugs; 4. Egr valve; 5. Ignition coil; 6. Pcv valve; 7. Transmission solenoid pack. There are no diagnostic codes stored in the obd-ii system. One school of thought is that 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee and commanders equipped with the 5. 7 l hemi engine are extremely sensitive to radio frequency interference from the waste spark on the coil. As other complaints have noted, this is an obvious and persistent problem with Jeeps equipped with the hemi engine, and Chrysler has turned a deaf ear to the complaints. Perhaps they are waiting for the fatalities to occur. Why NHTSA hasn't done more to order a recall is beyond my comprehension. The problem has been reported on for years with no action taken by Chrysler. This Jeep is, for lack of a better word, a deathtrap. At best it cannot be trusted, it is unsafe and unreliable. At worst it is an accident waiting to happen!. This problem occurred on 09/24/11.
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The car involved was a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Wife traveling with son on fwy at legal speed of 70 mph w/cruise control on, car suddenly decelerated causing a violent maneuver forcing car into neighboring lane and almost crashing. She stated it was as if it suddenly downshifted into lowest gear and brakes applied forcefully. Regaining control she deactivated the cruise control and proceeded to destination at 50 mph. Took to dealership in davis where it was diagnosed as catastrophic failure of the transfer case which was then replaced at the cost of $2842. 75. She retrieved car two days later and proceeded to drive back home (distance is @ 178 mi one way). Car repeated sudden deceleration upon entering the fwy and getting up to speed. Continued home due to medical appointments to keep. Kept cruise control off but called dealership to report that replacing the transfer case did not solve the problem. I pulled codes upon her arriving home and found only code 0430 (catalyst system efficiency below threshold [bank 2] indicating the converter not working to specs. Today she was returning to davis to visit with grandchildren and experienced the same situation. At 70 mph car suddenly decelerated rapidly (as if brakes were applied forcefully) and caused her to abruptly move into the lane to her left. She regained control and continued on at 50 mph. The dealership informed her no mechanics would be available until Monday but as she has a flight out of lax to catch early Monday a. M. She decided to continue on to l. A. Without using the cruise control and proceeding at slower speed. The power steering pump was replaced on 4/15/2013 at dealerships recommendation due to a leak and the transmission was serviced in addition to having new valve cover and gasket put on. Spark plugs replaced, throttle body and combustion chambers cleaned and pcv valve replaced. Internet research indicates this is a repeated problem with the Jeep Grand Cherokee. This crankcase (pcv) issue occurred 05/16/13.
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The owner has a 2003 Land Rover Discovery. The contact detected a faint burning smell while driving 70 mph. The vehicle was pulled over and oil suddenly began erupting from the rear of the vehicle onto the rear window. The dealer diagnosed the failure as the oil pump. While replacing the oil pump the dealer discovered that the bearing and crank shaft were ruined, and the engine was destroyed. The vehicle has not been repaired. The current and failure mileage were 50,300. This issue happened on Monday, March 12, 2007.
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The car involved is a 2007 Lexus Rx. Traveling down highway at 65 mph. Vehicle began losing power and eventually stalled. Check engine light came on. Vehicle would not restart. Vehicle was taken to independent mechanic who did nothing more than remove exhaust manifold. Independent shop made me aware of Lexus bulletin regarding 2gr-fse engine and similar symptoms. I reviewed bulletin and verified symptoms were effectively identical to those I experienced. Vehicle towed to jack safro Lexus of brookfield, WI and Lexus corporate was contacted by me at that time. The engine was removed and two of the three bolts holding bank one vvt in place had come loose and were resting inside the crankcase. The third bolt was ~50% out when it sheared off and vvt failure caused engine failure. Lexus corporate was asked by me repeatedly to conduct an investigation with an engineer familiar to the system and to evaluate this (2gr-fe) for potentially the same root cause as the issue noted in the bulletin. Lexus was made aware, up to the executive level, that the failure mode was virtually identical to that described and evidence of failure was repeatedly offered. Lexus corporate continues to refuse to investigate this issue. The failure date was Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.
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The vehicle involved is a 2007 Lexus Rx350. VIN of the vehicle was 2T2HK31U37_. The engine in my 2007 Lexus RX-350 began making a loud noise and eventually stopped. Fortunately, I was able to maintain control and there was no fire, but the result could have been very different had the event happened on the freeway rather than on a surface street since steering and stopping the vehicle was extremely difficult when the engine died. When I stopped, oil was dripping out onto the ground. After taking the vehicle to westside Lexus in houston, it was discovered that a rubber hose on the oil pipe sub assembly (part no. Le15707-31030, I believe) had failed, causing the crankcase oil to spray out over the engine and firewall. Thankfully, there was no fire--this time! failure of the hose and loss of the crankcase oil caused a number of catastrophic failures to occur. First, since the camshaft or some other valve train component was seizing up, the timing chain jumped time from one of the sprockets, causing at least two of the intake valves to be struck by the pistons, this necessitated replacement of over $2750 worth of parts under warranty, including the alternator which was apparently directly hit with a spray of oil. I asked that the engine be replaced, but westside Lexus refused, saying there would be no reduction in engine longevity due to loss of the engine oil. There was no oil showing on the dipstick when it was checked after the incident, but the service technician, mr. Tam, reported that there was an estimated 2 quarts remaining in the crankcase when he drained it and that he didn't expect "bottom end" damage to the main bearings, crankshaft, and connecting rods. I don't know whether this is true or not, but I am concerned that something like this could happen with catastrophic results. The service manager, mr. Michael lorch, indicated that Lexus had experienced similar problems on other vehicles and that the part has been redesigned, but no formal recall has been undertaken. Why isn't the hose metal braid instead of rubber?. This crankcase (pcv) problem happened on Aug. 20, 2009.
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The vehicle is a 2002 Lincoln Town Car. When attempting to start the vehicle it failed to start. Vehicle was towed to dealer. Dealer replaced cluster panel computer and crankcase. However, the problem still occurred. This issue happened on 10/22/2003.
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The car involved is a 1998 Lincoln Continental. The VIN of the car is 1LNFM97V7W_. Vehicle commenced to accelerate after applying brakes to slow down, and reoccurred again after shifting gear into reverse. Dealer was not notified at this time. The vehicle stopped when put to neutral. The dealer replaced the air by pass valve. The failure date was Fri., Sep. 22, 2000.
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Vehicle identification number (VIN): JM3ER29367_. Purchased 2007 Mazda Cx-7 with 65,000 miles. At the time was told it had a new turbo. Had the vehicle 2 months and the erg valve died (technician stated they should last 100k miles) was replaced at my cost of $850. When replacing the erg valve they also noticed a worn tube that will cost an additional $180 at my cost. They also noticed the new turbo was smoking and this was an extended warranty coverage from Mazda to 70k miles (I was at 68,5000). They are adding a whole new pcv vent kit at dealer expense). Now I am hearing a loud ticking noise whenever I turn on the a/c which could be either the vvt timing chain or the air conditioning system. Both are known defects of 2007 Cx-7's and will cost about $1,000 to fix for each issue. The timing chain is covered until 70k miles so I'm trying to get this fixed by the dealership now before I run out of warranty. However, the ac issues were only covered to 60 k miles and I am beyond that coverage so I will have to fix that at my cost. If you do a quick google search you will see extensive documentation of these same issues amongst many Mazda owners. Mazda refuses to recall such parts and only this year (4-5 years later) did they extend warranty coverage on some known defects knowing that most people would be beyond the warranty limit of 60/70k miles. There are many reports of engines seizing due to the ac and timing chain issue. I am quite frankly terrified to drive this car and seeking a very comprehensive extended warranty to hold me over until I can trade it in and get something reliable!
I work for a car dealership so I know that these issues are legitimate with this vehicle. It was Tuesday, May 1, 2012 when this crankcase (pcv) issue occurred.
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The problem is with a faulty 2003 Mazda Mpv pcv hose. Original Mazda recall number 2204h was conducted to replace the original faulty pcv hose. (note: when pcv hose collapsed, it caused a vacuum leak that affected my brake system and caused problems while in traffic, problem intensity was between minor and major) I had my pcv hose replaced in 2004 under the recall, but the replacement hose also collapsed. I've never heard of a pcv hose collapsing. I've heard of them becoming dry/brittle since it's a rubber hose, but I've never heard of a pcv hose collapsing until the Mazda recall. There is some vacuum on the hose, but it's not very strong, I don't think it's strong enough to cause a collapse. In my opinion, there needs to be a second recall to replace the now collapsing replacement hoses. I contacted Mazda corporation at 11:30 a. M. On 7 may 09, their response was that they did not keep records on expected life span or repetitive problems with parts and that since I had put a lot of miles on the van and it was 5 years old, and since they did the recall work, it was now my responsibility to replace the faulty replacement hose. It's difficult for me to believe the manufacturer would not keep records on faulty, recalled parts, especially for unusual problems. Mazda's case file for my complaint to them is 123531180. This issue happened on May. 3, 2009.
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The car was a 2000 Mercedes Benz Slk230. The VIN of this vehicle is WDBKK47F0Y_. Cars engine shuts off suddenly without warning. Most instances occurred while car was in motion. The electronics stayed on but no engine operation at all. Sometimes the vehicle would restart with a slight turn to the left and then right or turning off all the way and restarting. About a third of the time the car would not restart for 5 to 45 minutes with one occasion lasting over 2 hours. Most recently the engine shut off 4 times on a 90 mile trip. The last of the four failures occurred as I was parking and would not restart until later. After taking the car to 2 different dealerships and neither finding a problem, the crankshaft sensor was replaced on speculation that it could be a result of a similar failure on other Mercedes Benz engines. It was Mon., Jul. 2, 2007 when this crankcase (pcv) issue happened.
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The vehicle involved was a 1998 Mercedes Benz Ml320. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 4JGAB54E3W_. The harmonic balance that is located in the crankshaft went out and caused the loss of power steering and control. Dealer informed the consumer that the damper pulley had separated. It was Saturday, August 16, 2003 when this crankcase (pcv) issue occurred.
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The vehicle involved is a 2004 Mercury Monterey. In early 2012 both brake lights on dash would come on sporadically while driving. Then came on more frequently. Soon the battery light started to come on at stops or low idles. 8/2012 dealer could not reproduce the brake lights coming on, but replaced alternator. 11/2012 still problem with brake lights on the dash coming on now plus the check engine light. Vehicle sputtering and stalling (could not stop without vehicle totally stalling and had to have foot on gas at all time, even when braking, or would stall. ) 2nd dealer still could not verify the dash brake lights but resealed connector, replaced spark plugs, clean mass airflow, reset kam, replaced heated pcv hose. Could drive vehicle but brake lights were both still sporadically coming on while driving. 7/2013 still having problems with both dash brake lights coming on only now the radio dies when they come on, when they go off, the radio comes back on. If the radio didn't go off, sometimes shutting it off would result in the brake lights going off. Dealer still unable to verify. This progressed to the battery light coming on sporadically (around time brake lights would come on) and usually going off if the ac was turned up on high. The vehicle also started to lose power when passing, felt like a down shift. The dash light issue occurs daily, but there is no pattern. It can be wet, dry, hot, cold, after 5 miles, after 30 mile, side streets, expressway, morning, evening there is no constant. 10/2013 vehicle back at dealer since the problem happens every day. They can't reproduce. Only code they get is the alternator, which was replaced last year and didn't help the problem. They have resealed the cpu and that doesn't help. This vehicle has been plagued by electrical problems since day one (heater, seat heater, cigarette lighters, door locks etc) concerned electrical issues could result in loss of power or fire. This crankcase (pcv) issue occurred Tuesday, July 10, 2012.
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The vehicle involved is a 1999 Mercury Sable. The VIN of this vehicle was 1MEFM50U6X_. The dash light has come on twice and it had to be serviced for problems with the sensor and a valve not working properly in the exhaust system. The linkage broke once in a parking lot. It had to be towed in on flatbed. This crankcase (pcv) problem happened on Oct. 9, 2000.
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The vehicle involved is a 1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport. The contact stated that the bolt in the vehicle's crankshaft pulley backed out. The failure caused the pulley to become loose and sheer the pin on the end of the crankshaft. While driving 35 mph, the power steering, brakes, and engine failed. The vehicle had to be towed. The engine size was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 109,000. This crankcase (pcv) problem happened on Wednesday, May. 2, 2007.
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The reporting person's vehicle is a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant. When the vehicle was started, the engine would shut off. All of the warning indicator lights illuminated. The failure also occurred while driving between 5-35 mph. There was a loss of power steering, but the brakes still operated. The repair shop stated that the crankshaft position and camshaft sensors needed to be replaced. No repairs were made. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 00v299001 (engine and engine cooling:engine). The current and failure mileages were 103,000. It was Thursday, January 17, 2008 when this crankcase (pcv) issue happened.
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VIN of the vehicle was 3N1BC13E28_. We have a 2008 Nissan Versa and bought it with 6 miles on it. The car now has 60000 miles on it and there is white residue around the crankcase and back pressure in the motor. We have gone to the dealership and they say it needs a whole new engine. There is absolutely nothing we could have done to cause this issue. Nissan is not helping us very much so far, we were hoping you all could help out. Everyone we have talked to says it is a manufacturers defect. This crankcase (pcv) problem happened on March 1, 2009.
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The vehicle involved was a 2004 Nissan Sentra. The VIN of the problem Sentra is 3N1AB51A14_. : the contact stated while the vehicle is at an idle in heavy traffic, the engine stalled and would not restart. The vehicle was pushed aside out of traffic, and after an extended period of time, the engine restarted. The vehicle was seen by a dealer who replaced the crank sensor. After the replacement, the problem persisted. The dealer could not find a probelm. Updated 09/13/06. It was Thursday, August 17, 2006 when this crankcase (pcv) issue happened.
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The vehicle was a 1999 SAAB 952. I have had to have multiple gaskets replaced (and associated engine parts) because they are prematurely wearing out. The vehicle smokes extensively and causes the smoke to enter the car when driving. It has been at the dealer for over three weeks total in the last 5 weeks to replace the gaskets, oil pans, turbo chargers, etc. , with no end in sight. The service manager has explained to me that there is an oil pressure issue with the vehicle and that SAAB has issued a repair recommendation for all of SAAB like vehicles because the pcv is defective and is causing the oil pressure to be too great. This causes the gaskets to wear out prematurely and causes other important parts of the engine to be replaced. In addition, the dealer took the entire front end apart and didn't put it together correctly causing the pc boot to need to be replaced because the steering went out as I was driving down the road (two children in vehicle - no damage or injuries). I have informed SAAB USA of the problem and they are supposed to be contacting the dealer and looking into it because all of this started as soon as the car was no longer under warranty. There is obviously an issue with this vehicle and SAAB is aware of it because they have issued a repair statement to the dealers. That tells me that they knew there was a problem with the vehicle and that all repairs associated with the problem should be paid for by SAAB. I've spent over $3,000 in repair bills and rental car bills with no end in sight. This crankcase (pcv) issue occurred Mon., Jul. 8, 2002.
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The vehicle having this issue was a 1996 SAAB 900. Exhaust check valve lifters malfunctioned. This issue happened on Monday, February 1, 1999.
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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. It was Sat., Feb. 18, 2006 when this crankcase (pcv) issue occurred.
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The car was a 1998 Saturn Sl1. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1G8ZH5289W_. I check my car weekly. With no warning or tell tale signs, I found water in the crankcase and oil in the radiator. I had the car towed to my mechanic and he claims I have either a blown head gasket or a cracked engine head with estimated repairs in excess of $2, 000. 00. I called the dealership and was told the car has a warranty of 36,000 miles or 3 years and I am out of warranty due to time. The failure date was 02/02/02.
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The VIN of the problem Outback is 4S3BH66541_. 2001 Subaru Outback at 90k after 2. 5 engine is started it rattles like the valve lifters are not getting oil lubrication. It last for about 10 minutes or until the engine temp gauge is in the normal range. It does this when the engine has been sitting more that 8 hours without starting. Changing of oil in crankcase, did not change the rattling sound. Upon taking the vehicle to the Subaru dealer, the service manager informed me this was a normal character feature of 2001 and newer Subaru's that had the 2. 5 engine and was caused by piston slap in the engine. The correct the noise the owner would have to have the engine rebuilt to stop the piston slap. It was Friday, Sep. 1, 2006 when this crankcase (pcv) issue happened.
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The vehicle involved was a 1997 Subaru Legacy. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 4S3BG6857V_. During routine oil change mechanic noticed crankcase leak. Went to dealer who told consumer all 3 of their vehicles do that, seemed like a design flaw. A crankcase seal failed causing crankcase leak. The failure date was Thursday, December 21, 2000.
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2004 Suzuki Verona problems with jolting after being stopped. Consumer states that when the accelerator was depressed the engine would not register it right away until about 3 seconds or so then the vehicle would lurch forward. The consumer also stated the check engine light would illuminate as well. While driving, suddenly the vehicle started dropping speed, the engine was running; there was simply no connection between the running engine and the gas pedal. Because the consumer had the cruise control set, the gas pedal lodged into the floor board trying to maintain cruising speed. Several components were replaced to try and resolve the problem such as the transmission, head gaskets, pcv, fuel pressure regulator, fuel pump, catalytic converter, and O2 sensor. The abs light illumined in October 2006. In March 2007 a new abs module was installed. This crankcase (pcv) problem happened on Thursday, May. 1, 2008.
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The car involved is a 2007 Toyota Rav4. The VIN of this vehicle is JTMBD35V17_. My 2007 Rav4 has 95,000 miles. My oil light has been going on and off when stopping. I took it to my mechanic 1200 miles before the indicated oil change and it was low on oil. He replaced the pcv valve. I am not hopeful after reading all of the comments on line. This crankcase (pcv) issue occurred Monday, Jul. 1, 2013.
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The vehicle was a 2007 Toyota Camry. For the past 8 months, I have been checking the engine oil level to find out that at around 1200 miles the car is burning oil, 1/2 quart to be exact. I think it is extremely unusual for a car with such low miles to burn that much oil. So far I replaced the pcv valve, thinking that will fix the problem but it did not work. I see no evidence of any leaks from oil pan or head gasket or oil cap. Today I had the dealer replace my water pump due to antifreeze leaking from it. I will have the dealer look into this but I feel I will get the same response that the others 07 Camry owners are getting. At this moment I feel there is an enginee problem. I will do my part to rectify the problem but warranty is getting close to expire. Just like the other people here. I think Toyota is running around the problem. It was Apr. 13, 2013 when this crankcase (pcv) issue occurred.
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The vehicle was a 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan. The VIN of this Tiguan is WVGBV95N79_. Rear main seal failed due to manufacturer defect causing oil to leak on to hot engine. Every 2. 0 tsi engine in Tiguan, cc, gti, jetta and eos experiences the same failure at around the same mileage. The rear main seal is not a wearing part and should last for the life of a vehicle if well designed. This forum thread shows many owners with the same issue at around the same mileage. This issue happened on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.. Read more...
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The vehicle is a 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan. VIN of the vehicle was WVGBV75NX9_. Pcv valve is defective and tears on 100 percent of all Tiguans. This over pressurizes the crankcase causing a loud noise as pressurized air passes over the front and rear main seal damaging the seals. Exsessive oil leaks from the rear main seal onto the catalytic converter causing in many cases, a fire. This crankcase (pcv) problem happened on Mar. 3, 2014.
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The VIN of the car is YV1TS90D0X_. The vehicle involved is a 1999 Volvo S80. The contact stated that as the vehicle was being started, a strong burning odor began to circulate inside of the vehicle. Immediately, the contact exited the vehicle and noticed flames emitting from the exhaust pipe. The contact then extinguished the flames. The vehicle had been repaired four times prior to the recent fire for a severe oil leak. The turbo oil trap pcv was replaced each time. The repairs were performed by an authorized dealer. The contact also replaced the part himself. The vehicle had not been repaired for the most recent failure. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000. This crankcase (pcv) problem happened on 08/14/2003.
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The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Volvo Xc90. The VIN of this Xc90 is YV1CY59H54_. 2004 Volvo xc-90. Consumer states problem with crankcase vent the consumer received a second a opinion and was informed the throttle body needed to be cleaned. The failure date was Wed., Aug. 1, 2012.
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The vehicle is a 2011 Audi Q5. Less than 1 yr after I purchased my vehicle, I began having problems with oil consumption. I took it to the dealer and they did oil consumption test and replaced crankcase breather valve and fron main seal & ecm update. High oil consumption continued, dealer stated that it was acceptable as long as it was 1200 or more per 1/4 qt of oil. I have complained several times and dealer says it is normal for the car. Now, I am past my warranty and the car is consuming 1/4 quart oil to 760 miles. After some research on internet found that many people are having issues with the oil consumption on this vehicle and the auto maker is not addressing the issue. Others had pistons and rings changed to resolve the issue. Currently, I am spending an extra $90 a month on oil. I have had many issues with this car and see that this model year is riddled with issues. I also had issues with fuel injectors after receiving notice that it was highly unlikely that my car would have such an issue and after 3 returns to the dealer they finally acknowledge that it was a fuel injection issue and replaced them. This issue happened on March 24, 2014.
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The VIN of the car is WAUEH64B71_. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2001 Audi A6. The contact stated that a valve that allows air in the crankcase freezes. This causes a build-up and prevents oil from escaping due to the frozen valve. The failure occurs in cold weather conditions. The contact is in the process of taking the vehicle to the dealer for repair. The failure and current mileages were 65,000. It was 02/05/09 when this crankcase (pcv) issue happened.
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The car was a 2005 BMW X5. I bought this SUV last week for my kids to drive after researching and test-driving various makes and models for months: BMW X5 4,4i, mercedes ml430, Porsche cayenne, and Jeep grand cherokee. The BMW won in the end because I have had several 3-series with 200,000k on it that run like new. The previous owner assured me that there were no problems with this SUV and sold it to me in as-is excellent condition. She also assured me that it had been serviced by a BMW dealer with a full inspection on June 13, 2013. I also had it inspected by an indy mechanic. Two days after I bought it it started blowing clouds of blue smoke on acceleration, intermittently. I immediately contacted the seller who told me that she had mentioned this to the BMW dealership during the June 13, 2013 inspection, and that they could not detect or isolate the source of the problem but, they told her that it was nothing to worry about. I then contacted the dealership to pull the service records which verify this to be true. Upon researching this issue online, I found several technical service bulletins about it (pcv, ccv for the n62 engine and osv for the m54 engine) as well as hundreds of complaints from consumers - everything from blowing smoke to blown engines related to these pressure release valves. How can a dealer not know to check the pressure release valve when there is so much consumer history and technical literature on it??? this just blows my mind!!! I would not have bought this vehicle had I known about its pre-exiting condition because I would have researched it and been scared off by the degree to which people have been affected / hurt by it! this is clearly a design flaw. What will is take for BMW to get its #$&* together and recall vehicles affected by these m54 and n62 engines!. This crankcase (pcv) issue occurred Fri., Jul. 5, 2013.
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The VIN of this vehicle is WBANE73537_. My 2007 BMW 530i engine caught fire on April 15 the moment car was ignited in the early morning. I was with my wife and 2. 5 years old son at the time of incident. It could have been a major disaster or even blast if we were not home or with fire extinguisher to control the fire on time. We reported about this life-threatening incident to BMW na multiple times but their customer service representative from corporate headquarters ¿betsy hohmann� called our concerns as hypothetical unless there were personal injuries involved. BMW of fremont service center identified that pcv heated hose shorted out and burnt other components. The wire harness and intake manifold were burnt out and melted. The dealership verbally accepted this issue a design flaw that caused almost 6-9 inches flames inside the engine. BMW na customer service offered a deal to fix the problem as long as we sign a confidential nda to hide the facts. BMW na also recommended us to sell this car after repairs but we don't want to risk anyone else¿s life by not disclosing the fire even if we agree to BMW na's proposed resolution. Our confidence in BMW brand has already shaken from the outcome of our conversations because after all this is the matter of customer life, safety, trust and brand. It was Apr. 15, 2013 when this crankcase (pcv) issue occurred.
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The car involved is a 1996 Buick Regal. The VIN of the problem Regal is 2G4WD52KXT_. Vehicle back fire through the intake and smoke rolls out from under the hood when trying to start the vehicle, normally start good after sitting over night, but go to start it again it will back fire or the engine idle is very erratic before it will smooth out. I replace spark plug, spark plug wires, cam sensor, pcv valve, fuel filter check battery connection. This issue happened on Monday, Nov. 10, 2008.
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The car was a 1999 Buick Park Avenue. The VIN of this vehicle was 1G4CW52K7X_. 1999 Buick park Ave v6=3800 3 8l shot fire apx. 6 feet per firemen on duty that witnessed this. The motor shook. Upper intake, intake set, valve cover set, pcv, oil pressure switch, both converters and still not fixed. The failure date was 01/09/09.
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The car was a 2003 Cadillac Cts. Picked up vehicle from short term parking in approximately 7 degree weather. After starting vehicle and running for approximately 15 minutes notice severe power loss. Within next couple of minutes black smoke with extreme burning smell flooded vehicle interior compartment also smoke starts to come from under hood of vehicle. Pulled into safe location found huge oil leak on left side of engine around valve cover. Could have possibly started a fire due to highly combustible oil being blown on engine but luckily did not catch on fire. Check on-line found TSB 05-06-01-007a stating gm knows this is a problem. "when operating in extremely cold weatherconditions, some 2003-2004 vehicles with 3. 2l v6 engine may leak engine oil from the cam/valve seals, especially from the left side just below the oil fill hole in the cam/valve cover. " this is quite a bit more than a leak since approximately a quart of oil was blown on the engine in only a couple minutes. If the engine would have been hotter there could easily have been a fire. Since this is a know issue with a known cause shouldn't this be taken care of by gm or at least the safety of the drivers and passengers should be considered. They have a correction listed in their TSB that looks to fairly inexpensive but since this is not on a recall list the cost for repair will be much larger due to the blown out gaskets. It could have been much worse if the vehicle would have caught fire. To fix before this happens to you use gm pcv hose kit, p/n 55558592 and oil filter cap, p/n 12589430. This problem occurred on Thursday, January 24, 2008.
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The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1G6DM57N83_. Oil leakage from cam cover gaskets that require repair. 3. 2l v-6 in my 2003 Cadillac Cts. Black smoke with extreme burning smell flooded vehicle interior compartment also smoke starts to come from under hood of vehicle. Pulled into safe location found huge oil leak on left side of engine around valve cover. Could have possibly started a fire due to highly combustible oil being blown on engine but luckily did not catch on fire. Check on-line found TSB 05-06-01-007a stating gm knows this is a problem. "when operating in extremely cold weather conditions. And gm doesn't have the parts available till June for my car and at a cost of 860. 00 dollar. Pcv hose kit, p/n 55558592 and oil filter cap, p/n 12589430. Safety of the drivers and passengers should be considered cause of the fumes being released in the passenger compartment. Several people I know have the same problem and there waiting also. A known problem and gm should step up and issue a recall on this. It was 03/06/2009 when this crankcase (pcv) issue happened.
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The car involved is a 2000 Jaguar S-type. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is SAJDA01C9Y_. Engine runs poorly due to large vacuum leak. Stalled many times without warning. Problem component is a deteriorated vacuum hose at the crankcase breather under the intake manifold. It appears that oil, fuel, and heat are affecting the rubber. After repairs motor does not stall but continues to stumble at idle. Dealer unable to repair the problem even though they acknowledged there was something wrong. This problem occurred on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006.
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|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems||
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|Engine Belts And Pulleys problems||
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|Engine Oil Leaking problems||
|Engine Shut Off Without Warning problems||
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|Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problems||
|Engine Burning Oil problems||
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