Engine Belts And Pulleys Problems in popular cars

Engine Belts And Pulleys problem is a common vehicle problem that happens to most car brands and models. The following is a sample list of Engine Belts And Pulleys problems reported in most popular vehicles.

car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Chevrolet Optra

The vehicle involved is a 2007 Chevrolet Optra. The VIN of this vehicle is 9GAJM52337_. Since last year I have had problems with my car when it is on the road specially going up a hill it loose power and it slows down and then it turns off while runniing. Which is very dangerous because sometimes the car behind me come very close to crashing against me. We took the car to a gm dealer where we bought it they could not give us an answer we have taken the car to 6 repair shops and no one knows what is wrong with the vehicle we have change the tps sensor, the spark plugs, map sensor, new battery, we have cleaned the fuel inyectors several times,we change the transmission fluids, we change the pump gas completly, we have changed the ignition coil. We have changed the timing belt twice since we have the car. And the car is running worse now because it stops not only in a hill but on a flat road too. This engine belts and pulleys issue occurred Wed., Jul. 17, 2013.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Chevrolet Camaro

The car was a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro. The VIN of this Camaro is 2G1FC1E35E_. Trying to park at low speed there is a rubbing sound of plastic and light metal. There was fluid on top of the resovior!dealer cleaned it twice and it comes back. They claim the rubbing and scraping metal behind the air bag is fime. They even called gm,general motors says its all fine!you can hear a wobble and whistle from under the hood while accelerating slightly and turning steering wheel. There is also a severe wobble from the pulleys and engine is vibrating like crazy!there is also a rattling metal sound when you start the cat that seems to be coming from the fuel tank!the dealer burlington Chevrolet says that I just dont know how the Camaro is. I bought two other geration fives. One from them!never in for nothing but maintnance. It was a great car!I also had a 2012 Camaro rs 45th anniversary and traded it with 21,000 miles and except for abrake leak at the resovior that took about 5 times to fix that car was awesome. Once they fixed it I drove over a year with nothing but maintnance. I only traded it due to severe unibody damage!. It was Apr. 15, 2014 when this engine belts and pulleys issue occurred.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Chrysler Town & Country

The car is a 2009 Chrysler town and country. Vehicle stalls while exiting highway and coming to a stop. Engine rpms dip and car bucks and almost hits car in front. Then engine stalls out. At first after putting it in park and restarting it was ok until going on the highway again. Now the engine doesn't buck it just stalls out when coming to a stop after highway driving and when put in park it starts but when put into drive it stalls right out again. Then starts after being put back in park and I have to apply throttle to get it going in drive. Dealer is completely clueless and since no computer code is stored, they do not know what to do. This is extremely dangerous and Chrysler just backs away from the problem. I have a 100,000 mile drivetrain warranty but I don't know what is causing this and since I am now at 56,000 miles, my bumper to bumper warranty has past and the dealer doesn't know what to do nor care to try to fix it and if its sensors then I will be paying out of pocket on a vehicle I just finally paid off. I am about to call lemon law and sue Chrysler for a dangerous vehicle that they do not care to help with or pay for to be repaired. I will never buy another Chrysler again, but since I just paid this car off, I have no option to buy a new car anyway. Besides no one would,want to buy this car since it stalls out when leaving the highway. Very dangerous. Please help! the drivers seat seat belt also doesn't click the belt in so it can't be used. Extremely unsafe vehicle. The failure date was 03/08/2013.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Chrysler Pacifica

The car involved is a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. VIN of the vehicle was 2C4GF68465_. My vehicle's engine cradle and/or subframe is completely corroded and rusted. I have one very large crack in the engine cradle and another forming. The bolts and many other parts are rusted and rotted through. Chrysler is aware of this issue and has been for a long time but, since my car was made 6-8 weeks outside of their extended warranty period, they have refused to help me (while at the same time offering relief to others in my exact situation). During my initial discussion with their customer service, a supervisor told me not to call again and, despite not knowing the full extent of my particular problem, told me that Chrysler would "absolutely" never do anything to help me. Chrysler has also refused to explain to me what was done differently to my engine cradle and subframe compared to vehicles made on March 31, 2004, the day the extended warranty ran through. My wife and I have owned this vehicle since 2006. It's the only car my 4- and 5-year-old daughters have ever known and to learn now, years later, how dangerous the vehicle is in saltbelt states makes me terrified about any other problems with Chrysler vehicles that the company has chosen to keep secret. I am fortunate that we learned of the problem before the engine cradle failed altogether, which clearly could have led to serious injuries and/or death. This engine belts and pulleys issue occurred Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Dodge Caravan

The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1B4GP45R2W_. Tl- the vehicle was a 1998 Chrysler Dodge Caravan. The contact was traveling 5 mph when the serpentine belt fell off. The vehicle was towed to a private mechanic, where it was diagnosed that the the serpentine belt needed to be replaced. The failure recurred several times. The failure mileage was 119,000 and the current mileage was 120,000. This engine belts and pulleys issue occurred May 11, 2014.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Dodge Durango

The car involved is a 2004 Dodge Durango. First thing is when it rain the SUV stall and cuts off. The top part of the roof on the inside gets wet also my seatbelts. Then the second thing is the engine which threw a rod at 149000 miles. The only one that work on this vehicle was the Dodge dealership. And I just had my oil change a month before with there 23 point inspection. Someone needs to look into this water problem with this vehicle thats why these models are blowing engines at low miles. I look this problem up iam not the only one having these problems with this vehicle. This needs immediate attention before someone gets hurt or killed. Thanks for listening. This issue happened on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Ford Fusion

The VIN of the problem Fusion is 3FAHP06Z57_. I have a 2007 Ford Fusion. The idler pulley bolt has broken 3 times in less than a year. I've read in multiple online forums that once this starts to happen, it continues to happen every few months. I can't sell this car to someone knowing the bolt will break, and I can't continue paying $200 every time it does. I never know where or when it will leave me stranded. This seems like a fairly common issue for the 2007 Fusion; just google "2007 Ford Fusion idler tension pulley". I'm wondering why nothing has been done about the poor engineering and design of this bolt that is obviously inadequate?. The failure date was 04/15/2014.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Ford F-250

The vehicle was a 2005 Ford F-250 sd. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1FTSW21P35_. Crank, no start. Numerous codes. Ficm failed voltage test, power balance test. Replaced ficm w remanufactured module, engine control (eec). Install cac tube. Replace serpentine belt, ato fuse, cae fuse, air inlet connection and aa clamp. Cost $1294. 68 why wasn't this under warranty, since so many of these trucks need same repairs? work done by legacy Ford new owner of Ford of walla walla. . It was Thursday, November 3, 2011 when this engine belts and pulleys issue happened.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of GMC Terrain

2011 GMC Terrain. Consumer writes in regards to engine problems and several other issues with vehicle. The consumer stated the district manager of gm refused to allow the dealer to check the ecm/ecu and other appropriate systems, to make sure all the engine settings were as they should be, since he experienced several strange events, such as the shifter hanging in d sometimes as he tried to move to park, very low mpg for several days 24-25 mpg, when he usually got 28-33 mpg. The oil percent meter used to be at 95%. The engine would rev to 7k-8k rpm when the first started and held 2-3 seconds. Sometimes the engine revved to 1600-1800 rpm and the vehicle would almost stall, and sometimes the malfunction indicator light would illuminate on the instrument panel. Soon after, the fan belt began to squeal. The squealing began, when the vehicle was started or when driving at various speeds with the ac on, and going up some slopped highways, roads and streets. The dealer replaced the belt. In the summer of 2011, when the vehicle was started the engine would make a chattering-tapping metal-to-metal sound, as it there were no oil in the engine. The problem would occur with a cold or hot engine. The problem stopped after p0011 error solenoid was replaced. This problem occurred on 12/27/10.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of GMC Terrain

The vehicle having this issue was a 2010 GMC Terrain. Approximately around the high 4x,xxx miles the engine started giving me extended cranking issues. It would crank for 4-5 seconds and not start at all or start but idles really low like its going to die. I has done this countless amount of times, even caught it on video numerous times only because every time I bring it in for the starting issue I always get there is nothing wrong with your vehicle, have a nice day. It gets really frustrating when the wife and I daily drive it and it happens about 2-3 per week. At times when I turn off the car, it sounds like its still on for a few seconds and than turns off like when a building loses power. On another hand, over a month ago the dealership checked the oil and said I was really low on oil. But their's still nothing wrong with my vehicle they claim. And to make things worse the seatbelt sensor came on and stays on a few hours after I picked up my vehicle from the last visit to get it checked for this cranking problem. This is the worse vehicle I ever owned. I would not recommend the Terrain to anyone. Oh yeah, I also brought it too 2 different GMC/chevy dealers with no help from them at all. This is the last time I'll buy a GMC/chevy vehicle - built very poorly. This engine belts and pulleys problem happened on Friday, March 1, 2013.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Acura MDX

The vehicle involved was a 2002 Acura Mdx. I purchased the 2002 Mdx on 12, January 2004. At that time I questioned the hard shifting from first into second. It would lurch, shudder, and jump from standing still to first gear, all the way through the gears. I was worried that the transmission would be damaged as well as other parts. On 27 July, 2004 the transmission began to rock front and back, with loud grinding and metal to metal sound. The dealer explained there was a recall on the at and an oil jet cooler was needed. Over the next 7 years I had my Mdx serviced at the dealership. Each time I would complain about the noise at speeds between 20-30 and 35-45. Again I was told nothing could be done. The engine broke the side motor mount, again I was told that nothing could be done. Finally on 6 July 2011 while driving 75 on interstate 71, my transmission reeved into the red area on the gauge, atf was blowing out the back and covered the back window. I pulled over and the transmission seized on the spot. The Mdx was towed to the dealership were I was told the oil jet cooler had a drain nut, that came out, thus releasing the atf. The drain plug and atf was replaced, but again I was told there was nothing could be done as the defect was a part and not covered. The shop manager told me that the shock and spring was rusted and leaking fluid. I was told that both motor, the timing belt, the shifter cable and connection, outer tire rod, boots needed to be replaced. I searched the internet for 5 minutes and discovered thousands of complaints related to the transmission. I confirmed the recalls on the shocks coils transmission, and multitude of other components. I had the timing belt, every belt, water pump, and motor mounts replace at another dealership in town. This is a dangerous problem. As long as there are 2002 Mdx's on the road and Honda Acura ignore or deny the problem. The risk of death is great. This problem occurred on 01/12/04.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Acura MDX

The vehicle is a 2005 Acura Mdx. It's unfortunate that Honda motor CO has not takenany corrective action to address the numerous probles with its Acura Mdx transmission problem and I am calling for a full federal investigation along with a potential class action suit against Honda. A vehicle of this calibre on a luxury line, costing thousands of dollars is supposed to live up to its repuatation. To be further proactive, I ask all the Mdxers for us to start a chain blog for Acura and the other car manufacturers to see how extensive these problems are. Acura has been less trhan cooperative during my interactions with them. So first let me talk about the problems and issues on my Mdx. It started with grinding and whining noises coming from my 2005 Mdx while still under warranty. I brought it in to open road Acura of wayne, NJ several times to fix the problem but issue still remain today. Finally, I was told that the transmission would need to be replaced at my expense to correct this problem. When driving 50-60 mph, whining noise from engine area develops. It can be unbearable sometimes, sort of what you experience with earaches on a plane. The engine idles rough, in a grunting way. Initially, constant noise came from the tensioner pulley. I paid and got that fixed even though this was a recall issue. Two weeks into buying the car brand new, something in the drop dowm dvd screen was rattling and I got that fixed. Then, the dvd/nav frooze on me causing yet another repair and time lost. So, now back to this transmission problem. I contacted Acura hq and they asked me to contact the dealer. I asked for them to initate call to dealer but said they were't allowed to do so and all repairs is at discretion of dealer. Now what happens if car seizes while I'm driving causing serious injury or death? Acura has refused to even call me back as a courtesy and has never done so with its customer. This issue should be covered under warranty but dealer claims its at their cost. Dealer service is good, policy is bad. The failure date was Sunday, May 18, 2008.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Honda Civic

The vehicle involved is a 2003 Honda Civic. Crash was involved with the Honda Civic. I rear ended a vehicle that came to a sudden complete stop, I was going approximately 30 mph, (the roadway was 45 but I had started to slow as I slammed on my brakes). The collision was full frontal impact and my airbags did not deploy. I hit my head on the steering wheel despite having a seat belt on. I am having a mechanic investigate why my airbags did not deploy, but it concerns me as I was injured in the crash. I went to the emergency room and I have whip lash, muscle spasms and muscle tension in my neck and back. I feel that these injuries could have been avoided if the air bags had deployed. My lawyer advised me to file a complaint here as well as with Honda about this incident. This issue happened on Thu., Apr. 24, 2014.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Honda Accord

The vehicle is a 1999 Honda Accord. While driving the vehicle, the engine will quit completely without any warning or indication of malfunction; it just stops. Sometimes it will start up again immediately, sometimes multiple attempts where it catches for a fraction of a second and stops again have been required over a period of several minutes. Over time, it seemed to become clear that turning the key to the off position instead of attempting a start from acc would almost always result in immediate restart. The issue disappeared over what was a fairly cold winter, but has returned with the warming weather. Total number of occurrences: somewhere around fifty or higher. Sometimes it would happen numerous times the same day, increasingly with increased temperature, and seemed much more prone to occur when the air-conditioning was in use. The repair shop was never able to capture an obd code with its recording device. As a commuter on rural roads, this has been inconvenient but so far not unsafe, but there is a potential for it occurring under adverse traffic conditions that might be unsafe, e. G. , at highway speed with close following traffic on a road with no shoulder. These incidents may or may not be related to two repairs that almost immediately preceded the first occurrence of this problem: 1. The car wouldn't start one day, no electrical output at all was available, though the battery was only a few months old. A local (I. E. , non-dealer) repair shop replace the negative battery cable that grounds the battery to the vehicle. 2. Timing belt replacement was performed a couple of months prior, again by a local repair shop. This engine belts and pulleys problem happened on July 24, 2013.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Hyundai Sonata

The vehicle involved is a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The VIN of this Sonata is 5NPEC4AC0B_. On 5 occasions my car has temporarily stalled/lost power for an instant, always at freeway speed within 10 miles of my home. The sensation is as if the car had run into something heavy on the pavement. It violently pitched my wife and I forward and I expect that we would have hit the dash had we not been wearing seatbelts. After exiting the freeway in all cases, the car had barely enough acceleration to drive more than 25 mph for the couple of miles to the dealer. The dealer claims that they cannot repair a problem which they cannot duplicate. I understand this but find it difficult to believe that Hyundai has never heard of this issue before. I strongly feel that my vehicle is unsafe and needs to be repaired under the manufacturer's warranty. I am only 30,000 miles into a 100,000 mile warranty. The failure date was Wednesday, May 2, 2012.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Hyundai Santa Fe

The vehicle involved was a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe. As I was driving is a rain storm, my battery light came on. I lost my window defrosting capability, my lights dimmed and I had no power steering. I am not sure what else was affected at this time as I was just concentrating on getting home alive. When home, I opened the engine compartment and found that the crank shaft pulley had come apart. Lucky, it was laying on a small ledge in the car. This could have fallen off, damaged the engine compartment, fallen to the street and become a rolling piece of metal. If a woman had been driving(this is actually my girlfriends car), this would have been a dangerous situation. It was May. 12, 2014 when this engine belts and pulleys issue happened.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Infiniti QX56

The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was JN8AZ2NF9B_. Problems with the timing belt chain on newer model Infiniti Qx56. Problem of car making whistling noise appeared early after purchase and intermittently thereafter but became prominent in July 2011. Appears to be a recurring problem with this vehicle model. Dealer had to replace the entire engine on the vehicle to address the issue. However, we believe the underlying defect in the timing belt chain will continue to occur and that there is the potential the engine could fail and cause a major accident(s) and/or fatalit(ies). It was Jul. 31, 2012 when this engine belts and pulleys issue happened.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Infiniti G35

Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is JNKCV51E46_. I have a 2006 Infiniti G35 sedan. After I purchased the car. I noticed that there was noise coming from the cars belt during cold start. I took it to the dealer they said it was the belts. I got them changed. Its is still making noise. I have been on other forum sites and other people have the same problem. For some people the noise lasts a few seconds for other couple of minutes. I have always called Infiniti and told them about the problem. It is not only the 2006 that have them, its is the 2003,2004,2005 and 2006 from what I have heard. The failure date was Monday, Nov. 3, 2008.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Jeep Liberty

The car was a 2005 Jeep Liberty. Pulley rubber separated between the harmonic balancer and serpentine pulley leaving me with no steering fortunately we were within half a mile of home. It was Apr. 6, 2014 when this engine belts and pulleys issue happened.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Jeep Liberty

The car involved is a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The car had a crash. The VIN of this vehicle was IJ4GL48K33_. The car had been acting funny , going fast then making a noise and going ok again. I am not a fast driver as in November my husband of 32 years , passed after being in a hit and run , from people with no insurance , my life is pretty much hell . I was starting to smell something funny like burning and I thought I maybe a tire or strut. I was at a signal second car in and loots of traffic , including school buses. There was a gas station about 30-40 feet from me , but the first car went in to get gas , so on second thought going by the pumps was not a good idea , so I put on signal and tried to pulled over . Car were speeding past me and the car began to accelerate and ll to the right,I turned left or pulled to the left , crashed into a pole hard . Seat belt went flying off , air bags on side did not go off , but front ones did . I broke my leg and bruises, plus a black eye. Since the week before I lost my job , I am doomed , have to try to find a job , because I can:t my car get unemployment. I loved my car first and only car I have ever had. Is there anything you could do to help as I have had many recalls and had them checked, but thois is just so strange I thought I had . This issue happened on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Kia Motor Sorento

The car is a 2006 Kia Motor Sorento. After doing preventive maintenance replacing timing belt at 60k the drive pulley bolt loosened (after three hours of driving) and the drive pulley popped off the shear pin, loosing control to the steering, breaks that are run by the serpentine belt . Mechanic was able to reconnect drive pulley, pin and bolt to crank shaft. Five months later the same happen. Kia customer service is not returning calls. Kia dealer say's needs a new engine. My vehicle was not one of the ones on the drive bolt recall. The internet is full of people with the same problems spending thousands to repair. This engine belts and pulleys problem happened on Jan. 7, 2014.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Kia Motor Sorento

The vehicle involved was a 2004 Kia Motor Sorento. While driving there was a noise from the engine compartment,power steering failedby the grace of god was able to get the vehicle off of the interstate. Looked under the hood and seen the crank shaft pulley and bolt laying on the tie rod under close examination the spring pin was sheared off from the timeing chain pulley. The first time took the vehicle to kia of brandon florida , inwhich they said other things were wrong withthe vehicle as well, the total bill came to around 800. 00 dollars. I think they just tightened down the bolts because the crank shaft pulley came off again, went back to kia of brandon and they would not repair it, stateing that they were not going to repair the vehicle for free, they wanted to charge another 800. 00 dollars. . . So vehicle was taken to a mechanic that reattached the pulley. . . And the pulley came off again this time the bolt broke off in the crank shaft,the timeing chain sprocket also came off. Called the dealership and they are only repairing certain VIN numbers of that year. This engine belts and pulleys problem happened on 08/22/2013.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Land Rover Range Rover

Tl - the reporting person owns a 2003 Land Rover Range Rover. The contact stated that while driving 28 mph, suddenly the vehicle stop moving as if all the wheels locked and the check engine warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the timing belt and heater hose broke and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 141,626. Pm. This engine belts and pulleys issue occurred January 5, 2011.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Land Rover Discovery Ii

VIN of the vehicle was SALTY15461_. The vehicle involved is a 2001 Land Rover Discovery Ii. The contact stated that the engine cooling failed causing the serpentine belt to fail. The active cornering enhancement (ace) pump banjo bolt lost torque and allowed fluid to leak past the joint. The contact was informed of the recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 04v006000 (engine and engine cooling). The vehicle was taken to a dealer who verified that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 121,000. This issue happened on Wednesday, August 15, 2012.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Lexus RX350

The car involved was a 2007 Lexus Rx350. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 2T2GK31U67_. My wife parked the cat in garage around 8 pm 5/31/13. She came inside the house and told there id smell of tar. I went and smell but did not see anything. I thought she must have driven over asphalt. On 6/1/13 I came back from workout and decided to put the car in driveway found pool of fluid on floor below the front passenger side. Moved the car and check what it is, smell like engine oil. I towed the car to pep boys. After examining the car they found oil is leaking underneath of engine and mentioned to me some kind of tube is leaking. Underneath of engine block. They suggested to take to a dealer. I towed the car again to redlands Toyota, redlands, CA 92373. After hearing the problem he said it is similar to a camery problem which was recalled. He mentioned the v6 engine of Lexus RX 350 and camery are similar. He checked Lexus recall history, it was not recalled on 6/3/13 he called me and informed that vvti oil line have a pinhole causing oil leak. He also reported as a result of oil leak drive belt is all oily I had to go thru hassel, loss of transportation and mental agony not knowing what happening I did research and found rubber vvti is prone to be leak (2007-2011) and. Lexus re[laced that piece with metal. I contacted Lexus customers service, they will not accept Toyota's finding. I had to take it to Lexus dealer. What a waste of time, gas, and unnecessary hassel. . . . . It was Saturday, June 1, 2013 when this engine belts and pulleys issue occurred.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Lexus ES350

The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was JT8BJ46G88_. The vehicle involved is a 2008 Lexus Es350. The contact stated that there was fluid leaking from underneath the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated that the was an oil leak and advised her that there was a manufacturer's recall for the failure. The vehicle was repaired free of charge under the manufacturer's recall. After replacing the component in the recall the mechanic advised her that the oil leak caused damage to her drive belt and it needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired for the drive belt. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 83,375. The current mileage was approximately 85,005. This engine belts and pulleys issue occurred Oct. 18, 2012.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Lincoln Aviator

The vehicle was a 2003 Lincoln Aviator. At 76,000 miles began hearing a noise under the hood. It was determined by an authorized Ford dealer that the idler pulleys were bad. Changed 3 pulleys and the noise was still there. Driving on a country paved road at 25 miles an hour a loud thump and the car died. Could not get it restarted. The plastic tensioner guide broke causing the timing chain to come off and broke pistons, valves and rockers. New engine from Ford $8,000. . . . Had to replace it for $5,000 and will be trading it in immediatly. This problem occurred on 10/19/2011.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Lincoln Aviator

The vehicle involved is a 2003 Lincoln Aviator. The VIN of this vehicle was 5LMEU68H33_. Cylinoids going out on the transmission as well as the belts that hold the transmission in place. Dealer stated that this is a known problem for 2 years and that Ford will not recall the product. The engine light came on during the drive and the engine has trouble shifting into gear going up a hill. Their is a leak around the oil filter which cause the overdrive light to come on durin the drive. The leak is on the 0 ring bolted onto the engine and that part including the filter and antifreeze needs to be added to the car. The car lost 3 quarts of oil and had to be replaced by the driver in order to take it to the dealer for repair. The dealer admitted this is a manufacture's defect but will not replace these parts for no charge. This engine belts and pulleys problem happened on Fri., Dec. 16, 2011.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Mazda Cx-7

The car involved was a 2008 Mazda Cx-7. I was driving at about 25mph when I noticed a burning smell. I pulled over and popped the hood and saw smoke coming from the ac compressor. It turns out that this is common for this model. Mazda extended the warranty but of course mine expired this year. It's just a shame that my car has less then 40k miles and Mazda has acknowledged this is an inferior part, but wont help cover the cost. There are hundreds of reports of this part failing and breaking the serpentine belt causing the car to lose all power. This should absolutely be a recall. Imagine this happening while on a highway or turning at an intersection. This problem occurred on 10/17/13.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Mazda Cx-7

The car involved is a 2007 Mazda Cx-7. A friend of ours was driving to pick us up from the airport (our car hadn't been started for a couple of weeks) and, about 15 miles into the trip, the ac quit working. When he got to the airport, the car engine was smoking, there was a burning smell coming from the engine, and it sounded like a bearing was out of whack. We drove it home (approximately 45 miles), and the noise got louder and the engine started rattling louder and louder the closer we got to home. We took it to a Mazda dealership this morning, and they informed us that the ac compressor had seized and it, along with the belt (in addition to any other parts that may have been damaged) needed to be completely replaced and the refrigerant flushed/refilled. I did research and found out that this is a very common, known issue in 2007 Mazda Cx-7's with low mileage. It was Wednesday, July 17, 2013 when this engine belts and pulleys issue occurred.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Mercedes Benz E500

The vehicle involved is a 2005 Mercedes Benz E500. The contact was driving approximately 30 mph and applied the brakes however, the brakes malfunctioned and caused the contact to momentarily lose control of the vehicle. The braking power reduced warning light illuminated after the failure occurred. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic but the failure could not be duplicated and no repairs were performed. The vehicle was later taken to an authorized dealer, who advised that the sbc hydraulic pump would need to be replaced. The contact was informed that the manufacturer was aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 104,981. Updated 01/23/2014 according to the invoice, both front brake hoses were dry rotted and cracked, the left outer axle boot was torn and leaking, the serpentine engine belt was badly worn, and was splitting down the middle. The engine cover gaskets were leaking oil, the driver's sun visor was damaged and would not fold up properly, the transmission pilot bushing was leaking transmission oil into the vehicle harness. Updated 03/18/14 . . Updated 03/18/14. It was Saturday, December 7, 2013 when this engine belts and pulleys issue happened.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Mercedes Benz SL500

The vehicle involved is a 1997 Mercedes Benz Sl500. Wiring insulation for lights and power steering deteriorated to the point of causing massive shorts in multiple systems, draining the battery and resulting in engine failure at highway speeds. I maneuvered in heavy traffic onto an off ramp that provided a safe exit from the 6 lane beltway and had to be towed. Turn signals, brake lights, power steering, half of the instruments (including speedometer and odometer), battery and charging system are inoperable due to bare wires shorting out the wiring harnesses. Estimate for repairs begins with replacing the lighting wiring harness at a cost of $4000, with no guess as to what the final costs might be, provided they can find a wiring harness. The shop has seen similar problems with mercedes of this vintage and is aware that mercedes has not provided a voluntary recall to deal with defective parts. This problem occurred on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Mercury Milan

The vehicle involved is a 2010 Mercury Milan. The VIN of this vehicle was 3MEHM0JG9A_. I was traveling at a high rate of speed (70mph) when my engine began to "stall out" on me causing a rapid deceleration. I would say it stalled, but it did not 100% cutout, rather it went into the lowest limp mode on the engine. Luckily, since it was a busy time of night (approximately 6pm), I was in the right hand land and was able to pull off before being rear ended. . . Though it would almost inevitably happened had I been in any other lane. I was near an exit and coasted slowly in the limp mode and made it to a parking lot, where I turned off my car and popped the hood to examine the issue further. The oil was within range and belts were ok. Just as I was finishing the coasting, I saw the "wrench" light illuminate. After checking the engine, I was able to re-start my car and drive home without incident. I looked up the issue online & found many others with the same issue. I ordered oem replacement parts that took about a week to arrive. Over the course of that week, the issue occurred several more times and happened more and more frequently. I avoided highways altogether for safety concerns. I contacted Ford who told me I could have it repaired at my cost at a dealership (since I was a few thousand over the powertrain warranty). I bought oem parts & did the repair myself and the issue has not happened again since. This is the exact issue listed in NHTSA action number: pe13003. It was 07/10/13 when this engine belts and pulleys issue occurred.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Mercury Villager

The car is a 1999 Mercury Villager. VIN of the vehicle was 4M2XV11T5X_. Tried to slightly depress the accelerator to move up in traffic but acceletator was stuck and had to apply more force to depress accelerator causing vehicle to lunge forward nearly causing a collision with the vehicle in front of us. Rear passenger side seat belt will not extend to allow it to be put on. The failure date was Thursday, August 1, 2013.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Mitsubishi Montero

The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was JA4MR51M2S_. The vehicle involved is a 1995 Mitsubishi Montero. The contact stated that while traveling at unknown speeds, the contact heard a strange noise as the vehicle became difficult to maneuver. The contact also mentioned that a series of warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was moved to the shoulder and later towed to a private mechanic where it was found that the crankshaft pulley bolt had fractured. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 154,000. It was Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 when this engine belts and pulleys issue occurred.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Mitsubishi Galant

The car involved was a 2003 Mitsubishi Galant. The car had a crash. I was driving at 33 mph on a main street when car on my right goes through stop sign and drives into my car. He hit the front of my car near, but not including, the passenger door. After impact (he never braked) he continued to move my car with his thereby folding the front of my car in half, taking off front wheels, fenders and bumper, gas tank (smoking but not on fire), and moving my car two lanes to the left via impact and push. No air bags deployed. Driver's door, mine, would not open. Seat belt pulled in very tight. Impact slammed my chest, knee and ankle. Fractured sternum, cuts and bruises on leg and foot. Back pain at site of crash. Could not walk up ambulance steps. Hospital stay 2 days with multiple tests. Drs. Visits required this week, one day after release. Car totalled. Physical therapy and pain management put into place upon hospital discharge. It was August 9, 2013 when this engine belts and pulleys issue occurred.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Nissan Frontier

The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1N6AD07U78_. All of a sudden I heard a whining noise that I had never heard in my 2008 Nissan Frontier 4. 0 truck. The noise is new and over the last week or so, it comes and goes. Vehicle went out of warranty 2. 5 months ago at 5 yrs 2. 5 months old. 54500 miles on the truck. The whine pitch increases with engine speed. In neutral as you rev the engine you hear the whine noise go up and down with the rpms. Very disappointing to think I am stuck with a large $1500 timing belt issue with what I thought was a well designed vehicle from a company I thought I could trust high quality. The failure date was Jan. 21, 2014.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Nissan Xterra

The vehicle was a 2006 Nissan Xterra. The VIN of the car is 5N1AN08W96_. Premature wear of the secondary timing chain guides could lead to engine failure durring use and incurs expensive repairs well before the end of life of the timing chains which is much longer than the useable life of a belt. This engine belts and pulleys issue occurred Thursday, August 1, 2013.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of SAAB 95

The car involved was a 2001 SAAB 9-5. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this SAAB 9-5 is YS3EF48Z61_. At 8:00 pm this evening, I went to dinner. Everything was working normally on my car. At 8:20 pm, twenty minutes later, I start my car and it enters "limp-home" mode with a blinking check engine light, indicating misfire. Given the way the car was acting, the timing belt has broken. In my research, I have found this motor is a gm l81 motor, 3. 0l v6. This motor has also been used in the Saturn vue and Cadillac catera. According to the NHTSA records, there was a recall on timing belts for the 97-2002 cateras. As stated earlier, this is the same motor in my 2001 SAAB 9-5 se v6 3. 0l. This engine belts and pulleys problem happened on 08/03/06.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of SAAB 95

The vehicle having this issue was a 2001 SAAB 9-5. : the contact stated while driving various speeds in heavy traffic, the engine stalled without warning. There was a loss of all vehicle power, and the engine would not restart. The vehicle was towed to a dealership who determined the serpentine belt needed to be replaced. After the replacement of the serpentine belt, the problem persisted. The vehicle was again inspected by a dealer who determined the throttle body casing needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified. This issue happened on Thu., Sep. 21, 2006.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Saturn VUE

The VIN of this vehicle was 5GZCZ53455_. Purchased 2005 Saturn Vue 02/20/08 with 13,000 miles. On 03/19/09 my Saturn Vue broke down. The vehicle was taken to Saturn honolulu and subsequently found to have a defective damper pulley. The Saturn mechanic explained that the damper pulley had walked away from the block which caused the serpentine belt to shred. The shredded pieces got into the timing belt cover causing the timing belt to skip and bending all of the valves. The Saturn mechanic had never seen this happen before and had agreed that the part (damper pulley) was defective. Because this was a manufacturer defect, I thought that Saturn would contact the manufacturer general motors and correct the problem. I was informed that I would be responsible for paying to have the problem fixed. Estimate cost for repair ($7,000) dollars. I was informed that because the vehicle was purchased from a different dealer that Saturn would not cover the damages. I also was informed that the vehicle did have an extended warrant on it purchased by the original owner, but, because the warranty was not changed to me for the $25. Dollar fee, I could not use the warranty. I really need some help. Thanks. It was 03/19/2009 when this engine belts and pulleys issue happened.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Saturn VUE

The VIN of the car is 5GZCZ63B73_. The morning after the blizzard I started my 2003 Saturn Vue with 20,000 miles on it, I noticed a ticking sound from engine,I continued to shovel my Vue out thinking the car is cold and it will be ok . Well the sound did not go away. Concerned I shut off car and called Saturn. Today I am told it might be a timing belt tension thing . They are making the warranty repair and will call me tomorrow with test drive info. ? is this damaged my engine or not. The failure date was Monday, Jan. 24, 2005.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Subaru Impreza Wrx

The vehicle involved was a 2009 Subaru wrx. I purchased this vehicle about 100 miles from my residents. I drove it home from the dealership and within 2 hours of driving I heard a loud whipping noise from underneath the hood. Sounded like a belt snapped and I knew something was wrong. After the incident the following sensors and other issues occurred: -check engine light on -p0011 diagnostic reading: ¿a camshaft position timing over ¿ advanced system performance bank 1� -turbo not working correctly -white smoke from exhaust -traction control won¿t come off -says passenger air bag is off -sometimes has hard time starting -- I scheduled an appointment for April 10th at a authorized Subaru dealership and the mechanics determined the turbo connected to the engine failed and will need to be replaced ($3000 dollar estimate). I called the dealership and left a message as did Subaru. The dealership has not responded back and is ignoring my messages. I feel even though I bought the vehicle "as is", it was still under an implied warranty of being 'fit for a particular purpose', that is that it was drivable and operational as it is obviously not. Subaru told me there is no way the dealer could not have been aware of such an immense issue with the engine. The failure date was 03/25/14.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Subaru Impreza

The vehicle having this issue was a 2012 Subaru Impreza. 2012 Impreza. . . Bought new, nothing but headaches. All problems listed below occurred before I had even owned the car 2 years. 1. At 8-10k miles - while driving car would randomly turn off passenger airbags and illuminate no passenger seatbelt on the dash. Took car to dealer 3 times. Dealer refused to fix as the "error was not stored in the computer. " suggested cell phone was the problem even though cell phones were not near the seat during each of the multiple incidents. I had to complain to corporate who told the dealer to replace the sensor in the seat. No problems since. 2. At 15k miles - multiple times car would turn on check engine light and traction control light simultaneously. First incident dealer said "dirty camshaft sensor. " second incident I had to refuse to take the car back until they actually fixed a part. Dealer kept car a whole week and made calls to corporate engineers. Tests revealed it was a "failed oil pressure valve. " replaced the part and no more problems. 3. At 25k miles - bad battery. Had to replace when car was only 1 year and 10 months old. This engine belts and pulleys problem happened on Wednesday, July 18, 2012.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Suzuki Forenza

The vehicle involved is a 2008 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, she heard a loud grinding sound coming from under the hood area. The brake and electrical system lights then illuminated as the vehicle became difficult to steer. The contact stopped and the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnosis. The technician stated that the engine serpentine belt was fractured and pulling the brake line out of the fire wall, spinning it around the brake line, the alternator pulley, and the steering rod. The electrical system harness was also fractured. The mechanic replaced the brake line and the engine drive belt. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 44,380. This engine belts and pulleys issue occurred Tuesday, August 20, 2013.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Suzuki XL7

The car was a 2003 Suzuki xl-7. While driving 70 mph on the highway in heavy traffic to a scheduled doctors appointment from toledo, ohio to ann arbor, michigan, the power steering wheel became stiff and difficult to control and operate the vehicle properly and safely. When changing lanes to get off the freeway after driving 56 miles the power steering wheel was hard to turn while exiting off the offramp. I was able to drive to a nearby service center called goodyear. Goodyear analyzed the vehicle and said the drive belt had broken off the air compressor which controls the power steering belt. Goodyear had to put a new drive belt on, which cost me $115. 89. Additionally, goodyear said the a/c compressor had malfunctioned and that caused the a/c compressor to freeze up which caused the serious problem of the power steering belt to break off. (shredded) goodyear's estimate to repair the compressor malfunction was $1,500. 00 dollars. The estimate cost of the a/c compressor part by itself for the Suzuki Xl7 03 was $600 dollars. Also, when I researched the internet for other similar Suzuki a/c malfunction complaints I found numerous Suzuki Xl7 owners who have complained about this problem, ie. , the a/c compressor has a serious habit of freezing up and breaking the drive belt! I believe that this is a very serious safety hazard for owners of Suzuki Xl7 03 models and your agency needs to investigate this safety defect before the Suzuki Xl7 causes a serious vehicle accident which could result in death! additionally,anything that would impair the operation of a major part of any vehicle is a "safety defect" and hazardous!" Suzuki manufacturers ought to be held accountable for this safety problem as they manufactured the Suzuki Xl7 03 and should have known the a/c compressor could malfunction which is the cause for the drive belt to break off the power steering. This engine belts and pulleys problem happened on May 14, 2012.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Toyota Tundra

The vehicle was a 2008 Toyota Tundra. There was crash involved with this Toyota Tundra. The bracket that holds the fan pulley catastrophically failed and broke away from the vehicle, cause the serpentine belt to give, causing the truck to loose power steering and crash into a road side ditch. This truck had parts replaced 6 months before the failure, and no problems were reported to owner. The failure date was Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Toyota Sienna

Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 5TDBK23C08_. There was crash involved with this problem. My wife was parking our 2008 Toyota Sienna with our 3 young boys in the automobile. She slowly brought the vehicle to a complete stop; never using gas, just covering and tapping lightly on the brake. Once the automobile came to a stop my wife pressed the brake a little more in order to put the vehicle in park. At that moment the vehicle accelerated incredible fast, jumped over an 8 inch concrete parking lot divider and crashed into a tree about 10 - 15 feet from the concrete divider. We are certain that this was a "sudden unintended acceleration" incident caused by some mechanical, electrical, programming or other defect in the '08 Sienna. This was not "driver error"! my wife did not confuse the gas pedal and the brake. This was not caused by a floor mat obstructing the gas pedal. This was caused by some type of a design or component defect. How can w be so certain? my wife and I have parked in this parking spot (located in our apartment complex) hundreds of times. To park in this parking spot you first have to make a left hand turn at a stop sign. This stop sign is about 30 - 40 feet from the parking spot, which requires that you make a sharp right turn. Once you press the accelerator slightly to make the left at the stop sign, you do not use the gas again. You simply tap and cover your brake until you make the right into the parking spot. Our vehicle came to a stop. In fact, upon "stopping" one of our 3 boys removed his seat belt immediately before the vehicle accelerated out of control. I'm asking for assistance from someone within Toyota or the NHTSA with knowledge of this flaw. My wife and kids were "fortunate". But this is a "fatal flaw" and something must be done. It was 03/28/2014 when this engine belts and pulleys issue occurred.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Volkswagen Jetta

The car involved is a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 3VWDX7AJ2C_. On the afternoon of April 30th, 2014 while the vehicle was ideal at a stop light the vehicles power steering and a/c gave out. After inspecting the engine, it was determined the belt tenstoner broke due to a faulty bolt that should've secured this part. This incident happen 6 days after taking it to a local authorized Volkswagen service dealership . As a consumer and driver I feel a formal safety investigation must take place because a part such as this snapping off endangers my life and the life of the general public. This should become a major concern because Volkswagen negligence to detail puts all drivers at risk of major injury and or death. It was Wednesday, April 30, 2014 when this engine belts and pulleys issue happened.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Volkswagen GTI

The vehicle is a 2007 Volkswagen Gti. There was crash involved with this Volkswagen Gti. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was WVWFV71K57_. I was traveling at approximately 40 mph when another vehicle ran a stop sign. I t-boned the other vehicle. The front of my car impacted the front passenger fender and door of the other vehicle. I did not have time to apply the brake, only enough to let off of the gas pedal before the collision occurred. I was wearing my seat belt at the time of the accident. My vehicle was not driveable and sustained front end damage and engine compartment damage. My airbags did not deploy even though I was travelling at 40 mph. This engine belts and pulleys problem happened on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Volvo S70

The VIN of the car is YV1LS55A4X_. Consumer owns a 1999 Volvo S70. While traveling 45 mph, the contact noticed that the ets warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the contact was informed that the computer software needed to be upgraded. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The current and the failure mileages were 133,000. Updated 04/11/12 the consumer stated the camshaft seal, idler pulley, tensioner and water pump needed to be replaced. This issue happened on Feb. 17, 2012.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Volvo S40

The VIN of this S40 is YV1MS38247_. I own a '07 Volvo S40 with 78,000 miles. It began making a loud whistling noise coming from the oil dipstick. After researching online I found that it was a known problem by Volvo and the defective part is covered under an extended warranty, however this defective part causes excessive damage to the engine that is not covered by Volvo. It is now up to the consumer to pay for the engine damage or it will cause the timing belt to snap and the engine to explode. An unsuspecting consumer can be fatally injured by this problem and something must be done about it!. This engine belts and pulleys problem happened on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Audi Q5

The car involved is a 2009 Audi Q5. Vehicle has been well maintained and serviced on schedule at the dealership. There were no warning lights or indications on the dashboard prior to the incident. After the car sat idle all night, on the morning the next day, I tried to to start to car. There was big pop sound. Turned off the engine and restarted after a couple of mins and noticed, message on the dashboard indicating alternator fault. Opened the hood and noticed the serpentine belt has completely fallen off. This resulted in the power steering being completely disabled. Battery stopped charging. Very very luck that this incident happened when the car was idle. The car was impossible to drive as the steering was extremely difficult to turn. Secondly the battery stopped charging. The dealership service has no answer as to what causes this. Especially when the car has been through service just a few months ago. Very concerned if such issues happens on the highway at high speeds. How can a vehicle with such low mileage plus complete maintenance have such issues. Audi has so many inbuilt sensors and yet there was no indication something is wrong. It was 05/08/14 when this engine belts and pulleys issue happened.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Audi TT

The car involved is a 2006 Audi Tt. Driving down the road and my car stopped running. All the battery-operated functions (lights, windows, etc. ) worked but the engine would not start. I had it towed to a repair shop that told me the timing belt broke while I was driving, destroying the engine. This was not listed in my manual under "scheduled maintenance" and every shop I called said the timing belt should not have gone out so soon. This is something I should not have even had to check for another 20,000 miles and it is ridiculous for me to have to replace the entire engine of a "luxury" vehicle. I have driven cheaper made cars and have never had as many problems as this Audi has caused me. I am at an impasse whether I should invest in a new engine for this car when I cannot trust that it doesn't have other manufacturer's defects that I might not have found yet. I know the 2000-2003 were recalled for the timing belt and the owner's manual was not updated until 2008. Something should be done for the cars that have these defects in the 2004-2007 range. This engine belts and pulleys problem happened on Wednesday, November 6, 2013.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of BMW Z3

2001 BMW Z3. Consumer writes in regards to several vehicle problems and unsatisfactory customer service from dealership. The consumer stated he purchased the vehicle on ebay. When the vehicle was arrived and then evaluated, he was informed the tires were over 10 years old, several lights were inoperable, both fog light and left parking and turning lights did not work. There was a crack in the dashboard, the seat belt guide on the driver's seat was broken, the seats slid forward when stopping which caused him, to unexpectedly step on the accelerator the rear window was scratched and faded to zero visibility, the main speaker was blown. In addition, a manifold hose required replacement due to a leak, the keys had to be reprogrammed to unlock the doors and trunk. It was Mar. 3, 2014 when this engine belts and pulleys issue happened.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of BMW 335

The car is a 2008 BMW 335i. Adaptive head light system failure while driving down the interstate. This is the third time the unit had been replaced within 4 years and under 65k miles. Every time this was a non aggravated issue and not covered by the dealer. Furthermore, while driving the car around a corner at a moderate rate of speed I noticed the car making an abnormal noise. Upon pulling over and inspecting further, it was found to be a shredded belt which had thrown itself everywhere inside the engine bay. Once it was towed to be repaired, it was discovered that the power steering pulley contacted the front bar and, breaking the pulley in half, causing it to have sharp edges which directly cut the belt in half and resulted in the belt being wrapped around the pulley and various engine components. There is not enough clearance as a result of a factory/manufacturer defect and now I am out on the bill. It was Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 when this engine belts and pulleys issue happened.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Buick Regal

The vehicle is a 2011 Buick Regal. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was W04GS5EC5B_. I have had to turn my vehicle into the shop on multiple occasions regarding my vehicle breaking down in the middle of traffic, the card basically runs like a toy! within months of purchasing this precertified one owner vehicle, the oil light supposedly was recalled and did not function-car had absolutely no oil. I continued to received Buick handled maintenance and still experiencing issues. The vehicle still looses oil within range of not needing a change. The card jerks and when approaching stops and will completely cut off. I recently got my car back after two weeks of repairs replacing of engine pistons, belts so on and so forth however today after coming to a stop at a stop light, the car began to jerk and shake and the died. The light turn green and I was in front of a school bus! I cannot be on the road and my car cutting off in traffic after multiple repairs! this was my first car purchase and I am more than disappointed. Once again I have to take my car in to see why the issue continues. It was Wednesday, May 21, 2014 when this engine belts and pulleys issue happened.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Buick Regal

The car was a 2011 Buick Regal. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is W04GN5EC9B_. I received a letter from Buick which said my balancing belt (timing chain) could break causing engine damage. They would not do anything about it until it broke. They extended the warranty in case that happened. If the timing chain breaks and the engine stops, I will lose steering control which is a comforting thought. If I am on interstate doing 70 mph and lose steering, good bye!. The failure date was Jul. 1, 2013.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Cadillac CTS

Due to the recent gm problems with ignition switch I wanted to file this complaint on my 2011 Cadillac Cts as I am not hearing my car mentioned for recall. Twice within the first couple months of owning the Cts I started to accelerate into traffic from a stopped position and the car completely shut off like a light switch flipping. No sound was made but simply everything lost all power and forced me to coast into traffic. . . Twice!! I threw the car into neutral to try and restart it with no luck. It wouldn't even turnover. I had to come to a full stop (coasting to side of road after having traffic fly by me on a 3 lane highway) and then the car would restart like nothing happened. I took the Cts to ken dixon chevy/Cadillac (now waldorf Cadillac) in waldorf, MD and also to capitol Cadillac in greenbelt, MD. The techs told me the car showed no errors on the computer and also they could find no fault on the car and returned it to me. One tech did mention something about a heavy keychain could cause this. I passed him my keys and he said that my keys certainly shouldn't cause that due to the light weight. I am still driving the car and this latest news from gm has me very scared to drive this car in washington, DC traffic and put me and my family at daily risk. I posted this problem on the edmunds. Com Cadillac Cts car forum in March of 2012. No action was taken by gm customer service. This issue happened on Mar. 16, 2012.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Cadillac CTS

The vehicle was a 2006 Cadillac Cts. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1G6DP57756_. Check engine light came on and the Cadillac dealer as well as two independent shops gave the same diagnosis -- the timing chains [3] had evidently 'stretched' -- no recall, no warranty -- only $1,500. 00 out of my pocket -- who ever heard of such a dumb thing, this is not a Toyota with timing belts -- I am truly disgusted, that's the end of Cadillacs for me --. This engine belts and pulleys problem happened on Monday, January 6, 2014.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Jaguar Xk8 Sports

The car was a 1998 Jaguar Xk8 Sports. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Jaguar Xk8 Sports is SAJGN5249W_. The vehicle stalled inadvertently at high speeds and at lower speeds. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, who stated they were aware to the problem. They replaced the throttle body system. The consumer left the dealer and 5 minutes later the vehicle stalled again. In addition to the stalling problem, the vehicle required replacement of the right wheel rotor and caliper on two occasions. It was October 4, 2004 when this engine belts and pulleys issue occurred.

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car   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of Jaguar XK8

The car involved is a 2001 Jaguar Xk8. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was SAJDA42C61_. Failure of the secondary timing chain tensioners. This results in the need for a complete rebuild of the engine. I am told by the dealer that they have seen a few of these since it is poorly designed. When you research this on the net, it appears that the problem is known to Jaguar owners and occurs too frequently for it to be chance. Cost of inspection and fix prior to failure about $1200, price after failure $3,000 plus. The failure date was Wednesday, April 23, 2008.

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