Mechanical Jack Problems in popular cars

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

car   Mechanical Jack problem of Chevrolet Camaro

The car is a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro. Flat tire in the middle of nm desert. No spare or jack in car. Fill and pump didn't work. 60 miles from nearest repair. No cell service. Walked about 5 miles to cell service. If it was the middle of the summer I'd of died of heat stroke or if I was in the mountains of colorado in winter I'd of frozen to death. A spare tire has been supplied for 90 years for safety now nothing. This problem occurred on October 17, 2013.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Chevrolet Traverse

The car involved is a 2012 Chevrolet Traverse. The VIN of this vehicle is 1GNKRFED6C_. I did not have a accident but I am sending this with a concern about what might happen because of an incident. Chevrolet Traverse does not come with a spare, (temporary or full size) or jack. It also does not have a place to put a spare tire. I had a flat tire that could not be repaired and all that came with the vehicle is a can of sealant and air tank. Now I will have to buy a spare and put it in back of my vehicle and this will be a huge safety issue. I bought this Traverse for the 3rd row seating but will not be able to use it because I have no other place designated to put a spare other than just place in the back section. I have 4 small grandchildren and in case of an accident the tire will be a major concern but we live in an area where sometimes phone/onstar does not work so we have to have spare tires. Everyone that I have told about this is shocked that it these vehicles does not come with at least a " temporary tire". I have contacted Chevrolet and they want to charge $700 for the cable, tire, jack to be added to vehicle. The failure date was 10/05/13.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Chrysler Pacifica

The vehicle involved is a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. The VIN of this vehicle was 2A4GM48426_. I had a flat tire on the front driver wheel, me and my friends started changing the tire and the jack could not take the weight of the car, and the card fell down even though the jack was under it. I was almost injured. The jack is not suitable for the car, it is very cheap. I have some pictures of it. The jack could not hold the car. Updated 03/12/12. It was Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 when this mechanical jack issue occurred.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Chrysler Town & Country

The vehicle involved was a 2000 Chrysler town and country. The VIN of this vehicle is 1C4GP44GXY_. (1) raised vehicle up off the ground with new jack; (2) while person under car, jack colapsed and almost crushed person; (3) reported problem to Chrysler, and they stated too bad, couldn't do anything. This problem occurred on Sunday, November 28, 2004.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Dodge Stratus

The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1B3EL46X84_. Jacking 2004 Dodge Stratus. I used the jack that was supplied by the manufacturer to jack my car to rotate my tires. The rear jack points (as outlined by the owner's manual) were used. The jack points are not strong enough to support the car. The car will slide (car was on level surface). I brought my car to hendricks Dodge in cary nc and we looked at five other Dodge Stratus. Each one was completely different. The conclusion was that the Dodge rep needed to be contacted. Today, Dodge is stating that the jack and jack points on the 2004 Dodge Stratus are to be used only for emergency use. The jack and jack points are not to be used for jacking the car for tire rotations. I feel that there is a danger that someone is going to get hurt, especially if they jack their car on the side of a road to change a flat tire. The failure date was Nov. 23, 2004.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Dodge Stratus

The vehicle was a 1999 Dodge Stratus. The VIN of this vehicle is 1B3EJ46X3X_. The consumer stated when he raised the vehicle using a jack, it collapsed which caused the vehicle to fall to the ground. It was Sat., Sep. 13, 2003 when this mechanical jack issue happened.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Ford Five Hundred

The car involved was a 2005 Ford Five Hundred. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1FAFP241X5_. While changing a tire the jack collapsed under my vehicle. Fortunately I was not under the car and the wheel was still on the car. It appears that the female threads on the jack stripped away. This mechanical jack problem happened on 06/11/2012.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Ford Expedition

The VIN of the car is 1FMPU16L82_. The owner has a 2002 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that while changing the front passenger tire, the vehicle would not remain stationary on the jack despite being stopped on a flat surface. The contact believed that the failure due to the shape of the jack. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. The manufacturer was not notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 99,908. This issue happened on Thursday, January 5, 2012.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of GMC Terrain

The vehicle was a 2011 GMC Terrain. The contact stated that the driver was attempting to change a flat tire when the weight of the vehicle crushed the jack that was holding the vehicle up. The contact expressed concern because the jack that came with the vehicle was not adequate for the vehicle's weight. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 14,000. The VIN was unavailable. It was Jan. 29, 2012 when this mechanical jack issue occurred.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of GMC Sierra

The vehicle was a 2005 GMC Sierra. The consumer found the direction in the owners manual on how to change the tire vague . While changing a flat tire using the jack which came as standard equipment on the vehicle, the jack slipped off the bracket and fell sideways. The consumer and his brother was injured in the process. The consumer believed the jack needed to be replaced with a larger based hydraulic jack. This problem occurred on Sunday, December 19, 2004.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Acura MDX

The vehicle is a 2007 Acura Mdx. Recently I had to change my wife's car tire due to a flat. I used the factory Acura scissor jack to do it. While I had stepped away from the jack stand to get the spare tire, the jack had collapsed and essentially the metal structure of the jack had folded a bit. The car slammed to the ground with my wife and 1 year old inside the car (it was raining out). I contacted Acura support about having them simply replace the unusable jack stand with a new one. They politely told me to pound sand. I have some pics of the bent jack that I can share. I had contacted the us consumer product safety commission and they recommended I file a complaint with the NHTSA. It was 05/04/2012 when this mechanical jack issue occurred.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Acura MDX

The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2HNYD18651_. Summary: the jack supplied with my 2001 Acura Mdx slipped while I was changing a tire in my driveway, causing the car to fall on my right arm as I was mounting the spare tire. I received a crush injury across my right elbow, which is useable now but still sore 2 months later. Whys: I almost did not report this because I was stupid and forgot to set the emergency brake. I am reporting this because my brother-in-law in dallas, who owns a 2001 accura Mdx, had a similar thing happen to him (without injury) a few months earlier when his emergency brake was set; he had not mentioned it to me until he heard about my accident. I would love to be the last person that an Mdx falls on. Both my brother-in-law and I had decided to change our own tires as we had flats in our driveways (both of us have changed many flats in the past, although it had been several years since I had done so), were in a safe, level, and dry place, and had no need to wait an hour for roadside assistance. I think many people would make the same choice in that situation, or, more hazardously, along a roadside (where the road's crown makes the ground uneven, and where passing traffic will shake a car). My brother-in-law's 2001 Mdx shifted (even with the emergency brake on) and bent the jack, but did not fall all the way off of it. He called roadside assistance. When the r. A. Man arrived to help, he looked at the jack and said that it was way too small for a car as heavy as an Mdx. My jack also bent. Although my emergency brake was off, the car did not roll or shift when my neighbor came over with a larger jack to re-raise my car and install the passenger tire for me. (at that point we didn't realize it was not set). I was negligent, but my brother-in-law was not; this jack may be dangerous when supporting this car. Will you please follow up on this?. This mechanical jack problem happened on 01/19/2004.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Honda Ridgeline

The VIN of this vehicle is 2HJYK16506_. Tire jack on the Honda Ridgeline does not raise up high enough to change a tire. You need to have a board at least an inch tall to make up the difference. It was 08/28/06 when this mechanical jack issue happened.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Honda Ridgeline

The VIN of the car is 2HJYK16586_. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2006 Honda Ridgeline. The contact stated that when using the jack, the jack would not lift the vehicle high enough to safely remove and replace the tires. The contact stated that the jack appeared to be compatible with the weight of a smaller vehicle. The dealer was contacted who advised that they never received any complaints about the jack. The manufacturer was contacted but did not offer any assistance. The failure and current mileage was 32,000. Updated 5/2/11 updated 06/06/11. This mechanical jack problem happened on February 28, 2011.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Hyundai Elantra

The VIN of this Elantra is 5NPDH4AEXD_. The vehicle is a 2013 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that the vehicle was not equipped with a spare tire or a jack. The contact also mentioned that without a cellular signal no one could contact road side assistance to change a flat tire. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 6. Updated 04/17/14 MA. It was Tuesday, October 1, 2013 when this mechanical jack issue happened.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Hyundai Sonata

The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was KMHEC4A49B_. 2011 Hyundai Sonata hybrid. Consumer writes in regards to problems with vehicle tires. The consumer stated as he was jacking up the vehicle to remove the right tire, the moment the wheel left the ground, the steel in the jack head collapsed causing the jack to part from the vehicle, in which the vehicle fell to the ground. The consumer believed the steel was of poor quality, which could not support the partial weight of the vehicle. This mechanical jack problem happened on December 18, 2012.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Infiniti G37

The vehicle involved was a 2010 Infiniti G37. When changing a tire noticed the screw bolt on the factory jack would slightly rotate counter clockwise during stops when lifting the car. Upon lowering the car after installing the spare and approximately half way through lowering the vehicle, the jack was not able to hold the weight of the car and the screw bolt rapidly spun counter clockwise and the car feel suddenly. Concerned about a possible failure to hold the vehicle while removing and changing the tire unless the jack handle is always attached to the 'ring' and positioned at a angle into the road surface to prevent any movement. This problem occurred on Saturday, January 11, 2014.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Infiniti QX4

Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is JNRAR07Y9Y_. The vehicle was a 2000 Infiniti Qx4. The contact was changing a flat tire and noticed that the jack was too high to fit underneath the vehicle once the tire flattened. He attempted to jack the vehicle at another point and confirmed that the vehicle could not be raised high enough to change the tire. The failure mileage was 160,000 and current mileage was 170,000. Updated 03-07-08 the jack did not extend far enough to raise the tire off the ground, therefore the consumer was unable to change the tire. Updated. This mechanical jack issue occurred 10/03/07.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Jeep Liberty

Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1J4GL48K35_. The tire jack that came with my 2005 Jeep Liberty bent under the weight of the vehicle. This is not only dangerous to persons near or under the vehicle, but made the jack unable to lift the vehicle to a height adequate to change the tire. The service person from aaa laughed when he saw what Jeep had provided. This mechanical jack issue occurred Wednesday, February 15, 2006.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Jeep Liberty

Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1J4GL48K44_. 2004 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated the jack for the vehicle collapsed while changing the tire. The vehicle came down on top of the contact, but he was not injured. The jack completely buckled, bent in half, and it no longer worked. The contact stated he followed the instructions on the jack. He contacted Jeep, and they told him to take a class to learn how to change a tire. When the contact took the jack to the dealership they wanted to keep it. The contact still has the jack. This problem occurred on Oct. 13, 2005.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Lexus RX300

The car involved is a 2001 Lexus Rx300. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is JTJHF10U01_. While changing a flat tire: as the vehicle was being raised, the srew rod (pushes the vehicle up and down), on the jack began to bend. The operator of the jack quickly lowered the vehicle. Fortunately no one was under the vehicle and no one was injured and the vehicle did not crash down. This problem occurred on Wed., Mar. 14, 2001.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Lincoln Town Car

The car was a 2000 Lincoln Town Car. The VIN of this vehicle was 1LNHM82W6Y_. The jack bent, which caused the vehicle to fall to the ground, the jack was not designed to hold that type of vehicle. This mechanical jack issue occurred Wednesday, February 19, 2003.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Lincoln Town Car

The car involved was a 2000 Lincoln Town Car. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1LNHM81W5Y_. Jack collapsed when tire was being changed. The jack couldn't hold the weight of the vehicle. There was a recall to replace the jack with a stronger one, but consumer was never notified of it until the jack broke. Consumer spoke with three different dealers who agreed the jack should be replaced. One agreed to replaced it if the consumer pays the $50. 00 warranty deductible. Consumer think the jack couldn't hold the Lincoln but may hold a Ford focus. Michelin stated since the tire was driven until flat, it wasn't under warranty. Since they couldn't match the tires, all four were replaced with big o with a 100,000 mile unlimited warranty. Michelin,firestone and possibly Lincoln has lost the consumer as a consumer. It was Sunday, Sep. 21, 2003 when this mechanical jack issue occurred.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Mazda MAZDA3

The vehicle was a 2010 Mazda Mazda3. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is JM1BL1H54A_. When jacking the vehicle up to change the tire the main rod that supports the jack bent causing the jack to jump out from under the vehicle and the vehicle fell on the ground. This mechanical jack problem happened on Friday, May 20, 2011.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Mazda Protege

The vehicle is a 2003 Mazda Protege. Vehicle identification number (VIN): JM1BJ22553_. Flat tire caused me to use jack that came with my car, after placing it correctly under my car and lifting car the jack then bent and sent my car crashing down on its rotor nearly landing on my arm. I still have the jack and I contacted the Mazda company to replace the jack. They are sending gift certificate and looking into the matter. It was Apr. 9, 2006 when this mechanical jack issue happened.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Mercedes Benz ML350

The car involved was a 2007 Mercedes Benz Ml350. Defect/ mechanical failure of front passenger jack mount. I had jacked up the front passenger side of my 2007 Ml350. Both back wheels were blocked with automotive wheel blocks. The parking brake was engaged, and the vehicle was in park with the motor off. The vehicle was parked on my cement driveway. I carefully place the jack to ensure it engaged into the jack mount and that the base of the jack was secure and stable on the cement. I loosened the lug nuts prior to jacking the car. After removing the wheel, I rolled the wheel out of the way and went to get a jack stand from the opposite side of the vehicle. Moments later, the vehicle fell. The jack mount had failed and the extended jack damaged the front fender, jack mount, and underside of the vehicle. I believe I took all reasonable precautions in jacking the car and I am very surprised and concerned that this occurred. I could have been seriously injured. These jacks are typically for use under much less ideal conditions. I have contacted Mercedes Benz head office in writing since the service manager at a local dealer suggested it was not mb fault. I also wrote them via their online email submission form on the corporate website - they have not responded. This mechanical jack issue occurred Fri., Sep. 2, 2011.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Mercedes Benz E430

The VIN of this E430 is WDBJF70J6Y_. The vehicle involved is a 2000 Mercedes Benz E430. While changing the tires, the jack that came equipped with the vehicle fell over on its own. There were no injuries. The dealer and manufacturer have not been notified. The failure mileage was 135,000. This issue happened on Wednesday, April 1, 2009.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Mercury Villager

The car involved was a 1996 Mercury Villager. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 4M2DV11W2T_. Jack will damage welded edge of vehicle is used according to instructions.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Mercury Villager

The car involved is a 1996 Mercury Villager. While attempting to change a flat tire, lug nut wrench broke.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Mitsubishi Montero

The vehicle was a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is JA4MW51RX2_. The wheel jack did not fit under the cross beam when the tire was totally flat. The base of the jack was very small. The consumer stated the jack was inadequate and unsafe. The failure date was Monday, December 1, 2003.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Mitsubishi Lancer

The vehicle involved was a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer. Jack was on level surface jacked up the car to replace a flat after I began to put the spare on the jack bent in half causing the whole front of the car to land into the ground. This mechanical jack issue occurred Saturday, January 27, 2007.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Nissan Xterra

The vehicle having this issue was a 2001 Nissan Xterra. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Nissan Xterra is 5N1ED28P81_. Consumer attempted to rotate tires, and discovered that scissor type jack will not raise vehicle enough to change tires. Consumer contacted Nissan, and was told that there was nothing they could do, it was a design flaw. This mechanical jack problem happened on Saturday, August 11, 2001.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Nissan Xterra

The VIN of this vehicle was 5N1ED28Y6Y_. The step boards of the 2000 Nissan Xterra are corroding. I have been the only owner of the vehicle and there has been no damage or unusual usage of the step boards that would have casued the corrosion. Otherwise, the vehicle, both mechnaically and body, is in excellent shape. I have taken the vehicle to two body shops and both agree the step boards need to be replaced and cannot be repaired. Estimates for new step boards and installation range from $500 to $670. The service manager at my local Nissan dealer indicates the step boards are supposed to be very durable and should not have corroded. However, he was unable to get any financial assistance from Nissan to replace the step boards. My direct request to Nissan was also turned down. Since I had to enter a date in the form below, I entered the date Nissan telephoned me and said they would not be assisting me in my effort to replace the step boards. My file number was 567. 8334. There have been no accidents or deaths due to the defect. However, this is clearly a defective factory installed part on the vehicle. This issue happened on Apr. 12, 2007.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of SAAB 95

The vehicle was a 1999 SAAB 9-5. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is YS3EF48Z2X_. SAAB safety issue: my third new SAAB is a 1999 9-5 se v6. On a recent trip to jacksonville, FL, I had a flat tire on the right front wheel. The small jack supplied with the car was inadequate to supply sufficient leverage to lift the car. In a complaint to SAAB, I was told that the car was too old; however, the jack was new (never used). Fortunately, I was in a parking lot and not on an interstate highway at night. At the least, this is a matter of great inconvenience and at the worst a major safety issue that present and future SAAB owners should know about. This problem occurred on Saturday, January 28, 2006.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Saturn SL2

The vehicle is a 1999 Saturn Sl2. The VIN of this Sl2 is 1G8ZK5271X_. - the contact owns a 1999 Sl2 Saturn. The contact stated that the front driver's side tire shredded and pulled out the injection circuit so fuel was not getting into the cylinder. The contact stated that the vehicle had been sitting for three years. Also, the jack did not work. The failure and current mileage were both 95000. The failure date was Feb. 20, 2007.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Subaru Outback

The vehicle involved was a 2001 Subaru Outback. The VIN of this vehicle is 4S3BH80601_. Original jack collapsed while jacking up front end driver side. The jack was replaced and again collapsed while jacking up the driver side. It appears the shank is too long to support the weight of the car. This mechanical jack problem happened on 10/26/01.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Subaru Legacy

The vehicle involved is a 2000 Subaru Legacy. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 453BH6754Y_. After experiencing a flat tire consumer changed the tire, after placing the jack under the vehicle body it broke in half. It was Wed., Nov. 3, 2004 when this mechanical jack issue happened.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Suzuki SX4

The reporting person's vehicle is a 2011 Suzuki Sx4. The contact stated was using the tire jack to lift the vehicle and change a tire. During the process, the bass of the jack bent and the vehicle fell back down to the ground. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 2,700. The VIN was unavailable. This mechanical jack issue occurred 11/15/11.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Toyota Tundra

The VIN of the car is 5TFEY5F1XA_. The vehicle involved is a 2010 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that the vehicle was equipped with a jack that would not raise the vehicle to a sufficient height when replacing tires. As a result, the contact would have to use a jack that did not come with the vehicle. An authorized dealer was notified and the contact was informed that the jack was not sufficient for the size of the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the vehicle and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 16,000. The failure date was 09/27/2011.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Toyota Toyota Truck

The car involved is a 1998 Toyota Toyota truck. The VIN of the car is 4T3ZF13C0W_. When properly applying jack and raising wheel, jack had to be raised to almost its maximum height. Tire was only 1-2 inches off concrete fllor, and scissors portion of jack was temporarily, but slightly twisted, indicating a n impending failure. This issue happened on Sun., Apr. 12, 1998.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Volkswagen Passat

The vehicle involved was a 2002 Volkswagen Passat. Tire jack rotated on solid level ground and kicked out resulting in the car collapsing on the spare which was not yet attached. The resulting impact resulted in needing to replace the front bumper cover, right front fender, and right rocker plate. The fender was torn from the car. Approximate damage to the vehicle was $1500. At the point of the collapse, the owners hand was on the side of the tire resulting in a pinch injury that caused brusing and swelling, but did not require emergency care. I still have possession of the faulty jack. Vwoa was contacted, but said because the 2002 vw Passat jack had not been recalled, they were not liable for the damage. They have received other reports of the same type of jack failure. This problem occurred on 11/22/04.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Volkswagen Passat

The vehicle is a 2000 Volkswagen Passat. The VIN of this vehicle is WVWMD23B5Y_. Tire jack is weak. Consumer jacked up vehicle to change tire, and jack bent/ twisted, causing it to fall from under vehicle. Also, axle of vehicle fell to ground. Contacted dealer, and dealer urged consumer to call the manufacturer's customer service. Manufacturer told consumer to take jack to dealer for inspection. This mechanical jack issue occurred Dec. 2, 2001.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Volvo S70

The car was a 1998 Volvo S70. The 2 of 4 welds on the jacking point bracket failed. The jacking point bent over, causing the car to fall down about 1" onto the Volvo jack, pinning the jack between the car and the pavement. No injuries. It was 11/27/04 when this mechanical jack issue occurred.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Volvo S40

The vehicle was a 2005 Volvo S40. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is YV1MS38265_. 1) I had to change a flat tire and used the vehicle supplied scissor jack. I noticed that it got increasingly difficult to turn the jack to raise the car. Eventually it got so stiff that it required both arms to turn the lever. 2) the jack suddenly failed and the car came crashing down onto the pavement. No damage to the vehicle as the tire was still on the axle. No personal injury as both arms were on the jack's lever arm. Upon closer inspection, I noticed the worm screw was somehow stripped. 3) reported to Volvo customer service and was told to bring the jack back to the dealership for a warranty replacement. This mechanical jack problem happened on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Audi A4

The car involved was a 2003 Audi A4. VIN of the vehicle was WAULT68E23_. The car jack broke down while replacing a flat tire, and the car fell on the ground after being suspended in air. Fortunately while all the bolts have been removed, the wheel was stuck to the hub or otherwise I would have been seriously injured. I think the jack has a very flawed design. Where the two parallel frames can be easily bent outward because they don't have enough support and then the support can slide out of its designated channel I have pictures of the failed jack. I am really concerned of what would have happened to my hands if not the miracle of the stuck wheel was there to prevent injury of my hands. . I have contacted the manufacturer to investigate this faulty design but they responded that they recorded the information for the future and there haven't been enough incidents yet to justify design review. It was Thu., Nov. 17, 2011 when this mechanical jack issue happened.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Audi TT

The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is TRUWT28N02_. The vehicle involved is a 2002 Audi Tt. The contact stated that the jack was not strong or sturdy enough to support the weight of the vehicle. The contact also stated that the jack collapsed on two occasions while lifting the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000. It was 12/01/10 when this mechanical jack issue occurred.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of BMW X3

The vehicle involved is a 2004 BMW X3. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is WBXPA93454_. The manufacturer supplied scissor style auto jack collapsed just before it reached full extension. Tire not yet clear of ground and no body parts near jack so no injuries or damage to car occurred. Potential consequences of failure after wheel removed are horrible. It was April 27, 2010 when this mechanical jack issue happened.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of BMW 740

The car involved is a 1998 BMW 740. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is WBAGJ8329W_. After jacking the vehicle up, the jack suddenly colasped. Consumer foot was almost injured as a result. Please provide any further information. Ph. This mechanical jack issue occurred Mon., Feb. 3, 2003.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Buick Riviera

Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1G4GD2210V_. Jack for my 1997 Buick Riviera collapsed when I tried to change tire. Fortunately, I had not removed the flat tire yet and was not injured. This was the first time I had ever used the jack since the car was new. I still have the defective jack. I also own a 1995 Buick Riviera and its jack is much sturdier and has never been a problem. I showed the broken jack to my auto mechanic. He said the jack was unsafe and never should have been part of the equipment for the car. He said the jack was too small and lightweight for the Buick Riviera. I could have been seriously injured if I had been under the car or attempting to replace the flat tire when the jack collapsed. This problem occurred on Sep. 3, 2004.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Buick Lucerne

The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1G4HP57267_. Consumer owns a 2007 Buick Lucerne. While attempting to change the front driver's side tire, the jack that was supporting the vehicle suddenly bent and split into pieces. The vehicle slammed down to the ground. There were no injuries. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 11,500. This issue happened on July 28, 2009.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Cadillac Deville

The vehicle is a 2003 Cadillac Deville. The VIN of this vehicle is 1G6KD54Y53_. The factory installed jack collasped dropping vehicle to the ground. Consumer states' these jacks are made specifically to fit Cadillac cars. Consumer can't go out and by any jack. Please provide any further information. Ts. This mechanical jack issue occurred Tuesday, November 12, 2002.

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car   Mechanical Jack problem of Cadillac Deville

The vehicle involved is a 2002 Cadillac Deville. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1G6KE57Y42_. : the contact stated when changing a flat tire, the jack collapsed causing the vehicle to fall, catching the right hand of the 74 year old male, between the fender and the doughnut of the jack. There was a laceration on the back of the hand and across the fingers and severe swelling and numbness. There may be nerve damage sustained. The contact was taken to the hospital by a family member, and photos were taken of the broken jack. The sales dealer and manufacturer were notified. It was Jun. 20, 2006 when this mechanical jack issue happened.

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