Sway Bar problem is a common vehicle problem that happens to most car brands and models. The following is a sample list of Sway Bar problems reported in most popular vehicles.
The car involved is a 2004 Chevrolet Tracker. There was crash involved with this Chevrolet Tracker. My car is in excellent shape I store it right and wash all the salt off during winter there was no corrosion or at least I thought until I was driving down the road the car started shaking violently causing me to go off the road and hit a tree come to find out my front crossmember was extrrememly corroded but the metal right next to it was not corroded at all so they used inferior metal the accident damaged the fenders bumper and lights it also destroyed my sway bar links struts and strut mounts I take good care of my car and when I called chevy the told me they knew about it and that the would not do anything about it. This issue happened on Wed., Apr. 9, 2014.
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The car was a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. VIN of the vehicle was 2GCEC19T84_. I realize that this vehicle is well out of the 3 year 36,000 mile manufacturer warranty. But lately with how rapidly this truck with less than 70,000 miles seems to be falling apart on me its just really been frustrating. I've only had the vehicle out of the shop less than two weeks for front wheel bearing/ abs sensor repair when my speedometer completely went out. Most of the time speedometer is reading 0 mph occasionally it will flutter between 5-10 mph. Reading online I see gm extended their speedometer warranty to 7 yrs/70k miles. Just very frustrating general motors. I can only imagine what this what this repair will cost. In the past year alone the repairs that were made to this truck with less than 70,000 miles have been. . . Front wheel bearings,sway bar(links/bushings), inner/ outer tie rods( both sides), upper/ lower a arms (both sides), new brakes/rotors( all the way around) , a front end alignment with my new tires. This is a 2 wheel drive 1500 truck not a 2500 4x4 that was used to plow snow with for years. No idea why the whole front end of my truck was so rotted out to the point everything needed replaced. Not for a truck with so few miles on it. And now this. It was 12/30/13 when this sway bar issue occurred.
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The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2C3AE76K94_. 2004 Chrysler 300m. Consumer writes in regards to numerous suspension problems and repairs. The check engine light illuminated, the struts, tie rods, radiator, fuel pump, sway bar bushings, cam shaft sensor were all replaced. The struts and tie rods were replaced several times. This problem occurred on Friday, Apr. 3, 2009.
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The car involved was a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The VIN of the car is 2A8HR54P88_. I originally wrote a letter to Chrysler corporation in August of 2010 and instructed them to forward the letter to you. I do not believe that ever happened so I decided I should file a complaint. Myself. Back in 2010 Chrysler notified owners that there is a problem with the braking system in 2008 town and country's that leads to premature wear. In the notice it said that Chrysler would pay for the first replacement of brake pads and rotors based on low mileage repolacements being required. I feel this is an unsafe situation that with no warning whatsoever the pads can just wear out and the rotors warp. I have had to replace the front brake pads 3 times with new rotors twice. Replaced at 12,000, 21,000, 34,000. The vehicle has been through a total of 4 new sets of pads and 3 sets of rotors. I also know that there is a defect with the front end geometry on the van and that could be a contributing factor. At a service appointment shortly after the initial purchase I was informed that the van needed all new struts, shocks, bushings, and front sway bar. The service manager indicated that there was a bulletin, and that the height of the mounting points were off, and thus all new parts were needed to fix the front end geometry, so the front sway bar would not break or wear out prematurely. I feel that the entire brake system is too light for the overall weight of the vehicle and the heat generated by the rotors is very dangerous. I feel the brakes should be recalled by Chrysler, and fixed. This sway bar issue occurred 11/28/08.
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The car involved was a 2009 Dodge Caliber. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1B3HB48A19_. Car started fallling apart at around 48k tie rods. Control arms. Struts. Bushings. Ball joints. Bearings. Sway bar links. Lateral arm bushings. Upper control arm bushings. Upper tow links. Front strut mounts. My latest repair bill (today) is 1500. 00 and the car has only 60k on it. The catalytic converter is also slated for replacement as soon as the dealer gets it in. I am a very conservative driver and always keep my car serviced. I bought this car brand new. The suspension on this car is a menace. The blower motor also went at 48k (a safety issue in my northern mn winters) and the rear defroster only has two or three lines that work. The power steering unit is also losing fluid and I will have to have that repaired as well. I am more than happy to provide a print out from firestone auto repair. This problem occurred on Mar. 1, 2012.
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500. Consumer writes in regards to tie rod ball stud recall notice, heater controller unit, front end steering control and suspension issues. Consumer seeks reimbursement for repairs. The consumer stated the steering box and power steering pump were replaced. The source was metal shavings in the steering box. Also, it was noted the sway bar links were worn out, and the dealer was unable to perform a full alignment, because the upper ball joints were loose. The consumer had to manually move the heater blender door, in order to turn off the heat. The check engine light illuminated, which was traced to a frayed wire, and eventually fixed. The consumer stated a service advisor informed him, nothing needed to be done to the vehicle, as far as the recall was concerned, after only looking at the vehicle for a few seconds. This sway bar issue occurred Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013.
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The VIN of the car is 1FMDU34X3S_. The vehicle involved is a 1995 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that the sway bar was fractured. The vehicle was taken to independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the link rod needed to be replaced. The failure recurred twice over a one year period. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000. The failure date was Oct. 18, 1999.
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Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is NM0LS7DN8B_. Consumer has 2011 Ford Transit Connect. The contact stated that the wheel bearings and sway bar failed every 20,000 miles. The exact replacement had been made on the vehicle approximately six times. The dealer was not able to provide a cause for the rapidly recurring failure. The manufacture was alerted of the failure however, declined to further assist the contact. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 27,873 and the current mileage was 105,000. This problem occurred on Friday, May. 4, 2012.
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The car is a 1998 GMC Sonoma. The consumer has been experiencing problems with rear sway bar. While driving vehicle would sway from side to side. The manufacturer has been contacted. This problem occurred on Monday, November 10, 1997.
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The vehicle involved is a 1998 GMC Jimmy. The VIN of this Jimmy is 1GKCS13W4W_. When making a turn vehicle would pull to either the left or the right. Dealer has replaced sway bar/ idle arm and hubs on front end. However, problem still exists. Manufacturer has been contacted. Please provide further information.
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The underside frame of my 2000 Honda Passport is so rusted, a sway bar connected to the axle broke free. I have been told by my mechanic and by a Honda dealer that the rust is so bad, there is nothing to attach the sway bar to. The bar attached to the frame (which this sway bar is attached to) was fixed in the recall 1. 5 years ago. It is still attached to the frame, so Honda will not fix this issue or give me compensation for my car. I believe it is all related and the recall did not work to fix the suspension issues. My Honda dealer basically told me I had to deal with corporate and to come pick up the car. I was shocked by this as the car was unsafe to drive and a potential safety hazard. When my wife pressed the service manager, he then said the car should not be driven. As for the recall, my Honda dealer wrote down the wrong VIN number on my invoice, so they thought the car was a 1999 Passport. If you read the recall, there is a difference on how the dealer should handle a 10 year old car versus an 11 year old car. According to Honda corporate, this would not actually affect how my car was fixed by the recall. But it gets better. The recall work was subbed out to a 3rd party for a stage 3 repair. No one at corporate or the dealer will tell me if this was authorized by corporate, as someone at the nhsta told me was proper protocol. And I can't believe that no one at the dealership, when the recall work was done, told me how bad the underside of my car was. Could this be because if they didn't do the recall work they don't get paid? there is no conflict of interest here at all. I talked with corporate a week ago and asked them to have the Honda corporate district manager for my dealership call me. He hasn't called. Honda won't back up the Honda name on this broken down isuzu. It was 05/15/13 when this sway bar issue happened.
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The car is a 2005 Honda Cr-v. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is JHLRD78975_. 2005 Honda crv. Consumer writes in regards to defective wheel suspension system. The consumer stated when his wife backed out of a parking spot, she felt a crunch and a drop come from the front of the vehicle. The a frame of the right front wheel suspension failed at the welded attach point on the sway bar. The weld had been failing for some time as there was rust and dirt on some of the broken edges. According to the invoice, the front control arm broke, causing the axle to fail and the sway bar link to fail. This sway bar problem happened on Mon., May. 6, 2013.
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The vehicle involved is a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 5NPEC4AC1B_. A weld holding the front subframe assembly to the main frame failed, allowing the subframe to separate from the frame. This stress caused the sway bar link end to break, causing reduced cornering stability, traction, and a loud thumping sound when the car experiences weight shifts to the left front wheel. The servicing dealer informs me the car is unsafe to drive in its current condition. This sway bar issue occurred Nov. 29, 2013.
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I am the sole owner of a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe, which was bought from a Hyundai dealer. For about a year, the car drove great and was quiet. The vehicle was never in a crash or driven roughly. The vehicle is only driven to and from work on government maintained roads. I have noticed a thumping and rattling sound from the front suspension when driving over small bumps. I have taken it to the dealer 7+ times for the suspension problems. Front sway bar, shocks, and misc parts have been replaced with no change in smoothness when driving. Hyundai hears the problem, but does not know what is wrong with the vehicle. They just continue to change misc parts until the warranty runs out. Please have Hyundai conduct a recall to force them to fix the problem for good. I have read numerous complaints online for the same problem. This is a safety concern because the front suspension sounds like it is falling a part when going over small cracks in the road. If Hyundai is not forced to identify the problem, how do we know our vehicle is safe. The failure date was Tuesday, July 1, 2008.
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The car was a 2008 Infiniti Qx56. The 2008 infinity Qx56 has suspension and steering flaws that are very dangerous and may lead to a crash. Car drives and handles fine but over any road imperfection the steering wheel shimmies and shakes and feels like you are about to lose control. Steering wheel must be held by two hands and even then feels like rear end is jumping and about to separate from front end. I replaced shocks and various other suspension items and had an alignment but there's something wrong with the way this car handles. Also feels like steering column is about to break off the vehicle. I updated and replaced all sway bar links, tie rods, control arms, steering bushings and other suspension bushings and nothing is helping address the unsteady feel of steering. If I will not hold steering wheel tight with both hands, I will lose control. After spending $4 thousand on updating all suspension components I'm getting rid of my car because I feel its unsafe. This issue happened on 04/03/13.
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1999 Infiniti Qx4. Consumer requests reimbursement due to the loss of value of vehicle due to severe rust damage
the consumer stated one day, while her husband was driving, he felt a vibration and heard a knocking noise from the left front of the vehicle. He took the vehicle to the dealer and they diganosed the problem as a sway bar issue, worn ball joints and problems with the strut tower housing rusting out. The consumer stated she received two recall notices regarding the strut tower hosing after the vehicle was traded. This sway bar issue occurred Wed., Sep. 1, 2010.
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The VIN of this Patriot is 1J4NF1GB9B_. In 2012 we had a nail through the tire of the 2011 Jeep Patriot that we bought new. When we took the car to tires plus to have the tire replaced. We were told that they couldn't legally replace just one tire. The tread wear was so awful; uneven, different tread variances, they couldn't match one used tire. How would they pick what tire to match it up too. We ended up with 4 new tires, we were also told at the time the uneven tread was doing damage to shocks and struts. A year later we took it in for new break pads and rotation, again, even with these "new" tires we were told tread was so uneven, it would be loud, be careful, excreta. I took the Jeep into a Jeep dealership for a recall 10/2013 "n01 recall" since I had in there I also opted to get transmission service/filter, they too talked to me about my tire wear. 11/2013ish my husband, stationed in hi purchases a new Jeep as well. Now we are stuck with two of these. . . 2/2014 I find out the vehicle he purchase (not his, but others with same yr/make/model are already being recalled. Then my transmission goes out! a Jeep, we have just owned, higher miles all from hwy 94 from my husband compute when he lived in WI to fortmccoy. . . Straight shot. . . 65mh the whole way. In addition they fix sway bar link, arm control and tell me noise that still exists could be wheel bearing, my alignment was so off, they kept it an extra day. So I'm 5k into my vehicle I owed 3 years, the wheel bearing, alignment, sway bar, arm control, shocks, struts all I believe to whatever (I wish I new) was causing the uneven tread wear. There is something wrong! transmission different issue. . . Or is it? I have been told as mentioned above they couldn't "legally" replace just one tire. . . Then how for the last three years can Jeep legally let me drive my 4 kids in a vehicle that has obvious problems. Yes, I've called dealership, home office and bbb. It was Saturday, June 16, 2012 when this sway bar issue happened.
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The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1J4FY19P8S_. The owner has a 1995 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while traveling various speeds, the contact heard a rattling noise. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was found that the sway bar linkage had failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. Updated 04/22/14 MA updated 04/23/14. This sway bar issue occurred March 4, 2014.
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The vehicle having this issue was a 2006 Kia Motor Sedona. My fiance' dropped our oldest daughter off at school. While driving home she heard a loud clunk but everything felt fine. She then went to drop off our youngest at the babysitters. She then went to turn around in the driveway and heard a loud pop and felt the front end of the van fall. She got out to find the driver's front tire completely flat and the sway bar shoved into the tire. Upon further inspection we found both sway bar end links had completely failed. The balls had completely rusted out of their sockets and allowed the sway bar to fall in a way that allowed it to rupture the tire. Kia has a problem with front suspension components rusting out and failing. We were going to take the van in for the lower control arm recall because they are breaking due to rust. I contacted my dealer and they told me the tire and sway bar would not be covered by the control arm recall. I am currently working with Kia Motors to see if they will resolve this issue. Had this happened while travelling down the road at highway speeds, the outcome would have been much worse and possibly tragic. I do have pictures of the damage if needed. This issue happened on 04/15/14.
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The car involved is a 2003 Land Rover new Range Rover. Crash happened when the problem occurred. The VIN of this Range Rover is SALME11473_. Excessive inner tire wear, causing the vehicle to lose control when it rains. Unsafe slippery feeling, and vehicle sliding off the road on the highway. Vehicle has been to repair shop 4 times, and could not correct the problem. 3 sets of tires for every 7 -10,000 miles, and dealer rotated them. Vehicle lost control on wet pavement. Not normal. I have owned several Range Rovers and never experienced this problem since I bought the 2003. I contacted the manufacturer and they have not come back to me with a meeting or otherwise. Front ball joints sway bars,many front end parts have been replaced ,and still not resolved. Inner tire wear is to excessive, and abnormal, too fast, and if not noted in the public, I believe this will cause many accidents like the Ford explorer. The failure date was Thu., Sep. 16, 2004.
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The vehicle involved was a 1998 Lincoln Navigator. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 5LMFU28LXW_. Vehicle was going 35-40mph and the front end started violently shaking due to tie rod breaking. Vehicle was very hard to control at a low speed due to wheels locking in a turning position with the steering wheel still spinning. Vehicle was just in for repair a week before to replace the sway bar. Dealer notified. The consumer stated that the service manager at dealer stated that they have had similar problems with the Navigator. It was Friday, July 5, 2002 when this sway bar issue happened.
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2001 Lincoln Ls has a recall notice #00v359001 for front ball joints not being tightened to spec causing failure. My vehicle VIN number does not appear to be listed, however the ball joints failed causing $1800 worth of damage. I know that manufacturers can not determine exactly what cars were effected and what cars were not, so to exclude my vehicle from the repair does not make sense. With just 100,000 miles on a car that has been driven by a couple in the mid 50's the ball joints should not have failed to the point where the sway bar was also damaged. My wife and I could have been seriously injured if I did not fix the rattling noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. This sway bar problem happened on March 25, 2008.
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The car involved is a 2012 Mazda Mazda3. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is JM1BL1V67C_. I have only owned this vehicle for 10 months and on Feb 14, 2014 noticed there is a clunky sound at the back right side of the car. Took it to the dealership and found up that all sway bar bolts were loose. Service manager indicated that the factory did not tightened it properly. Following week noticed that my dashboard above the computer stuff was lifting/warping. They had replaced and the service advisor mentioned that I am the 5th Mazda 3 2012 owner to take it in with the same issue with the dashboard. I hope nothing else will start to fall apart. This problem occurred on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.
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The car involved was a 2009 Mazda Mazda5. The VIN of this Mazda5 is JM1CR29349_. Loud clunking noise in left/front over uneven surface. Worse during cold weather. Checked by independent dealer then by Mazda dealership. Told sway bar bushings were the problem. Car was under warranty at time of initial complaint, but technician was unable to hear it. [bushing warm by the time I got to dealer]. Claim made to Mazda to repair under warranty but was declined. Internet search shows this to be a known problem on this model. This sway bar problem happened on 03/07/2012.
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The vehicle involved is a 2002 Mercedes Benz Ml320. 2002 mercedes-benz Ml320. Consumer is having some warranty repair problems with mercedes-benz. He also states that mercedes-benz is refusing to pay for any recall repairs. The consumer stated noises and lack of power from the vehicle were reported to the dealer. An independent repair shop found dirty solid metal residue in the transmission fluid, there were missing parts in the planetary gear. The cause of damage was faulty assembly of the pins/plugs in the gears, which resulted in the parts becoming loose and breaking the teeth, which caused excessive noise and loss of power, ultimately the transmission was replaced. The power steering was leaking, the brake and engine lights illuminated several times, the catalytic converter was replaced, the door locks had to be repaired, the battery was replaced and the sway bar link bushing were replaced as well. Updated 06/01/10. Updated 06/04/10. Updated 10/18/jb
updated 10/29/jb. This sway bar problem happened on Mon., Aug. 14, 2006.
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The car involved was a 2001 Mercedes Benz C320. The VIN of this vehicle was WDBRF64J81_. Beginning on 10/18/01 to present, this vehicle has been taken into the dealership
34 different times for the following reasons: (1) remote inop - 10/18/01; (2) remote inop - 11/14/01; (3) replaced remote - 12/3/01; (4) remote inop - 12/11/01; (5) replaced front pads & sensors - 12/26/02; (6) replaced right front
door window motor - 4/24/03; (7) replaced remotes - 5/15/03; (8) replaced
crankshaft sensor & connector module - 12/2/03; (9) replaced faulty rear sam
control module - 12/2/03; (10) replaced a/c pressure switch - 12/2/03; (11) replaced air mass meter sensor - 12/11/03; (12) replaced right door window regulator - 1/5/04; (13) replaced rear shade roller blind - 1/5/04; (14) replaced
side bag connector all doors - 1/9/04; (15) replaced right front door window seal -
2/27/04; (16) replaced oil level sensor & resealed oil pan - 4/28/04; (17) replaced
sway bar bushing and caster arms - 4/28/04; (18) resealed elec plug for trans - 4/28/04; (19) replaced right rear door linkage and knob - 7/22/04; (20) replaced
a/c blower & fan speed regulator - 8/23/04; (21) replaced right rear door window
regulator - 8/23/04; (22) replaced mounting clips & bearings driver seat - 8/23/04;
(23) replaced right rear door window motor - 2/7/05; (24) low oil light on, changed oil & filter - 2/7/05; (25) replaced oil sending unit - 3/17/05; (26) replaced right front seat control module - 5/20/05; (27) replaced alternator and
regulator - 5/20/05; (28) replaced driver side seat clamps & pins - 5/20/05; (29)
replaced brake pads, shoes, rotors and disc - 5/20/05; (30) replaced leaking
trans plug and leaking pan gasket - 5/20/05; (31) fuel gauge inop - 6/27/05. At
present "remote will not open trunk & malfunction (elect stab prog esp) is on. I
have asked that vehicle be replaced with a reliable vehicle of same type and
mileage, hq mercedes llc has refused on 2 occasions. I have contact with the
dept of consumer affairs. It was Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001 when this sway bar issue occurred.
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Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1ZWHT61L9X_. Tl- the vehicle was a 1999 Mercury Cougar. The contact stated that they drove over a bump and the rear sway bar broke. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic and it was found that the entire sub frame had corroded. The contact spoke with the manufacturer and was told that there was no warranty for the sub frame. The vehicle was repaired. The failure ileage and current mileage were 68,434. Rl. This issue happened on May. 24, 2013.
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Tl- consumer owns a 2003 Mercury Sable. The contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph, a loud noise emitted outside of the vehicle. The contact inspected the vehicle and noticed that the front driver's side tire exploded due to the fractured coil spring. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was diagnosed that both front coil springs, the driver side tire, and sway bar needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 100,000. Mah. It was April 22, 2013 when this sway bar issue occurred.
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The VIN of the car is JA4LZ31G93_. - contact owns a 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander, for which he had to replace the rear lower suspension arm 4 times. First time it was at 30,000 miles, second time at 48,000 miles, and the third time at 89,000 miles, and currently at 106,000 miles. The contact took vehicle to the same dealership , arnold automotive group in roseville, mi 4 times, and they stated that they didn't know why the part kept going bad. The contact the current mileage was 106000. The left rear seat betl would not retract. The sway bar were replaced and the lower control arm was worn. Updated 03/30/07. The failure date was Monday, February 12, 2007.
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The vehicle is a 1998 Mitsubishi Montero. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Mitsubishi Montero is JA4MT31P7W_. While making a right or left consumer would hear noise for the front of the vehicle. Dealer has been contacted. Please at purchase, a slight churp was noticed, front right. It was checked, but not corrected. Afterwards, noise increased steadily. A front right brake was fixed, but continued to rattle. Sway bar/ bushings were repaired. Also steering became loose. However, churping continued. Diagnosis by a localmechanic claimed that churping and rattling was due to a defective sway bar link and peeling top bushing. But mitshibishi dealers disagreed with the diagnosis, and persuaded consumer to leave vehicle as it is.
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The car involved is a 2007 Nissan Altima. Walked out to my car during my lunch break and found what appeared to be a hose hanging by my rear passenger tire. Being a mom of two I panicked believing it was a brake line. Turns out the hollow sway bar cracked and broke. The failure date was Fri., May. 2, 2014.
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The car involved was a 2007 Nissan Altima. Got home and saw a metal bar hanging down from the rear suspension. Looked at it, and it's a hollow bar. Did research on internet and found that there are hundreds of complaints about broken hollow rear sway bars on the 2007 Nissan Altima. I drive less than 25 miles a week typically, short trips around town, no rough driving or racing. The failure date was Monday, March 24, 2014.
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The vehicle involved is a 2006 SAAB 9-3 sports sedan. The VIN of this vehicle is YS3FD49Y36_. Found both front coil springs broken in half following a noticeable deterioration of ride quality over the past several months. My mechanic had to replace both front coil springs, struts, and sway bars in order to repair the vehicle and noted that the break on the right coil spring was approximately a half inch from the tire potentially resulting in a punctured tire. It was Sep. 1, 2010 when this sway bar issue happened.
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The vehicle involved was a 2003 SAAB 9-3. Since owning my 2003 9-3, the parking brake stuck and would not release ultimately having to be replaced. The rear bushings on the sway bar had to be replaced, multiple light bulbs. At about 20,000 miles the steering rack needed to be replaced, most recently the power sterring pump now needs to be replaced. The seat belt also let go and had to be replaced. I thought that all that could go wrong, had gone wrong until the power steering pump went. Now reading other owner comments I have no faith in this vehicle. This is my fourth SAAB, my last I traded at over 180,000 miles with no problems. This sway bar issue occurred Jul. 28, 2003.
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The vehicle was a 2006 Saturn Ion. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1G8AL55B76_. Car began to make excessive rattling and clunking in front end and the steering felt very loose. Took to gm dealer and they found the entire front end pretty much shot. Control arm bushings, sway bar links, and struts all replaced. The dealer said the steering column was fractured and near failure. Steering I shaft and column were replaced. Around $3000 in parts and labor at 71000, not my idea of a quality built vehicle. Major safety hazard for something with this kind of mileage. This sway bar problem happened on Monday, May. 21, 2012.
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The car involved was a 2007 Saturn Ion. VIN of the vehicle was 1G8AJ55F77_. Prior to warranty expiry gm repaired bearings on steering rods at no cost. After warranty expiry rattling started on right front sway bar. Independent inspection showed rod end could be rattled by hand when on hoist. Failure appeared imminent. Sway bar connecting bearings were replaced at owner's cost. Could have caused control problems if these pieces of junk were left uncorrected. It was Wednesday, September 7, 2011 when this sway bar issue happened.
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The vehicle involved is a 2007 Subaru b9 Tribeca. While driving this car it constantly loses acceleration. It will have no power then lurch forward and rev. It idles, lurches, and then has no acceleration. I have also replaced the sway bar bearings twice in this car as well as 2 oxygen sensors, and catalytic converter. The deal still cant fix the problem even with the service codes. This car is a danger and a safety issue. This sway bar issue occurred 05/25/2012.
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The car involved is a 2002 Subaru Impreza. The VIN of this vehicle is JF1GD29642_. While pulling into my driveway at about 3-5 mph in August 2011, the right front lower control arm broke due to corrosion. When this happened it broke the sway bar links that connect to the control arm. The mechanic that specializes in Subarus in my area found that the sub frame was also rotted out due to corrosion (the control arms bolt to the sub frame). He replaced the sub frame, both left & right lower control arms, and both left & right sway bar links in order to get back to a road safe vehicle. In November 2011 I was notified by Subaru that there was a recall campaign wvx-34 , NHTSA recall no. 11v-464 for the lower control arms. I submitted all necessary information under paragragh titled "if you have previously paid for a repair" and never heard from Subaru (they said "it may take up to 60 days"). After 90+ days I emailed them only to find out on Feb 21, 2012, "I had the opportunity to review your claim and unfortunately, it appears that your request for reimbursement was denied based on the fact that the part that was replaced is not an affected component of this recall . " I responded, " please review the repair order again. Both lower control arms were replaced ( the right actually broke and the left was rusted through) that is exactly what the recall is about. It was further found that the sub frame was also rotted through. The control arms bolt to the sub frame, so just replacing the control arms would not have made the vehicle road worthy. " I received a check for $723 with no explanation what was being covered (it cost me $1449. 36 for repairs). I called Subaru and was told that covered both lower control arms and $100 towing. I again asked for the claim to be reviewed and they said they would now pay for the links but not the sub frame. You can't safely bolt new control arms to a rotten subframe. Subaru needs to inspect and repair this also and pay!!!. It was Saturday, August 27, 2011 when this sway bar issue occurred.
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The vehicle identification number (VIN) is KL5JD56Z56_. 2006 Suzuki Forenza with safety issues regarding loss control and sticking and engine stalling*
the consumer stated the gears would stick and she has experienced several steering component failures. To this date the steering problem still had not been addressed. One month after purchasing the vehicle, it would not start, the consumer had to wait 2 minutes before trying again. The consumer could not get the vehicle to go into reverse. There was a knocking noise coming from the vehicle, the dealer stated they lubricated the sway bar bushings. The noise eventually returned. The dealer then stated that they over-lubricated the sway bar bushings. The failure date was September 2, 2006.
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The car was a 1998 Toyota 4runner. The VIN of this 4runner is JT3HN86R2W_. Vehicle started a clunking sound and began to sway from side to side. Mechanic inspected and found frame had rusted on drivers side near rear sway bar. This problem occurred on Monday, December 30, 2013.
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The car involved was a 2002 Toyota Sequoia. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Toyota Sequoia is 5TDBT44A52_. The vehicle was inspected by the Toyota dealer in January 2013 per a recall for possible rust in the frame. Per the inspection, rust was not noted and the frame was treated with an undercoat rust inhibitor. Had rust been noted, the frame would have been replaced according to the dealer/recall. In September, 2013 a noise was noted in the front end area when turning and going over bumps. Upon inspection by a certified mechanic it was found that the sway bar had become separated from attachment to the frame due to rust. It was further noted that the sway bar could not be reattached due to a hole in the frame caused by rust. This was later confirmed by the Toyota mechanic on 11/15/13. Therefore, the vehicle is neither repairable nor safe to drive. Either Toyota's treatment for rust prevention was not effective or rust had already compromised the frame but was not noted during the inspection. Toyota is not honoring the original recall and is offering no solution in addressing the problem. Toyota claims it's responsibility for addressing the rust in the frame ended on 1/18/13. Yet, the problem still exists and we are left with a vehicle that is neither safe, drivable, or repairable due to a condition for which it had been recalled just a few months earlier. This problem occurred on January 18, 2013.
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The vehicle was a 2008 Volkswagen Jetta. The VIN of the car is 3VWJM71K48_. I first took my car to the dealership June 1st for an obvious rattling noise in between my front tires. On June 15th back to the dealership for them to replace my bushings but problem still existed so they ordered pins for caliper bracket. In July after replacing struts the problem still existed. Aug 31st they replaced the sway bar and declared the problem was resolved. When I got in my car the problem still existed and they had left my car out of alignment it was almost impossible to drive. Sept 14th I returned back to the dealership for the same problem. They replaced both sway bars. The problem was finally resolved after losing my car for 6 full days, however my brake lights were on. They assured me it was just a coincidence, the service guy discovered the tech had forgotten to connect my brakes back. I did not file a formal complaint at this time because I was so relieved they had finally fixed my suspension issue. Ive had to buy 2 brand new sets of tires since June because of all the ware on my tires from my messed up suspension. Today, Jan 3rd 2012 my car is back in the shop yet again. This time for a rear passanger side door lock that had been set on child lock will no longer lock. Ordered the part, since my car is no longer under warranty the part with labor 360. In the meantine the tech discovered an oil leak. The dealership is now saying my vaccum pump is leaking and is no longer under warranty for them to fix it. Their quote 960. I checked on the part its 257 new. Even though I didn't file a complaint or cost them money when they forgot to connect my brakes bake they are going to charge me 700 dollars in labor. My car is only a 2008 and has been in the shop more in one year than any of my other cars combined. It is daily a safety hazard because of the lingering of fixing my car right the very first day I took it to the dealership June of 2010. This sway bar issue occurred Tuesday, Jun. 1, 2010.
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The vehicle is a 1999 Volkswagen Passat. The VIN of this Passat is WVWMD63B0X_. 07/21/01 scheduled service for clunking/rattling noise in front suspension over small road imperfections and secondly tie rod recall. Mechanic replaced tie rods, but same clunking/rattling noise occurs upon departure. Dealer ordered sway bar links, replaced on second visit. Rattling noise stops, but shortly after repair, sharper clunking resurfaces, turns into also scraping/squeaking noise on sharp turns left with time. Website and independent research indicates many instances of identical symptoms in same model of car leading to possible wheel detachment in extreme circumstances. Other dealers indicate tsbs issued, but no remedy for repair cost on this relatively late model car. Ball joints only come with kit priced at approximately $600 from dealer. After reading numerous website posts, I've become very concerned on safety of car as clunking/knocking/squeaking/scraping noises have grown louder with my vehicle. I'd feel very uncomfortable keeping/selling this car without the problem remedied. I strongly support a vw or at worst case NHTSA initiated recall on this apparent design defect to prevent recurring problems. This problem occurred on Dec. 15, 2000.
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The vehicle involved is a 2004 Volvo Xc90. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was WDBTJ75J25_. Transmission replaced two times, at approx. 38,000 and at about 48,000 miles. Units start slipping when shifting to second gear and leave you right where you are until they decide to rengage. Ball joints and all four hubs replaced by 50,000 miles. Axles (front) need replacing now at 70,000 miles. Sway bar ends replaced
at 55,000 miles. This is the neediest vehicle I have ever owned. Front bearings on drive shaft replaced last month, worn since abut fifteen thousand miles, finally got so loud that we could shake the drive shaft and get a quarter of play at the bearing set. It was December 17, 2008 when this sway bar issue occurred.
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The car involved is a 2001 Volvo V70xc. The VIN of this vehicle is YV1SZ58D21_. I was recently told my 2001 v79xc needed ball joints, then sway bars and someone else said struts!
I have had the car diagnosed, the system reported throttle module errors and electircal or circuit problems; throttle module cleaned, then replaced; headlights replaced 3 times (wiring causes shorts); gas filter replaced two junes in a row gas propelled out of the tank back at me upon pumping (something about air intake line was clogged), the brackets underneath the car are totally rusted not stainless steel!
I had the cooling fan replaced, car overheated into the red!
I too have had little time to enjoy my car. The e brake sticks in the winter, because the coating on the lines/cables is cracked, broken/burned due to improper suspension. My sun roof, interior lights and rear hatch door works intermittently in cold weather. The glove compartment was rattling loudly and the dealer I bought it from tried to fix it and told me I had to live with it! of course another dealership fixed it outright. The seatbelt frequently sticks and doesnt take up the slack intermittently only to get shut in the drivers door frequently, when I just about think it has corrected itself. And, there is a strange draft on the front passenger side window that gets quite cold in the winter. The seal seems fine and its another problem no shop seems to know anything about. It was 06/01/03 when this sway bar issue happened.
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The car is a 2000 Audi Tt quattro. At approximately 0045 hours, Saturday 06/24/2006, I was leaving work and pulling out of the parking lot. I heard a popping sound and my steering to my vehicle went sour. So I pulled over and took a look at the front wheels, thinking it was the problem. To which it was not. I continued on and the rear end was fish-tailing, so I pulled over and noticed the right rear wheel was bent at a forty-five degree angle inward. The rear control arm was broken. Damages caused by this failure caused damages to the rear sway bar, and other parts internal and external. I contacted Audi USA because I found out about an old recall notification. To which my family was never notified of such. I did some research and found out a range of vins that had been affected by this recall, and my vehicle fell within that range. I looked up more information within the NHTSA website and my vehicle should have been recalled by the downloaded file rcdnn-01v325-1789. Pdf. After numerous attempts to find information from separate Audi advocates, one tells me there is currently nothing they can do. Because the recall was old and not open right now, I would need to take the vehicle and get it fix and keep the records. Audi USA and world wide knew of this problem and failed to notify everyone that owned this vehicle that was to be affected. Several years later not knowing of a problem from a part that has been recalled only on a few vehicles. A problem still exists to which could have resulted in serious injury or even death. The failure date was Jun. 24, 2006.
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The vehicle was a 2007 BMW X5 sav. The VIN of this vehicle was 5UXFE83567_. Replaced rear sway bar link twice with beck-arnley part number 1017108. This part was directly shipped from their smyrna tennessee location. Beck arnley is a major supplier of aftermarket parts. The part failed 2 different times within a day of install. The last time, after replacing the first failed part. The ball joint snapped in two while exiting the highway, when the part failed the noise made a loud bang and the car jerked to the left. I believe if the road conditions were not dry, you could lose control of the vehicle. The first time I installed, this part separated from the ball joint with a loud bank, I was making a left turn from a stop light close to home. Didn't realize what happened till I looked under the vehicle and saw the failed ball joint. I notified them, at first they were responsive, but now they don't respond to emails. It was Friday, February 7, 2014 when this sway bar issue occurred.
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The vehicle is a 2002 BMW 325xi. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is WBAEU33472_. I noticed a cracking sound coming from the right front wheel when making a left turn. Dealership technician noticed noise on right/front side. Checked the front end and found right/front sway bar mount is loose. Retightened right/front sway bar assembly and checked left/front sway bar. Retightened. The failure date was March 13, 2007.
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The vehicle involved was a 1997 Buick Lesabre. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1G4HR52K2V_. While accelerating up to speed from a stop, all of a sudden there was a noticeable thump, the steering was erratic, the car vibrated and shook. The power steering was inoperable. We slowly drove the car home (2 miles) and upon examination, we discovered the engine cradle frame was hanging down, only a few inches from the ground. The engine cradle mounting washers (2 on each side) had rusted thru, allowing the rear of the cradle to drop. I also noticed the right side sway bar was broken off at the mount on the lower control arm. The entire front suspension and wheel assemblies are fastened to this cradle, so that's why the steering became erratic - there was no longer any solid attachment to the car. After carefully examining the attachment points, it is obvious that this is a serious safety and structural design flaw. These cars should be recalled for the safety of the public. We were lucky that we were on a straight road at a slow speed when this happened. I noticed there are many, many complaints on the NHTSA website of this exact same issue. It was Friday, March 14, 2014 when this sway bar issue happened.
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The VIN of this Lacrosse is 2G4WD58216_. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that while examining the vehicle, he noticed that the sway bar was fractured. 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 60,000. It was 02/10/2012 when this sway bar issue occurred.
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The car involved is a 1998 Cadillac Deville. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Cadillac Deville is FILL IN PL_. Vehicle is swaying/floating, and bouncing during operation at highway speeds - which is causing difficulty maintaining a straight path. Dealership replaced front struts, and all of the rear suspension components, including sway bars. Vehicle was still experiencing control problems. Please provide any additional information/attachments. This issue happened on Tue., Feb. 20, 2001.
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The car involved was a 2001 Jaguar S-type. Jaguar 2001 S-type had a severe steering problem in October 2008. I took it to an alignment specialist who concluded that it could not be safely driven at all, until the front lower steering arm,sway bar link, steering knuckle and tie rod were replaced. In November 2000, shortly after manufacture, Jaguar recalled all vins of this model and year from l00001 to l92349. My vehicle has a VIN outside this range, so was not part of recall. Authorized dealer failed to advise of problem although vehicle was regularly serviced there from 2004 to present, most recently in October 2008 shortly before this incident. Jaguar and its authorized dealer refuse to compensate me for repairs required and performed as described above. Old parts may yet be available. This sway bar issue occurred 10/13/2008.
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|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Front Suspension Lower Ball Joint problems||
|Front Suspension problems||
|Front Suspension Coil Spring problems||
|Rear Suspension problems||
|Front Suspension Upper Ball Joint problems||
|Front Suspension Control Arm problems||
|Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problems||
|Rear Suspension Coil Springs problems||
|Suspension Noise problems||
|Ball Joint problems||
|Sway Bar problems||
|Front Suspension Lower Control Arm problems||
|Rear Suspension Springs problems||
|Front Suspension Strut problems||
|Front Suspension Hub problems||
|Front Suspension Stabilizer Bar problems||
|Suspension Torsion Bar problems||
|Rear Suspension Shock Absorber problems||