Timing Tensioner Problems in popular cars

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

car   Timing Tensioner problem of Chevrolet Equinox

Vehicle identification number (VIN): 2CNALBEW8A_. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that fuel was leaking into the oil pan. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician stated that the fuel pump and timing chain tensioner needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 65,000. The current mileage was 89,000. The failure date was Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Chevrolet Equinox

The car involved is a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. I started hearing a knocking noise at 28000 miles. Had serviced but after several miles noise started again. Noise continues so service is needed(10-2-13). I had several gaskets, seal, bolts,fuel pump(which was leaking raw fuel into inside of engine), balance chain, timing chain, guide for timing chain(which guide and debris fell in oil pan), and two tensioner replaced as well as oil life monitor recall update. Here I am nearly 3 months later and my 2010 Equinox is in shop(12-31-13) and can't be driven do to loud noises, lose of power fuel and oil, as well as stalling and check engine light being on continually. I did extensive research and found thousands of people with same year and model Equinox as mine to be having same problems as mine at same mileage. I found that the engine needs to be replaced because of damage done by leaking fuel pump. So no matter what work is done or what is replaced problems still keep happening because damage is all ready done to inside of engine and the entire engine should be replaced. Please help, this is a major problem that effects thousands and nothing is being done for us owners. Those who are lucky to get their engine replaced don't get an accurate warranty and after several miles the new engine starts having the same issues. Please help!!. This timing tensioner issue occurred Friday, Jun. 10, 2011.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Chrysler Sebring

The car is a 2008 Chrysler Sebring. Front driver seat started feeling loose, airbag light came on, low tire light came on and check oil light would come on every time car is started. A few days later the car didn't feel right and started making a loud knocking noise, took it to the mechanic and found out that tensioner belt became loose causing damage to the car. I had to get a new alternator, tensioner & pull, and transmission flushed/serviced as well as the power steering. Not very happy with this 2008 Sebring!!!!!. This issue happened on Thu., Feb. 28, 2013.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Chrysler Pacifica

The VIN of this Pacifica is 2A8GM68X37_. I purchased a brand new 2007 Chrysler Pacifica in April 2007. I've had problems with the engine mounts three times already (January 2008, August 2009 and September 2010). Most recently, I am experiencing problems with the transmission and oil pressure but the dealer does not seem to thing there is a problem. I'm tired of the run around that I'm getting. Last month, (around the first week in August 2010) I brought the car to dealer because it would not start. I asked them to check the transmission because it was acting odd, check the brakes, check the engine mounts since I knew these were problematic in the past. Also, asked them perform an oil change. I was told the car needed a new battery, some brake work and the tensioner needed to be replaced. An oil change was done. I was told the engine mounts were inspected and they were fine and there was no problem with the transmission. Well, little over a month later around sept. 22 2010, the transmission felt like it was dragging, engine was extremely hot, rpm's seemed to be out of wack and the oil fuel was really low. The car was inspected and I was told the rubber around the engine mounts had to be replaced and was making the engine pull away from the transmission which was causing the problem. I was told it was normal to burn / loose that amount of oil. I was charged another deductible and I took the car home. Well today, sept. 28th, I get in the car and the low oil light goes on and the transmission still seems / feels weird. What is going on with Chrysler? now I have to bring the car back in and most likely they will try to charge me another deductible to fix the oil problem, transmission and/or another engine mount. Apparently, Chrysler knows these are problems but does not do anything to help the consumer. They should recall the car for the engine mount problem. Heaven forbid if I have my children in the car and the engine mounts crack at the same time. This is unacceptable. This issue happened on September 22, 2010.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Dodge Charger

The vehicle having this issue was a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving 35 mph, I smelled something burning. My battery light came on and the car shut down. I had it towed to the closest Dodge dealer. The dealership has reported that my alternator, serp belt & tensioner need to be replaced at a cost of $876!!!!! with all the other complaints that are very similar to mine, I feel a recall is in order!!!. It was Wednesday, May. 21, 2014 when this timing tensioner issue happened.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Dodge Challenger

The car involved was a 2009 Dodge Challenger. I was driving normal at about 70mph and was exiting highway and the car just died. I pulled over and tried to crank it and nothing. Called a wrecker and they took me to the parts house to get a code checked and it said camshaft position sensor. I bought one and took it home and replaced it and still nothing. You could see that the timing chain had broke through the hole where the sensor went. Over a few weeks I had to replace the timing chain, plastic guide and tensioner (they gave me metal parts as a replacement), hsd to remove the heads and replace all valves because they were bent, had to find and replace broken a valve guide. This was caused from what I was told by the plastic parts wearing out and Chrysler is quietly replacing them as people bring them in, I fixed my own and kept receipts and all broken parts. They are also saying it is a harmonic issue with the mds either way I called and made a claim with Chrysler and they tried to deny it was common. I have found that it is way more common than are saying and they just don't want to have a recall. I was also yelled at by a manager at freedom Dodge when I mentioned this in front of other customers, he said "Dodge never does a recall unless its a safety issue!" I said," if I'm going 70mph on the highway and the motor dieing wasn't a safety issue I didn't know what was. " he went to the back and was mad and then another employee that was getting my parts whispered to me it more common than they want to admit. I feel like I got ripped off and they are advertising a product that doesn't last, the car only had 70k and hasn't been driven very hard. I spent a little over $1000 to fix this and that was cheap, Dodge wanted $7000 to do it and I am not a mechanic, thank goodness for good friend and the internet. It was Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 when this timing tensioner issue occurred.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Ford Explorer

The vehicle was a 2008 Ford Explorer. The car was traveling at 30 mph from store to school in midday two miles, started ticking and got louder as traveling back home(2 mile). At home popped hood, listened for noise ,engine idling smoothly ,but ticking or rather hitting noise from top of valve cover,drivers side front,was very prevalent. Turned off car and pulled chain tensioner out and looked inside with snake camera and saw broken plastic parts all around timing chain area. I searched online and found this has been happening from 1997 to currant. Plastic, vinyl parts in the motor repeatedly shattering for years, costing consumers thousands in repairs. These v-6 and v-8 Ford motors are flawed because of these weak parts. This is a engineering bomb, and when you least expect it, the timing chain goes bad at 72931. 5k. That should not happen. The motor has to be pulled to change the four chain cassettes, or single cassette,because vinyl parts are in the pan and in the oil galleys. 18-19 hours on book the repairs are expensive, unreasonable,and a cover-up. Ford could change the part, but chooses not to. An addition 3000$ to the cost of ownership is not acceptable in the first five years. That's what the n. H. T. S. A. Is to be observing. The car is inoperable, for fear of having the valves contact the piston, and end up with metal in the bottom of the oil pan. Someone is responsible for the decision to make these parts out the inferior media. P. S. Regular oil changes are documented. The failure date was Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Ford Explorer

The car involved was a 2002 Ford Explorer. Was driving car along local road when the engine started to make noise and the car would not go over 5 miles and hour. Many cars severed to avoid truck and was lucky there was no accident. Truck was towed to local facility and had Ford tech look at vehicle. The timing chain tension broke. Tech and dealerships( called two for quotes ) said this was a common problem. After finding out the engine needed to be pulled for repair I had to junk the vehicle could not afford repair. This is certainly a safety issue any time a vehicle breaks without warning in the middle of traffic. It is also a know common problem. Dealer says the design of the tension is poorly produced and they had extended the warranty for the repair. Ford should fix/ replace the tensioner on these truck before someone is killed. It was Dec. 26, 2012 when this timing tensioner issue happened.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Acura RSX

The vehicle is a 2002 Acura Rsx. While driving approx 60 mph freeway, my car suddenly and without warning started running very rough and noisily and shuddered, a very frightening experience. My vehicle has been perfectly maintained since purchase and had only a few weeks earlier undergone a 75,000 mile tune-up. My mechanic diagnosed and confirmed the problem is a damaged/loosened timing chain due to a defective auto tensioner. This is my only means of transportation. Nhtsa records discloses service bulletin #090105 clearly identifying a "defective auto tensioner". These repairs will cost nearly $2,000! why is this not a recall instead of a simple service bulletin when your records indicate numerous cars are affected? this is a safety issue in addition to being a factory defect as the tensioner can seize the engine upon failure and cause the car to lose control, endangering not only myself and my passengers but other drivers who may be around me. Acura of lynnwood service manager [xxx] has been hostile and uncooperative and refused to meet with me after I scheduled an appointment with him, and will not authorize the repairs and the manufacturer has not authorized repairs. I was victimized once before by lynnwood Acura when the car engine on my first Rsx blew up (at 5000 miles!) due to error of mechanics (double-gasketed oil filter) and now the replacement vehicle is defective. I've been trying to get this resolved since September 2013. Please help!. The failure date was 09/14/2013.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Acura TSX

The VIN of this vehicle is JH4CL96934_. I took my 04 Acura Tsx in for a electronic recall of the radio dash light. This required a new circuit board. During that same visit I got my transmission fluid flushed. A week after the service was done my check engine light came on. I took my care to the shop immediately. Was told my "timing chain tensioner" has gone bad and the replacement would cos $1,600 +. My car only had 64k miles and very well maintained. I did some online research and found many others with this problem on cars with low miles (50k to 65k miles). This is very disappointing that I have a Honda product and it requires $1600 worth of repairs with this low of miles. Finding many others online with the same problem makes me think this should be some sort of recall on the manufactures part. Please help. This timing tensioner issue occurred Saturday, January 10, 2009.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Honda Civic

The vehicle is a 2013 Honda Civic. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 19XFB2F53D_. Dealer service center identified an oil leak coming from the timing chain tensioner cover. Dealer indicated, "not enough Hondabond removed timing tensioner cover plate, cleaned area, resealed cover with Hondabond, and reinstalled. Rechecked after oil chnage and found no leaks at this time". This issue happened on 12/03/2013.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Honda Civic

Consumer owns a 2006 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled as the steering wheel seized. The vehicle was towed to a dealer, who stated that the tensioner bolt was fractured and needed to be replaced. The tensioner bolt was replaced. The contact called the manufacturer and filed a complaint. The failure mileage was 118,000. Updated 01-29-14 updated 01/29/14. . Updated 03/18/14. This issue happened on Jan. 5, 2014.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Hyundai Sonata

The VIN of the car is 5NPEU46F66_. Consumer owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that as soon as he started the vehicle, the engine would generate a rattling noise from the timing chain. A certified mechanic inspected the vehicle and diagnosed that the timing chain tensioner needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 46,000 and the current mileage was 50,000. This timing tensioner problem happened on May. 1, 2011.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Hyundai Sonata

This complaint applies to a 2007 Hyundai Sonata limited (no option for 2007 was available in drop down menu) (issue 1) at or around the initial few days after taking delivery I began to notice abrupt vibration and shaking coming from the steering wheel; substantial enough to feel in the seat. Vehicle was taken back to dealership on 3 separate occasions to remedy the problem but they reported that they were unable to duplicate the problem and reported the vehicle to be in manufacturer specification. Nonetheless, dealer attempted wheel balance and radial force balance as a "good will gesture. " problem is now more articulated and the issue remains unresolved. (issue 2) engine emits a rattle noise similar to lifter clatter upon start and continues throughout operation; particularly in colder weather. Timing chain tensioner was replaced and one noise was resolved but the continual nature of the lifter clatter remains. Dealership and Hyundai representative reported that they were unable to duplicate the problem and the issue remains unresolved. (issue 3) fuel sloshing coming from the fuel tank. Manufacturer and dealer claims this to be normal and not a safety risk. Sound is more pronounced at or around 3/4 tank. Brought this to the attention of the dealer and the manufacturer directly and remains unresolved. It was 11/25/2006 when this timing tensioner issue occurred.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Jeep Wrangler

The vehicle was a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1C4BJWDG2C_. Many major mechanical issues for this vehicle 1) 6th cylinder head on the new penstar engine needed to be replaced 2) wind air leak causing whistling in the cabin 3) serpentine belt shredded and cracked 4) belt tensioner was binding and needed to be replaced 5) major vibrations- intake and exhaust phasers shorted 6) motor mounts worn 7) vibration got worse motor mounts trans and exhaust had to be remounted. It was Saturday, August 25, 2012 when this timing tensioner issue happened.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Jeep Grand Cherokee

The car is a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1J4GZ78SXT_. Pulling out from a parking lot, vehicle had no steering and no power. Driver heard a big bang and the tensioner fell out of the engine. The cherokee is being held at dealership. This problem occurred on Jan. 28, 1999.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Kia Motor Sorento

The vehicle is a 2013 Kia Motor Sorento. The VIN of the car is 5XYKT3A16D_. On 9-3-12 bought a new 2013 kia Sorento with the base 4 engine. Next day noticed a vibration when idling in drive. The car shakes. Notified dealer immediately. Dealer noticed concern but could not address. No applicable service bulletin. In December dealer notified me of a possible solution. Dealer installed a new tensioner and alternator pulley. Changes did lesson the vibrations. But an unacceptable vibration still exists when idling in drive. The vibration disappears when the transmission is put in n when idling in drive. It was Sep. 3, 2012 when this timing tensioner issue occurred.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Lincoln LS

The car was a 2001 Lincoln Ls. The VIN of this vehicle was 1LNHM87A31_. The plastic tensioners that the manufacturer put in broke causing a huge engine misfire. The vehicle had these plastic tensioners but a recall should have happened as it appears someone knew about this since manufacturer came up with generation ii and generation iii and these added generations, are made of metal which should have been in placed when they first built the engine. Awesome engine, lousy tensioners that at high speeds, could have cause me to lose control and perhaps got into an accident or killed myself or kill some one else. Please let me know if there is a recall for these tensioners. I am about to spend 1,500 top replace them. It was Jan. 15, 2014 when this timing tensioner issue happened.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Lincoln LS

The vehicle was a 2001 Lincoln Ls. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1LNHM87A31_. The plastic tensioner for timing chain broke due to being made of plastic. Internal parts should not be plastic. Although no accident, car is disabled. Whoever built those cars, have no regard for safety. The failure date was Monday, September 2, 2013.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Mazda Cx-7

The vehicle is a 2010 Mazda Cx-7. The VIN of this Cx-7 is JM3ER2W52A_. A flapping sound developed in the engine compartment while traveling on interstate 35w. Battery light came on and loss of power steering. Exited the freeway to a parking lot. Opened the hood and the broken engine belt was wrapped around the engine pulley only, with shredded pieces of it sticked throughout the engine compartment. Towed to a repair shop and was diagnosed to have a faulty belt tensioner and/or belt was not installed correctly at the factory. Contacted Mazda USA and was advised that it is not covered under the basic 3 year/36000 miles warranty or the power train 5 year/60000 miles warranty. The failure date was Friday, May. 9, 2014.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Mazda MAZDA3

The vehicle was a 2005 Mazda Mazda3. The VIN of this vehicle was JM1BK12F65_. Hi, I have two issues due to: electrical problem: airbag warning light may come on due to damaged pretensioner sensor wiring breakage from adjusting the seat. (2005) . This was on Saturday October 30, 2010 the airbag may not deploy when the vehicle is involved in a crash. Check-engine light: the check engine light illuminate, issues due to a valve in the intake system jamming. The dealer Mazda in ponce, puerto rico, check this issues, this is the part # lf82-18-740 valve,sole & lf70-15-170 they said to repair those parts. My car is out of warranty. Thank you. This timing tensioner issue occurred Jun. 7, 2010.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Mercury Villager

The vehicle involved was a 1996 Mercury Villager. The VIN of this vehicle was 4M2DV11W6T_. Engine noise, kind of loud. Also, engine light came on. Contacted dealer, and the dealer said they should replace tensioner. After the defective tensioner was replaced, the dealer indicated that the engine needed to be replaced as well. However check the engine light came on and stayed on after the engine was replaced. The air bag light was flashing continuously. This problem occurred on 11/01/00.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Mercury Villager

The vehicle involved is a 1996 Mercury Villager. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 4M2DV11W6T_. Engine noise, kind of loud. Also, engine light came on. Contacted dealer, and the dealer said they should replace tensioner. After the defective tensioner was replaced, the dealer indicated that the engine needed to be replaced as well. However check the engine light came on and stayed on after the engine was replaced. The air bag light was flashing continuously. It was November 1, 2000 when this timing tensioner issue occurred.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Mitsubishi Lancer

The car is a 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer evolution. The VIN of the car is JA3AH86C16_. This is a very well documented and known issue amongst evolution gen 9 owners. The oem timing belt bracket tensioner was made incorrect and causes the timing belt to rub against metal. There has already been a replacement bracket made that corrects the issue but I think this needs to be a recall. Mitsubishi needs to own this one and make it right, it's a faulty part, initiate the recall. The failure date was April 10, 2014.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Nissan Maxima

The car was a 2004 Nissan Maxima. My 2004 Maxima was 'missing' during freeway driving and 'died' as I turned in my driveway. Nissan did some miscellaneous repairs but told me that there was 'secondary timing chain noise due to worn guides. ' I was told by the service representative that if this isn't fixed the engine could be destroyed. The estimated cost is $1,700. I am afraid to drive my car because if this breaks on the freeway I and others could be in jeopardy. There are class action suits against Nissan regarding a design flaw in the 'timing chain tensioner and guide' assembly. I feel it incumbent on Nissan to issue a recall but I am unaware that one has been issued. I feel betrayed that I was sold a potentially dangerous automobile with no remedy other than an expensive repair. It was April 22, 2014 when this timing tensioner issue happened.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Nissan Frontier

The car involved is a 2007 Nissan Frontier. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1N6AD09W37_. Gas gauge quit working goes between half and quarter tank and stops, letting you run out of gas. Next item is timing chain howl on cold starts for over a year now then I read bulletin that chain tensioners are wearing and causing timing chain failures and Nissan has never notified owners I was just in to dealer about gas gauge problem about 2 weeks ago and no one mentioned timing chain problem. It was Dec. 6, 2013 when this timing tensioner issue occurred.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Saturn VUE

The vehicle involved was a 2003 Saturn Vue. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GCGC29R5T_. Vehicle lost timing chain tensioners at 57k miles, due to poor oil flow at low rpms despite regular oil changes and maintenance. Cost to repair is $1400. 00, Saturn will not recall or cover costs to repair engine. And says there are no 'known issues with this model' yet the l-series which has the same 2. 2l engine has recalls out for timing chain issues. And in the new parts purchased for repair Saturn has included upgraded oilers to increase oil flow to failed components. It was Friday, February 6, 2009 when this timing tensioner issue occurred.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Saturn VUE

The car involved is a 2003 Saturn Vue. While driving my son noticed a sound coming from the engine that was not normal. When we stopped I opened the hood and investigated. When idiling it sounded like a chain slapping, at 1000 rpms the sound was like a whir instead of a slap. After listening for a few moments I decided it sounded like the timing chain. The next day my wife brought the vehicle to a Chevrolet dealer and they determined that the tensioner had failed and the chain was indeed slapping around, but it had not damaged a valve. I checked on the internet and found that Saturn engines, such as mine (2. 2l engines), did indeed have a problem with the timing chain. A recall was issued for that engine, but only 2000-2002 model year. Total cost to repair was almost $1400. 00. The failure date was March 16, 2011.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Subaru Impreza

The vehicle was a 2007 Subaru Impreza. Purchased car August 20th. August 24th, 2013 on the way back from PA on 80 east my check engine light came on. Problem was diagnosed as cam position timing over advance or system performance b1 and b2. Code was p0011 and p0021. Wednesday September 11th, 2013 the car was taken to Subaru world of newton to be fixed. Needed new cam sprockets and timing belt, along with the timing belt the timing belt tensioner was changed and a small oil leak was plugged with an oil change. That all came out to around 1,500 and that was after negotiating. Monday September 16th, 2013 my check engine light came on and with it had rough idling. Thursday September 19th, 2013 I had the code read and the code p0301 came up which was a cylinder 1 misfire. The code was reset to see if it would reoccur and Tuesday September 24th, 2013 the check engine came back on with the same code. I then planned on going to Subaru world of newton on Saturday the 28th. On Friday the 27th I was driving to the mall in rockaway, NJ 20 minutes from my house and I started to feel power loss. On the way home from the mall the power loss continued and about 30 seconds from the sparta exit my engine made a knocking noise like something sprung loose and my engine cut off and the car shut off, with no power steering I had to get across the lanes to pull over and wait for a tow truck. Today September 30th the car is sitting at Subaru because the diagnostic fee 1-2,000$ and approximate cost for parts and labor is 5-7,000$, total is 6-9,000$. This issue happened on August 24, 2013.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Subaru Baja

The car involved is a 2005 Subaru Baja. Vehilde engine has knocking sound when started from cold and for the first 15 minutes of operation. It sounds like bad valve gear and we have had a "tensioner" bracket replaced by the dealer, but I am now hearing about a "piston slap" issue on this motor that I cannot find a report about. It will be into classic Subaru in atlanta tomorow to attempt a reproduction ofthe noise after leaving vehicle overnight to properly simulate the cold-start conditions. It was Tuesday, May 10, 2005 when this timing tensioner issue occurred.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Suzuki XL7

Tl-the vehicle is a 2008 Suzuki Xl7. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph the vehicle stalled. Immediately after the dash board read reduce engine power. The vehicle was unable to restart and was later towed to an independent mechanic. After diagnosis they advised him the timing chain and tensioner fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no further assistance. The failure and current mileages was approximately 110,000. Tb. It was 03/19/13 when this timing tensioner issue happened.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Suzuki Vitara

The car is a 2001 Suzuki Vitara. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is JS3TE62V31_. At 48,000 miles the timing tensioner went out in my Suzuki grand Vitara. This has caused complete damage to the entire engine requiring a complete rebuild because of a part that was defective. Suzuki has denied responsibility and would not help fix this issue even though they say that their vehicles have zero-maintenance and self-adjusting timing chains. The part clearly failed long before it's rating and need for replacement (60,000miles) and I have found many other people on the web with the same issue (around 500 similar complaints). Suzuki has a part or manufacturing issue and this really needs to be looked into for the sake of all consumers out there. This issue happened on Thursday, January 6, 2005.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Toyota Highlander

The vehicle having this issue was a 2003 Toyota Highlander. VIN of the vehicle was JTEGD21A63_. Car temp gage went up past h and there was no heat in car. I stopped as soon as possible at a mall parking lot and called service. Had car towed to garage. Per owner of garage, the head gasket leaked due to bolts stripping in the engine. He then fixed the problem and then upon test drive the tensioner failed and chain jumped causing further repairs to not be cost effective. Through research he informed me that this is a well documented problem with the 2003 Highlander engines and that Toyota is not backing the problem. I called Toyota and since recall has not been issued they stated they cannot help me. I feel the Highlander should have lasted more than 8 years as I had kept up with required maintenance. This timing tensioner issue occurred Mon., Dec. 20, 2010.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Toyota Corolla

The vehicle is a 1998 Toyota Corolla. Vehicle was leaking oil. Dealership found the plate for the timing gear cover was leaking. Dealership replaced gasket and timing chain tensioner. While driving 71 miles later, the cam gear pin sheared off, the vehicle died out and internal damage occurred. Dealership not willing to take responsibility. It was Aug. 31, 2002 when this timing tensioner issue happened.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Volkswagen Tiguan

The vehicle having this issue was a 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan. For a week, there was a rattling sound when I started my car that usually stopped after a few seconds of running. On 04/05/14, I heard the rattling sound the entire time when driving. When I stopped, my vehicle cutoff and would not restart. The vehicle was towed to repair shop where the mechanic told me there was no compression in the engine. He later explained the timing chain tensioner broke which caused valves in the engine to bend. Researching the internet, I noticed the same exact diagnosis was given to several other consumers of the same year, make and model. Some of whom had the misfortune of having their vehicles cutoff on the highway. This timing tensioner issue occurred 04/05/2014.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Volkswagen Passat

The car is a 2008 Volkswagen Passat. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is WVWXK73C88_. My timing chain jumped timing at 74k miles. This caused the pistons to hit the valves and caused $6k worth of damage. The dealership informed me there was nothing preventative I could have done. They actually contacted vw to see what they would do to help with this issue. Initially, they offered to contribute $1,000 toward repairs. I contacted vw because I saw 2 separate service bulletins on this model regarding the timing jumping. My timing jumped due to a faulty tensioner. When I spoke with vw, they didn't even offer the $1,000 anymore and simply got the dealership to reduce repairs by 15%, this was completely unacceptable considering a) their tensioners are faulty and are causing consumers to spend outrageous amounts of money on repairs b) this is not a normal wear-and-tear repair for the age and mileage of the car, per the dealership. The failure of the tensioner causes a jump in timing which immobilizes the car, which is dangerous if the car is operating at the time. It is costly because it causes significant engine damage. See service bulletin no. : tb-15-12-01 service bulletin no. : tb-15-11-04 . It was Tuesday, September 3, 2013 when this timing tensioner issue occurred.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Audi A4

At approximately 1000 miles on the odometer of my 2012 Audi A4 avant quattro, a strange noise began from the front area of the engine. The noise happens at the first startup of the engine regardless of ambient temperature. After about 2 minutes when the engine idles down the noise stops. Different Audi technicians at two dealerships have diagnosed the noise as 1) cam tensioners, 2) a bad bearing inside the cam case, 3) secondary blower motor and, 4) lash in the vvt system. None of the technicians have put a wrench on any of the named components because, according to the dealerships' service managers, Audi USA will not authorize repairs. According to Audi USA, the strange noise is a normal function even though Audi customer service cannot explain why the noise was not apparent for the first approximate 1000 miles of driving. This timing tensioner problem happened on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Audi S4

The VIN of this vehicle was WAUPL68E04_. I have a 2004 Audi S4 that had catastrophic failure at only 40,000 miles due to defective parts. The car has a problem where a tensioner I am told allows the motor to rev up even when your foot is not on the gas pedal and it causes damage to the motor. This has happened to many owners, most were under warranty because this part fails at such a low mileage, in some cases under 100 miles. Not only does this cause un safe situations for the driver as the engine can have this rev up happen multiple times before the engine fails, it also causes repairs that are very very costly and not worth while. When I took my car to the dealership they also discovered that my transmission is needing to be completely replaced. This is also due to defective metals used in the syncros is what I am told. Audi has no desire to correct the problem even though they have admitted none of the problems are due to abuse but rather weak parts. Even though I am out of warranty that should not make a difference when they have had so many of the same exact cases repaired to date. My kbb value is 23,500 and the repair cost would be around $17,500. This issue happened on February 12, 2009.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of BMW 325

The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was WBAET374X2_. The vehicle was a 2002 BMW 325i. The contact stated that there was a loud noise coming from the engine. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the mechanical main belt tensioner had to be replaced with a hydraulic version assembly. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 119,170 and the current mileage was 119,300. This timing tensioner issue occurred 04/12/13.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of BMW M5

The vehicle having this issue was a 2013 BMW M5. While making a slow right turn the vehicle's engine suddenly shut down and immeditately restarted a few moment later. However, when the vehicle stalled all power steering was lost which was followed by multiple system failure warnings that were displayed, such rear differential is locked, power steering has failed, seat belt tensioner system failed and to stop driving the vehicle immediately and contact a service center immediately. I drove the vehcile into my driveway which was 100 yards away and shut the vehicle down and called orange county BMW in harriman, NY. I was told to shut the vehicle off and let it sit for ten minutes and the system should reset itself, which I did. I was told this is a common problem in the 5 series and it happens all the time from the sales anager, jeffrey martinez, to whom I spoke to about the problem. The errors cleared but I was able to recreate the failure making the same turn with the same failures occurring as listed above. If I had been driving at a higher speed this would have resulted in loss of ability to steer the vehicle. When the first failure occurred I ended up driving into the oncoming lane of traffic until I was able to forcefully steer the vehicle back into the right side of the road. It was Wednesday, March 6, 2013 when this timing tensioner issue happened.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Buick Enclave

The car involved was a 2011 Buick Enclave. Driving off of a highway. Sudden engine seize steering lock and zero power. Car rolled to a complete stop. Luckily we were in a turning lane and were able to roll into a safe waiting area. No one in the vehicle were injured bodily yet the mental anguish and fear was unbearable. Had this happened on the highway five minutes earlier , with the heavy traffic, I am sure there would have been much more serious outcome. The car has since been serviced. Replaced were a broken engine belt. , and bad tensioner. What I don't understand is how a 3 year old car could fail so terribly. I am now petrified to drive my Enclave for fear of other faulty parts. Service was performed at ferman GMC on November 11, 2013 in lutz florida. This was their first encounter with such a problem. Very scary experience for all involved. Every time I see a buck I recall that night in my mind. I still have not driven the car since it has been repaired and home. Not sure I can ever trust this brand again. I was told a faulty tensioner caused the engine belt to snap. Horrible. The failure date was Nov. 9, 2013.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Buick Regal

The car was a 2011 Buick Regal. I experience intermittent noise from the right/passenger side of the engine compartment. I drove vehicle to suburban Buick GMC and was unable to duplicate noise and no action was taken. On while in el paso, TX the noise return and would not stop. Drove vehicle to shamaley Buick GMC on June 28, 2012 and the belt tensioner was replace (invoice 25754milage 35416). Again, the intermittent noise return and again I took vehicle to suburban Buick GMC and service center was unable to duplicate noise. Advise service of previous repair and since problem could not be duplicated in service area, no action was taken. While in las vegas, nv took vehicle to fairway Chevrolet Buick GMC on June 17, 2013 for another concern. While in service area service advisor duplicated the noise while moving vehicle. Service advisor know what causes the noise, the repair was preform in addition to the other concern. Replace belt tensioner and serpentine belt (tag 0059 mileage 71195) the original part fails and was replace then the second part fails. This part should not fail in 35,000 miles. This is something that should be investigated. This timing tensioner issue occurred Jun. 28, 2012.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Cadillac CTS

The vehicle involved is a 2007 Cadillac Cts. VIN of the vehicle was 1G6DM57T17_. Never had a problem with the car. Took it in to the dealer for a timing chain tensioner recall and now my timing chain or the tensioners have failed and the car will not start. It was February 15, 2012 when this timing tensioner issue happened.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Jaguar XJ8

The car is a 1998 Jaguar Xj8. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Jaguar Xj8 is SAJGX2246W_. Operating my vehicle, the engine starting running poor. Jaguar dealership explained poorly designed timing chain tensioners and arms have failed because Jaguar made the components out of a cheap plastic, that is known to crack and cause the valves to contact the pistons. Jaguar updated the tensioners to metal , but refuses to accept responsibility for this design flaw and want to charge several thousand dollars to upgrade to the better designed parts. They refereed me to service bulletin technical service bulletin no. X303-68 , but it states if you haera a rattling noise, however it also states you may not hear a rattling noise, my car did not, and out of no where , thengine stopped running due to this design flaw, that has been updated. In fact, this effect every single 4. 0 engine, that's millions! it's time this becomes a recall to replace these parts free and repair any engine component damaged from their failure. A customer should not have to pay thousands for an defective plastic tensioner, some one put inside a hot running engine, that was a very dumb idea, and the failure may even occur as young as 32,000 miles. It was Aug. 1, 2013 when this timing tensioner issue happened.

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car   Timing Tensioner problem of Jaguar XJR

The vehicle was a 2000 Jaguar Xjr. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is SAJDA15B6Y_. Jaguar is a great car manufacture but I believe all 98-2000 Jaguar v8's should be considered lemon's if they have not yet been retrofitted with the latest timing chain tensioner design Jaguar currently uses. These cars are ticking time bomb's if they have not. According to multiple forums and various jag enthusiast web sites Jaguar never put out a recall on this particular matter; rumor has it that they did not want the recalls jeopardizing Jaguar's reputation but it seems to me that it has already been jeopardized by them not wanting to accept full responsibility for all these v8's failing due to malfunctioning timing chain tensioners; the very incident that occurred with my 2000 Jaguar Xjr with only 80k miles this is just unheard of. This is just a few of the problem's this vehicle has given me. Sometimes it goes into "restricted performance mode" at the most unsafe times such as merging on to a freeway or making a lane change. The vehicle pretty much does not allow itself to rev pass a certain rpm and if you try to accelerate will cut all power out? I have had this problem diagnosed multiple times only to get no answers. Lastly sometimes the car goes into "fail safe engine mode" and will not allow itself to start until it basically feels like it. I kid you not this car is very temperamental and starts when it wants to. Was told that it was a linear switch causing the malfunction -$700. 00 and three months later the problem still persist. I contacted Jaguar in regards to all this and they simply said there is nothing that can be done. The car is too old and far past its warranty. Its almost as if they're cars are that new family puppy everyone loves at first and as soon as the dog gets old so does he. They could careless about the later model cars and that's a shame considering the later models are still recognizable as a Jaguar unlike these newer models they have. This timing tensioner problem happened on August 5, 2011.

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