Winch Equipment Problems in popular cars

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

car   Winch Equipment problem of Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The car involved is a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GCEK14W42_. Twice I have had the spare tire winch cable break on me,if this was to happen in heavy traffic or high speeds it could cause serious injury or death,and I was never aware it was gone until I needed the spare. The failure date was Mon., Mar. 1, 2010.

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car   Winch Equipment problem of Chevrolet Trailblazer

The vehicle having this issue was a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Spare tire carrier not operational. Inability to change flat tire unsafe and costly (of course, to the owner). General motors poorly re-designed spare tire winch includes plastic housing for cable that deteriorates in the severe service area of a motor vehicle. Previous designs did not involve the use of plastics in the external mechanisms. Mine failed leaving me with a flat tire and a perfectly good spare that I was unable to lower from the rear undercarriage of the vehicle. Makes no sense to replace the winch with another of the same design leaving most people no option to either not carry a spare or carry inside the vehicle either unsafely anchored or not anchored at all becoming a projectile in the event of an accident. This winch equipment issue occurred 07/26/2009.

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car   Winch Equipment problem of Chrysler Town & Country

The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2C4GP44R05_. The vehicle involved is a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country lx minivan with stow-n-go seating. After repairing a flat tire, the spare tire hanger jammed, causing the tire to appear in place but actually loose. The hanger is a winch with a wire rope that retracts to hang the tire under the mid-section of the van. The wire rope spooled unevenly, jamming against the housing. No accident occurred, but there is high potential for harm to other drivers if the tire were to fall to the roadway. It was 08/18/2008 when this winch equipment issue occurred.

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car   Winch Equipment problem of Dodge Caravan

The vehicle involved is a 2003 Dodge Caravan. I had a flat tire and tried to use the spare. However, the winch to lower the spare tire had stripped gears and would not lower. This is only the third time I've ever used it. I finally had to take it to the dealer to have it repaired. They charged $265. It was Jun. 8, 2006 when this winch equipment issue occurred.

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car   Winch Equipment problem of Ford F-150

The car involved is a 2002 Ford f150 ld. Consumer called complaining about having problems with the chaise on the vehicle. Also stated that dealer was contacted and has agree that there is a problem with the vehicle but wont take it in until after January the 2nd. Ts.

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car   Winch Equipment problem of Ford Expedition

The vehicle was a 2000 Ford Expedition. Spare tire winch cable snapped causing spare tire to detach and bounce away behind the car while driving. Nobody was hurt in this incident, but I believe this is a major safety defect. It was Tue., Jan. 20, 2004 when this winch equipment issue occurred.

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car   Winch Equipment problem of Toyota Sienna

VIN of the vehicle was 5TDZK23C98_. I have a 2008 Toyota Sienna van. I had once gotten a flat tire about three months ago. I tried to unwind my spare tire from the undercarriage unscrewing the bolt to lower the spare tire using the winch mechanism. Once the spare was lowered I could not pull the wire back up again. Once the flat was repaired I could not use the winch again to pull back my spare tire to the original position. I went ahead and replaced the winch mechanism on my own cost after not getting any support from the dealership to help fix it or repeated calls to Toyota that refused to acknowledge the defect. They citied that I was out of warranty and now could do nothing. Now I am hearing there is indeed a problem with the mechanism and there is a recall on the van. I placed a call to the dealership in town there is no response. While there may have been dangerous situation this was avoided I think by putting in a third party winch mechanism on my own cost. I like Toyota to either 1) fix my problem 2) pay for the cost of fixing the problem which I took care to fix it on my own cost. This issue happened on Friday, January 1, 2010.

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