Xxxxx Problems in popular cars



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

car   Xxxxx problem of Chevrolet Silverado

The car was a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 2GCEC13Z37_. Autonation Toyota in arlington, TX failed to tighten one of my wheels after servicing it. I was traveling on the highway at 70mph when my wheel became totally disconnected from the rotor. The technician who was responsible for this told me that his was the 2nd time this has happened at this particular dealership. Autonation Toyota is putting their customers and other drivers at risk and in danger. This xxxxx issue occurred Mar. 6, 2014.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Chevrolet Equinox

The car is a 2009 Chevrolet Equinox. On thanksgiving morning in preparation for a three hour drive I began to put air in the right rear tire of my chevy Equinox because the pressure sensor was showing it a few pounds lower than the other tires. When I removed the fill hose, the aluminum (cast I think) valve stem end broke off with the valve mechanism itself and the tire rapidly deflated. No unusual force was applied to the valve with the portable air pump I have used numerous times on this and other car tires. There was no accident because the valve failed while the car was in my driveway (something else to be thankful for that day!). I just read where a similar vehicle (Ford escape I believe) experienced a valve stem failure that apparently contributed to a roll over and fatality. Although a rubber valve stem cracked in the Ford case, the rapid deflation would be the same in my case had I been driving - and the potential drastic results could have been the same. I had the valve replaced for $156. 00. Although I preferred to replace it with a rubber one, I was told the state of rhode island inspection would fail since the absence of the remote sensor would cause a dash-board warning light. The technician said the valve cracked due to corrosion - in a four year old car!. It was Thursday, November 28, 2013 when this xxxxx issue happened.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Chrysler Town & Country

The vehicle is a 2010 Chrysler town and country. The VIN of the problem Town & Country is 2A4RR5DXXA_. 2 flat tires caused by failed tire pressure sensors. The valve with the tire pressure sensor broke off on 2 tires during the first incident (2 flats at once). 2nd incident happened on March 9, 2014 in a car wash (vehicle has roughly 56k on it at the time of the 2nd incident). The failure date was Sun., Apr. 15, 2012.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Chrysler Pt Cruiser

The car involved is a 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. The chrome rims leak air because they have been leeching (peeling) since the purchase of the vehicle. I have only owned the vehicle for 6 years (I bought the vehicle with approximately 68,000 miles) and have averaged 8700 miles per year. I have had the rims sealed at least a dozen times since I purchased the vehicle but the seals only last for short periods due to the constant peeling. Currently, I have to fill the tires with at least 20 pounds of air every 2-3 days. My biggest fear is that they will fail while I am driving on the highway. It was Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009 when this xxxxx issue happened.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Dodge Sprinter

The car involved was a 2008 Dodge Sprinter 2500. We have had both rear leaf springs fail on this vehicle in last 2 months. The centering pin on leaf spring shears off and axle shifts back to wheel well. This causes vehicle to track at askew on road. I feel this presents a major safety issue at freeway speeds. We have had the leaf fail on 2 of our five Sprinters the other being a 2007 year. Other van has 120000 miles on it. We have never had this problem with other vans of different mfr. The failure date was Apr. 2, 2014.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Dodge Ram 1500

The vehicle having this issue was a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1D3HV18T49_. My concern is valve stem failure. The valve stems on my truck have air pressure sensors on them and are bolted in the valve stem hole in the rim. The nut that holds the valve stem in place failed on the highway and caused a instant deflation of the tire in heavy traffic. This is not the first time this has happened. I have had problems with the valve stem nut cracking before. The first time I took it to the local Dodge dealer due to a constant tire leak they told me it was a bad valve stem. The valve stem cost $50 and $80 to install. The second time was on a scheduled tire rotation and the tech noticed the nut had corrosion and was cracked. He replaced it with a new nut. The third time was the blow out I described first, which also ruined the tire. On inspection of the forth tire the nut is also cracked. It was 03/12/14 when this xxxxx issue occurred.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Ford F-250

The vehicle is a 2012 Ford F-250 sd. The VIN of this F-250 is 1FT7W2BT2C_. Dramatic wheel and front end wobble when hitting a bridge transition. Vehicle becomes uncontrollable and continues to shake violently until vehicle comes to almost a complete stop. I had this same issue in my 2005 f250 and had to change almost all the components of the front end to fix. There are hundreds of people speaking about this on the forums and state that there are tsbs that cover this but that the parts fail again in about 25k miles. I pull a boat quite often and if this would have happened with a trailer behind my truck there would have been fatalities. As it was cars went all over the interstate trying to get away from me. This issue has been around for a long time and it seems that it has not been addressed by the manufacture. I love and need my 3/4 ton truck and believe that Ford makes the best truck, but there will be deaths caused by this, if not already. Now I will start the long process of getting the dealer to fix the issue. The failure date was Friday, April 18, 2014.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Ford Explorer Sport

The car was a 2003 Ford Explorer Sport. Was driving the vehicle when I noticed smoke coming out from under the hood. I pulled over as quick as possible into a strip mall parking lot. Before I got out flames were coming out of the engine compartment. I ran into a store and got a fire extinguisher to try and put out the fire. I failed, as the whole front of the explorer was in flames as well as the interior. The vehicle is a total loss. The fire department put it out. I had the vehicle for 7 weeks. The used dealer will not take any responsibility. Should they? I purchased the vehicle on Mar. 3,2014 at oc auto expo in westminster, CA. This problem occurred on Apr. 16, 2014.

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car   Xxxxx problem of GMC Terrain

The car is a 2010 GMC Terrain. Vehicle failed pennsylvania inspection due to sidewall cracking on all four oem michelin latitude tour p235/55r18 tires (front tires have 6/32" tread depth remaining, rear tires have 7/32" tread depth remaining). Vehicle deemed unsafe to drive until all tires are replaced due to risk of blowout. Michelin campaign #13t006000 does not cover this particular tire, even though sidewall defect is the same as that affecting those tires that are included in recall. Owner was offered a 60% discount on replacement tires from an authorized michelin retailer, which manufacturer's executive response manager called "fair. " michelin needs to acknowledge the defect by recalling and replacing these tires before an expectant mother like myself is killed driving on them. Either michelin stands by its workmanship and materials warranty or they do not. It was Sat., Apr. 5, 2014 when this xxxxx issue occurred.

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car   Xxxxx problem of GMC Yukon

The car was a 2005 GMC Yukon. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this GMC Yukon is 1GKEK13V65_. The spare tire is stored under vehicle and lowered from beneath the vehicle by a cranking a cable. It also has a secondary latch to keep it from falling on road if that cable should fail. The problem is that the latch is designed very poorly and quite susceptible to rusting from road salt. This prevents it from releasing the spare tire from the vehicle. The reason this is a safety issue is that the spare tire is impossible to use without prior knowledge on exactly how to release a frozen safety latch. It is very unlikely anyone would be able to do so while stranded roadside with a flat tire. It would at least greatly extend the amount of time person would be working on their vehicle along the road. The failure date was Jul. 26, 2013.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Acura TL

The car is a 2007 Acura Tl. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 19UUA76507_. The car came with factory chrome wheels. The chrome is failing on the inside bead, and the tires no longer hold pressure. This can cause a catastrophic fail, collision or loss of vehicle control. Wheels can not be repaired locally. This xxxxx problem happened on February 4, 2014.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Honda Civic

The vehicle involved was a 2010 Honda Civic. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 2HGFA1F37A_. Tire blowout on freeway. Driver side rear tire. Speed approximately 60 miles per hour. Caused car to spin out of control. Car ended up facing opposing traffic between carpool lane and adjacent lane. Required emergency personnel to get car off freeway. Tire information: michelin primacy mxv. Dot n4ta y4yx 2313. Tires were purchased Dec 30, 2013 failed in less than 4 months. The car had 41789 miles when tires were purchased (tires had less than 4000 miles on them). They still have hairs on them from the manufacturing process. Tire was inspected by sears personnel (eung lee) on foothill in pasadena. It was his opinion that if there was a defect all 4 tires would have failed instead of a single tire. This problem occurred on 04/19/14.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Honda Civic

The vehicle involved is a 2007 Honda Civic. The VIN of this Civic is 2HGFG12887_. I just had to replace the tires for the second time on this car. The car is expiring uneven tire wear. This does effect braking of the car as well. Honda has admitted that the rear control arm is to short effecting suspension and tire wear. This is dangerous because the visible part of my tire looked fine, plenty of tread and about 38000 on a 90000 mile tire. The inside of the tire was so worn it actually had a hole worn in it. This wear issue could cause a tire to fail while traveling at a high rate of speed. Please help the owners of these vehicles get a recall from Honda before someone is hurt. It was April 9, 2014 when this xxxxx issue occurred.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Hyundai Elantra

The vehicle involved was a 2013 Hyundai Elantra. While driving my 2013 Hyundai elentra down the highway @ approx 50mph, the left rear tire failed in the center of the tread. No warning. The car is driven by my teenage daughter for school and work. She hit nothing in the road. Hasn't hit anything with the tire. Dealership says it was due to a puncture. I refuse to believe that. If you have wire(s) showing, seems to me that would be a tire failure and not a simple puncture. This is not acceptable with me. Hankook tire warranty in new jersey said to have the dealership send them the tire and they would inspect it to make a determination of failure or puncture. I have as much faith in them as I do the dealership at this point. This issue happened on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Hyundai Genesis

The vehicle involved is a 2012 Hyundai Genesis. Crash happened when the problem occurred. The VIN of this vehicle is KMHHT6KD8C_. The vehicle was hit in the right rear quarter and then in the front, completely demolishing the front body work. Only the passenger side window curtain airbag deployed, likely due to the initial right rear side impact. The sole occupant (driver) was not protected and was injured (cracked pelvis, cracked orbital bone, nose injury) because the steering wheel airbag system failed to deploy. The manufacturer was provided with photographic evidence showing the above, but has declined to address the issue because "we attempted to inspect your vehicle and believed that an inspection would have confirmed the proper operation of the vehicle's airbag system. " the car was scrapped already and not available for inspection. Photos provided to the manufacturer (and available to you) demonstrate clearly that the front bumper assembly bodywork was completely ripped off the car, yet the driver airbag did not deploy. That would seem to indicate a catastrophic failure of that intended safety feature. The manufacturer's assertion about confirmation of proper airbag system operation is not credible in view of the facts. Please research the information and make sure that other drivers are not victimized by inadequate safety engineering. The failure date was Friday, December 21, 2012.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Infiniti FX35

The vehicle is a 2005 Infiniti Fx35. The VIN of the problem Fx35 is JNRAS08W85_. Wheel bearings on both front wheels failed. Noise does not appear at speeds under 25 mph but builds gradually from there. Sounds exhibited are intermittent metal on metal squealing and a deep thumping sound, similar to a severely out of balanced tire. At highway speeds, noise will consume cabin. Infiniti has acknowledged this issue by increasing their standard coverage from 50k to 70k miles. However, it should be escalated to a recall due to the high frequency of failures. A quick search on google of Fx35 wheel bearing failure yields more results than a few isolated incidents. It was Mar. 15, 2013 when this xxxxx issue occurred.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Jeep Grand Cherokee

The vehicle was a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Jeep Grand Cherokee is 1C4RJFBG6E_. Observed grease splattered on the inside of both front wheels. Took vehicle to the dealership where they determined the car needed to have its axles replaced. Believe both cv boots failed spilling grease onto wheels and axles. This xxxxx issue occurred Monday, April 28, 2014.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Jeep Grand Cherokee

The vehicle involved was a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The VIN of this vehicle was 1C4RJFCG2E_. Failed cv boot on front drivers side wheel leading to grease expulsion throughout wheel. . . Possibly in brake pad as well on brand new Jeep Grand Cherokee with 220 miles. This issue happened on Saturday, May 17, 2014.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Kia Motor Sedona

The car involved is 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 xxxxx issue occurred Apr. 15, 2014.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Kia Motor Forte

The car was a 2010 Kia Motor Forte. On January 19th, 2014, while the car was being driven on the expressway, the driver's side rear tire suddenly went flat. Upon inspection, the hole where the valve stem should reside was empty. This is the second occurrence of this type. Previously, on February 28th, 2013, while driving on a secondary road at 55 mph, the passenger side front tire failed in the same manner. At that time, a complaint was submitted with kia (confirmation id k2441671). No response or contact was ever given by kia. Once the tires were disassembled, and the tpms parts examined, heavy corrosion and metal erosion was present. At some point, the securing nut lets go, and the stem ejects into the tire, rapidly releasing the air. If this is an issue of inferior metal being used with the kia valve stems, then I feel that a safety recall should be issued. Thus far the failures have only caused the loss of time, inconvenience, driving on the dreaded space-saver tire, cost of replacement sensors and tires, and risk of changing tires at roadside, but sudden loss of control of vehicles could easily lead to serious injury or loss of life to the driver and others sharing the roadway. I am not aware how common this type of failure may be, but it is a potentially serious danger that could be eliminated or at least significantly minimized. Over several hundreds of thousands of miles driven, I have never experienced a normal valve stem ejection, nor know of anyone who has. The tpms valve stems in question seem to be of some grade of aluminum or aluminum alloy. The kia sensor body part number is 52933-2m000. Thank you. It was Jan. 19, 2014 when this xxxxx issue occurred.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Land Rover LR2

The vehicle having this issue was a 2010 Land Rover Lr2. I started to hear a whirring noise so took the car to a repair center (within 48 hours) that works on Land Rovers (there are no longer any Land Rover dealerships in vt) and they found that the rear differential was deteriorated (viscous fluid, metal chips shredding). The car was unsafe to drive - they found that, when they ordered the replacement part, the supplier is getting this problem on this model 4-5 times per month. This is not something I would expect on a 3 yr old car with the supposed durability of a lr that is driven only on regular roads (no off road driving which supposedly can be done in a Land Rover). Land rover says they cannot do anything about this because it is 1) out of warranty and 2) I did not take it to a lr dealer even though there were extenuating circumstances as the nearest dealer is now hours away since the vt dealer closed 2 yrs ago and I could have had an accident if I had continued to drive the car with this serious problem. It seems to me there is a defect in the differential parts installed in the Land Rover Lr2 that could cause serious accidents to happen when they fail. This problem occurred on Tue., May. 7, 2013.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Lexus GS

The vehicle having this issue was a 1999 Lexus Gs. I was driving going home from the store and my lower ball joint failed and damage my wheels, fender and driver side door won't open all the way due to the damage on the fender. Thank god I wasn't in the freeway or with my kids when this happened. The failure date was Saturday, Mar. 8, 2014.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Mazda MAZDA3

The car involved was a 2009 Mazda Mazda3. The VIN of this Mazda3 is JM1BK32F59_. On August 16th 2013 I was on the highway and the tire pressure warning came on and a few miles later felt the car pulling towards the left and realized I had a flat tired and pulled over. I changed the front drivers side tire and continued on my way. The next day I took it to a local mechanic shop and requested they look at the tire. They informed me the tire was perfectly fine and what caused the tire to go flat was the tpms sensor. The sensor threads had corroded and released all of the air from the tire. They then informed me all of the remaining sensors were in just as bad shape and could fail at literally any moment. I then took the vehicle back to the dealership. The dealership looked the vehicle and confirmed that tpms sensor was what caused the tire to go flat and the other sensors are bad and ready to fail as well. I had three sensors replaced and I went home and decided to call Mazda directly and speak with a representative and see what could be worked out. I spoke to a representative by the name of ann and I asked if there was any recall on the vehicles tpms sensor. She informed me that there was not a recall on the item I specified and that it was going to be documented. That was it. Basically I was told good luck with my problem. I went back to the dealership and had them replace the final tpms sensor since it was going to fail soon and I didn't want another flat tire or worse, an accident. I've looked around the internet and found other people complaining of the same issue on Mazda vehicles in a very close year range as mine. I feel this is a huge safety issue. It is not normal for an item of a vehicle to fail and release all of the air from the tire if the item wasn't damaged by some sort of external force. It was Fri., Aug. 16, 2013 when this xxxxx issue occurred.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Mazda MAZDA3

The vehicle having this issue was a 2010 Mazda Mazda3. Within 2 days of driving, my Mazda 3 had two separate incidents, where the valves of the tire pressure monitoring system (tpms) failed, on two separate tires. On Monday, July 18, 2013 while traveling at highway speed on rt. 25 in bourne, MA, the tire pressure warning light came on. I stopped at the nearest gas station. The driver's front tire was very flat. When I attempted to fill it with air, the valve pushed into the tire. Luckily, I was at a gas station and they were able to repair the tire with "standard" (non-tpms) valve and I was on my way. As I was on vacation. I parked the car for a week. When I returned to my car (July 22), I drove the car for about 50 miles. I stopped to have lunch and noticed that the driver's side rear tire was very flat. When I attempted to put air into the valve, it too pushed into the tire. That is two tpms valves that failed in two days of driving. I called Mazda customer service (800-222-5500, ext. 6) explained the situation to jose (ext. 1180). He was sympathetic, but would not commit to Mazda repairing the tpms valve at no cost to me. I am having my mechanic put in non-tpms valves in the remaining two tires on the car, as I feel they are a real safety hazard. I will not drive the car until it is repaired. This xxxxx issue occurred 07/18/13.. Read more...

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car   Xxxxx problem of Mercedes Benz Cls Class

The vehicle is a 2012 Mercedes Benz cls. The vehicle was a 2014 Mercedes Benz cls-550 (n/a). The contact stated that over a one-month period, all four factory tires failed and needed to be replaced because two of the four tires blew out. The vehicle was towed three times to the dealer. The dealer stated that the tires were low profile so that it would properly fit in the wheel well because of poor design. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 13,000 to 14,000. The VIN was not available. It was 01/29/2014 when this xxxxx issue happened.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Mercedes Benz SLK320

The car involved is a 2001 Mercedes Benz Slk320. There was crash involved with this Mercedes Benz Slk320. Car driven normally on cold, clear night. Road condition was fair (dry from centerline to travel lane midpoint w/ hard-packed snow from there to shoulder). Experienced a vibration, squealing noise & slight pull to right. Stopped to investigate possibility of blown tire. Found nothing wrong after visual inspection, so resumed driving. Approx. 15s later, squealing, vibration & sensation of pulling to right returned, then car would not respond to throttle inputs & slowed from 40 to 25mph. Car then shuddered violently w/ loud screeching noise, snapped to right & lost control. Attempts to counter steer were ineffective as car slid on hard-packed snow for approx. 100¿ & struck snowbank at 20mph. Fortunately snow was very light, dry and fluffy & deceleration was reasonably gentle. No major damage occurred & air bags did not deploy. After extricating, car could not be driven. An observer standing outside the car noted front right wheel would roll for a few feet, then lock up. Shut engine off & restarted (attempting to reset systems). At this point both ¿bas esp� and ¿abs� warning lights illuminated (they were not lit previously). Car still could not be driven - front right wheel would lock up after a few feet of travel & had to be towed away. Later determined incident caused by yaw sensor failure. Front right wheel had been locking & sliding on hard packed snow then suddenly regained traction when it crossed a dry patch of pavement, causing the rapid directional change & loss of control. Very dangerous. If car had hit a tree, parked car, etc. Instead of soft snowbank this would have been a serious crash likely w/ injury. Unacceptable & unsafe! please reopen investigation! this is a potentially very dangerous system! sensors should continuously self-check & shut system off completely if failed. This will kill someone eventually if nothing is done!. This xxxxx problem happened on 01/03/14.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Mitsubishi Outlander

The reporting person owns a 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander. The contact stated that the passenger side rear tpms valve stem failed and caused the tire to deflate. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was determined that the tpms sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 35,000. The VIN was unavailable. It was Wednesday, May 1, 2013 when this xxxxx issue happened.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Nissan Altima Hybrid

The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Nissan Altima Hybrid is 1N4CL21EX9_. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid. The contact stated that the tire pressure monitoring system (tpms) warning lamp was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where the contact was informed that the sensor failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000. This xxxxx problem happened on 01/14/2014.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Nissan 350Z

The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is JN1BZ36A97_. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2007 Nissan 350z roadster. The contact stated that the tire pressure monitor warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who performed a diagnostic and determined that the driver's side rear tire pressure monitor sensor had failed. The dealer reset the sensor but the failure recurred twice. The contact called the manufacturer and was informed that the vehicle was not included in a recall. The failure mileage was 41,324. The failure date was Friday, November 1, 2013.

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car   Xxxxx problem of SAAB 9-3

The vehicle involved was a 2006 SAAB 9-3. Crash happened when the problem occurred. The VIN of this vehicle is YS3FD45Y66_. Vehicle left roadway at 35mph and struck a tree. Airbag failed to deploy, driver suffered facial and teeth damage. This xxxxx issue occurred Sat., Oct. 12, 2013.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Subaru Outback

The car was a 2006 Subaru Outback. Front wheel bearings failed. Initially, the noise happened around 30-40 mph. Then the noise (grinding/rotational) got progressively louder and started happening even at low speeds (under 20 mph). Eventually, the noise was accompanied by vibrations/shuddering when the broken bearing supported the load of the car on every rotation of the wheel. This issue happened on 07/01/2013.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Subaru Outback

The vehicle having this issue was a 2010 Subaru Outback. Contipro contact 225/60r17 tires were mounted as replacements 11/17/13. Tires were rotated and maintained by dealer on a regular basis. Primarily highway/city driving. I have not hit any fod or potholes - there has been no unusual trauma to the tires. After 13 months, 18k miles, the left front tire's inner sidewall suffered a catastrophic failure. Continental refused to pro-rate or make any adjustment for the premature demise of this tire. Because the car is awd, I was forced to purchase 4 new tires. I believe there is a manufacturing defect in this brand/model of tire. Luckily, I was only driving 25 mph when the tire failed. I have now researched and discovered that there are multiple reports of this type of tire failure for contipro contact 225/60r17. One report indicates that continental replaced the tire under warranty at 18 mos, however, it appears that continental is aware of a manufacturing defect and has now limited the warranty period to 12 mos. They have apparently continued to experience problems with the inner sidewall failure because the tire is no longer offered. I believe this tire should be recalled in the interest of consumer safety. This problem occurred on Friday, December 13, 2013.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Toyota Tundra

There was crash involved with this problem. Driving my 2006 Toyota Tundra on April 25 2014, I made a left hand turn onto a freeway on ramp , catastrophic ball joint failure on the drivers side causing me to loose control of the vehicle and hit the embankment. My car is supposedly 10 days out of the recall notice for the front lower ball joint and the dealership is refusing to honor the recall. Took my vehicle to the local Toyota dealership estimated $1400 repair bill. Had I the ball joint failed while I was on the freeway this could have been a serious tragedy. From my research ball joint failure is a known issue on 2002-2006 Tundras but for whatever reason my car is 10 days outside the recall notice. It was Fri., Apr. 25, 2014 when this xxxxx issue occurred.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Toyota Tundra

The vehicle having this issue was a 2003 Toyota Tundra. After putting the vehicle in gear and starting the drive, a grinding/squealing sound started coming from the front driver's side wheel. This sound continued until the vehicle could be parked and taken to an auto repair shop to be looked at (parked within 1 mile of original starting point). The repair shop deemed the vehicle unsafe to drive due to a failed wheel bearing. The repair shop had a similar experience with a previously worked on Toyota prerunner where the same incident occurred, but the driver continued to drive the vehicle. The truck was eventually towed back to the shop after the wheel became cocked at a 90 degree angle while the driver was on the road. This problem occurred on 04/11/2014.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Volkswagen Routan

The car involved is a 2009 Volkswagen Routan. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Volkswagen Routan is 2V8HW54X69_. I have a Volkswagen 2009 vw routon van. . . Aka rebadged Chrysler Mini van. The oem tpms has a non-anodized aluminum valve retaining nut which cracked and caused a deflation at highway speed on the front driver side tire. To have a safety device that causes an unsafe condition and a catastrophic failure that could lead to injury or death is unacceptable. I have inspected the other three retaining nuts on the valve stems and found one that is cracked and the the others have severe corrosion that will need repaired and replaced. A rubber and brass valve stem that was true and tried and "safe" for so many years was the accepted norm to be replaced when you put new tires on a vehicle. I now find myself asking, have engineers ignored and forgotten the principles of corrosion and the environment has on aluminum metals to make such a tire pressure monitoring system, that is set up to fail?. This xxxxx problem happened on Monday, April 7, 2014.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Volkswagen Touareg

The car was a 2013 Volkswagen Touareg. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was WVGEP9BP6D_. Vehicle exhibits a steering wheel shake that consistently occurs above 60mph on all road surfaces. At onset, can feel oscillation in hands and arms. With hands lightly on wheel or removed, can visually confirm steering wheel oscillation (cyclical rotation from l to r and back) with about 3/8" total travel at steering wheel perimeter. Cabin also exhibits slight vibration which can be felt in seat. Car does not track well in lane and consistently pulls to the right. Vw is aware of problem and addresses it in TSB 44-13-01 from June 2013. Repeated application of the remedies in the TSB have failed to remedy the problem. Substitution of all four wheels and tires from another Touareg that does not exhibit this problem fails to remedy the problem, suggesting that the problem is not the wheels/tires. Issue persists with no remedy to date. It was Jul. 29, 2013 when this xxxxx issue happened.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Volvo S60

The car involved is a 2014 Volvo S60. Front left wheel came off when pulling into garage only held on by 1 and 1/2 bolts. 4/13/2014 engine stopped running while pulling into traffic car stalled in middle of the road. 5/5/2014 dynamic traction control system failed and car became uncontrollably wobbly while driving. 5/5/2014 other numerous failures include: breakdown of the collision avoidance system. Cruise control does not work. Front camera malfunction-took it in to get fixed still not working correctly. Ac breaks down – took it in to get fixed still has problems. Speed limit camera does not work. This xxxxx issue occurred Sunday, April 13, 2014.

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car   Xxxxx problem of BMW Z4

The vehicle is a 2009 BMW Z4. VIN of the vehicle was WBALM73529_. When I got into my car one morning the sensor went off letting me know that I had a low tire pressure. I went and filled the tire to the proper level; I thought everything was fine, then the next following morning the same thing happened. I took the car in to get it checked out and they found that the rim was cracked in 4 places. I was wondering how the rim could have gotten cracked cause I barely drive the car, sits in the garage most of the time, I drive on even roads when I do, but I have only had the car for 4 months, purchased it from car max. I went to various posts and found out that there is a problem with the rims that BMW put on the Z4 35i because they are run flat tires (which my car initially had on them). When I purchased the car, run flats wasn't on this car. I think there should be a recall on these wheels (rims) because if the rim failed while on the highway. . . It could have been devastating. The failure date was Tue., Apr. 22, 2014.

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car   Xxxxx problem of Buick Lucerne

Crash was involved with the Buick Lucerne. The vehicle involved is a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the driver's side tire became detached from the vehicle unexpectedly. The vehicle hydro-planed three times, swerved off the road and then crashed into a tree. There were no injuries. A police report was filed of the incident. The air bags failed to deploy with the force of the impact. The vehicle was towed to an independent auto facility temporarily. The vehicle had been previously diagnosed by an independent tire center that the entire frame was corroded. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 168,000. It was Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 when this xxxxx issue occurred.

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