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.
Xxxxx problem of Chevrolet Impala
The car is a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. We purchased the car new from grand prize Chevrolet. At about 8000 miles I noticed uneven wear on the front tires and called the dealer. I was told that the warranty only covered wheel alignment for the first 6000 miles. Accordingly, I took the car to tire kingdom, a tire dealer, and had the car aligned. At 20,000 miles I again noticed uneven wear in the tires and took the car back to tire kingdom. They aligned it again and said it was ok. It wasn't. At about 35,000 miles it was aligned again by tire kingdom and I put in new tires. The store manager, [xxx] told me he had done the alignment himself and that all was within specs. At 52000 miles one of the tires failed. It was all worn on the inside edge where I had not noticed the uneven wear. I then took the vehicle to maroone Chevrolet who told me they could not align the car without the installation of what they call a "camber kit" because my 2008 Impala had no other way of having the camber adjusted. In summary: my 2008 Impala was misaligned when I purchased it and 52000 miles later is still misaligned because the manufacturer failed to include camber adjustment in the design. Neither the manufacturer or the dealer accepts responsibility for this defect, have not issued a recall and will not fix the problem unless we pay their blackmail. However, according to reports on the internet, a recall for this very same problem was issued by the manufacturer for police vehicles. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). This xxxxx issue occurred Thursday, November 15, 2012.
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Xxxxx problem of Dodge Ram 3500
Vehicle identification number (VIN): 3D7MX38C77_. Tl-the owner has a 2007 Dodge Ram 35000. The contact stated that the front passenger's side tie rod failed while accelerating from a traffic stop. The contact was able to repair the failure by replacing the tie rod. In addition, the contact stated that the rear passenger's side wheel was cracked due to defective material. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures, the failure mileage was 105,000 and the current mileage was 155,000. Kmj. This problem occurred on Fri., Jan. 1, 2010.
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Xxxxx problem of Ford Explorer
The car was a 2002 Ford Explorer. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Ford Explorer is 1FMZU73W12_. Failure of rear wheel bearings on both sides. Time between onset of noise and near catastrophic failure was approximately 300 miles. Fearing a high probability that the front wheel bearings might fail without warning and possibly cause a serious accident and injuries, the only option was to incur the high cost to replace all four wheel bearings and related parts. This is a common problem with Ford Explorers across a wide range of model years and is clearly a manufacturing design defect. Nhtsa has been made aware of this issue via a sufficient number of complaints from owners and must compel Ford motor company to issue a recall of all Ford Explorers beginning with model year 2002 or earlier. The recall rightfully must include full reimbursement for reasonable and customary repair costs incurred by owners after warranty expiration. It was December 21, 2012 when this xxxxx issue happened.
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Xxxxx problem of Ford Escape
The vehicle involved was a 2005 Ford Escape. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FMYU93105_. Took Escape to mechanic after loud banging heard. Right wheel well has large hole in it and the shock mount has rusted through, source of the banging. Mechanic stated that this problem most likely began prior to purchase of car. Ford failed to inform us of this problem after multi-point inspection 5 months ago. Car has had two owners within same family. Ford quoted $2500 repair will not reimburse and stated that the repairs would not even be covered by factory warranty, because it is not the "body" of the car. The failure date was Wednesday, December 5, 2012.
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Xxxxx problem of Hyundai Sonata
The car involved was a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The car was equipped with firestone tires and in 23,000 miles they had cupped. The dealer told me I had failed to keep the right amount of air in the tires and did not keep it aligned. I purchased a new set of tires and the same thing happened again. I went back to the place I purchased the tires from and they told me maybe the car is out of line and lined it up. Well since then the tires have only gotten worse. This is 2 sets of tires in less than 60,000 miles. The replacement tires cost me $600. 00. I do not like being told it is my fault when I have the tires rotated every 5000 miles. I went on line to see if I was the only one and learned there were others who are having the same problem. Help us . This problem occurred on Nov. 18, 2011.
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Xxxxx problem of Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle having this issue was a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. There was crash involved with this Hyundai Sonata. VIN of the vehicle was KMHEC4A45B_. The car is a year old. As the passenger was turning left traveling approx 25-30mph the car started to shake violently and then the wheel came off the front passenger side. The control arm assembly failed allowing the whole wheel/drive assembly to come off slamming the front right side of the car down, yanking the car toward oncoming traffic. This xxxxx issue occurred Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.
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Xxxxx problem of Mazda MAZDA6
The car is a 2009 Mazda Mazda6. While driving at 55 mph, the low pressure warning light came on. I attempted to get to a safe place to check my tire but the tire went flat too quickly. I had to change the tire on the road. The tire pressure monitoring device had failed and fallen inside the tire resulting in a rapid pressure drop. Corrosion had caused the nut to break apart and fall off. Within 6 months the same thing happened on a different tire. Driving at 55 mph, the warning light came on and I immediately pulled over to watch my tire rapidly going flat - all within about 20 seconds. I changed my tire on a very busy highway. I was lucky that this did not happen on a multi-lane thruway. This is a very serious safety hazard - the mandated safety device is the cause of the hazard. It was May 15, 2012 when this xxxxx issue occurred.
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Xxxxx problem of Mazda MAZDA3
The car was a 2008 Mazda Mazda3. The tire pressure monitoring system is unreliable. Specific incidents: 1. Warning light flashes or lights when the tire pressure is within the specification limits. This has been an intermittent problem for at least a year. 2. One tire pressure sensor fell apart on inspection, after warning of a leak. Dealer replaced it at no charge. 3. One of the tire valves (and hence pressure sensor) was leaking air when the valve cap was removed, replacing the valve cap held the air in the tire. Dealer adjusted the tire pressure sensor at no charge. 4. One of the tire pressure sensors failed. Dealer stated it was no longer under warranty and charged me for replacement. Car is not driven off road. Sensors seemed to be more irregular after driving on rough highway roads, where a layer of asphalt had been removed. The failure date was Oct. 1, 2012.
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Xxxxx problem of Nissan Versa
The VIN of the problem Versa is 3N1BC13E58_. The vehicle was a 2008 Nissan Versa. The contact stated that the front driver's side valve stem failed due to defective material. The contact became aware of the valve stem failure while replacing the tire. The valve stem was not replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and the current mileage was 62,000. It was 11/13/2012 when this xxxxx issue happened.
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Xxxxx problem of Subaru Legacy
The vehicle was a 2008 Subaru Legacy. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 4S3BL62647_. I bought car new & it developed issue @ 3 1/2 yrs. I also have the Subaru extended warranty. Car has only been serviced by Subaru, including tire changes. 10/11 @ 38,000 noticed front & rear passenger tires were losing air. I have tpms w/ metal valve stems. Brought car to dealer, they found nothing wrong. I have two sets of tires so I brought car in 11/11 to put on snows. Monitored tire pressure every few days and was still losing air. 10/12, I spray soap/water mixture on tires, bubbles form at the base of the tire valve. Four valves should not be failing prematurely. Over time, the both drivers side tires developed slow leaks as well. 10/12, I called Subaru warranty department & explain that I'm losing air from the valve. I ask if tpms failure is covered & was told it is. 11/12 45,044 bring car in to put on snows. Tell dealer that all four valves are leaking. I'm told it may be corrosion & that's not covered under warranty. I explain that for all four to be leaking is premature. Tech confirms that three are leaking & replaces them. Dealer states that there isn't a warranty code for air leaking but will find a way to make sure it's covered. The tpms unit is one piece so if the valve stem fails or a rubber sealing gasket the whole unit needs to be replaced. I don't know if this is a design flaw and corrosion can cause the metal valve stems to fail prematurely. I check my tire pressure every two weeks by rule & don't wait till the tpms light comes on. This xxxxx problem happened on 10/13/11.
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Xxxxx problem of Suzuki Forenza
The vehicle involved was a 2006 Suzuki Forenza. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Suzuki Forenza is KL5JD56Z96_. My strut failed and began to leak at 36000 miles. The mechanic felt that there was no reason for the strut to fail with such low mileage and suggested that we check for recalls. In spite of the fact that faulty struts are an extremely common problem and present an obvious safety risk, Suzuki has refused to acknowledge the problem or issue a recall. It was Wednesday, January 20, 2010 when this xxxxx issue occurred.
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Other Wheel related problems of all cars:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Wheel Rim problems||1011|
|Wheel Bolts problems||930|
|Wheel Cover/hubcaps problems||228|
|Wheel Multi Piece problems||27|
|Space Saver Wheel problems||7|