DODGE STRATUS | CHECK OIL LIGHT ALERTED ME TO A PROBLEM WHICH WAS CONFIRMED BY A LICENSED MECHANIC. | MOBILE,AL | 1998

CHECK OIL LIGHT ALERTED ME TO A PROBLEM WHICH WAS CONFIRMED BY A LICENSED MECHANIC. THE PROBLEM IS A BLOWN HEAD GASKET. WHILE CAR WAS IN THE SHOP, MECHANICS SUGGESTED I LOOK FOR A RECALL. NONE AT THE PRESENT TIME. TALKED TO DODGE DEALER. WAS TOLD THAT SINCE I HAD OVER 75000 MILES AND A NON-DODGE MECHANIC WAS REPAIRING THE PROBLEM, THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO. IT HAS BECOME OBVIOUS THAT THIS IS A GROWING PROBLEM. THIS SHOULD BE ADDRESSED AS A RECALL. I CAUGHT IT EARLY. DODGE SHOULD STEP UP AND FIX THE PROBLEM, REGARDLESS OF THE NUMBER OF MILES ON THE VEHICLE. SOME POEPLE PROPERLY MAINTAIN THEIR VEHICLES. *AK Date Reported:Dec 25, 2000. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B3EJ46X4WN. Car problem was reported in MOBILE, AL. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971201. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

FORD RANGER | ON PREVIOUS 1997 FORD RANGER I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THE SLAVE CYLINDER FORD SAID THAT PROBLEM HAD BEEN FIXED BUT OBVIOUSLY IT HASN’T IN MY NEW TRUCK I HAVE THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM IN SPEAKING WITH THE REPAIR MAN HE STTED THAT THIS PROBLEM HAS NOT BEEN FIXED AND IT IS ABOUT EVERY 15,000 TO 25,000 MILES WHEN THE SLAVE CYNDER GOES IT IS A TWO DAY JOB COSTING FROM $700 TO $900. | HARVARD,MA | 1999

ON PREVIOUS 1997 FORD RANGER I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THE SLAVE CYLINDER FORD SAID THAT PROBLEM HAD BEEN FIXED BUT OBVIOUSLY IT HASN’T IN MY NEW TRUCK I HAVE THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM IN SPEAKING WITH THE REPAIR MAN HE STTED THAT THIS PROBLEM HAS NOT BEEN FIXED AND IT IS ABOUT EVERY 15,000 TO 25,000 MILES WHEN THE SLAVE CYNDER GOES IT IS A TWO DAY JOB COSTING FROM $700 TO $900. FORD IS BURYING THEIR HEADS IN THE SAND. NOW I AM STUCK WHITH THIS PROBLEM WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS? OBVIOUSLY THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH FORD MANUAL TRANSMIN. MANY OF MY FRIENDS HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. I ALSO HAVE A TRANSFER CASE PROBLEM WITH MY 4X4 IT WON’T GO IN TO FOUR LOW AND WHEN IT DOES I CAN’T BACK THE TRUCK UP NOW IT’S AFFECTING 4 HIGH. IN ADDITION SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH MY RADIO THE VOLUME F VARIOUS AND THE RADIO IT SELF IF YOU SHUT IT OFF AND TURN IT BACK ON IT SOMETIMES DOESN’T TURN BACK ON FOR A GOOD MILE OR TWO AND ONCE I WAS PUTTING MY POWER WINDOW DOWN AND IT SHUT OFF! THIS IS A BRAND NEW TRUCK IT IS ALL HIGHWAY MILE OF SMOOTH RIDING I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO I STUCK PAYING FOR THIS THING TO 2003 AND I CURRENTLY TRYING TO LOOK AT OTHER CARS. MY 1997 TRUCK STILL HAS THE CLUTCH PROBLEM AFTER IT BEEN REPLACED AND ONCE IT WAS IT WAS FINE FOR 11,500 MILES WHEN I CALLED THE DEALERSHIP ON IT THEY SAID IT WAS FINE WITHOUT EVEN LOOKING AT IT WHEN I BROUGHT IT TO THEM THEY SAID IT WAS OVER THE 12,000 MILE AND “TOUGH LUCK”! I WILL NEVER BUY A FORD AGAIN! PLEASE HELP! *AK 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Car problem was reported in HARVARD, MA. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19990901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

MERCURY COUGAR | I’VE BEEN TOLD THAT I NEED TO REPLACE MY HEAD GASKETS. | HILLSIDE,IL | 1993

I’VE BEEN TOLD THAT I NEED TO REPLACE MY HEAD GASKETS. AFTER SPEAKING TO SEVERAL SERVICE STATIONS AND LOOKING THIS UP ON THE WEB, I’VE DISCOVERED THAT THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH COUGARS AS WELL AS WINDSTARS, MUSTANGS, TAURUS’, SABLES, ETC. FORD EXTENDED THE WARRANTY ON THE 94/95 COUGARS TO COVER THIS PROBLEM, BUT WILL NOT REPAIR MINE. THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A DEFFECTIVE PART AND A MAJOR PROBLEM. PLEASE ADVISE WHAT OPTIONS I HAVE. THANK YOU. *AK Date Reported:Jan 06, 2001. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1MEPM6248PH. Car problem was reported in HILLSIDE, IL. Vehicle was purchased on 19940501. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 MPH.

CHRYSLER SEBRING | ALL 4 WHEELS ARE BENT ON CAR FROM ROAD POT HOLES. | PITTSBURGH,PA | 1998

ALL 4 WHEELS ARE BENT ON CAR FROM ROAD POT HOLES. THE RIMS ARE MADE FROM ALUMINUM. THEY ARE TO SOFT FOR THE LOW PROFILE GOOD YEAR TIRE THAT IS ON THE CAR. WENT THE RIM BENDS THE TIRE BELTS BREAK CAUSING THE CAR TO VIBRATE. THE GOODYEAR TIRE THAT IS ON THE CAR IS THE ONLY 17 INCH TIRE THAT FITS THE CAR. I HAVE CHECKED OUT MANY OTHER SEBRINGS MOST OF THEIR RIMS ARE BENT ALSO. THIS IS A VERY BAD SAFTY ISSUE. I USE MY CAR TO TRAVEL FOR MY WORK.*AK 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4C3AU52N4WE. Car problem was reported in PITTSBURGH, PA. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 MPH.

DODGE RAM | TREAD SEPARATION ON MY GOODYEAR WRANGLERS RT/S LT245-75R16 LOAD E. | LORETTO,PA | 1998

TREAD SEPARATION ON MY GOODYEAR WRANGLERS RT/S LT245-75R16 LOAD E. CONTACTED GOODYEAR CUSTOMER SERVICE HOWEVER THEY STATED NOTHING IS WRONG WITH THOSE TIRES. TIRES ARE ON A DODGE RAM 2500 HD, DIESEL. DISCOVERED FLAW WHEN AFTER NOTICING THE TIRE WAS LOW ON AIR. *AK (TIRESIZE: LT24575R16)( DOT NUMBER: TIRE SIZE: LT24575R16 ) Date Reported:Jan 11, 2000. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):187KF2360WJ. Car problem was reported in LORETTO, PA. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: DIESEL. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 MPH.

CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY | CAR STILL WILL NOT START AFTER SEVERAL REPLACEMENTS OF BATTERIES. | VA BEACH,VA | 1999

CAR STILL WILL NOT START AFTER SEVERAL REPLACEMENTS OF BATTERIES. THEN STARTER AND ALTERNATOR. SPOKE TO MR. OWENS OF GREENBRIER ABOUT A EXTEND WARRANTY ON MY VAN RESPOND I’LL HAVE TO GET BACK TO YOU. BY THE WAY YOUR VAN IS READY FOR PICK UP. I LEFT SEVERAL VOICE MESSENGER IN RESPONSE TO MY WARRANTY THAT ME AND MR. OWEN SPOKE ABOUT, WITH NO RESPONSE. I STILL HAVEN’T PICK UP MY VAN AT THIS TIME. 16 JANUARY 2001 I MAKE ONE MORE CALL TO MR. OWEN AND GET HIS VOICE MESSAGE AGAIN, I LEAVE A MESSAGE. HE GETS BACK TO ME ON 17 JANUARY 2001 TELL ME THAT I HAVE A EXTEND WARRANTY FOR 50,000 MILES AND MY QUESTION TO MR. OWEN DOES THIS INCLUDE MY 36,000 WARRANTY, RESPONSE IS YES. YOUR VAN IT READY FOR PICK UP. NO IT IS NOT READY FOR PICK UP I RECEIVE A CALL FOM MR. KRAMER THIS MORNING TELL ME TO PICK UP MY VAN AND LESS THAN TWO HOURS LATER MR. KRAMER TELLS ME THAT DON’T PICK UP THE VAN BECAUSE IT WILL NOT START AND WE ARE WORKING ON IT. MR. OWEN RESPONSE IS I’LL GET BACK TO YOU. A HOUR LATER MR. OWEN CALL BACK TO TELL ME THAT A EXPERT /HELP DESK PERSON IS WORKING WITH GREENBRIER TO RESOLVE THE PROBLEM. BUT I’M STILL WITHOUT MY VAN WHICH I NEED TO GET BACK AND FORTH TO WORK IN AND OTHER ACTIVITIES OF MY THREE CHILDREN. SOME “SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY PROGRAM” HAS FAILED ME. I’M WITH OUT A VAN STILL. SEVEN TRIES TO REPAIR A VAN I THINK IS ENOUGH. CHRYSLER STILL HAS NOT CALL ME TO ACCOMDATED MY NO VEHICLE. GREENBRIER CHRYSLER SERVICE MANAGERS FAVORITE LINE IS ME PATIENT. PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS SITUATION.*AK( DOT NUMBER: ) Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1C4GP55G9XB. Car problem was reported in VA BEACH, VA. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19990201. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

FORD WINDSTAR | I BELIEVE FORD HAS A SERIOUS PROBLEM WITH SWAY BAR LINKS. | UTICA,NY | 1998

I BELIEVE FORD HAS A SERIOUS PROBLEM WITH SWAY BAR LINKS. I OWN A 1995 TAURUS, 1998 WINDSTAR, AND 2000 TAURUS. THEY ALL HAVE THE SAME EXACT PROBLEM. THE LINKS ON THE 2000 HAVE BEEN REPAIRED UNDER WARRANTY. I ALSO KNOW OTHER FORD OWNERS THAT HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. I AM ALSO AWARE OF A RECALL ON EXPLORERS FOR SWAY BAR LINKS.*AK Date Reported:May 01, 2000. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMZA51U4WB. Car problem was reported in UTICA, NY. Vehicle was purchased on 20000501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

DODGE RAM 2500 | STEERING WANDERS ALWAYS FIGHTING TODRIVE,THE SPEED CONTROL NEVER KEEPS AN EVEN SPEED TRANSMISION IS ALWAYS SHIFTING AND MOST TIMES WILL NOT SHIFT BACK TO 4TH GEAR AFTER CLIMBBING AHILL,THE TRANSFER CASE MAKES A WHINING NOISE AT ANY SPEED OR GEAR ALL TOGETHER THIS TRUCK GETS 5. | GREENFIELD,MA | 2000

STEERING WANDERS ALWAYS FIGHTING TODRIVE,THE SPEED CONTROL NEVER KEEPS AN EVEN SPEED TRANSMISION IS ALWAYS SHIFTING AND MOST TIMES WILL NOT SHIFT BACK TO 4TH GEAR AFTER CLIMBBING AHILL,THE TRANSFER CASE MAKES A WHINING NOISE AT ANY SPEED OR GEAR ALL TOGETHER THIS TRUCK GETS 5.5MPG HWY AND HAS NO POWER IT IS RATED FOR 8,000 POUNDS TRAILERING AND I CANT TOW TWO SNOWMOBIELS REPORTED TO ATTNY. GEN . FOLLOWING UP ON LEMMON LAW PROCEEDINGS . JUST WANTED MY FINDINGS NOTED SO THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS AWARE OF THESE PROBLEMS. BECOUSE CHRYSLER SAIS THEY ARE NOT…BUT FUNNY HOW I FOUND THREE OTHER PEOPLE W/SAME PROBLEMS AND HAVE ALREADY HAD THER TRUCKS BOUGHT BACK BY CHRYSLER. IN MY AREA ALONE!MAKES YA THINK…. I HOPE. Date Reported:Oct 26, 2000. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7KF23Z6YJ. Car problem was reported in GREENFIELD, MA. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 MPH.

NISSAN XTERRA | BACK END HAS GONE OUT OF CONTROL MANY TIMES FOR NO REASON, ON 12-23-2000 THE BACK END WENT OUT OF CONTROL AND THE CAR WENT INTO THE ON-COMING LANE WHICH CAUSED A ACCIDENT. | POST FALLS,ID | 2000

BACK END HAS GONE OUT OF CONTROL MANY TIMES FOR NO REASON, ON 12-23-2000 THE BACK END WENT OUT OF CONTROL AND THE CAR WENT INTO THE ON-COMING LANE WHICH CAUSED A ACCIDENT. ALL 3 OF OUR SEAT BELTS IN MY CAR RELEASED DURRING THE ACCIDENT. I WAS THE ONLY ONE WITH LIGHT BRUISES ON MY HIPS BUT NOT MY SHOULDER, AND EVERYONE ELSE DIDN’T HAVE A MARK AFTER THE 100MPH TOTAL IMPACT ACCIDENT. WHEN THE SEAT BELT RELEASED, I BROKE THE DASH BOARD WITH MY KNEE, EVEN THOUGH MY SEAT WAS AS FAR BACK AS IT COULD GO. RIGHT AFTER THE ACCIDENT, WE LOOKED DOWN AND OUR SEATBELTS WERE LAYING NEXT TO US OR RETRACTED. THE LADY IN THE OTHER CAR BROKE HER STURNIM AS A RESULT OF HER SEAT BELT. I HAVE POSSESION OF THE CAR AND I AM GOING TO HAVE IT INSPECTED.*AK Date Reported:Dec 23, 2000. Vehicle was involved in a crash. 3 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5NIED28Y8YC. Car problem was reported in POST FALLS, ID. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20001101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 MPH.

LINCOLN MARK VIII | THE HEAD LAMPS ARE DIM TO THE POINT OF NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE PROPERLY WHEN DRIVING AT NIGHT AND IF CAUGHT IN THE RAIN AT NIGHT THE HEAD LAMPS ARE TOTALLY USELESS. | COCOA,FL | 1994

THE HEAD LAMPS ARE DIM TO THE POINT OF NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE PROPERLY WHEN DRIVING AT NIGHT AND IF CAUGHT IN THE RAIN AT NIGHT THE HEAD LAMPS ARE TOTALLY USELESS. I HAVE CONSIDERED REPLACING THE BULBS WITH THOSE OF A HIGHER WATTAGE BUT I HAVE LEARNED THAT BECAUSE THE LENSES AND THE REFLECTORS ARE MADE ENTIRELY OF PLASTIC THEY WILL BECOME SCORCHED AND PRODUCE EVEN LESS LIGHT. ADDITIONALLY THE LEFT (DRIVER’S) SIDE LAMP IS MORE DIM THAN THE RIGHT SIDE. I HAVE NOTICED THIS SAME PROBLEM ON NEARLY ALL FORD PRODUCTS THAT ARE 3 OR MORE YEARS OLD. THE LENSES AND REFLECTORS IN MY CAR ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION AND I HAVE INSTALLED AN EXTRA GROUND WIRE TO EACH LAMP AS WELL AS INSTALLING RELAYS FOR THE HIGH AND LOW BEAMS, THERE WAS A SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT, BUT THE QUALITY OF LIGHT IS NOT AS GOOD AS THE LIGHTS ON MY 1967 MERCURY (ALSO A FORD PRODUCT). FORD SEEMS TO KNOW WELL OF THIS LIGHTING DEFICIENCY AS THEY CAME OUT WITH A MUCH IMPROVED LIGHTING SYSTEM FOR THE 1996 AND NEWER MARK VIIIS, THE UNITS PRODUCED FOR THE 1996 CAR WILL FIT THE 1993 AND UP CARS AND NEARLY ALL OF THE OWNERS OF THESE CARS FEEL THAT THESE LAMPS SHOULD BE RECALLED AND REPLACED WITH THE HID UNITS PRODUCED FOR THE 1996 AUTO. MANY OWNERS HAVE REPLACED THE ORIGINAL HEAD LAMPS WITH THE HID UNITS AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE. THE COST OF REPLACING THE ORIGINAL LAMPS WITH THE HID LAMPS IS PROHIBITIVE FOR MOST OWNERS AND THE DEALERS HAVE REFLECTED THAT FORD WILL DO NOTHING UNLESS THERE IS A RECALL FORCED UPON THEM. AT THIS TIME THERE IS NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO ME THAT WOULD INDICATE THE NUMBER OF DEATHS AND INJURIES CAUSED BY A DRIVER’S INABILITY TO SEE PROPERLY AT NIGHT WHEN DRIVING A 1993 TO 1995 MARK VIII, BUT AS AN OWNER/DRIVER I FEEL CERTAIN THAT THERE HAVE BEEN SOME. IN CONCLUSION I AND MANY OTHERS FEEL THAT FORD MOTOR COMPANY USED UNTESTED AND POOR QUALITY HEAD LAMPS IN WHAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE A CAR OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY. I HOPE IT DOES NOT TAKE A SERIES OF INCIDENTS SIMILAR TO THE FIRESTONE / FORD EXPLORER Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1LNLM91V1RY. Car problem was reported in COCOA, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20001001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.