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.

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.

DODGE NEON | ENGINE’S HEADGASKET WAS LEAKING OIL. | JAMAICA PLAIN,MA | 1998

ENGINE’S HEADGASKET WAS LEAKING OIL. THE COST OF THE REPLACEMENT OF THE HEADGASKET WAS $544.88. I GOT IT REPLACED BY NORWOOD DODGE. I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT THE HEADGASKET WAS DEFECTIVE, AND THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD ORDER CHRYSLER TO ISSUE A RECALL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE Date Reported:Jan 12, 2001. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B3ES47C3WD. Car problem was reported in JAMAICA PLAIN, MA. Vehicle was purchased on 20000601. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

HONDA ACCORD | BALNCER OIL SHAFT GAVE OUT AND CAR LEAKED ALL OIL OUT IMMEDIATELY AND ENGINE SEIZED AND WE HAD TO REPLCE ENGINE AT THE COST OF $2,860 (USED ENGINE) – HONDA HAS BEEN EXTREMELY UNCOOPERATIVE – RECEIVED RECALL NOTICE AND HAVE TRIED TO WORK WITH THEM TO OBTAIN REIMBURSEMENT AND HAVE BEEN WAITING SINCE NOVEMBER. | AUSTIN,TX | 1996

BALNCER OIL SHAFT GAVE OUT AND CAR LEAKED ALL OIL OUT IMMEDIATELY AND ENGINE SEIZED AND WE HAD TO REPLCE ENGINE AT THE COST OF $2,860 (USED ENGINE) – HONDA HAS BEEN EXTREMELY UNCOOPERATIVE – RECEIVED RECALL NOTICE AND HAVE TRIED TO WORK WITH THEM TO OBTAIN REIMBURSEMENT AND HAVE BEEN WAITING SINCE NOVEMBER. *AK Date Reported:Sept 16, 2000. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1HGCD5697TA. Car problem was reported in AUSTIN, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 20000201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 MPH.

DODGE STRATUS | THERE WAS A PROBLEM FROM THE START WITH HEADGASKET LEAK BUT I WASN’T AWARE OF IT UNTIL KNOW IHAVE BEEN TOLD BY MECHANICS THAT THEI HAVE BEEN SEVERAL CARS CAME IN FOR REPAIRS BUT THEY WERE TOO LATE BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT AWARE OF THE DEFECTS CAUSING ENGINE PROBLEMS WHICH CHYRSLER SHOULD HAVE MADE A RECALL BUT DIDN’T I CONTACTED THEM AND THEY TOLD ME THAT THE VEHICLE WAS OUT OF WARRANTY AND WOULD NOT DO ANYTHING TO HELP ME I THINK THEY SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE AND STANDBY THEIR PRODUCTS , THEY ALSO SHOULD PAY EVERY ONE WHO HAD THIS REPAIR DONE . | AUGUSTA,GA | 1995

THERE WAS A PROBLEM FROM THE START WITH HEADGASKET LEAK BUT I WASN’T AWARE OF IT UNTIL KNOW IHAVE BEEN TOLD BY MECHANICS THAT THEI HAVE BEEN SEVERAL CARS CAME IN FOR REPAIRS BUT THEY WERE TOO LATE BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT AWARE OF THE DEFECTS CAUSING ENGINE PROBLEMS WHICH CHYRSLER SHOULD HAVE MADE A RECALL BUT DIDN’T I CONTACTED THEM AND THEY TOLD ME THAT THE VEHICLE WAS OUT OF WARRANTY AND WOULD NOT DO ANYTHING TO HELP ME I THINK THEY SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE AND STANDBY THEIR PRODUCTS , THEY ALSO SHOULD PAY EVERY ONE WHO HAD THIS REPAIR DONE . ICONTACTEDEE. *AK Date Reported:Nov 21, 1997. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B3EJ46X2SN. Car problem was reported in AUGUSTA, GA. Vehicle was purchased on 19971101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 MPH.

DODGE NEON | I LEARNED OF MY HEAD GASKET PROBLEM ABOUT A WEEK AGO, I WAS SHOCKED BECAUSE MY CAR IS ONLY FIVE YEARS OLD, I JUST PAID IT OFF, | PHILADELPHIA,PA | 1996

I LEARNED OF MY HEAD GASKET PROBLEM ABOUT A WEEK AGO, I WAS SHOCKED BECAUSE MY CAR IS ONLY FIVE YEARS OLD, I JUST PAID IT OFF, AND THE WARRANTY EXPIRED NOT EVEN TWO MONTHS AGO. I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT TO TAKE IT BACK TO THE DEALER NEXT WEEK, THAT WAS THE SOONEST I COULD GET. I EXPECT THEM TO COVER IT 100% ESPECIALLY AFTER FINDING YOUR WEBSITE AND READING ABOUT HOW MANY OTHER PEOPLE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM W/ THEIR 1996 NEON. I WAS CURIOUS AS TO IF ANYONE HAS TAKEN LEGAL ACTION IN THIS MATTER?AK Date Reported:Dec 01, 2000. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3B3ES47C1TT. Car problem was reported in PHILADELPHIA, PA. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19951101. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

FORD WINDSTAR | DITSCHMAN FORD SERVICE DEPT FOUND TIMING GEAR COVER GASKET WAS LEAKING, WHILE VAN WAS IN SHOP FOR HEAD GASKET RECALL. | PENNINGTON,NJ | 1995

DITSCHMAN FORD SERVICE DEPT FOUND TIMING GEAR COVER GASKET WAS LEAKING, WHILE VAN WAS IN SHOP FOR HEAD GASKET RECALL. WHILE THIS PROBLEM HAS A TSB (961714 IN YOUR DB) DEALER REFUSED TO FIX IT UNLESS I PAID $1100.00 FOR THE SERVICE. SINCE THE LEAK WAS MINOR AND THE DEALER WOULD NOT BUDGE ON THE COST, I DECLINED THE SERVICE AT THAT TIME. Date Reported:Sept 20, 2000. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDA514XSB. Car problem was reported in PENNINGTON, NJ. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19950901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 MPH.

FORD WINDSTAR | MORE THAT 90% OF WINDSTAR OWNERS HAVE HAD SAME COMPLAINT OF VAN PROBLEMS. | OCEANSIDE,CA | 1995

MORE THAT 90% OF WINDSTAR OWNERS HAVE HAD SAME COMPLAINT OF VAN PROBLEMS…SEEMS THAT THE TRANSMISSION AND THE HEAD GASKET PROBLEM HAPPEN CLOSE TOGETHER IN TIME. I KNOW THAT THIS HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TONS OF TIMES…DONT YOU THINK THAT ITS TIME TO PULL THESE OFF THE ROAD AND FIX THEM ONCE AND FOR ALL BEFORE SOMETHING SERIOUS HAPPENS? IT WAS A CLOSE CALL FOR ME AND MY THREE KIDS WHEN THE TRANSMISSION WENT ON THE FORD THAT I HAVE.*AK Date Reported:Jan 14, 2001. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDA5147SB. Car problem was reported in OCEANSIDE, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 19991201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 MPH.

OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SUPREME | CONSUMER HAS TO ADD 2QUARTS OF OIL EVERY 3,000 MILES. | CHESEA,MA | 1995

CONSUMER HAS TO ADD 2QUARTS OF OIL EVERY 3,000 MILES. PROBLEM HAS BEEN SINCE VEHICLE HAD 10,000 MILES. CONSUMER WAS AT DEALERSHIP, AND WAS GIVEN A TSB (87-60-03) REGARDING LOWER INTAKE GASKET NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. DEALER WAS SAYING THAT CONSUMER HAD TO SPEND $600 TO REPAIR PROBLEM. OLDSMOBILE WILL BE CONTACTED TO EXPLAIN REASON OF LETTER, AND WHY CONSUMER WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT. *AK IGNITION CYLINDER REPLACED DUE TO SECURITY LIGHT ILLUMINATED. ABS LIGHT ILLUMINATED, VEHICLE NEEDED BRAKE SWITCH AND LEFT FRONT WHELL SPEED SENSOR. 2 HIGH MOUNT STOP LAMP BULBS BURNT OUT. *SLC Date Reported:Jan 23, 2001. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G3WH52M7SD. Car problem was reported in CHESEA, MA. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19941024. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

MERCURY SABLE | WHILE TRAVELING NOTICED VEHICLE SMOKING. | SAYREVILLE,NJ | 1993

WHILE TRAVELING NOTICED VEHICLE SMOKING. TECHNICIAN STATED THAT HEAD GASKET NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. *AK HEAD GASKET FAILURE CAUSED A CHAIN REACTION OF OTHER DAMAGES. WATER PUMP FAILED AND THE RADIATOR DEVELOPED HOLE DUE TO PRESSURE BUILD UP. THE TIMING CASE CAVER WAS LEAKING. HEAD GASKET AND TRANSMISSION FAILURES ARE THE TWO COMMON PROBLEMS WITH LINCOLN MERCURY VEHICLE. *YH Date Reported:Dec 07, 2000. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1MELM5042PA. Car problem was reported in SAYREVILLE, NJ. Vehicle was purchased on 19981102. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 MPH.