MERCURY MOUNTAINEER | PULLING HANDLE ON EITHER DOOR WHILE LOCKED WILL NOT UNLOCK DOOR. | TRUMBULL,CT | 1997

PULLING HANDLE ON EITHER DOOR WHILE LOCKED WILL NOT UNLOCK DOOR. INSTEAD HANDLE BREAKAGE IS LIKELY TO OCCUR, TRAPPING OCCUPANTS INSIDE VEHICLE. THIS HAS HAPPENED TO ME ON TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS. DOOR CAN ONLY BE OPENED FROM EXTERIOR OF VEHICLE AFTERWARDS.*AK Date Reported:Aug 15, 2000. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4M2DU55P1VU. Car problem was reported in TRUMBULL, CT. Vehicle was purchased on 20000501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

HYUNDAI ELANTRA | BOTH REAR DOORS FREEZE SHUT WHEN TEMP IS BELOW 32 AND CAN NOT BE OPENED FROM OUTSIDE OR INSIDE TILL WARMED. | TRENTON,NJ | 2001

BOTH REAR DOORS FREEZE SHUT WHEN TEMP IS BELOW 32 AND CAN NOT BE OPENED FROM OUTSIDE OR INSIDE TILL WARMED. CREATES SAFETY HAZARD SINCE REAR PASSENGERS MUST CLIME OVER FROM FRONT AND ARE TRAPPED IN THE REAR SEATS IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT. THIS HAPPENS EVERY TIME THE TEMP IS BELOW 32 REGARDLESS OF RAIN, CAN BE DRY FOR DAYS STILL HAPPENS. RETURNED TO DEALER THEY CAN NOT FIX. CALLED HYUNDAI THEY SAID THEY KNOW OF PROBLEM BUT CANT FIX IT. Date Reported:Dec 01, 2000. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KMHDN45D71U. Car problem was reported in TRENTON, NJ. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20001001. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

BUICK PARK AVENUE | POWER DOOR LOCKS DO NOT LOCK OR UNLOCK FROM TIME TO TIME. | MIDLAND,MI | 1999

POWER DOOR LOCKS DO NOT LOCK OR UNLOCK FROM TIME TO TIME. WHEN CONSUMER CONTACTED DEALER, DEALER SAID THAT THEY COULD DO NOTHING, AND WAS A PROBLEM THAT THEY WERE AWARE OFF. *AK THE CONSUMER POINTED OUT THAT THE PASSENGER DOOR DOES NOT UNLOCK MANUALLY CREATING SAFETY CONCERN. *YH Date Reported:June 01, 2000. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G4CW5319M1. Car problem was reported in MIDLAND, MI. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

FORD F150 | BOTH DOORS HAVE DEVELOPED STRESS CRACKS AROUND BACK OF DOOR WINDOW. | KAUKANA,WI | 1997

BOTH DOORS HAVE DEVELOPED STRESS CRACKS AROUND BACK OF DOOR WINDOW. DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE AWARE, AND WILL AGREE TO DO A 60/40 COVERAGE. NO MONEY WAS AVAILABLE BECAUSE NO RECALL HAS BEEN ISSUED. IT SEEMED TO BE A DESIGN FLAW. FORD HAS KNOWN ABOUT THIS FOR A YEAR. CONSUMER BECAME AWARE OF PROBLEM WHILE GETTING VEHICLE PAINTED. *AK Date Reported:Jan 23, 2001. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):NOT AVAILAB. Car problem was reported in KAUKANA, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE | TWO MONTHS PRIOR TO MY INQUIRY INTO THIS MATTER MY DRIVERS SIDE DOOR HANDLE BECAME DETACHED WITH NO EXCESSIVE FORCE INVOLVED. | POTTSTOWN,PA | 1995

TWO MONTHS PRIOR TO MY INQUIRY INTO THIS MATTER MY DRIVERS SIDE DOOR HANDLE BECAME DETACHED WITH NO EXCESSIVE FORCE INVOLVED. TAKEN AS A TYPICAL OCCURRENCE INQUIRY TO THE DEALERSHIP WAS NEVER MADE. HOWEVER, 2 WEEKS AGO THE PASSENGER SIDE DOOR HANDLE BECAME DISCONNECTED IN THE SAME MANNER. AFTER PHONING THE DEALERSHIP AND MITSUBISHI HOT LINE I WAS INFORMED THAT THIS HAS BEEN AN ON GOING PROBLEM, YET THER HAVE BEEN NO RECALLS INCURRED. RESULTING IN MY OUT OF POCKET EXPENSE IN THE AMOUT OF OVER 250 DOLLARS. MY QUESTION IS THAT IF THIS HAS BEEN AN ONGOING PROBELM, WHY SHOULD THE CONSUMER BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MANUFACTURER’S DEFEFCT. I WOULD APPRECIATE A TIMELY INVESTIGATION INTO THIS MATTER AND A PROMPT RESPONSE TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS LISTED ABOVE, AS I FEEL A FAULTY MANUFACTURING DEFECT SHOULD NOT BE AT FAULT OF THE COMSUMER. REGARDS J. JOSEPH. *AK Date Reported:Aug 01, 1999. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4A3AK34Y0SE. Car problem was reported in POTTSTOWN, PA. Vehicle was purchased on 19990701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.