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.

NISSAN QUEST | WHILE TRAVELING ON A FAMILY TRIP FROM CLEARWATER, FL. | PALM HARBOR,FL | 1995

WHILE TRAVELING ON A FAMILY TRIP FROM CLEARWATER, FL. TO BOONE NC, I NOTICED A SCRAPING SOUND FROM THE RIGHT FRONT WHEEL AS I SLOWED TO A STOP. I INVESTIGATED AND COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING. I RESUMED MY TRIP AND AS I WAS ACCELERATING TO HIGHWAY SPEED A KNOCKING SOUND STARTED AND IT APPEARED TO BE COMING FROM THE RIGHT FRONT WHEEL. I PULLED OFF AT THE NEXT EXIT AND AGIN INVESTIGATED. I CHECKED THE UNDERSIDE OF THE VEHICLE AND THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT, FINDING NOTHING. I LOOKED AROUND AND NOTICED THAT THERE WAS A FORD/LINCOLN/ MERCURY DEALER CLOSEBY. I WENT THERE AND ASKED IF THERE WAS SOMEONE THAT COULD TAKE A LOOK AT THE CAR FOR ME AS I WAS CONCERNED ABOUT THE LOUD NOISES COMING FROM THE RIGHT FRONT END. THE SERVICE REP TOOK A LOOK AT IT AND FOUND THAT THE WHEEL COVER HAD SEVERAL BROKEN RETAINERS AND THAT IT MIGHT BE CAUSING THE NOISE. HE SWITCHED THE FRONT WHEEL COVER WITH THE REAR AND ASKED ME TO DRIVE AROUND AND SEE IF THE NOISE WAS STILL THERE. I DROVE AROUND AND HEARD THE NOISE AGAIN. I RETURNED AND ASKED THE SERVICE GUY TO RIDE WITH ME SO THAT HE COULD HEAR WHAT I HEARD. HE DID AND ANNOUNCED THAT IT MIGHT BE A BAD CV JOINT. HE REFERRED ME TO ANOTHER REPAIR FACILITY DOWN THE STREET. I DROVE THERE AND HAD THEM LOOK AT IT. THEY DETERMINED THAT THE WHEEL HAD TWO CRACKS WHICH WAS ALLOWING THE WHEEL TO FLES THUS CRETING THE NOISE I HEARD. HE ALSO COMMENTED THAT HE AND NEVER SEEN A STEEL WHEEL CRACK LIKE MINE. HE WELDED THE CRACKS INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY AND INSTALLED IT ON THE RIGHT REAR POSITION. *AK Date Reported:Jan 13, 2001. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4N2DN11W9SD. Car problem was reported in PALM HARBOR, FL. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19950901. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 MPH.

OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE | WHILE MAKING A RIGHT TURN AT ABOUT 20 MPH LEFT FRONT WHEEL CAME OFF. | LONG BEACH,NY | 2000

WHILE MAKING A RIGHT TURN AT ABOUT 20 MPH LEFT FRONT WHEEL CAME OFF. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE WHEEL LUG NUTS HAVE A DEFECT IN THE METAL AND THAT IS WHAT CAUSED THE WHEEL TO SEPARATE. *AK THE VEHICLE WENT OUT OF CONTROL CAUSING DAMAGE TO CHASSIS AND ENGINE. THE CONSUMER SAYS THIS VEHICLE WAS NOT SAFE. *YH Date Reported:Jan 22, 2001. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G3WX52HXYF. Car problem was reported in LONG BEACH, NY. Accident was reported to Police. Car had an original Owner. 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: 10 MPH.

TOYOTA 4 RUNNER | WHEN PULLING MY 2000 LIMITED 4WD 4 RUNNER BACK ONTO THE HIGHWAY OVER A 1INCH PIECE OF ASPHALT MY ENTIRE WHEEL CAME OFF, CAUSING MY VEHCLE TO FLIP. | MANHATTAN BEACH,CA | 2000

WHEN PULLING MY 2000 LIMITED 4WD 4 RUNNER BACK ONTO THE HIGHWAY OVER A 1INCH PIECE OF ASPHALT MY ENTIRE WHEEL CAME OFF, CAUSING MY VEHCLE TO FLIP. IN ADDITION, THAT 4RUNNER AND THE REPLACEMENT 2000 4WD 4RUNNER’S ANTISKID/ANTI LOCK BRAKES FAILED AND LOCKED WHEN DEPRESSING THE BRAKES WHILE HITTING A SMALL BUMP IN THE ROAD. THE VEHICLE DOESN’T STOP AND HAS ALMOST CAUSED A NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS BOTH WITH OTHER VEHICLES AND WITH PEOPLE IN THE CROSSWALK. *AK Date Reported:Apr 18, 2000. Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3HN87RXY0. Car problem was reported in MANHATTAN BEACH, CA. Accident was reported to Police. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19991001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 MPH.