FORD FOCUS | THESE ARE THE PROBELEMS WITH MY CAR. | FALL RIVER,MA | 2000

THESE ARE THE PROBELEMS WITH MY CAR. IT IS ONLY 8 MONTHS OLD, YET THIS CAR HAS HAD REPEATED PROBLEMS. THE FIRST MAJOR PROBLEM IS WITH THE BRAKES. THEY CONTINUALLY SQUEAK AND I WAS TOLD BY FORD THAT IT WAS DUE TO A SAFETY ISSUE. THE BRAKES AND PADS WERE REPLACED YET THE PROBLEM HAS CONTINUED SINCE. I HAVE ALSO MADE NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS AND HAD THE BREAKS DEGLAZED AND SERVICED MANY TIMES ONLY TO HAVE THE PROBLEMS CONTINUE. THE NEXT PROBLEM IS WITH THE VENTALATION. THE ENGINE STRONGLY SMELLS OF BURNING OIL/FUEL. THIS PROBLEM WAS CHECKED AND FIXED THREE TIMES, BUT THIS PROBLEM ALSO CONTINUES. THE SMELL IS SO STRONG INSIDE THE CAR THAT PASSENGERS NOW REFUSE TO RIDE IN THE VEHICLE. THE SMELL IS ALSO VERY STRONG FROM OUT SIDE THE CAR. THE THIRD PROBLEM WITH THE VEHICLE IS WITH THE DRIVER’S SIDE DOOR. THE LOCK AND LATCH ARE VERY TIGHT AND ARE SOME TIMES IMBOSSIBLE TO TURN OR OPEN WITHOUT EXESSIVE FORCE. THE DOOR HINGES ARE ALSO STIFF. THIS IS A LOT OF FRICTION IN THE HINGES MAKING LOTS OF NOISE AND NOT ALLOWING THE DOOR TO MOVE SMOTHLEY. THE LAST PROBLEM I AM REPORTING IS WITH THE SUSPENSION. THIS PROBLEM HAS BEEN FIXED MORE THAN 5 TIMES AND IT IS STILL A VERY BIG PROBLEM. NEW PARTS HAVE BEEN PUT IN AND THE SQUEAKING AND HUMMING IS STILL VERY LOUD. THERE ARE ALSO LOUD CLANKING NOISES COMING FROM THE SUSPENSION.*AK Date Reported:Nov 29, 2000. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP3130YR. Car problem was reported in FALL RIVER, MA. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000301. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

DODGE DAKOTA | AS OF 10/22/00 UNTIL 01/14/01 I HAVE HAD 18 PROBLEMS WITH VEHICLE. | BETHLEHEM,GA | 2000

AS OF 10/22/00 UNTIL 01/14/01 I HAVE HAD 18 PROBLEMS WITH VEHICLE. WONT START AT DIFFERENT TIMES, BUT WILL RESTART AFTER SEVERAL MINUTES. TRANSMISSION STAYS IN 3RD GEAR OR SLIPS IN & OUT OF GEAR. BRAKES MAKE GROWLING NOISE & SHUTTER. TRUCK WILL DIE WITH NO WARNING. HAS SPARK KNOCK WITH 87 OR 89 OCTANE FUEL. MANY PROBLEMS.*AK Date Reported:Jan 12, 2001. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7GL22X1YS. Car problem was reported in BETHLEHEM, GA. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20001001. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 MPH.

JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE | I EXPERIENCED SEVERE BRAKE VIBRATION WHEN BRAKING CASUALLY AT HWY SPEEDS. | VICTORIA,TX | 1999

I EXPERIENCED SEVERE BRAKE VIBRATION WHEN BRAKING CASUALLY AT HWY SPEEDS. THIS MADE IT DIFFICULT TO HOLD THE STEERING WHEEL STEADY AND HOLD CONTROL ON THE ROAD. DEALER SAID ROTORS NEED TURNING- AT 8000 MILES? PROBLEM REOCCURED 6 MNTHS LATER AT 15000 MILES-HAD A BROAD BLADE LATHE CUT AT A DIFFERENT DEALER. FIRST DEALER WANTED TO CHARGE ME AND THEN SAID THEY DID NOT HAVE RIGHT EQUIPMENT TO FIX IT. PROBLEM REOCCURED AGAIN AT 19000 MILES. HAD ROTORS AND HUBS REPLACED. HAD TO FIGHT TO GET WARRANTY TO FIX IT. HOPE THIS WORKS THIS TIME. WHEN BRAKES VIBRATE IT FEELS UNSAFE. *AK Date Reported:Jan 05, 2000. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1J4G258SXXC. Car problem was reported in VICTORIA, TX. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19990601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 MPH.

DODGE CARAVAN | THIS CAR DESTROYS BRAKES AT THE RATE OF TWO FRONT SETS PER YEAR- OTHER VEHICLES OWNED BY US LAST 2-3 YEARS ON ONE SET OF BRAKES – BRAKES ON CARAVAN BEGIN TO GRIND – METALLIC SOUNDS AFTER 6,000 – 8,000 MILES HAVE COMPLAINED TO REPAIR SHOP AND REC. | SAN FRANCISCO,CA | 1994

THIS CAR DESTROYS BRAKES AT THE RATE OF TWO FRONT SETS PER YEAR- OTHER VEHICLES OWNED BY US LAST 2-3 YEARS ON ONE SET OF BRAKES – BRAKES ON CARAVAN BEGIN TO GRIND – METALLIC SOUNDS AFTER 6,000 – 8,000 MILES HAVE COMPLAINED TO REPAIR SHOP AND REC. REPLACEMENT BRAKES FOUR TIMES – HOWEVER, I BELIEVE THAT THE DESIGN OF THE DISC, ROTOR OR CALIPER ON THIS CAR IS NOT ADEQUATE FOR THE WEIGHT OR DESIGN OF VEHICLE – CAN YOU TELL ME IF OTHER OWNERS HAVE EXPERIENCED PREMATURE BRAKE FAILURE? THIS HAS BEEN AN ONGOING PROBLEM SINCE THE CAR WAS PURCHASED. *AK Date Reported:Jan 02, 2001. Car problem was reported in SAN FRANCISCO, CA. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19940101. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

CHEVROLET MALIBU | BRAKES IN FRONT REPLACED PADS THEN DEALER REPLACED DISC AND PADS,SHAKES NOT BAKE YET, TIRES WEARING REALLY LOW IN CENTER OF TIRE ALMOST DIDN’T PASS SAFETY INSPECTION, | GROTON,CT | 1998

BRAKES IN FRONT REPLACED PADS THEN DEALER REPLACED DISC AND PADS,SHAKES NOT BAKE YET, TIRES WEARING REALLY LOW IN CENTER OF TIRE ALMOST DIDN’T PASS SAFETY INSPECTION, HARD TO KEEP CONTROLL OF VEHICAL IN INCLIMATE WEATHER WITH BAD TIRES.*AK (TIRESIZE: P215/60R15)( DOT NUMBER: TIRE SIZE: P215/60R15 ) Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G1ND52T5W6. Car problem was reported in GROTON, CT. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19981101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

FORD TAURUS | A GRINDING SOUND WAS HEARD FROM THE REAR OF THE CAR, THE CONSUMER TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER WHO FOUND THAT THE REAR DISC BRAKES ALONG WITH THE ROTORS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED, THIS REPAIR WAS NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY AND THE CONSUMER FEELS THAT IT SHOULD BE. | FORT MORGAN,CO | 1998

A GRINDING SOUND WAS HEARD FROM THE REAR OF THE CAR, THE CONSUMER TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER WHO FOUND THAT THE REAR DISC BRAKES ALONG WITH THE ROTORS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED, THIS REPAIR WAS NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY AND THE CONSUMER FEELS THAT IT SHOULD BE. *SLC Car problem was reported in FORT MORGAN, CO. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

FORD TAURUS | FRONT BRAKES AND BACK BRAKES; WHEN APPLYING BRAKES, THE FAILED, VEHICLE DIDN’T STOP. | SAN JOSE,CA | 1991

FRONT BRAKES AND BACK BRAKES; WHEN APPLYING BRAKES, THE FAILED, VEHICLE DIDN’T STOP. ROTORS/CALIPERS/ DRUMS SHOE PADS WERE DEFECTIVE. ALSO, RADIATOR/ OIL PAN, AND STEERING POWER ASSIST: HOSE: FLUID WERE LEAKING. AND DEALERSHIP HAD TO REPLACE THEM. *AK Date Reported:Jan 08, 2001. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FACP50U4MA. Car problem was reported in SAN JOSE, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 MPH.

CHEVROLET BLAZER | DEALERSHIP HELPED PAY FOR A SMALL PORTION OF REPAIR OF BOTH COMPLAINTS. | YORK,PA | 1997

DEALERSHIP HELPED PAY FOR A SMALL PORTION OF REPAIR OF BOTH COMPLAINTS. GMC DID NOT OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE WHATSOEVER. ALSO REPLACED MY BRAKE PADS FOR THE 4TH TIME AT 43,000 MILE. THEY ARE PREMATURELY WEARING MORE THAN LIKELY BECAUSE THE CALIPERS ARE LOCKING UP. HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS WITH THIS VEHICLE SINCE IT’S PURCHASE.*AK Date Reported:Aug 15, 2000. 0 person(s) were injured. Car problem was reported in YORK, PA. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 MPH.

PONTIAC GRAND PRIX | I RECEIVED A LETTER FROM PONTIAC OR SONEONE A YEAR AGO ABOUT SOME BRAKE PROBLEMS ANT THAT PONTIAC WOULD PAY FOR ANY REPAIR. | CINCINNATI,OH | 1993

I RECEIVED A LETTER FROM PONTIAC OR SONEONE A YEAR AGO ABOUT SOME BRAKE PROBLEMS ANT THAT PONTIAC WOULD PAY FOR ANY REPAIR. MY AUTO MECHANIC INFORMED ME THAT MY REAR CALIPERS WERE FROZE AND IT WOULD COST $400-500 TO REPAIR THE CAR. HE SEEMS TO THINK THAT THE BRAKE PROBLEN WAS THE ONE PONTIAC WAS PAYING FOR. COULD YOU GIVE ME SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THIS THANKS-TIM ISBELL. *AK Date Reported:June 15, 1999. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G2WH54TOPF. Car problem was reported in CINCINNATI, OH. Vehicle was purchased on 19990601. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.