really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
466 miles

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problem #4

May 212003


  • 1,862 miles
The consumer ran over a small piece of gravel which caused the rear passenger tire to blow out.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #3

Jul 041999


  • miles
Was going 50mp when vehicle started to hydroplane, hit an 18 wheeler. Tire blewout, and front end of truck hit ground. Ran into culbrecht at 50mph. Upon impact neither air bag deployed. Also, air conditioner did not work. Air bag light kept coming on. Insurance inspector checked vehicle. Chrysler inspector informed owner not enough force for air bags to deploy. Driver sustained the following injuries, fractured nose/disorientation and bruises.

- Pearl River, LA, USA

problem #2

May 281997

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle delivered with a warped wheel.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 051996


  • miles
Two Goodyear tires blew out.

- Rex, GA, USA