definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,738 miles

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problem #5

Oct 072008


  • 148,689 miles
Repeated overheating problems resulted in replacing my radiator two times, thermostat three times and thermostat w/ breather housing two times. Cooling system includes external metal pipes which help circulate coolant to heater. The pipes are hidden from clear view and when mine sprung leaks due to their placement the leaks were diagnosed as being blown head/head gasket by three separate shops. Replacement of pipes solved overheating. Moisture gets trapped in and around the frame and subframe areas where the motor and transmission mounts are located and allows for unnecessary premature deterioration of all the mounts, bushings, main frame and subframe. This hidden condition has resulted in all mounts needing replacement, transmission dropping, front inner&outer tie rods and bushings going out, rack N pinion problems and the subframe collapsing. Documented records show that from 2004 through 2008 on average I drove 7000 miles a year. In that 28000 miles I replaced all motor/transmission mounts, all 4 inner&outer tie rod bushings/ends twice, radiator twice, thermostat housing twice, coolant pipes once and have gone through two sets of tires. I am replacing subframe, transmission mounts and front axle again. I continue fixing the car because I cannot afford to replace it but I am getting very concerned about the steering, axle or brakes giving out while driving on the highway or in heavier traffic. So concerned my documentation has been given to family members in case of fatality resulting from the defects mentioned.

- Playa Del Rey, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 012003

(reported on)


  • miles
Douglas, touring, P225/60R16, dot # kmxotclr1603. Consumer says that tires constantly lose air. Consumer believes valve stem may be defective.

- Anderosn, IN, USA

problem #3

Nov 102000


  • miles
Tire had only 22,000 on it. The tire press was checked 5 days earlier. The tread separated from the side wall. (dot number: Bexbeuu379 tiresize: 225/60 R16)

- Fond Du Lac, WI, USA

problem #2

Mar 041999

Intrepid 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When at any speed and making any type of turn there is a popping sound coming from the steering, and consumer's tires are bald, and the consumer had the tires rotated and the tires are not any good, which can cause a safety defect while driving.

- Spring City, PA, USA

problem #1

Sep 011997


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Tires failed (michlin 225 60 16).

- Mount Lagu, CA, USA