really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #1

Nov 131998

(reported on)


  • miles
Accident occurred due to failure of the brakes. While driving northbound on knights road in bensalem, a car (2 cars ahead of me)slammed on their brakes to make a left hand turn. The mini-van that was directly in front of me also stopped suddenly. As I approached, I slowed down to a stop. The mini-van started to proceed around the vehicle. I then took my foot off the brake to also go around the vehicle, however the mini-van stopped suddenly again. At this point I placed my foot on the brake pedal and it went to the floor. My car rolled into the mini-van. My insurance paid out approximatly $1500 in damage to fix their bumper. I am now however going through a lawsuit for bodily damage. After the accident occurred I contacted Chrysler. They sent an inspector out to check my brakes at the dealership. The result was they found nothing wrong with my brakes and that I need to learn how to drive a car with anti-lock brakes. This infuriated me for it is not the first car I have had with anti-lock brakes and I never had a problem before with any other car. This accident was not the first time that the brakes failed on this car. Several incidents occurred previous where I would turn into a driveway or parking lot and suddenly loose my brakes for a few minutes. After I took my car to the dealership for the inspection, I haven't had any further problems with the brakes. I was never informed whether any adjustments were made to fix the problem or if it is just a coincedance. Since I've had this car there has been at least 4 recalls on various things. I lease the vehicle and when I contacted the dealership because I didn't feel safe driving it, there was nothing that I could do except ot buy out the lease which I couldn't afford.

- Bensalem, PA, USA