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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
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problem #4

May 011999


  • miles
Not able to remove key from ignition, ignition cylinder seized, problem correct by dealership.

- West Senec, NY, USA

problem #3

Nov 192000


  • miles
Vehicle was parked and wouldn't start. Ignition switch damaged key. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Crosby, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 061999


  • miles
Driver's side seat belt locked up, had to untwist belt to use it. Also, rear window fell out, nothing had hit it/ignition key switch would rattle when inserting key & taking it out, and sun roof lock was not working. Sunroof could not be opened or closed. Taking vehicle to dealer to check problems.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 011999


  • miles
Whenever ignition is turned off, it would lock up. Key would still be in ignition switch. Had turned to lock position while nothing was in use at the time. Been to dealer 4 or 5 times for problem, but mechanic could not locate cause of problem.

- Toledo, OH, USA