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

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problem #1

Apr 282004


  • miles
Consumer took vehicle to dealer' 4-5 times for the same problem. When she turned on heat or air conditioner there was a mildew smell. Each time that consumer took vehicle dealer she was told to come back if the light came on. Dealer could not reproduce the foul smell. Also, while driving a wind came into vehicle even though the doors were closed. In addition, consumer complained about the steering wheel making noise. Dealer will not look at vehicle again. However, consume complained vehicle was falling apart, and the dealers will not help.

- Wilmington, CA, USA