really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
105,593 miles

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problem #2

May 052017


  • 211,186 miles
My husband was in an accident and over corrected hit an embankment and a tree and this pushed him back into the road and spin shooting him into another embankment and this resulted in him being forced backwards and into another ditch on the other side of the road hitting a mailbox and another ditch. The airbag never deployed and the seat broke as if he was laying down to sleep but it was broke into this position. He hit his face on the steering wheel and injured his eye some how and the hospital said that it was due to the airbag not deploying. Why did his seat get throwed back like that and break I could have lost my husband..

- Milner, GA, USA

problem #1

Nov 122002

(reported on)


  • miles
Springs in seat are making noise due to rusting.

- Erie, PA, USA