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

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problem #1

Nov 122003

(reported on)


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
When changing gears, the throttle pedal drops to the floor. The engine would race up to 5000 rpms. This is a very serious problem when the throttle stuck open. Dealer can't duplicate because it's intermittent.

- Paonia, CO, USA