really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
129,441 miles

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problem #1

Oct 102008


  • 129,441 miles
While driving I smelled something burning in the car, I shut off the air conditioner. I then turn on the air and nothing happened. Finding later that the blower motor wiring connector under the dash had burned up, almost causing a fire. (I have pictures what happened).

- Palmdale, CA, USA