really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles

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problem #1

Aug 152008


  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Ford E-450. While driving approximately 35 mph the contact noticed smoke emitting from under the vehicle on the rear passenger side. The contact was able to maintain control of the vehicle and merge to the shoulder. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who stated that the spindle had melted and the shaft assembly needed to be replaced. The second time the failure recurred, flames were emitted from under the vehicle. The fire department reported to the scene and a report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the independent mechanic who stated that the spindle had caught on fire and needed to be repaired along with the shaft assembly, tire and brakes. After the repairs, the contact noticed smoke a third time. The vehicle was not further repaired for the most recent failure. Repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000.

- Rockport, ME, USA