really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,000 miles

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problem #1

Aug 102004

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
I was involved in a very bizarre accident. On August 10, 2004 at 8:30 am, I was going to work using the highway I regularly use everyday, highway one in pacifica, California, located four blocks from my home. Weather conditions were normal. As I was getting onto the highway entrance, going no more than twenty miles per hour, and as I made my way down the ramp a few inches, my car started swaying back and forth. Pulling me right, and then to the left. I was not distracted, preoccupied, nor on a cell phone. I was looking at the road straight ahead. I tried to stear the car, but it kept shifting from side to side, causing me to fall off the ramp and land onto the traffic going the same direction I was headed (North). One car ended up hitting me. The police was already on the highway so they immediately came to the scene. Since this was such a frightening accident, and no known cause for it, since I was not under the influence and going at such a low speed, I have requested the accident scene and the car to be inspected. There might be something wrong mechanically. I believe this accident was caused due to malfunction of the vehicle. I could have possibly been the rack & pinion assembly, tie rod, or power steering valves. Throughout the course work, I found out that my vehicle was in pervious accidents. This information was never disclosed to me at the date of the purchase, and I requested it from the dealership numerous times. All my requests for the vehicles history and owner history were placed to the side. No matter how much I adored the vehicle, I would have not purchased it knowing this information. The vehicle was "certified" and I opted for an extended warranty, to be on the safe side. I angers me to find out that the vehicle was repaired and rebuilt several times, and placed back onto the road. Here I was thinking I was purchasing a vehicle that was "certified" and in mint condition. This matter is really important to me.continuation.

- Pacifica , CA, USA