The contact pulled over and had the vehicle towed to a dealer. The failure mileage was 54,445. This concerns me as my wife drives the car and I wouldn't want both to go out at the same time. The Touring model gains leather seating, a power adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats and a retractable cargo cover. The dealer performed a diagnostic test which determined that oil sludge was in the turbo lines. The dealer advised the contact that the turbo malfunctioned and needed be replaced. I have no problems paying for a part, but the valve cover, blower fan, or ac items shouldn't be breaking down at 19k original miles.
Ever since they installed this, the rest of the electrical components have been overloaded. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. On September 1, 2012 I was driving again on the highway with my family and we experienced the same problem. The dealer did not state how the oil entered the turbo lines. The ac pressure dropped, hot air was flowing out of the ac and we smelled burning smoke. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning.
The vehicle was not repaired. Alongside the knocking there seems to be a good amount of resistance when taking your foot off of the pedal for acceleration. A tasteful blend of textured black plastic and chrome surrounds make up the instrument cluster and center console, while the optional beige leather seating creates a striking contrast. The broad dashboard features a hooded crease that parallels the base of the windshield, beneath which resides a glowing orange display for the audio and heating readouts. An easy-to-reach lever located in the cargo area activates the spring-loaded rear-seat backs, allowing them to be folded flat without having to make a long and awkward reach. This is a known issue in this make and model.
This design permits more power to be produced at a lower rpm, creating a more linear acceleration curve comparable to one produced by a larger, normally-aspirated V6. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the turbo charger and the engine needed to be replaced. The seatbacks are designed to fold flat without needing to remove the adjustable headrests. We had to coast into the next exit. No repairs were performed on the vehicle.
The dealership acknowledged that the radio has a 'parasitic draw' on the battery causing these issues, but refuses to take responsibility for their installation. I also experienced burning smoke coming through the vents. I had the car inspected by the dealer back on August 3, 2012 and they replaced the valve cover. A less expensive Sun and Sound package includes just the moonroof and Bose audio system. While I'm driving on the highway at 65mph, the pressure or high ac air pressure drops and hot air comes out. More importantly, the engine's lightweight construction places less weight over the front wheels, helping improve steering response and maneuverability as well as creating a more evenly balanced chassis. This issue has to be investigated before a car catches on fire and people get burned alive or worse, a multiple car crash on the road resulting in deaths.
The approximate failure and current mileage was 100,262. They still persist and started around 50k miles. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. . This happened around 36k miles while I was driving on a freeway.
Assisting the smooth transfer of power is a six-speed Sport automatic transmission featuring a manual shift mode for a more spirited driving experience. The ac is breaking down. . . . .
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