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MERCURY MARINER HYBRID - 2008 MERCURY MARINER HYBRID Problems & Complaints

 
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There are 58 complaints filed for the 2008 MERCURY MARINER HYBRID

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2008 MERCURY MARINER HYBRID. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2008 MERCURY MARINER HYBRID, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Electrical System (11) Engine And Engine Cooling (12) Hybrid Propulsion System (1) Service Brakes Electric (2) Unknown Or Other (4)
Electronic Stability Control (1) Fuel Propulsion System (9) Power Train (6) Service Brakes Hydraulic (4) Vehicle Speed Control (8)
Engine (19) Fuel System Gasoline (1) Service Brakes (5) Steering (7)

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POWER TRAIN

8/18/2014 - DETROIT, MI
AS I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE FREEWAY, MY MERCURY MARINER HYBRID DISPLAYED A "STOP SAFELY NOW" SIGN ON THE CONTROL PANEL. NOT EVEN A MINUTE LATER, THE CAR BEGAN TO SHUT DOWN AND I HAD TO MANUEVER GET OFF THE FREEWAY. WHEN I PARKED THE CAR, I SAT FOR A MOMENT AND THEN THE CAR STARTED RIGHT UP. I DROVE ANOTHER FEW MILES AND IT DISPLAYED THE SAME MESSAGE AND THEN STOPPED. IT STARTED AGAIN AND THEN DID THE SAME THING AGAIN.

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ENGINE

8/18/2014 - KATY, TX
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MERCURY MARINER HYBRID. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 70 MPH, THE ENGINE STALLED AND THE HYBRID WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE OPERATED NORMALLY ONCE IT WAS TURNED OFF AND RESTARTED. THE FAILURE OCCURRED ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 57,000.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

8/14/2014 - TACOMA, WA
DRIVING HOME FROM WORK AT 6 PM ON MONDAY AND I WAS GOING 35 MPH AND THE SUV HAZARD LIGHT CAME ON AND THEN SAID "PULL OVER SAFELY NOW" AND I LOST POWER AND COULDNT ACCELERATE. IM GLADE I WASNT ON THE FREEWAY. TOOK MY SUV INTO FORD AND THEY SAID IT WAS THE THROTTLE BODY. THEY ARE FIXING IT NOW $845 LATER IM HOPING ITS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN, BUT WHAT I HAVE READ TO A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE FIXED THEIRS, THE PROBLEM PERSISTS. IM NOT FEELING VERY COMFORTABLE DRIVING MY SUV ON THE FREEWAY, AND I HAVE TO DRIVE IT ON THERE 5 DAYS A WEEK FOR WORK. WASNT EXPECTIONG THIS TO BE SUCH A BIG ISSUE, MAKES ME NOT WANT TO BUY ANOTHER FORD AGAIN.... THEY NEED TO RECALL THIS FOR 2008 ALSO NOT JUST THE NEWER VEHICLES.

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ENGINE

8/7/2014 - COSTA MESA, CA
ENGINE SHUTS OFF AND DISPLAY SAYS TO PULL OFF ROAD. THIS HAS BEEN A ON GOING PROBLEM. THE DEALER REPLACED THE THROTTLE BODY AND IT STILL HAPPENS. IT IS VERY UNSAFE TO LOSE YOUR VEHICLE'S ACCELERATION AND HAVE THE ENGINE TURN OFF. I THINK IT MAY BE A COMPUTER CODE GLITCH BECAUSE BASED ON WHAT I WAS TOLD BY THE DEALER THE ENGINE SHUTS OFF BECAUSE A FUEL MIXTURE ISSUE DETECT THAT MAY EVEN BE A FALSE READING. THIS AUTOMATED ACTION WITHIN THE VEHICLE BRAIN DECISION PUTS MANY AT RISK AS I FOUND OUT WHEN I WAS IN THE FURTHEST LEFT LANE ABOUT A MILE BEFORE THE 55 FREEWAY TURN OFF WHILE TRAVELING SOUTH ON THE 91 FREEWAY WITH THE CAR SHUT OFF IT'S ENGINE. I LOST POWER AND NEEDED TO PULL OVER WHILE A CAR BEHIND ME WAS FLASHING THEIR HEADLIGHTS AND THE CAR TO MY RIGHT WAS SLOWLY PASSING ME UP. NEXT CAME A BIGGER CHALLENGE SINCE THERE WERE 2 BIG RIGS ON THE ROAD AND I HIT THE BRAKES A LITTLE WHILE SIGNALLING A LANE CHANGE WITH MY FLASHERS ON I MANAGED TO SQUEEZE BETWEEN THE TWO RIGS AND ALMOST CAUSED THE ONE BEHIND ME TO REAR END ME. THE BIG RIG IN TURN CAUSED THE CAR BEHIND TO BREAK AND THIS ALMOST LEAD TO A PILE UP. THAT INTERSECTION ON THE FREEWAY WHERE THE 55 FREEWAY BEGINS ON YOUR LEFT LANES AND THE 91 FREEWAYS CONTINUES ON THE RIGHT IS A VERY DANGEROUS PLACE TO HAVE TO NEGOTIATE A PULL OVER. IT IS COMPOUNDED WITH A ENTRY RAMP WITH CARS TRYING TO QUICKLY GET INTO THE LEFT 2 LANES IN ORDER TO GET ONTO THE 55 FREEWAY. I DO NOT SEE A REASON TO HAVE YOUR VEHICLE TURN ITSELF OF FOR ANY REASON OTHER THAN A FIRE OR A VERY SERIOUS SAFELY ISSUE. BASED ON WHAT I KNOW THE COMPUTER OF MY VEHICLE PUTS PEOPLE IN DANGER OVER A POSSIBLE ISSUE WITH THE SMOG POLLUTION BEING TOO EXCESSIVE FOR THE MOMENT.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

8/7/2014 - COSTA MESA, CA
ENGINE SHUTS OFF AND DISPLAY SAYS TO PULL OFF ROAD. THIS HAS BEEN A ON GOING PROBLEM. THE DEALER REPLACED THE THROTTLE BODY AND IT STILL HAPPENS. IT IS VERY UNSAFE TO LOSE YOUR VEHICLE'S ACCELERATION AND HAVE THE ENGINE TURN OFF. I THINK IT MAY BE A COMPUTER CODE GLITCH BECAUSE BASED ON WHAT I WAS TOLD BY THE DEALER THE ENGINE SHUTS OFF BECAUSE A FUEL MIXTURE ISSUE DETECT THAT MAY EVEN BE A FALSE READING. THIS AUTOMATED ACTION WITHIN THE VEHICLE BRAIN DECISION PUTS MANY AT RISK AS I FOUND OUT WHEN I WAS IN THE FURTHEST LEFT LANE ABOUT A MILE BEFORE THE 55 FREEWAY TURN OFF WHILE TRAVELING SOUTH ON THE 91 FREEWAY WITH THE CAR SHUT OFF IT'S ENGINE. I LOST POWER AND NEEDED TO PULL OVER WHILE A CAR BEHIND ME WAS FLASHING THEIR HEADLIGHTS AND THE CAR TO MY RIGHT WAS SLOWLY PASSING ME UP. NEXT CAME A BIGGER CHALLENGE SINCE THERE WERE 2 BIG RIGS ON THE ROAD AND I HIT THE BRAKES A LITTLE WHILE SIGNALLING A LANE CHANGE WITH MY FLASHERS ON I MANAGED TO SQUEEZE BETWEEN THE TWO RIGS AND ALMOST CAUSED THE ONE BEHIND ME TO REAR END ME. THE BIG RIG IN TURN CAUSED THE CAR BEHIND TO BREAK AND THIS ALMOST LEAD TO A PILE UP. THAT INTERSECTION ON THE FREEWAY WHERE THE 55 FREEWAY BEGINS ON YOUR LEFT LANES AND THE 91 FREEWAYS CONTINUES ON THE RIGHT IS A VERY DANGEROUS PLACE TO HAVE TO NEGOTIATE A PULL OVER. IT IS COMPOUNDED WITH A ENTRY RAMP WITH CARS TRYING TO QUICKLY GET INTO THE LEFT 2 LANES IN ORDER TO GET ONTO THE 55 FREEWAY. I DO NOT SEE A REASON TO HAVE YOUR VEHICLE TURN ITSELF OF FOR ANY REASON OTHER THAN A FIRE OR A VERY SERIOUS SAFELY ISSUE. BASED ON WHAT I KNOW THE COMPUTER OF MY VEHICLE PUTS PEOPLE IN DANGER OVER A POSSIBLE ISSUE WITH THE SMOG POLLUTION BEING TOO EXCESSIVE FOR THE MOMENT.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

8/7/2014 - COSTA MESA, CA
ENGINE SHUTS OFF AND DISPLAY SAYS TO PULL OFF ROAD. THIS HAS BEEN A ON GOING PROBLEM. THE DEALER REPLACED THE THROTTLE BODY AND IT STILL HAPPENS. IT IS VERY UNSAFE TO LOSE YOUR VEHICLE'S ACCELERATION AND HAVE THE ENGINE TURN OFF. I THINK IT MAY BE A COMPUTER CODE GLITCH BECAUSE BASED ON WHAT I WAS TOLD BY THE DEALER THE ENGINE SHUTS OFF BECAUSE A FUEL MIXTURE ISSUE DETECT THAT MAY EVEN BE A FALSE READING. THIS AUTOMATED ACTION WITHIN THE VEHICLE BRAIN DECISION PUTS MANY AT RISK AS I FOUND OUT WHEN I WAS IN THE FURTHEST LEFT LANE ABOUT A MILE BEFORE THE 55 FREEWAY TURN OFF WHILE TRAVELING SOUTH ON THE 91 FREEWAY WITH THE CAR SHUT OFF IT'S ENGINE. I LOST POWER AND NEEDED TO PULL OVER WHILE A CAR BEHIND ME WAS FLASHING THEIR HEADLIGHTS AND THE CAR TO MY RIGHT WAS SLOWLY PASSING ME UP. NEXT CAME A BIGGER CHALLENGE SINCE THERE WERE 2 BIG RIGS ON THE ROAD AND I HIT THE BRAKES A LITTLE WHILE SIGNALLING A LANE CHANGE WITH MY FLASHERS ON I MANAGED TO SQUEEZE BETWEEN THE TWO RIGS AND ALMOST CAUSED THE ONE BEHIND ME TO REAR END ME. THE BIG RIG IN TURN CAUSED THE CAR BEHIND TO BREAK AND THIS ALMOST LEAD TO A PILE UP. THAT INTERSECTION ON THE FREEWAY WHERE THE 55 FREEWAY BEGINS ON YOUR LEFT LANES AND THE 91 FREEWAYS CONTINUES ON THE RIGHT IS A VERY DANGEROUS PLACE TO HAVE TO NEGOTIATE A PULL OVER. IT IS COMPOUNDED WITH A ENTRY RAMP WITH CARS TRYING TO QUICKLY GET INTO THE LEFT 2 LANES IN ORDER TO GET ONTO THE 55 FREEWAY. I DO NOT SEE A REASON TO HAVE YOUR VEHICLE TURN ITSELF OF FOR ANY REASON OTHER THAN A FIRE OR A VERY SERIOUS SAFELY ISSUE. BASED ON WHAT I KNOW THE COMPUTER OF MY VEHICLE PUTS PEOPLE IN DANGER OVER A POSSIBLE ISSUE WITH THE SMOG POLLUTION BEING TOO EXCESSIVE FOR THE MOMENT.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

8/7/2014 - COSTA MESA, CA
WHILE DRIVING THE VEHICLE SHUTS OFF WITH A RED TRIANGLE AND THE DISPLAY SAYS TO PULL OFF SAFELY. THIS HAS HAPPENED ABOUT 6 TIMES ALREADY. I HAVE TAKEN IT BACK TO THE FORD DEALER AND THEY REPLACED THE THROTTLE BODY BECAUSE THERE IS A SENSOR THAT FAILS IN THE UNIT AND THEY EXPLAINED THE FACTORY CALIBRATES THE WHOLE UNIT WITH A STEEP PRICE TAG. LUCKY I STILL HAVE 5000 MILES TILL WARRANTY EXPIRES. I GUESS A NUMBER OF TIMES IT WAS NOT A BIG DEAL TO PULL OVER ON THE SHOULDER AND RESTART THE VEHICLE AND CARRY ON. THIS LAST TIME WE HAD SERVICE DONE TO THE VEHICLE I INFORMED THE FORD SERVICE AGENT THAT WE WERE GOING ON A LONG TRIP AND IF WE SHOULD GET A RENTAL. HE WAS CONFIDENT THE WORK THEY PREFORMED WOULD RESOLVE THE SHUT DOWN ISSUE. WE LEFT LA AND WENT ON OUR WAY TO BISHOP FOR A GROUP HIKING TRIP. THE MARINER RAN FINE FOR 3/4 OF THE WAY AND AGAIN WHILE DRIVING ON A 2 LANE ROAD THE MARINER SHUTS OFF. I NEGOTIATED TO THE RIGHT AS MY SPEED WAS DECLINING AND A 18 WHEELER WAS PASSING ME UP ON THE RIGHT AND THE CAR BEHIND ME WAS GAINING ON MY REAR. IT WAS A BIT SCARY BUT WE MANAGED TO PULL OVER SAFELY. UPON TURNING OFF THE MARINER IGNITION AND RESTARTING WE CARRIED ON TO THE DESTINATION. IT WAS RAINING AND A ROAD CONDITIONS WERE NOT THE BEST BUT WE DID NOT WANT TO BE STRANDED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. ONCE AGAIN AFTER DRIVING FOR 10 MINUTES THE MARINER SHUT OFF AND WITH THE LOSS OF POWER. NOT A SAFE SITUATION TO HAVE YOUR ENGINE SHUT OFF WHILE DRIVING IN A FREEWAY AT SPEED OF 65 AND TO SUDDENLY LOSS YOUR ENGINE WITH NO ABILITY TO ACCELERATE OUT OF A UNSAFE SITUATION. IT COULD BE VERY DANGEROUS IF WE WERE TRAVELING ON A WINDY SINGLE LANE ROAD WITHOUT A SHOULDER AS THERE ARE A BUNCH IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS WHERE WE HIKE. IT WOULD NOT BE SAFE TO STOP AND DEAL WITH THIS SITUATION AS CARS ARE COMING UP A HILL AND YOUR TRYING TO RESET THE IGNITION COMPUTER SYSTEM.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

8/7/2014 - COSTA MESA, CA
WHILE DRIVING THE VEHICLE SHUTS OFF WITH A RED TRIANGLE AND THE DISPLAY SAYS TO PULL OFF SAFELY. THIS HAS HAPPENED ABOUT 6 TIMES ALREADY. I HAVE TAKEN IT BACK TO THE FORD DEALER AND THEY REPLACED THE THROTTLE BODY BECAUSE THERE IS A SENSOR THAT FAILS IN THE UNIT AND THEY EXPLAINED THE FACTORY CALIBRATES THE WHOLE UNIT WITH A STEEP PRICE TAG. LUCKY I STILL HAVE 5000 MILES TILL WARRANTY EXPIRES. I GUESS A NUMBER OF TIMES IT WAS NOT A BIG DEAL TO PULL OVER ON THE SHOULDER AND RESTART THE VEHICLE AND CARRY ON. THIS LAST TIME WE HAD SERVICE DONE TO THE VEHICLE I INFORMED THE FORD SERVICE AGENT THAT WE WERE GOING ON A LONG TRIP AND IF WE SHOULD GET A RENTAL. HE WAS CONFIDENT THE WORK THEY PREFORMED WOULD RESOLVE THE SHUT DOWN ISSUE. WE LEFT LA AND WENT ON OUR WAY TO BISHOP FOR A GROUP HIKING TRIP. THE MARINER RAN FINE FOR 3/4 OF THE WAY AND AGAIN WHILE DRIVING ON A 2 LANE ROAD THE MARINER SHUTS OFF. I NEGOTIATED TO THE RIGHT AS MY SPEED WAS DECLINING AND A 18 WHEELER WAS PASSING ME UP ON THE RIGHT AND THE CAR BEHIND ME WAS GAINING ON MY REAR. IT WAS A BIT SCARY BUT WE MANAGED TO PULL OVER SAFELY. UPON TURNING OFF THE MARINER IGNITION AND RESTARTING WE CARRIED ON TO THE DESTINATION. IT WAS RAINING AND A ROAD CONDITIONS WERE NOT THE BEST BUT WE DID NOT WANT TO BE STRANDED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. ONCE AGAIN AFTER DRIVING FOR 10 MINUTES THE MARINER SHUT OFF AND WITH THE LOSS OF POWER. NOT A SAFE SITUATION TO HAVE YOUR ENGINE SHUT OFF WHILE DRIVING IN A FREEWAY AT SPEED OF 65 AND TO SUDDENLY LOSS YOUR ENGINE WITH NO ABILITY TO ACCELERATE OUT OF A UNSAFE SITUATION. IT COULD BE VERY DANGEROUS IF WE WERE TRAVELING ON A WINDY SINGLE LANE ROAD WITHOUT A SHOULDER AS THERE ARE A BUNCH IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS WHERE WE HIKE. IT WOULD NOT BE SAFE TO STOP AND DEAL WITH THIS SITUATION AS CARS ARE COMING UP A HILL AND YOUR TRYING TO RESET THE IGNITION COMPUTER SYSTEM.

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ENGINE

8/7/2014 - COSTA MESA, CA
WHILE DRIVING THE VEHICLE SHUTS OFF WITH A RED TRIANGLE AND THE DISPLAY SAYS TO PULL OFF SAFELY. THIS HAS HAPPENED ABOUT 6 TIMES ALREADY. I HAVE TAKEN IT BACK TO THE FORD DEALER AND THEY REPLACED THE THROTTLE BODY BECAUSE THERE IS A SENSOR THAT FAILS IN THE UNIT AND THEY EXPLAINED THE FACTORY CALIBRATES THE WHOLE UNIT WITH A STEEP PRICE TAG. LUCKY I STILL HAVE 5000 MILES TILL WARRANTY EXPIRES. I GUESS A NUMBER OF TIMES IT WAS NOT A BIG DEAL TO PULL OVER ON THE SHOULDER AND RESTART THE VEHICLE AND CARRY ON. THIS LAST TIME WE HAD SERVICE DONE TO THE VEHICLE I INFORMED THE FORD SERVICE AGENT THAT WE WERE GOING ON A LONG TRIP AND IF WE SHOULD GET A RENTAL. HE WAS CONFIDENT THE WORK THEY PREFORMED WOULD RESOLVE THE SHUT DOWN ISSUE. WE LEFT LA AND WENT ON OUR WAY TO BISHOP FOR A GROUP HIKING TRIP. THE MARINER RAN FINE FOR 3/4 OF THE WAY AND AGAIN WHILE DRIVING ON A 2 LANE ROAD THE MARINER SHUTS OFF. I NEGOTIATED TO THE RIGHT AS MY SPEED WAS DECLINING AND A 18 WHEELER WAS PASSING ME UP ON THE RIGHT AND THE CAR BEHIND ME WAS GAINING ON MY REAR. IT WAS A BIT SCARY BUT WE MANAGED TO PULL OVER SAFELY. UPON TURNING OFF THE MARINER IGNITION AND RESTARTING WE CARRIED ON TO THE DESTINATION. IT WAS RAINING AND A ROAD CONDITIONS WERE NOT THE BEST BUT WE DID NOT WANT TO BE STRANDED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. ONCE AGAIN AFTER DRIVING FOR 10 MINUTES THE MARINER SHUT OFF AND WITH THE LOSS OF POWER. NOT A SAFE SITUATION TO HAVE YOUR ENGINE SHUT OFF WHILE DRIVING IN A FREEWAY AT SPEED OF 65 AND TO SUDDENLY LOSS YOUR ENGINE WITH NO ABILITY TO ACCELERATE OUT OF A UNSAFE SITUATION. IT COULD BE VERY DANGEROUS IF WE WERE TRAVELING ON A WINDY SINGLE LANE ROAD WITHOUT A SHOULDER AS THERE ARE A BUNCH IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS WHERE WE HIKE. IT WOULD NOT BE SAFE TO STOP AND DEAL WITH THIS SITUATION AS CARS ARE COMING UP A HILL AND YOUR TRYING TO RESET THE IGNITION COMPUTER SYSTEM.

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STEERING

8/3/2014 - SUMMIT, NY
I AM CONCERNED THAT THE PROBLEMS WITH THE ELECTRIC POWER STEERING SYSTEM ARE NOT LIMITED TO A FAULTY TORQUE SENSOR BUT TO THE OVERALL POWER STEERING SYSTEM WHICH MAY CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR OTHER STEERING EMERGENCIES. AS A RESULT, I AM PROVIDING THE FOLLOWING REPORT SHOULD YOU RECEIVE SIMILAR COMPLAINTS FROM OTHER DRIVERS OF FORD VEHICLES ABOUT WORN PARTS OF THE POWER STEERING COLUMN WHICH AFFECTED DRIVING. WHILE STATIONARY IN A PARKING LOT, AFTER TURNING ON THE IGNITION A SOUND LIKE A QUICK POP OCCURRED. AFTER STARTING TO DRIVE AND TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL TO THE RIGHT, A KNOCKING SOUND SUCH AS THAT OF A SMALL HAMMER HAPPENED SEVERAL TIMES. TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL TO THE LEFT PRODUCED A RUBBING SOUND AND MINOR RESISTANCE. THERE ALSO WAS A CONSTANT SQUEAKING IN THE ROTATION OF THE LEFT FRONT WHEEL WHICH EXISTED PRIOR TO THE ABOVE OCCURRENCE. THESE CONDITIONS CONTINUED TO OCCUR. ON JULY 9, 2014 THE DEALER REPLACED THE 8L8Z-38676-E STEERING SHAFT JOINT CONNECTOR. (I WAS UNAWARE OF RECALL 14S055 AT THE TIME.) ON THE TRIP HOME, THE STEERING WHEEL CONSTANTLY SQUEAKED WHILE TURNING TO THE LEFT. RESPONDING TO THE ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING RECALL 14S055 ON 2008-2011 FORD VEHICLES AND A REMEDY FOR THE SQUEAKING, RETURNED TO THE DEALER ON AUGUST 1, 2014. ELECTRIC STEERING UPGRADE PERFORMED. SQUEAKING SEEMS TO BE REMEDIED BY REPLACING SWAY BARS AND 1 TIE ROD. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION TO THIS MATTER.

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