Power steering line burst at 120,000 miles.
Oil drain plug managed to get stripped.
Instrument panel lights tend to flash bright to dim at times.
My shifter light panel at times doesn't want to light up, or takes 30 minutes of driving before they come on.
Had two windows go out on me (no power), and had the drivers side window break off from its window hinge.
Trunk release button stopped working.
My car would suddenly die while driving, or at idle and at times it wouldn't start at all until I pushed the car, allowing the wheels to move slightly. This problem perplexed me for some time. It turned out the problem was due to ignition problem.
Replaced the center tie-rod bushing twice.
Like many others, I agree, the car has plenty of room and isn't bad on gas (get about on average 25 mpg).
I bought the car with many miles on it a (110,000), and I owned it for a number of years. Yes, it has had some issues, but what car doesn't. My car now has 194,000 mile on it but has served me very well. If it wasn't for the accident that I was involved in last week (where the other driver didn't yield the on-coming traffic), I would still be enjoying it.
Some of the issues that I did have trying to retrieve items that had fallen deep in my truck (yeah, you know what I'm talking about).
What about that battery! I'd like to meet the brain surgeon who thought that placing it in the wheel well area would be a great joke (ha, ha, ha... real funny)
9th Oct 2008, 13:44
I have done some research on the 2.7 sludge problem, and just about everybody who has had that flickering oil light like you described soon after had the engine fail.
I dunno if anything can be done at this point for your engine, but you might try getting the oil FLUSHED out ASAP. You may be past the point of no return though.