A frustrating experience so far
We have had several problems with our van since we purchased it used from a large, national used car dealer.
Some are things that I believe were fixed/replaced in an attempt to correct an ongoing problem with a shimmy/vibration when the vehicle reaches 60 mph and greater:
Replaced left front bearing and axle.
Replaced rear shocks.
Replaced a bent wheel.
Rotated and balanced tires several times (to no avail)
Front wheel alignment.
Replaced all four tires (most recently)
Brake repair (shoes/pads/resurfaced rotors)
This hasn't cost us anything besides time and convenience (we do not have our own van to drive on the average of 2-3 per month since Oct.'03). The used car dealer has provided us with loaners.
However, the shimmy/vibration/tremor is still there! Nothing has helped and it is now beyond frustrating. It seems to be coming from the rear of the van - passengers in the back definitely feel it and when no one is in the third bench seat, you can see the headrests shaking as if someone were throttling them with their hands.
Has anyone else experienced this? It is now being sent to a Ford service dept. and I have a nagging suspicion we will be told that it is "normal," when, in fact, it simply isn't.
I love the extras with the van (leather seats, power sliding doors, lots of room, DVD player) but I am beginning to regret this purchase.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th January, 2004