I LOVE IT BUT IT IS FRUSTRATING
March 14, 2019
I've owned the car since 2009 with 25K miles and now have 163K miles on it. I maintain it routinely. I fell in love with the interior styling, sound system, comfort and acceleration. The turning radius has always been lacking. Two problems I have had that I have been told are common on this vehicle are the handsfree link failing and the power steering pump failing. The handsfree link fails and drains the battery even while the car is off. The repair consists of replacing the entire overhead control assembly and is $600 for parts. I have been through 4 power steering pumps at $450 each time. My mechanic told me the only way to stop this from repeating is to replace both the pump and the rack and pinion at a cost of $1200.