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This accident is historically important, not only because it was the first of its type and magnitude, but also because of its legacy to Canadian and international practice in reactor safety and design. Nobody was killed or hurt in the incident, but a massive clean-up operation was required that involved hundreds of AECL staff, as well as Canadian and American military personnel, and employees of an external construction company working at the site.
In addition the reactor core itself was rendered unusable for an extended period. Environmental effects outside the plant were negligible, as was radiation exposure to members of the public. The health record of AECL and Canadian military personnel involved in the clean-up was scientifically reviewed in the s no significant health effects were observed.
Several of today's fundamental safety principles of reactor design and operation stem from the lessons learned at this formative stage of Canada's nuclear program, making Canada an early leader in this field.
The accident also demonstrated that, due to a combination of redundant safety features, emergency procedures, and a level of inherent "forgiveness" or robustness in the technology, a major fuel-melt accident in a nuclear reactor can occur without significant environmental effects and radiation exposure to the surrounding population.
The NRX core was completely rebuilt, improved, and restarted within 14 months following the accident the first time something like this was attempted , and the reactor continued to perform for another four decades before being retired. As with the analysis of the accident itself, the clean-up and repair of the NRX reactor shed light on several new concepts of reactor operation and design.
A major example of these is the complete rehabilitation of a large reactor core, which contributed to the unique long-term maintenance philosophy of not only research-reactors at Chalk River Laboratories, but also CANDU power reactors. Another summary of the NRX accident can be found here. Two points of trivia: Admiral Rickover of the US nuclear navy took advantage of the clean-up operation to train his men in the field. One of the young officers involved in the effort was Lt.
Jimmy Carter, a nuclear engineer who in became the 39th president of the United States and in a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Rosalie Bertell, a popular figure in the Canadian anti-nuclear scene, claims in her book, No Immediate Danger?
In fact, as described above, the reactor did not explode and nobody was killed, and this has been a matter of public record since the accident. In December a worker named Stephen Whelan died when a container of ammonium nitrate exploded in a plutonium separation plant at the site; this incident is also in the public record.
The NRU, one of the world's most powerful and versatile research reactors, was in its first year of operation reactor design power: Although a major event in its own right, the NRU accident was not as significant as the NRX accident see related FAQ in terms of either the resulting damage to the reactor core or its legacy to the field of reactor safety. Unlike the events of December , the NRU accident did not involve a power excursion in an operating reactor.
It occurred while NRU was shut down and undergoing an operation to remove failed fuel from its core. While being removed the failed fuel rod did not receive adequate cooling and probably began burning in the fuel transfer flask above the core the fuel used at the time was uranium metal, which combusts spontaneously in air.
The fuel also broke apart, leaving one section in the bottom of the reactor and another section stuck in the transfer flask. As the transfer flask moved across the reactor bridge towards the fuel storage area beside the reactor, a three-foot section of the stuck fuel rod dropped from the flask into a maintenance pit on the bridge, where it continued to burn.
The fire was extinguished relatively quickly about 15 minutes by reactor staff, but not before it had significantly contaminated the inside of the NRU building and, to a smaller degree, an area approximately 0. Cleanup started immediately, along with repair of the reactor itself, and NRU was up and running again by August of that year.
All personnel were protected from contamination by special clothing, and radiation doses were controlled through timed work procedures, long-handled tools, and dosimetry on all workers that ensured adherence to legal limits. Tritium H-3 is a radioactive heavy isotope of hydrogen, created in the heavy-water moderator of CANDU reactors by neutron bombardment of deuterium H-2, the hydrogen isotope in heavy water. Over a period of time a significant quantity of tritium builds up in the moderator, and since tritium is radioactive, with a half-life of Tritium is considered a "low hazard" radioactive isotope, because of the weak energy of its radiation beta particles with an average of 6 keV energy.
Due to its low-energy radiation, it is harmless outside the body, but becomes a biohazard if taken internally. Stage 1 is a vapour phase catalytic extraction VPCE process which extracts the tritium in vapour form. Stage 2 is a cryogenic distillation process which then distills the tritium at low temperatures and immobilizes it.
Ontario Power Generation can process up to 2. The utility then markets this tritium globally, for end-uses not associated with nuclear weapons. Ontario is one of only two major civilian producers of tritium in the world, the other being a Russian-British joint venture called Reviss Services Ltd. The civilian uses of tritium include self-luminous lighting applications, fusion power research for which it is a principal fuel material , and tracer applications in biological and pharmaceutical research.
The average, realistic radiation exposure in the community surrounding a nuclear plant, due directly to the plant itself, will be hundreds and thousands of times less again. At this level the dose is millions of times less than that which is observed to have a health effect in human populations, and unnoticeable compared to the natural radioactivity of our own bodies. The amount of radiation that the public is exposed to from nuclear plants is a matter of public record, and both past and current information can be obtained on-line from the CNSC website see above link , or from the utilities themselves see, for example, the reports on the Ontario Power Generation website.
The act of regulating something often breeds apprehension, but quantities regulated for industrial use can be smaller than naturally-occuring quantities of the same material. For example, the following common items contain enough potassium a naturally radioactive form of potassium, found in concentrations of 1-part-in, within natural potassium to require a license from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission CNSC , had that same quantity of potassium been isolated within a regulated nuclear industrial or laboratory setting: The level of radiation in all of these cases presents no health risk and may even be beneficial , but the information sheds light on both the ubiquitous nature of radioactivity, and the conservatism built into regulatory limits.
For more information on the radiation around us, and inside us, see "Radioactivity in Nature" from Iowa State University. A home-made cloud-chamber for "seeing" radiation is described in the author's brochure, "Radiation Encounter! Teacher and student resources are available at the Yes I Can! It is found in small amounts in nature about 4 kg globally , created by cosmic ray interactions in the upper atmosphere.
Tritium is considered to be a weak radionuclide because of the low energy of its radioactive emissions beta particle energy 0 - 19 keV; average energy about 6 keV. The beta particles similar to electrons do not travel very far in air and do not penetrate skin; therefore the main biological hazard of tritium is due to its intake into the body inhalation, ingestion, or absorption.
Several epidemiological studies of cancer especially leukemia and other disease incidence, birth defects, mortality, and other abnormalities have been conducted in communities near CANDU nuclear stations and other nuclear facilities in Canada. As expected by the low levels of radioactive emissions measured to date, there has been no evidence of a negative health effect in these populations.
Exposure to Radiation and Health Outcomes by M. The CNSC is an independent, quasi-judicial administrative tribunal and regulatory agency that reports to Parliament through the Minister of Natural Resources. The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment, and to respect Canada's international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy.
Nuclear regulation is solely federal jurisdiction, and the CNSC has no provincial counterparts. Licences are granted by the CNSC for all aspects of operation involving the above facilities and activities.
Licensees are required to prove to the CNSC that their facility or activity is acceptably safe, under the requirements of the NSCA, before a license is granted or renewed. This approach includes external risks from both natural and man-made causes. For example, the CNSC specifies the levels and type of security that are required at nuclear facilities.
The process followed at each of these licensing steps includes a public hearing with opportunity for public input. In addition, the licensing process for a nuclear power plant in Canada proceeds only after approval is granted through the federal Environmental Assessment EA process under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act CEAA, , involving the convening of a EA Panel and further public hearings.
The EA process identifies whether a specific project is likely to cause significant environmental effects, determines whether potentially significant adverse effects are identified and mitigates to the extent possible.
Its operations, meeting, and reports are open to public scrutiny. The report concluded that, although some gaps in public communication exist particularly with NGOs that may lead to a perception of non-transparency, the practices and procedures of the CNSC do ensure independent oversight.
In particular, the report found that "there are practices within the commission itself to ensure legitimacy and voice, including strict guidelines to ensure that there is no conflict of interest. As a licensing requirement, nuclear reactors must be qualified to withstand the level of seismic activity that is expected for each individual reactor location.
Seismic qualification is a common component of civil and mechanical design, and nuclear reactors do not differ from any other major infrastructure in this respect. The same robustness and defense-in-depth approach that assures safety and security of a nuclear plant plays a major role in its seismic qualification, and often provides a level of conservatism that continues to protect even during beyond-design-basis events. This description is provided by the author for the purpose of explaining a complex situation to the public, and does not represent an official account by AECL, the CNSC, or the Government of Canada.
While both atomic bombs and nuclear reactors make use of the energy from a nuclear fission chain reaction in uranium or plutonium, the similarity stops there.
For a nuclear explosion, it is required to bring together a critical mass of fissile material uranium or plutonium extremely quickly and release an enormous amount of energy in a matter of milliseconds. Still runs good, looks good,and very reliable. I hear you on Long lasting reliable equipment.
Show me happy in the new one. Silverados and Fiats are garbage! I have a Camry and a Corolla and never had any iisues or needed a mechnic. I do have a Chevy Tracker that works perfectly. Only changed starter and alternator in 15 years. I liked the Chrysler cu. The way the GM head was cast you could never have done electronic fuel injection.
That six was picked up by Toyota — they bought the patterns and tooling, put it in their Landcruisers for years. You need a Ford…. You really need to drive a real truck and then you will see.
You could not give me a GM. The best source of data available and a solid track record. Brian, I agree wholehearted with what you wrote. I like American made cars and it all boils down to one thing. Take care of the care or truck you have and it will take care of you. I learned a long time ago that oil and lubrication are the cheapest things you can put in a vehicle. A clean engine is a happy engine. This report is based on the surveys and feedback from owners of said cars.
Your comment has no relationship to the article at all. They may even be easy to fix, or even all repairs done under warranty from recalls. But, it does make the quality poor and reliability poor. The surveys have the same shortcomings for every car, such as: No other category of vehicle shares that because the cost of ownership outweighs the value.
If you can fix your own vehicles, more power to you, but your numbers are dwindling. For instance, my family generally owns Subarus. The manual recommended a dealer service for changing the oil. The truck smoked for a week. But hey, at least it wont rust! Where are you from? I know because I build them! Get your facts straight, before spreading lies. Where is the engine built? You may assemble the truck but the parts are not made in the USA. I know, I wanted to buy one. Chrysler is owned by Fiat.
The engine was trouble free until Chrysler tried their hand at making their own fuel injection for it. I think they may have given that project back to Cummins.
Do your research…there is no such thing as an American car. EVERY manufacturer sources parts and components worldwide. The Ram was designed by engineers here in the U. The only engine option I know of that is not American is the 3. Motori, which is owned by Fiat Chrysler. After all, there is no longer any such thing as a completely American-made vehicle or Japanese-made vehicle, for that matter.
Parts are sourced from all over the world, same as with Ford and GM trucks. I still drive my papas 56 chevy truck. Of course I put generator, tires ,brakes, windshield, brakes and battery. I have a C gets crappy gas mileage but will haul anything I put in it or behind it, I also have a D with a 4 speed and it gets great mileage for my everyday driver. I have a 72 Chevy , long body , step side, V8 I bought Nov 12, the valve covers have never been off of it. I have not babied it, but I have not mistreated it either, It has always done what I wanted.
Nellie belle and I have grown old together. We have been down a lot of roads. Looking out the window at Her, I know She is is waiting for me to turn Her switch. I think I do just that right NOW. Their closeout sales are a great place for parts for older trucks. Try getting equivalent documentation on your whatever. Volkswagon later ruined it!! Last week son and I changed half shafts on it. I tried to take care of them, and happily I could do almost everything myself, including an engine rebuild no trannies!
So…driving a car makes YOU an expert? I can keep a turd running that lo9ng too. You have got to be kidding. I could of gone broke with the repairs my Chevy Truck need before , miles. Like all of my Chevys.
Had a Chevy and a GMC pickup. Bought the Chevy used— V-8,4 Speed Manual. Put over 60, miles on it, and only problem I had was keeping the carburetor clean—bad fuel tank—fixed by putting an inline fuel filter before the carb.
The GMC was bought new, and I put 63, miles on it before I traded it in, because it only got about 9. I always buy American cars. I had a Mustang that lasted for more than 25 years, an Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme that NEVER broke down on me for more than , miles, and a Pontiac Grand Prix, that not only looked great, was super reliable, even though I bought it cheap seven years old with 80K miles on it.
I can change my oil and filter without removing anything. And if the frame is rotten Toyota will make it right. They will either replace the frame or buy the truck back at a substantial premium. KI had an 81 Cutlass that shifted badly, cold idled at about 3krpm so you had to put it in neutral when you came up to a stop light in slippery weather, The check engine light came on at miles and never went away, even after many trips to the dealership where they reset it and it would come back on a few miles down the street.
I finally took it to a dealership in N. I had a Silverado that I sold back several years ago and it had , miles on it when I sold it and it still ran and drove close to like when it was new. I think that this article speaks only for the brand new ones.
They are big and bulky looking with lots of plastic body cladding and the grill-work is just too foreboding and makes lots of room for body problems. My Silverado was a model and was as solid and reliable as an anvil. It was just a pleasure to own and drive. Sure, trucks are jolting and have a busy ride sometimes, but trucks are not built for comfort as so many drivers think they should be. That is the problem these days. People expect them to ride and drive like a Lincoln Town Car or something.
A truck is a utility vehicle and should not be expected to give a perfect ride. Go buy an Escalade and spend three times as much. I own a Silverado With miles on it.
It is serviced every 3K miles. It is a great truck. It goes when I want it to and stops when I want it to. It is comfortable to drive and very responsive. It pulls a 5 thousand trailer over any roads.
My only complaint is that body panels are a little light. It is one of the most reliable trucks that I have ever owned or driven. Take care of anything and it will give you good service. Popularity of a vehicle is NOT taken into consideration by this stupid author. I suggest the author look at the JD Power 3 year in service dependability ratings.
The Silverado had the fewest problems of any full size pickup sold in the US and was the number one full size pick up in initial quality in , the latest survey data. Not sure what data the author used but he certainly did not look at real customer data. MM is exactly the type of customer GM is focused on. Not everybody graduated High School from my home town either. Excluding a Dodge with a Cummins.
Do any of you people know that all of the newer GM crew cabs are totally made in Mexico? The double cabs are made in Indiana…I checked because I was ready to buy and wanted to know where the engines are made, because I knew the Hemis in the Rams and Nissans etc. My 14 Silverado drives like a caddy.
Best mileage came with chip on max. My 09 Silverado has 65K and rides like a cadillac, No problems. Would not Trade it in for anything, Has tons of room in the extended double cab, no rust whatsoever, and can load the bed full of whatever and not notice a thing.
Then come get my Ford Escape with K miles on it! I stuck with imports for years and decided to go out on a limb for this car. The article blasts reliability, then only discusses comfort, appearance and consumer satisfaction. There is no mention of any reliability issue. Thank you for your comment. I have been driving Chrysler minivans for the past 20 years and am very pleased with them.
This is a bogus article! Just disregard it, it is meant to create discussion, nothing else. It is clearly not researched and has NO merit! I second that remark. I have been in the used car business for 17 years and can tell you one of the longest lasting, most durable vehicles on the road are gm trucks. In my opinion Nissan pathfinder are also solid SUVs. The rest of the vehicles on the list are crap though.
That has not been my experience — I live in the snow belt and the American cars rusted through every time — huge issue and I was careful to keep the cars salt free during the winters. You have to go all the way back to to get that body style.
I thought I had accidentally clicked onto an article from Very, very few modern American trucks can make even K miles. Chevy trucks suck, Dodge sucks, Ford trucks are kinda OK. None of them is half as reliable as a Toyota. Wow, to say something as ignorant as that really invalidates everything you say. Go away and let the adults talk. It sounds like to me the quality is bad……. Media does not speak them about at all. My last silver ado had k before my son totaled it. It would have gone easily.
Article was slanted from the get-go. First of all… This article is propaganda! The sun visors are falling apart from the factory..
Seat belts are defective from the factory and have to be repaired prior to sale. They almost always have stuck shifters. BM-trouble U … Nuff said.. Over priced money pits.. Way over priced and resale value is probably the worst. Toyota trucks are snap together.. Does anyone ever mention the cam shafts breaking and causing catastrophic engine faliure ie; the valves driven through the tops of all of the pistons.. They take the trophy on that.. Body roll in a corner.. May as well ask to flip in advance..
The tundra looks like a pig squatting! Honestly … The titan is the most dangerous full size truck on the market counting for more fatalities in its class combined. Wake up America its built by a foreign company! And yes it too has countless problems …. Talking about an ugly interrior and the dashboard rattled and when u tap on it it give the obvious hollow solid plastic thud.. The golve box shuts funny and again its ugly.. WTF does the autour of this article drive.. A fkn ugly toyota preiz..
Talking about another shit pot lemon.. Next time you see one look under the vehicle.. Guaranteed to have an oil leak.. American cars are cheap and nor high end, American cars company service are dishonest and expensive. Any Japanese car is made to be abused and to keep you alone from tom,jim,Danny, Tim carr dealers mechanics.
I disagree my neighbor has a Ford Fiesta and every time we talk he has had to take it to the dealer for another issue. American cars have gotten better but they still do not put reliability over profits. American made trucks lose their transmissions at to miles. Just look on Craigslist and you will see numerous toyotas with over miles for sale.
It had 60k on it when I bought it. The truck was in showroom condition. I love driving it, but it has been the most unreliable vehicle I have ever owned. It has repeatedly left me stranded with electrical problems that no one seems to be able to diagnose. It seem to regularly blow oil seals. I now have k on it, 20k on the last rebuild.
I will gamble a trip to the dump with a load of trash, but that is about the only trip which I am willing to chance. Fact, GM does use cheaper parts for example plastic vacuum hoses that will not last, cheap electronic sensors with plastic housing that crack or split before K mile, engine gaskets that will not last can you say valve cover?
In short, GM is definitely doing things that will get you into service, This article is correct. I agree with the article. Reminds me of the Audi , and that was a total P. Todays cars are like the old AMC with respect to the fact that they are made up of parts from a lot of different suppliers.
Nothing biased about you MM, is there! What a useless blog comment. Sure there are good American cars — the old Dodge Dart was a wonderful example. But for every good one there are a handful of terrors. We could have done better but American car manufacturers were sloppy and stuck in deep ruts — in some ways they still are.
The guy who wrote the article is bang on. I have a ford Fiesta. I bought it after a great deal of research which showed it to be the best car in its class. I read Consumer reports, it condemns the Fiesta solely on the basis of the auto transmission. I have a manual. Just about every other source loves it. And actually, if you read the narrative on Consumer Reports for the Fiesta they like it a lot. US News Report, in its compilation of auto reviews rates the Fiesta Number 1 2 or 3 in different classes.
My only complaint about the Fiesta after two years is that the manual transmission is noisy. Otherwise it is great, and rides superbly for a car in its class.
MM, you are exactly right. Things must be bad when a supposed car site has to hire writers that obviously know little or nothing about cars or trucks. I have been a car nut for over 50 years — bought them, sold them, built them, raced them, etc. This writer sounds like a fifteen-year-old from NYC who just got his drivers license. Going on 40 Yrs professional master auto tech.
Factory trained master tech on multiple brands and have been working on all brands in an independent shop for better than the last half of my career. You rate a Silverado below any Ford truck with a Modular motor? Ha, thats just comical. The rest of the list, not much argument, but give me a break. My Tacoma is the best truck Ive owned. I have to disagree mightily with you.
I have never seen such pieces of crap in my life. Constant factory recalls, to only getting 15 MPG, to being in the junk yard at around , to , miles. Door handles break, throttle sensors go out, radiator clamps break, intake gaskets go out, and it goes on and on and on. And we have them serviced every miles by our local Chevy dealer.
Of course, therein might lie part of the problem as they like to sell us new ones. But we never had these problems when our fleet was Dodge and Fords. My last Chevrolet pickup only lasted , miles of hauling heavy loads, traversing rough terrain checking cattle and pulling 4 horse trailers full of livestock. The current Silverado gets mid 20 MPG on the highway. I would steer clear of the writer, not the pickup. The problem with all reports of this nature is they are based upon owner replies and owner expectations.
If an owner does not expect much from a vehicle then they do not complain about the faults. If you expect more from a vehicle, you are more likely to complain if your expectations are not met. The same problem exists with recall data, a responsible company will have more recalls than an irresponsible company which will deny that there is a problem.
So take the information for what it is, one of many ways of looking at vehicle worth. I have owned a Jaguar since it was built. It presently has 60, miles. I have a GMC Savana. The transmission went out at 45, miles. I also had a 95 GMC Savana and the rear end went out before 10, All of the radio speakers are going bad at , miles on the I hate to pick buddy, but please turn your caps lock off.
I do agree though, American made trucks are the best, specifically Fords. Why heck, I have a Pop, and a l. My Pop can out corner any automobile in the market. Still new at 50, miles. At a top speed of , without turbo, it is speedy. My l is faster than a Dodge v6 HO Challenger by 1 mph at It is quick and very roomy. My CRV has , miles. Only maintenance needed so far was one rear wheel bearing. Have seen several that have over , miles on them.
And truth be told, my Honda has more American made parts on it than a lot of so called American made cars. My parts are made in America, Canada and Japan. The GM line is full of parts made in China, Korea and everywhere. Personally I would not be afraid to shop for cars years old with , miles. My brother bought a BMW several years ago that was a garage queen. He kept it for a couple of years and became so disgusted he took his title down to the local scrap yard and said he wanted to see it crushed.
He got his wish and said he was well pleased that it had been destroyed. I had another friend in Hawaii that had a BMW that needed a new rear wheel bearing. He gave it a good selling ASAP. Car guys disappeared long ago from the boardrooms of the Big 3.
Long live Kaiser and Raymond Loewy. And long live Dr. Charles Deming, who taught quality control to the Japanese. All of the federal regulations car makers are required to obey are forcing us to drive garbge. Even so, there is a way to get it done with class, style, grace and above all, reliability.
Instead, these American non-car-guy weenies are making junk by building cars approved by a committe of dope-smoking chimpanzees. Gotta have motor fuel for blood. Best car I ever owned? Ate its own motor. Will never own a GM anything, ever. How completely silly, Curry. And those Federal Regulations you put down, have cleaned up the air remember the old smokers … everywhere!
And the airbags and shoulder belts have saved countless people. Safety glass, brakes, the list goes on. Much more complicated than that and you know it. You can keep your foreign crap. And, as far as that old chestnut about them being better than American iron, BS.
I actually work for a supplier who makes parts for the Camry. My company actually built a plant close to theirs in order to get the business. Toyota gains global support by not simply sending a product in to take sales, but to come in and build an economy to sell in as well.
I might point out that the US Government has no stake in General Motors, GM having paid back most of the subsidies and the Government having sold its remaining holdings. The stock they stole from GM was finally all sold off—for a 10 billion dollar plus loss. The actual bailout money which went to GM was lost in the bankruptcy of old GM that includes the divisions which no longer exist: Pontiac, Hummer, Saab, and Saturn. That money billions is long gone down the toilet.
The Federal government gave it to them as a cost of saving thousands of jobs. You are exactly why american auto companys can keep putting out crap to sell and not go out of business. They know that patriotic idiots are ready to be had over and over! I got backended by a Camry while driving my Avenger. The camry was totaled with the cracked block, broken windshield, kinked hood while my Avenger had a dented license plate and a hole in the plastic bumper cover. MM — working on trucks that get K on the engine or transmission, does not make gem reliable.
This list is for people without a garage or the time to repair every little thing breaking down. I have been driving a Fiat l Trekking for over six months and have found it to be one of the most reliable and well built new cars I have ever owned. The six speed manual transmission coupled with the Turbo Abarth engine makes it accelerate very fast. My last two cars were Mercedes and this car does not disappoint. Your wasting your time posting here.
I have had similar experiences with Fiats. All mine have been reliable and fun. Each counts as a problem even though one effects true reliability more than the other.
In truth the reliability of cars so close to each other that they started including secondary stuff that while annoying is not going to stop you from getting to work on time. I had a ford Taurus se I bought brand new with 18 miles on it a nice comfortable car to drive. But around 23, miles the transmission started having trouble shifting into gears and when it did it would at high rpms and shift hard with a clunk sound and sometimes it would not shift into overdrive and gear looking light would come on and I took it to the dealer ford would not pay for it under warranty I had to pay for a new transmission they said cost me around half of the price of the car so problem was fixed around 47, miles problems came back had to replace again at dealer then around 71, miles it went bad again so I took it to a transmission shop had it rebuilt much cheaper starting going out.
The transmission started going out again at , then I had it fix this time at amco transmisson and transmission went out again for the final time at , I junked it I was tired of fixing it but it was my first new car I had ever bought the ford Taurus was a peice of crap ford would not pay for my any repairs the transmission needed and other claims Taurus owners made about this transmission problems.
Fords cars suck there trucks are great I owned a ford tempo that car out of no where overheated and I stopped rite away in to a parking lot but it was to late head gasket was gone oil mixed with coolant this tempo was the v6 tempo gl had , miles when iy broke then I bought the ford Taurus se before the tempo I had a chevy blazer s10 with the 4. Did you change the transmission fluid when the dealership told you? You cannot neglect doing what they recommend anymore. If they tell you to change it at a certain mileage you better do it or pay the consequences.
Bought my wife a L Trekking. It may have had some early issues with the U-Connect System and also a recall to flash the computer for transmission changes. I think this car gets a bad rap from the review people because of the so called problems with the U-Connect system. The only problem my wife had was a dead battery after several days of non-use.
Which she figured out on her own that by powering off the U-Connect system prior to shutting of the car fixed that problem. As it is she spins the wheels if not careful when taking off. Great Car so far…we both love it. I think the reviewers should give the Fiat L another look now that it has been out for over a year. Best bang for the buck in my opinion! Trans, I have a Toyota Tundra, bought it new, pushing k miles in Arizona heat.
My only repairs have been replacement of fan belts which dried out and started to crack. I get 18 to 21 mpg, depending on load. First k were a lot of off road miles in Search and Rescue work. Replaced tires at about k. Any car can be a problem.
New transmission at only 35, miles. No other cars have died, but troubles have occurred after , miles: I would not have believed him otherwise either! Buy the right tires, keep them inflated properly, keep alignment correct, and tires will last almost indefinitly. I have a pair of Uniroyals which are 19 years old, and I carried pounds on them four times this spring…the tread still looks like NEW, and they have OVER a hundred thousand on them. I bought a Tundra and that truck was the biggest piece of junk I have ever owned.
Would not pull a trailer for anything and I was lucky if the thing would start at all in the morning. When it did start, the motor would run rough for about 10 minutes.
I took a loss trading that junker and bought an F No problems at all with the Ford. For me, my had thousands of miles and I never felt uncomfortable while driving. But I will say the interior was cheap looking, but I knew that when I purchased it. But in 25K miles, it was only at a dealer for oil changes, and a reprogram due to a failed shake sensor. My , just purchased last month, and comfortable seats…possibly more comfortable than the , hard to tell until I get more highway miles.
However, the interior is NO longer cheap looking, and is a percent better than the and earlier trucks. As for recalls…not every truck was recalled each time there was a recall. Yes, there were too many recalls, but that is the nature of the vehicle world. Toyota has their fair shares of recalls…. This guy is nuts and has no car experience. I have both fords listed and have never had a single problem with either and I have had the escape now for 13 years.
Do you have a point? Not everyone has problems with their cars. Just more people have problems with the ones you have compared to others. Are you being defensive? Perhaps a bit of latent regret? Since you know so much about these surveys, what is the percentage of the actual owners who participate?
I believe,like most surveys, respondents are mostly those who have experienced problems. As for vehicles, one purchases say a Ford or Chevy and expects it to be fairly trouble free and when satisfied,has no reason to seek out venues to complain. However, why would someone complain about a hard riding truck,did they leave their butts home when they test drove the thing????