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I have similar problems that you did. My radio light went off and on, my low and high beams in the front of the car went out at the same time, it sounds like the rear end is going out, the tail light went out, the tranny's going out, the radio clock is going out, the volume button won't turn up the music when you want it to and it will turn it down when you don't touch it, the clock fades and then goes completely out... We don't have a warranty on this stupid car. What can we do? -Shelbi R.

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  • shelbilynr Sep 12, 2009

    I also forgot, it was leaking fluids also. This car is horrible...



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