AHR Randomly Deploys
The active head restraints in some Dodge vehicles are handing out free concussions. A mechanical breakdown inside the restraint means they could deploy randomly at any time.Continue reading article "AHR Randomly Deploys"
Defective TIPM Causes Multiple Electrical Problems
What is a TIPM exactly? And why is it giving so many Dodge owners headaches? We have details, plus news about recalls and a SETTLEMENT.Continue reading article "Defective TIPM Causes Multiple Electrical Problems"
Stuck in Park
Can't shift the car into reverse or drive! Now what? This is most commonly reported from Dodge Avenger owners, but there have also been similar complaints about other Dodge makes as well as other Chrysler and Jeep vehicles having a similar …Continue reading article "Stuck in Park"
Avenger Engine Failure From Faulty PCM
The 3.6L V6 engine in the 2011 Avenger is known for randomly shutting off while the vehicle is idling or slowing down.Continue reading article "Avenger Engine Failure From Faulty PCM"
What Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- gear shift module locked up in the 2008 Avenger
- Heater not working properly in the 2012 Avenger
- engine stalls/shuts down when driving in the 2008 Avenger
- alternator failed in the 2008 Avenger
- premature brake and rotor wear in the 2008 Avenger
What Breaks the Most
2nd Generation (2008–2014) Avenger Key Numbers
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) owners are worried that their vehicles may not pass the next state inspection. And for good reason.
Last month, FCA announced that nearly 900,000 vehicles fail to meet emissions standards and will need new catalytic converters. That’s a lot of parts to come up with all at once, so FCA’s plan is to split the recall into stages with older vehicles getting repaired first. Some owners have filed a lawsuit because they will could fail their next state inspection before parts are available.…keep reading article "Dodge Vehicles May Not Pass Inspection As Owners Wait for Replacement Catalytic Converters"
A Florida lawsuit says Fiat-Chrysler's (FCA) active head restraint is a little too active for their liking.
The safety system tries to reduce whiplash by springing the head restraint forward in the event of a crash. However, the plastic brackets keeping the restraint in place are defective and allowing the the restraint to deploy randomly instead.
The allegedly defective piece of plastic holds a short metal rod that is latched into two metal hooks located on the back of the headrest……keep reading article "Lawsuit Says Dodge's Active Head Restraints Are Too Active"
Three fatalities. Five injuries. One massive recall for Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) vehicles.
The automaker says it opened an investigation in April 2015 after 10 crashes were reported, and after months of research, engineers determined the occupant restraint control modules may short-circuit and prevent the frontal airbags, seat belt pre-tensioners and side air bags from deploying in a crash.…keep reading article "Three Fatalities. Five Injuries. One Massive Airbag Recall."