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"
Dodge Vehicles With Recalled Takata Airbags
Takata, a parts supplier, provided automakers with a defective airbag inflator responsible for 23 deaths and hundreds of injuries. It's one of the largest and most dangerous recalls in automotive history, affecting over 37 million vehicles …Continue reading article "Dodge Vehicles With Recalled Takata Airbags"
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"
Oil Sludge in the 2.7L Engine
Oil sludge buildup and sludge-related engine failure is a design DEFECT in Chrysler's 2.7L engine…Continue reading article "Oil Sludge in the 2.7L Engine"
What Durango 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.
- shuts down while driving in the 1999 Durango
- engine failure in the 2004 Durango
- TIPM going bad, vehicle won't start or hard to start in the 2011 Durango
- engine stalls/cuts off while driving without warning in the 2005 Durango
- not shifting properly in the 1999 Durango
What Breaks the Most
Durango Key Numbers
Stellantis (Chrysler) filed a motion to dismiss the active headrest lawsuit by arguing the allegations don't hold up in a court of law.
A Chrysler headrest that deployed without a crash caused a 2014 Ram C/V owner and others to file a lawsuit that alleges the active headrests make driving dangerous.
The plaintiffs argue FCA should have told them about defects in the active head restraint systems, but instead the automaker concealed its knowledge about the headrests.
Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee TIPM problems will finally be fixed after a federal judge granted preliminary approval to a "totally integrated power module" (TIPM) class-action lawsuit.
The lawsuit alleges the named vehicles have defective Totally Integrated Power Modules, also known as TIPMs. The TIPM controls and distributes power to all of the electrical functions of the vehicle, including the vehicle safety and ignition systems.
The latest Durango recall wasn't caused by faulty parts, but sheer incompetence.
Dodge is positive that the side-curtain airbag fasteners work just fine but they may have been loosely installed or, in some cases, not at all!…keep reading article "Durango Recalled for Loose or Missing Side-Curtain Airbag Fasteners"
A lawsuit concerning hacking vulnerabilities in Fiat-Chrysler’s (FCA) Uconnect system is headed to trial this October.
The lawsuit was filed after researchers showed how a Jeep could be controlled remotely through the infotainment system. FCA has called the case meritless and tried to get it dismissed. When that didn’t work they turned to the U.S. Supreme Court. To FCA’s surprise, the court refused to even hear the appeal.
It’s almost as if FCA thought the were in control of the situation and then suddenly they weren’t 🤔keep reading article "Uconnect Hacking Vulnerability Trial Date Set"
Like a rushed parent on Christmas Eve, Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) made a mistake when assembling the 3.6L V6 engine for the 2016 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Some crossover tubes were damaged, and now they're leaking gas.
"The problem was originally discovered in April 2016 when damage occurred to a fuel rail crossover tube on a 3.6-liter V6 engine. Engineers found 21 engines with damage to the crossover tubes out of 20,000 engines that were inspected."…keep reading article "Gas Leaks Found in FCA 3.6L V6 Engines"
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) announced they will recall 4.3 million vehicles with dangerous Takata airbags
, and that includes plenty of Dodge models.…keep reading article "Journey Leaks Power Steering Fluid When It’s Cold Outside"
Dodge Durango owners just can't seem to catch a break.
That is, unless, you're talking about the break in their braking system.
"Chrysler (FCA US) is recalling over 14,700 model year 2015-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs because the front brake calipers can break. Chrysler blames the problem on a supplier that manufactured the caliper with the wrong materials."…keep reading article "Busted Brake Recall for the 2015-16 Dodge Durango"
The rear lower control arms in some Jeep and Dodge SUVs received the wrong heat treatment during manufacturing (and we're not talking about a day at the spa).
The problem is bad enough that the control arms can break and cause a sudden loss of control.
When Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) first recalled the vehicles in June 2015, they asked some owners to stop driving until the vehicles were repaired. With such a serious issues, you'd think FCA would make sure to get the fix right the first time.
You'd be wrong. A second recall was issued for the same problem just two months later.…keep reading article "Two Suspension Recalls Don't Make a Right. But They Do Help"
ust a few days after switching its name, FCA US is issuing a massive recall for 3.3 million older vehicles with Takata airbag inflators.** The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been not-so-subtly suggesting automakers ditch regional recalls and expand nationwide. It looks like FCA US has listened.
FCA US says it's aware of one injury related to exploding Takata airbag inflators, but that incident occurred in Florida. The automaker said there have been no other reports of accidents or injuries. In addition, FCA US says over 1,000 laboratory tests have been conducted on airbag inflators but no problems were discovered.
The recalled vehicles include the 2004-2007 Dodge Ram 1500 / 2500 / 3500 / 3500 Chassis Cab, Durango, Charger, Magnum, and Dakota.keep reading article "Regional Recall Issued for Takata Airbag Inflators"
Other Dodge Models
- Dodge Avenger
- Dodge Caliber
- Dodge Caravan
- Dodge Challenger
- Dodge Charger
- Dodge Dakota
- Dodge Dart
- Dodge Daytona
- Dodge Durango
- Dodge Dynasty
- Dodge Grand Caravan
- Dodge Intrepid
- Dodge Journey
- Dodge Magnum
- Dodge Neon
- Dodge Nitro
- Dodge Ram 1500
- Dodge Ram 2500
- Dodge Ram 3500
- Dodge Ram 4500
- Dodge Ram 5500
- Dodge Ram Van 1500
- Dodge Ram Van 2500
- Dodge Ram Van 3500
- Dodge SRT Viper
- Dodge Shadow
- Dodge Spirit
- Dodge Sprinter
- Dodge Stratus
- Dodge Viper