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"
Oil Sludge in the 2.7L Engine
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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.
- engine failure in the 2004 Durango
- engine stalls/cuts off while driving without warning in the 2005 Durango
- remote keys break internally in the 2004 Durango
- gas tanks overfills and doesn't click off when full in the 2006 Durango
- engine failure due to oil sludge in the 2004 Durango
What Breaks the Most
2nd Generation (2004–2009) Durango Key Numbers
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"
Dodge is part of a new recall of Takata airbag inflators in over 350,000 vehicles.
The recall is currently limited to areas of high humidity, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and the territories of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Saipan and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Chrysler says the vehicles have passenger frontal airbag inflators that are different from other metal Takata inflators used by other automakers. Chrysler says it has received no reports of accidents or injuries and even after laboratory tests on 600 inflators, none of the inflators were defective.
Recall notices should be sent out around January 15th of next year.keep reading article "Regional Recall Issued for Takata Airbag Inflators"