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"
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.
- TIPM going bad, vehicle won't start or hard to start in the 2011 Durango
- engine won't turnover, won't start in the 2012 Durango
- alternator stopped working in the 2011 Durango
- TIPM faulty, will not start, no power in the 2012 Durango
- water in tail light in the 2014 Durango
What Breaks the Most
3rd Generation (2011–2021) Durango Key Numbers
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"
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"