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"
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"
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"