Valve Stem Corrosion
Fiat-Chrysler made a mistake by using aluminum valve stems in some of their early tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), like the one found in the Dodge Journey. The aluminum stem and metal cap are highly susceptible to corrosion from sal…Continue reading article "Valve Stem Corrosion"
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"
Is your Dodge dashboard falling apart and breaking into pieces? Have you been watching the cracks grow bigger and bigger with each passing month? Do you feel helpless as your dashboard caves in on itself? Trust me, you're not alone.Continue reading article "Cracked Dashboards"
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 Grand Caravan 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.
- power door locks not working in the 2005 Grand Caravan
- TIPM faulty, will not start, hard to start in the 2011 Grand Caravan
- premature brake failure in the 2008 Grand Caravan
- brakes wear out prematurely in the 2010 Grand Caravan
- engine stalls/shuts down while driving in the 2010 Grand Caravan
What Breaks the Most
Grand Caravan Key Numbers
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.
FCA says their transmission pumps “may not conform to specifications” and need to be recalled in the 2015-2016 Journey and Grand Caravan.
They thank the discovery of the problem to an examination of warranty data that caused an internal investigation of the six-speed automatic transmissions.keep reading article "It's Time to Dump Your Dodge Transmission Pump"
The 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country have been recalled because they have nuts on the third-row seatback that weren't torqued properly during assembly.
The loose bolts may not hold the seatback, even more so in a crash.
The nuts were not tightened properly when the vans were built between March 16, 2016, to March 17, 2016.keep reading article "Small Recall for 3rd Row Seats in the Grand Caravan"
Continental Automotive systems did the right thing by announcing their airbags had corrosion issues
, but there's just one problem --- they've known about this for years:
"According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, Continental knew about the defective air bags as far back as 2008."
A new [lawsuit] wants compensation for injuries or other losses during that time between Continental discovered the problem and actually did anything about it.
The law firm Kopelowitz Ostrow Ferguson Weiselberg & Gilbert has [more on that class-action].keep reading article "Grand Caravan and Journey Mentioned in Continental Airbag Lawsuit"
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) used expired primer to install the windshields in the 2015-2016 Chrysler Town and Country and 2014-2015 Dodge Grand Caravan.
And guess what? It's doing a terrible job stopping the windshields from falling out.
The automaker says lab results showed using urethane with a primer that expired in July 2015 always passed the tests. However, using urethane with a primer that expired in January 2015 failed 100 percent of the time.
Shocking.keep reading article "Dodge Used Expired Primer to Hold Windshields in Place. It’s Not Working."
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) is recalling 112,000 vehicles with defective Continental airbags.
They opened an internal investigation in July 2015 to
find out why a 2009 Dodge Journey airbag deployed for no apparent reason. The automaker later found 13 potential inadvertent airbag deployments with airbags made by Continental Automotive Systems.
Recently, Continental announced they needed to recall 5 million airbags that were susceptible to corrosion. The airbags in question might not deploy in a crash, which really defeats the point.
FCA says they aren't sure when the recall will begin.keep reading article "Grand Caravan and Journey Mentioned in Continental Airbag Lawsuit"
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) is recalling over 1,600 vans because their hoods keep flying up while on the road.
Listen, I enjoy a good game of peek-a-boo with my toddler, but peek-a-boo with the road? That's not a good time. According to FCA, the bolts that attach the hood striker are coming loose over time.
- The recall is expected to begin on 11/06/2015.
- The affected vans include the 2016 Chrysler Town and Country and 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan that were built between 08/19/2015 and 08/27/2015.
- Dealers will install new hood striker bolts.
Chrysler isn't going to get off as easy as they thought.
An appeal for a lawsuit claiming the Dodge Grand Caravan is subject to a "false park" event was granted after the case was dismissed in an earlier court:
"[There are] genuine issues of material fact that would allow a reasonable jury to conclude that the ‘false park’ defect was the legal cause of the accident and their deaths."…keep reading article "The 'False Park' Lawsuit is Back in Gear"
Other Dodge Models
- Dodge Avenger
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- Dodge Dynasty
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- Dodge Journey
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