Common Interior Problems

  1. Charger Warped Door Panels

    There is a door panel defect in certain model years of the 7th generation Charger. The panels warp and pull away from where they meet the window, leaving an unsightly gap that causes more problems than cosmetics. A class-action lawsuit is t…

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  2. 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.

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  3. Cracked Dashboards

    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.

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Where Interior Complaints Happen

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.

Recent Interiors News

There's a lot of news out there, but not all of it matters. We try to boil down it to the most important bits about things that actually help you with your car problem. Interested in getting these stories in an email? Signup for free email alerts over at CarComplaints.com.

  1. Dodge continues to try and wiggle out of active head restraint lawsuits in court.

    Rather than address the plea to fix the restraints that keep randomly smacking people at the base of their skull, the lawyers point to technicalities in the case that don't hold up in the Arizona Consumer Fraud and Magnuson-Moss Warranty Acts. You know, all the classics.…

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  2. The Charger's interior door panels have been warping and peeling away from where they meet the window since the 2014 model year.

    And while some owners have been able to replace the issue under warranty there's a handful of major problems according to a new class-action lawsuit:

    1. It takes so damn long because there's a national backorder for parts
    2. It doesn't really matter because Dodge is just going to replace your defective panel with a new, but equally defective panel
    3. They're betting you won't wait around to replace the panel because it can interfere with the side airbags from deploying and locks from activating.…

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  3. A Florida lawsuit says Fiat-Chrysler's (FCA) active head restraint is a little too active for their liking.

    The safety system tries to reduce whiplash by springing the head restraint forward in the event of a crash. However, the plastic brackets keeping the restraint in place are defective and allowing the the restraint to deploy randomly instead.

    The allegedly defective piece of plastic holds a short metal rod that is latched into two metal hooks located on the back of the headrest…

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  4. Have a beige interior Stratus?

    Your car may have been recalled a second time for failing passenger side sun visors. The cars were previously repaired for a June 2015 recall using an incorrect part that may not prevent the passenger-side sun visor from detaching if the passenger frontal airbag deploys and the passenger side sun visor is folded down in a certain position.

    During the 2015 recall, the recalled vehicles weren't properly identified and given more faulty parts.

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  5. 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.

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  6. Software issues are being recalled in the 2015 Dodge Challenger.

    The automaker says the instrument cluster software on the Challenger could cause the instrument cluster to go into a “reset” condition and fail to perform a “bulb check” on safety warning lights during vehicle start-up.

    Dodge dealers will need to install a "software enhancement." If your car's gauges are spiked for more than 4 hours, please see your mechanic.

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