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"
Dodge's Dangerous e-Shift Design
The monostable electronic gear shifter is Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) vehicles has been disastrous. The confusing design is responsible for hundreds of rollaway incidents and widely believed to have caused actor Anton Yelchin’s death.Continue reading article "Dodge's Dangerous e-Shift Design"
The government has closed their investigation into FCA’s electronic gear shifters after the automaker agreed to a software update recall.
But that doesn't mean they like the design change, saying the "monostable shifter isn't consistent and simply isn't easy to use."
And yet, it appears at this point the only thing drivers have to look forward to is more chimes and audible warnings.keep reading article "How Many Accidents Have Electronic Gear Shifters Caused?"
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) is recalling 1.1 million vehicles with electronic gear selectors.
While the system is working as it was designed, it's the design that's the problem.
"A driver should know the gear-selection based on multiple sets of indicator lights, unlike normal shifters that use a gear-selector position. However, hundreds of drivers have caused their vehicles to roll away because of not realizing the vehicles aren't in Park."
An investigation was opened earlier this year. One or two rollaways might be an accident, but hundreds? That screams of a "back to the drawing board" situation for the FCA team.…keep reading article "Electronic Gear Shifter Rollaways Lead to Massive FCA Recall"
Dart Aero owners, it's time to bust out your tire pressure gauges.
Dodge is recalling over 1,000 model year 2015 Dodge Dart Aero cars because of problems with the tire pressure monitoring systems.
The system is doing a really bad job at telling you when your tire pressure is low, which is unfortunate when you consider that is its only job. Luckily, Dodge is issuing a recall to fix it.
Owners of the 2015 Dodge Dart Aero can call 800-853-1403 and refer to recall number P76.keep reading article "Tire Pressure Monitoring System Recall for the Dart Aero"