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Dodge Nitro 2007
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Feb 20, 2007
Location:
Jupiter, FL

my complaint is in regard to the new dodge nitro. on three separate occasions while driving , twice at speeds of approximately 70 mph and once while going approximately 30 mph, i lost power for a few seconds. no steering, no brakes, no control. luckily, within 2-3 seconds it literally turned itself back on. when i complained of this to my dealer's maintenance shop , arrigo dodge on okeechobee in west palm beach, they dismissed it as some type of glitch, and didn't see how they could simulate a 5 hour road-trip. which was the situation when this first happened, and it would be up to me to leave the car there for as long as necessary, find my own replacement transportation and pay to have them inspect the new vehicle."this i found not only to be horrible customer service, but a potentially huge liability to the daimler /chrysler corporation. just this week i received a safety recall notice in the mail stating that this same thing has been happening in several nitro models, and that i need to bring the car in as soon as possible. personally, i didn't want a brand new car that was already posing some potentially deadly defects, and wished to file this formal complaint not only against daimler/chrysler, but also for arrigo dodge. thank you. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1D8GT58KX7W. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 02, 2007. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Fuel type: gas. Dodge NITRO 2007 Electrical System Software Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 73 mph. Dealer's name: Arrigo Dodge . Dealer's city: West Palm Beach . Dealer's state code: FL.

Dodge Van 2001
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
July 18, 2007
Location:
Bellmore, NY

on or about april 5, 2007, i brought my 2001 dodge caravan to a local dodge dealer for the repair of the speedometer on my car which stopped functioning & stopped measuring the speed of my vehicle. the dealer kept the car for one day and claimed that they recalibrated the speedometer and "all is well." approximately three months later, the speedometer ceased working again. so, on or about july 19,2007, i called merrick dodge & requested an immediate appointment because of the safety hazard of driving a vehicle without a working speedometer. on july 23, 2007, i called and requested an immediate appointment but was advised that i could not receive an appointment until 8/8. i told the representative that was unacceptable in view of the potential hazardous condition as well as violation of ny state vehicle & traffic law sec. 375 if i drove a vehicle without a working speedometer. thereafter, i was given an appointment on 7/26/07. on 7/26, i arrived at the new address of the dealer at or about 8 am and was assured that the vehicle would be repaired the same day. i did not receive a phone call by 1 pm so i called the dealer and was advised that they had not reached the car as of that time. thereafter, i called the dealer at about 4:45 to inquire as to the status of my car and was advised that a recalibrating of the speedometer failed so a new "cluster for the speedometer" would have to be ordered. i was also advised that under my 7 year 60k mile service contract, i would have to pay a $100 deductible eventhough this was a recurring condition that was addressed a mere three months ago. the car has approximately 42,000 miles on it. i do not believe that i should have to pay the deductible when there clearly is a manufacturing defect. i advised chrysler that i would not pay the deductible for a recurring condition that may be considered a "lemon" under new york state's lemon law. i would appreciate whatever assistance your agency can give me with this problem. thank you. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 42300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B4GP25B41B. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 13, 2001. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Dodge VAN 2001 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge VAN 2001 Electrical System Software Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Security Dodge . Dealer's telephone number: 6316911737 . Dealer's city: Amityville . Dealer's state code: NY. Dealer's zipcode: 11701 .

Dodge Grand Caravan 2005
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Aug 01, 2007
Location:
Portage, WI

electronic door locks failed to engage locks. lock verification signaled lights and horn indicating the locks were engaged. as a result of the failure the van was entered illegally and property was stolen. this was also a safety issue when the electronic locking system did not disengage from the controls in the van. this resulted in the inability to remove 3 children from the van quickly in an emergency situation. the body control module (bcm) has been reset several times to correct the problem. the reset only lasts for a few days before the problem repeats itself. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 39000 miles. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Dodge GRAND CARAVAN 2005 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge GRAND CARAVAN 2005 Electrical System Software Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Dodge Nitro 4x4 2007
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Oct 01, 2007
Location:
Garfield Hts, OH

i have had a continuous problems with stalling, transmission, and braking with my new vehicle! the dealer did the recalls the reprogramming for all compontents and even replaced a kinked fuel line and they did not document that they replaced it, they told me that it wasn't available from dodge so they said they pulled it off one on the lot! the transmission slips, chugs, chatters, shudders,everything that a transmission is not susposto do! so they replaced the torque converter,i got it back and after about 20 minutes of driving the same problems started again just not as bad, each time i drive it it gets worst just not as frequent,now with the brakes, the esp/bas light comes on, when its on the brakes are real touchy like sudden stopping ,and lunging you forward, the dealer cut the rotors for a pulsation but did nothing about the light coming on! i guess if the computer doesn't say there is something wrong then nothing is, a computer is only as smart as who programmed it! there are many other problems, its been in the dealer 3 times for a total of ten days so far mainly the same three components well i have to take it back again because there is still something wrong with it, and now the engine has a loud tick, and a hissing sound along with the same concerns as before. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 6700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1D8GU28K47W. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 15, 2007. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Dodge NITRO 4X4 2007 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge NITRO 4X4 2007 Electrical System Software Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Great Northern Dodge . Dealer's city: Great Northern . Dealer's state code: OH.

Dodge Caliber 2007
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Oct 18, 2007
Location:
Cincinnati, OH

my 2007 dodge caliber has an off idle hesitation when you start to pull a way from a stop light, the car also has a cracking/snapping sound coming from the lower right corner of the windshield when going over small bumps or cracks in the road this accrues at any speed the car also makes a rattling noise when it is first started and continues until the car warms up,this happens in warm or cool temperatures, also the rear door speakers are rattling and i do not listen to loud music the car has 7500 miles on it. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 5200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B3HB48BX7D. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 18, 2007. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Dodge CALIBER 2007 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge CALIBER 2007 Electrical System Software Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph. Dealer's name: Cronin Dodge . Dealer's telephone number: 5135744000 . Dealer's city: Cincinnati . Dealer's state code: OH. Dealer's zipcode: 45211 .

Dodge Ram 2005
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Oct 25, 2007
Location:
San Jose, CA

20,000 miles on truck. was driving approx 70mph on freeway when truck just died. all dash lights came on. pulled truck over and turned ignition off then restarted. truck started back up and check engine light stayed on. was leaving for airport within 2 hours so couldn't take to shop before i left. i made 2 stops (completely turning off ignition) before i left for weekend and each time i started truck, engine light came on. dropped off truck on following monday evening and noticed no more engine light when i started truck. drove to dealer with no problems. dealer said found code in computer relating to cam sensor. also said electronic throttle body needed to be replaced. they replaced cam sensor & etb and changed/updated computer under warranty. so far no issues...have only put about 200 miles on truck since all work performed. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 20000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1D7HA18D45J. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 25, 2005. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Dodge RAM 2005 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge RAM 2005 Electrical System Software Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 70 mph.

Dodge Grand Caravan 2005
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Dec 23, 2007
Location:
Kalamazoo, MI

(1) loss of battery power. (2) resulted in failure of power door locks to operate. (3) manufacture technical service bulletin 08-040-04 calls for re-programming of body control module due to updated software to correct the know failure. known software related issue. *tr

Mileage was 42500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2D4GP24R45R. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 27, 2004. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Dodge GRAND CARAVAN 2005 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge GRAND CARAVAN 2005 Electrical System Software Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: M&m Dodge . Dealer's telephone number: 269-381-5800 . Dealer's city: Kalamazoo . Dealer's state code: MI. Dealer's zipcode: 49048 .

Dodge Caravan 2005
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Dec 18, 2007
Location:
Port St Lucie, FL

i have a 2005 dodge grand caravan. the power door lock stop working when the wireless remote is press it will not lock the doors. if i disconnect the negative terminal of the battery and leave it disconnected for 5 minutes it will work again. i have to do this every other day. i hear same people having this problem have taking the car back to the dealer and the dealer have charge $130 to reprogram the bcm. if so many people in the internet are having the same problem the dealer should not be charging this crazy amount since is problem with the software in the bcm. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 48000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2D4GP44L45R. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 18, 2005. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Dodge CARAVAN 2005 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge CARAVAN 2005 Electrical System Software Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Masey Yarley . Dealer's telephone number: 772-546-1800 . Dealer's city: Hobe Sound . Dealer's state code: FL. Dealer's zipcode: 33455 .

Dodge Ram 1500 2003
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Dec 19, 2007
Location:
Mount Gilead, NC

vehicle code p2175, throttle actuator control (low air flow detected). have taken to dealer and they don't have a clue what it is. they have many options but none have fixed it so far. the internet has many people with the same issue, and dealer can not fix their problem either. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 45000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Dodge RAM 1500 2003 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge RAM 1500 2003 Electrical System Software Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Dodge Grand Caravan 2005
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Aug 15, 2007
Location:
Spring, TX

i have 2005 dodge grand caravan. the automatic door locks have quit working and i understand that it is a software issue in the cpu. my main concern is that when you put it in drive and begin to move, the doors are supposed to lock when you get to 18mph or so. i have 4 year old twins that ride in car seats, and am not comfortable not having this feature working properly. it is also my understanding that the problem is very widespread among this model of vehicle. my hopes are that the problem can be addressed by dodge as i feel it is a safety hazard. thank you. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1D4GP24R15B. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders.

Dodge Caliber 2007
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Mar 10, 2008
Location:
Kingsburg, CA

the dealer has had my vehicle a total of 27 days not including the days it is currently at the dealership in 6 occurrences. all occurrences have been electrical problems. because of the severity of the problems my wife does not any longer feel safe driving the car with my children fearing it will either leave her stranded or even worse catch on fire while driving it. *tr

Mileage was 29558 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B3HB48B47D. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 15, 2007. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Dodge CALIBER 2007 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge CALIBER 2007 Electrical System Software Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph. Dealer's name: Lithia Dodge . Dealer's telephone number: 5594314000 . Dealer's city: Fresno . Dealer's state code: CA. Dealer's zipcode: 93710 .

Dodge Stealth 1992
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Mar 15, 2007
Location:
Vienna, WV

i was driving down the road 1 day and my car just stopped running. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 145000 miles. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 12, 2006. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Dodge STEALTH 1992 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge STEALTH 1992 Electrical System Software Transmission Type: AUTO.

Dodge Caravan 2005
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Mar 20, 2008
Location:
Boca Raton, FL

my power door locks have stopped working multiple times. after reading other complaints it is obviously a defect. i'll share a quick fix with other complainants: open your hood. if you stand at your driver side front fender, remove the cover from your fuse box. remove the 20 amp fuse at the far bottom left corner for 10 seconds and then put it back in, it's an easier fix than disconnecting the battery cable. *tr

Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1D4GP45R05B. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Dodge CARAVAN 2005 Electrical System Software Transmission Type: AUTO.

Dodge Grand Caravan 2005
Chrysler Llc
Safety incident date:
June 19, 2008
Location:
Erda, UT

tl*the contact owns a 2005 dodge grand caravan. the contact stated that all of the power door locks were inoperative. he took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that it was a common failure with his year, make, and model vehicle. the bcm software would have to be repaired at the cost of $130. the vehicle has not been repaired. the manufacturer would not provide any assistance because there was no recall for this component. the failure and current mileages were 34,417.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 34417 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1D4GP45R75B. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Dodge Dart 2013
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Nov 05, 2014
Location:
Bayshore, NY

tl* the contact owns a 2013 dodge dart. the contact stated that the vehicle was started and all warning lights illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that there was a glitch with the software of the vehicle. the vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer. the technician diagnosed that the two front tire sensors needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 150.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 150 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1C3CDFAH6DD. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.


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