Dodge Electrical System Starter Assembly Solenoid


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Dodge Ram 1996
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Apr 01, 1996
Location:
Los Angeles, CA

electrical system starter solenoid failed 4 times.

0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3B7HF13Z2TM. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 1995. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dodge RAM 1996 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Dodge RAM 1996 Electrical System Starter Assembly Solenoid Transmission Type: AUTO.

Dodge Intrepid 1996
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
June 01, 1996
Location:
Watsonville, CA

on four separate occasions our vehicle has shifted into 2nd gear when running and could not be upshifted or downshifted. the only gears available were 2nd or reverse. the dealer replaced the solenoid twice and the tc module once. the fourth time it happened, the diagnostics did not show anything wrong and the dealer did not replace anything. the dealer stated that they were unable to replicate problem. each time the transmission failed if the car was shut dow and allowed to cool for an hour or more it appeared to reset and operate properly for a while. if the car was driven for a longer period of time after reset the problem came back.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2B3HD56F6TH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 15, 1996. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dodge INTREPID 1996 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 15 mph.

Dodge Ram 2500 1994
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Feb 04, 2001
Location:
Durham, NC

the truck could not be turned of, the igniton switch was locked out because the contacts in the starter solenoid relay had welded shut. this prevented the started bendix gear from disengaging after the vehicle started. on the diesel truck, this also controls the fuel shutoff relay. with the sloenoid contacts wleded shut, the circuit could not be de-energized, so that the ignition switch would work properly and allow the truck to shut off. as a result, the starter solenoid drastically overheated, causing a direct short which caused a fire in the wiring harness.it also caused the fuel shutoff solenoid to overload, burnig it and its wiring harness.the only way to shut down the vehicle was to disconnect both negative battery terminal cables from each of the batteries.the starter solenoid that over heated and shorted out is directly below and slightly of to the side of the diesel fuel drain.had i not had in my possession a small adjustable wrench to remove the battery cables, the trucks electrical system would have entirely shorted out and most likely caused a serious engine compartment fire.the manufacturer has known of tis defect for many years, at leat as far back as 1995.it could have been avoided had the manufacturer used a better quality contact set ($30.00). the factory installed contact set in the solenoid is gross design flaw.my wife and i were very lucky this time.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 1995. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dodge RAM 2500 1994 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: diesel. Vehicle Speed: 20 mph.

Dodge Ram 2500 1997
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
June 10, 2002
Location:
Benton, MS

while driving 45 mph consumer saw flames under hood. dealer replaced relay switch and solenoid.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):ADD. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Fuel type: diesel. Dodge RAM 2500 1997 Electrical System Starter Assembly Solenoid Transmission Type: MAN .

Dodge Neon 1999
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Mar 01, 2002
Location:
St Petersburg, FL

i purchased this dodge neon vehicle from dodge dealer st. mtn ga in aug 1999-who transouth mortgage corp was the 2nd lender 6533 flying cloud dr eden prairie mn 55344 and bought the account before i could make my first payment. plus dodge lied on the original contract and said i paid down so much money when i didnt and i had only a trade in a, ford esort. i took the car to mechanics who said the engine is no good, like the car had sat in a canel. i ask them to come get the car and they refused. they told me the bank will contact me to approve the loan we never spoke. we kept missing each other call. then when i moved to fl 2001 they wanted to pick up the car then which they did by 3/02. in turn they sold the car for what i dont know. the deficiency is 11,703.42 after i paid 360 per mth over 9k. and now they sent it to collections agency which i sent dispute letters. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 5 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3B3ES47C9XT. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 24, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Dodge NEON 1999 Drive type:U. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge NEON 1999 Electrical System Starter Assembly Solenoid Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph. Dealer's name: Transouth Repo Resale . Dealer's telephone number: 8007114945 . Dealer's city: Bedford . Dealer's state code: TX. Dealer's zipcode: 76021 .

Dodge Grand Caravan 1999
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Sept 17, 2005
Location:
Aurora, CO

i went out to start my car (1999 dodge grand caravan se) and it initially wouldn't start. there was just a clicking noise from the starter but it wouldn't turn over. i tried it a couple more times and it finally started. but there was an unusual rattling noise. i turned the ignition key off and the engine stopped but some part on the car kept running. i had my fiance look at it - he couldn't figure out what was going on either. it drove ok around the block but it sounded horrible. he couldn't get it to turn off completely either. after a few minutes, smoke started coming out from the front end of the car. my fiance could see it was in the area of the starter. initially, if the car was left idling, the smoke lessened but if the ignition was shut off the smoke got worse. so we left it idling while we looked for possible ways to shut it off completely. after a few more minutes, the smoke began again and there were flames under the hood around the starter. i called 911 to get the fire department here while my fiance used a fire extinguisher to try to put out the fire. the fire department arrived after we were able to put out the fire with the extinguisher and they helped us disconnect the battery cable in a safe manner so that everything shut off. the fireman suggested we check for possible problems with other vans like ours and to file a complaint regarding our experience. they took down my information and filed a report for their response to the fire. we replaced the starter and checked all the connections for fire damage. the old starter was taken by the auto parts store so it is not available anymore. the mechanic at the store said it sounded like the solenoid on the starter was stuck in the "on" mode and that was what caused the odd noise and subsequent fire. since then, everything seems to be running just fine. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 104800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B4GP44L4XB. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on May 26, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Dodge GRAND CARAVAN 1999 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge GRAND CARAVAN 1999 Electrical System Starter Assembly Solenoid Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 5 mph.

Dodge Ram 3500 1998
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Sept 23, 2005
Location:
Stanwood, WA

dt: the contact started vehicle in order to move it. then, he turned the vehicle off. the starter kept running, causing the vehicle to catch on fire. the fire was extinguished. the vehicle was towed to a dealership to be inspected. they found the fuel shut off solenoid shorted out. the manufacturer was contacted.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 92179 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3B7MF36D8WM. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Dodge RAM 3500 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: diesel. Dodge RAM 3500 1998 Electrical System Starter Assembly Solenoid Transmission Type: MAN . Dealer's name: Meaden-hall .

Dodge Grand Caravan 1999
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Aug 31, 2004
Location:
Edison, NJ

starter solenoid failed, stuck in "on" position. would not shut off when engine was shut off. clouds of acrid smoke poured out from under vehicle. i removed battery cable and towed car to mechanic. dealer replaced starter. 67,000 miles similar to complaint #10138490. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 67000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B4GP54L3XB. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 08, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Dodge GRAND CARAVAN 1999 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge GRAND CARAVAN 1999 Electrical System Starter Assembly Solenoid Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Flemington Chrysler Plymouth Dodge Jeep . Dealer's telephone number: 908-788-5858 . Dealer's city: Flemington . Dealer's state code: NJ. Dealer's zipcode: 08822 .

Dodge Stratus 1995
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
May 19, 2007
Location:
Frederick, MD

tl*the contact owns a 1995 dodge stratus. while driving 65 mph, the vehicle shifted into first gear without warning, which caused the vehicle speed to decrease. there were several repairs performed on the vehicle to correct the failure; however, the failure continued to occur. the transmission was rebuilt and the solenoid was replaced on two occasions. the sensors and relays were replaced on numerous occasions; however, the failure continued to occur. the failure mileage was 63,000 miles and current mileage was 68,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 63000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B3EJ56H1SN. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 07, 2007. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Dodge STRATUS 1995 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge STRATUS 1995 Electrical System Starter Assembly Solenoid Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph. Dealer's name: Century Dodge Chrysler Jeep . Dealer's telephone number: 3018291440 . Dealer's city: Mount Airy . Dealer's state code: MD. Dealer's zipcode: 21771 .


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