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Dodge C Body 1969
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Dec 25, 2002
Location:
New Richmond, WI

transmission started slipping in overdrive. took to dealer was told nothing was wrong. 1 1/2 weeks later. on christmas. stopped at stop sign. went to go and had no foward gears. luckily there was very little traffic. vehicle was towed to dealer. still waiting for a response.

Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was not part original equipment. Dealer's name: Stillwater Ford . Dealer's city: Stillwater . Dealer's state code: MN.

Dodge C Body 1969
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Sept 21, 2002
Location:
Audubon, PA

i notified the first incident to the dealer about its speed sensor, over the phone, which blew away just after the two weeks of buying this car from his showroom. last month, the break went bad and were not covered under the warranty, i had to end up replacing the rotor and complete brake set, paying around $300 from my pocket, from a midas in pennsylvania. the third incident was most dangerous, and don⿿t know how i saved the life of my two little kids including the one with 11months infant baby, the automatic transmission blew away while driving normally and lost control on the downhill, in the city of norristown, since its break and the entire system went off due to the failure of automatic transmission and i eventually took a great risk of pulling the car all be myself on the sidewalk and somehow protected each of my family members. this car is proven to be very unsafe and does not worth the life of my kids and my family. i sincerely request to help me have my money back at the earliest. the dealer is very rude and rough over the phone and does not let me speak at all. it took me several years to save this money to buy this car but the dealer has really deceived me by giving a faulty car. it seems to me that this car did not undergo for any kind of safety inspection as long as it was sitting in his showroom and i am very afraid of driving now.

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was not part original equipment. Dealer's name: Cars Plus .

Dodge C Body 1969
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Jan 25, 2003
Location:
Racine, WI

brakes on our 2000 grand caravan go out on us about once every 3-6 months since we purchased it brand new in july 2000. master cylinder has been replaced more than once, brakes have been bled, abs pump has been replaced, and we are now leaking fluid and ready to have it serviced again. this is a family vehicle that i don't always feel safe driving my two small children in. we only have 17,800 miles on the van, i wonder if we drove it more often if we would be in the shop even more frequently.three times i have gone to pull out of my driveway and have almost ended up in the neighbor across the streets yard. the dealership where the van was purchased has not done anything to accomodate us and won't even give us a good deal on a trade-in so that we can get rid of it.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was not part original equipment. Dealer's name: Palmen Motors .

Dodge Sport Utility 1979
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Dec 10, 2002
Location:
Oak Creek, WI

transmission in my 2000 dodge durango sport 2x4 has failed two times placing the driver and the general public in a dangerous situation. both times the vehicle was being driven on a freeway with speeds up to 55 mph when the transmission slipped and kept the vehicle at 30 mph. the vehicle was sent in once before this resulting in a rebuilt transmission from a "generic" transmission shop. now the vehicle is slipping on occassion and the dealership after promising a brand new transmission from a certified dodge dealership has failed to comply.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was not part original equipment. Dealer's name: Rosen Nissan . Dealer's telephone number: 414-282-9300 . Dealer's city: Milwaukee . Dealer's state code: WI. Dealer's zipcode: 53221 .

Dodge Dodge 1999
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Oct 16, 2002
Location:
Sullivan, IN

i had the ahnafield corp. 3219 w. washington st., indianapolis, in 46222 (317-636-8061) modifiy my 1999 dodge mini van with zero effort steering & a pac unit (power assist hand control). along with this there were remote switches installed for the lights.washer, wiper, & horn. since driving it away from their business 10-16-02 the brakes have constantly grabbed and the steering will catch as you apply the brakes. this happens when coming to a stop light and trying to slow down turning the corner, or in a parking lot when trying to park. there have been times when going down hill and a child would run out in front of me that the entire system would lock up, (you could not turn the steering wheel while swerving to miss the child while applying the brakes). they say this is a normal phenomenon. i say it is a dangerous thing & should not be aloud, and am asking for your help in stopping this product from being put on the market. i have not had an accident but, only by the grace of god. i have had the van setting running at an idle speed without being in gear lock up the steering and the brakes. i had a big man with me (over six feet tall) he got out and looked & the wheels were straight (not turned all the way either way). he was unable to turn the steering wheel either.*jb

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dodge Dodge 1999
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Oct 16, 2002
Location:
Sullivan, IN

i had ahnafield corp. install on my 1999 dodge mini van zero effort steering, a pac unit ( power assist hand control) along with this there were remote switches installed for the lights, wipers/washers & horn. since driving it away from their business on 10-16-02 the brakes have constantly grabbed and the steering will catch as you apply the brakes. this happens when coming to a stop light and trying to slow down while turning the corner, or in a parking lot when tryin to parkl there have been times when going down hill and a child would run out in front of me and the entire system would lock up, (i could not turn the steering wheel while braking and trying to turn the steering wheel to miss the child.)they say this is a normal phenomenon. i say it is a dangerous thing and should not be allowed, i am asking for your help in stopping this product from being put on the market. i have not had an accident but, only by the grace of god. i have had the van setting running at an idle speed without being in gear lock up the steering and the brakes. i could not turn the steering wheel nor could anyone else.*jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dodge C Body 1969
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Apr 02, 2003
Location:
S.hadley, MA

2000 dodge ram 1500 4x4 w/ over drive . transmission needs to be replaced after 75,000 miles. also have had several other problems with truck during the three years. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was part original equipment.Dealer's name: Hampden Dodge . Dealer's telephone number: 413734-8251 . Dealer's city: Springfield . Dealer's state code: MA.

Dodge C Body 1969
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Apr 22, 2003
Location:
Austin, TX

i purchase my 1994 acclaim in 1994. this is the second time i have had to replace the trailing arm in the rear of my car. i am a good driver. i have not had any crashing to this car in 9 years. i have about 189,000 miles on this vehicle. i was informed this problem is common with this car. please contact me if you have had this problem. e-mail ilawr97578@aol.com. *nlm

Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was not part original equipment. Dealer's name: Prestige C/p . Dealer's telephone number: 512-445-1100 . Dealer's city: Austin . Dealer's state code: TX. Dealer's zipcode: 78745 .

Dodge Sport Utility 1979
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
May 13, 2003
Location:
Lindenhurst, IL

motors on the windows have failed three times in four years on two rear windows with very little use. *jb

Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was not part original equipment. Dealer's name: Gurnee Dodge . Dealer's city: Gurnee . Dealer's state code: IL. Dealer's zipcode: 60046 .

Dodge Sport Utility 1979
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
May 20, 2003
Location:
West Bloomfield, MI

i have had my vehicle into two places for underbody inspections and m-59 dodge told me my ball joints (upper & lower) and control arms would need to be replaced. i had m-59 dodge replace them once at 44,000 miles on my '99 durango and now at 77,000 they say they need it again? so, i took it into anderson dodge for a second opinion and they said they were fine (good) actually. so, i checked defects off the nhsta website and saw several instances of ball joints failing at every 30,000 miles. so, i called a dodge parts department and asked what the part #s were for ball joints and control arms for a '99 durango and for a '99 dakota (4x4) and guess what they are the same numbers????? let me guess, design the 4x4 dakota and just add all that weight and moment arms of the back of the suv top and lift gate and not expect the equations to change for wear and tear of the front suspension?????? and then i found out that the suspension was modified in the 2000 model year. what a surprise??? i wonder if nhsta would be interested in my findings?????? now i am going to a third dodge dealer for another inspection to see if i really do have a problem with ball joints and control arms. if these ball joints i have now are ok, i want to know if i can tap them and put in a grease fitting in order to extend the life of them. if however, they are not ok, i am going to file a complaint with nhtsa and show them my findings. i believe a design flaw should be a recall. *nlm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was part original equipment.Dealer's name: M-59 Dodge . Dealer's telephone number: 248-887-3222 . Dealer's city: Highland . Dealer's state code: MI.

Dodge Sport Utility 1979
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Feb 07, 2003
Location:
Reading, PA

upper and lower ball joints worn out. both front lower ball joints replaced at 52264 k miles, 5/17/01 and again at 89387 k miles on 02/07/03. also replaced the upper ball joints at 89387 k miles on 02/07/03.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was not part original equipment. Dealer's name: Tom Masano . Dealer's telephone number: 6109211500 . Dealer's city: Reading . Dealer's state code: PA. Dealer's zipcode: 19605 .

Dodge Sport Utility 1979
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
July 24, 2003
Location:
Mexico, IN

non accident....referring to an article in the peru tribune, peru, indiana 7/22/2003 regarding dodge durango failure of the upper ball joints on the front suspension. we own a 1998 durango and in 1999 had the joints replaced and they are now again in need of replacement in 2003.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was part original equipment.Dealer's name: Mike Anderson Cdj . Dealer's telephone number: 574-223-2711 . Dealer's city: Rochester . Dealer's state code: IN. Dealer's zipcode: 46975 .

Dodge Sport Utility 1979
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Feb 11, 2002
Location:
Casa Grande, AZ

engine failure due to oil pump failure and sludge buildup. first incident happened on 2-11-02 at 65,499 miles. engine replaced and second incident occurred on july 16, 2003 at 91,749 miles.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was part original equipment.Dealer's name: Ed Moses . Dealer's telephone number: 602-998-7772 . Dealer's city: Scottdale . Dealer's state code: AZ. Dealer's zipcode: 85260 .

Dodge Sport Utility 1979
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
July 28, 2003
Location:
Tilton, IL

my 2000 dodge durango has 48,000 miles and the front right upper ball joint is failing. my dodge dealer advised me to not take the vehicle out of town. they are unable to get the parts to repair it. i have a pre paid vacation coming up that will now require a car rental. something needs to be done and soon.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was not part original equipment.

Dodge Sport Utility 1979
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
May 20, 2003
Location:
Blairsville, PA

when i purchased the vehicle in june of 2002. the upper and lower ball joints had to be replaced. the vehicle had 49,000 miles on it. the cost was over $900.00. less than a year later, at 62,000 miles the upper ball joint and tie rod ends and brakes and rotors need replaced. *ph

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was not part original equipment. Dealer's name: Latrobe Motors .

Dodge C Body 1969
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
June 14, 2002
Location:
Troy, ME

truck bounces out of control when hitting small and large bumps in the road. loss of steering control and very dangerous. also, truck pulls to the right constantly. i was told by the dealer in waterville maine, that this is normal for a 4x4. every time i bring it in for service, i complain, but i'm made to feel like it's all in my head. once they replaced the rack, and tried new tires, but it made no difference. under no circumstances can i release the steering wheel, and i'm hyperviglent of every approaching bump. other people who have driven my truck, with me with them experience the same "normal problems". i've had the truck for just over a year now, and the problems haven't gotten worse, but remain constant. i will never buy another dodge product, and i am very unhappy with the treatment from the dealer. if i wasn't to lose so much money, i would have traded it in 3 months after i bought it. as far as i am concerned, this truck is a lemon. for several months after i bought this truck, i polled every owner of the same truck, when it was convienent, and i received more simalar problems than not.*ak

Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was not part original equipment.

Dodge C Body 1969
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
May 15, 2003
Location:
Lutz, FL

had to have a pair of struts replaced on car at 37,928 miles, then had to have sway bar bushings ends replaced, then had to have left strut replaced again and, now it is still making the same noise on the front end. i have taken it to my car mechanic (firestone) ,and have paid almost $800.00 for these problems, and it is still not fixed. they have replaced the left strut for free but it is still broken. i have called dodge about this problem and they told me to buy a extended warranty! i am taking the car back to my mechanic again tomorrow and see if it is the same problem, which i think it is the struts again. i am so frustrated. how do i get help for this same recurring problem with this car?*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was not part original equipment.

Dodge Sport Utility 1979
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Sept 01, 2003
Location:
Terre Haute, IN

ball joints wearing out to soon, outer tie rods to big for vehicle, outer tie rods rub inner wheels when turning either direction, replaced outer tie rod ends at dealership, complained that there was problem but was told that was how it was made and sent on my way,please note that when tie rods rub wheels it leaves grooves in tie rods.*ak

Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was part original equipment.Dealer's name: First Financial Corparation . Dealer's telephone number: 8122386000 . Dealer's city: Terre Haute . Dealer's state code: IN. Dealer's zipcode: 47808 .

Dodge C Body 1969
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Oct 15, 2000
Location:
Coral Springs, FL

we purchased this vehicle used in august 2001. after two months of having the vehicle we had to replace the serpentine belt, which broke as soon as i turned a corner,(we were told the dealership, maroone toyota in weston, fl sould see nothing wrong) we then had to have the vehicle looked at as our engine light came on (we were told there was nothing wrong with the engine) within the next 2 years of having this car, we have replaced the serpentine belt 4 addiotnal times, we have had the motor in the driver door break and we cannot get that window down, we have the warning lights come on for the air bag system (which i just noted is a recall issue that i never received notice), we have just experienced the a/c breaking down, wich looks in turn that this will be a problem with the pulley or system it is attched to ( a coil problem). we have 3 small children and i must admit that this has been the worst experience that i have ever encountered with a used vehicle. we have had nothing but complications with this vehicle - i should have returned thevehicle and count my blessings, i'm afraid the next time something goes wrong with this vehicle - it may cost us ourlives. can someone please contact me and tell me my options.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was not part original equipment.

Dodge C Body 1969
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Sept 09, 2003
Location:
Mission Viejo, CA

tie rods snapped in the steering box and was replaced by dodge in 2001. as of this week the steering rack bushing is in need of repair after being replaced only 2 years ago

Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was not part original equipment. Dealer's name: Tuttle Click Dodge . Dealer's telephone number: 949-597-3740 . Dealer's city: Irvine . Dealer's state code: CA. Dealer's zipcode: 92618 .


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