Dodge Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch


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Dodge Durango 1998
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Dec 14, 1999
Location:
Bluefield, WV

while driving on the highway engine check light came on, vehicle started idling and cut off. pulled over and sat for awhile to cool off, then shift indicator jumped out of gear. went to put fog lights, and they failed to operate properly. fog light switch replaced three times, battery and throttle body also replaced. *ak *ml

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B4HR28Y5XF. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Dodge Ram 1999
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Mar 30, 2000
Location:
Manassas, VA

fog lights have quit working. replaced fog lights and relay but now that i have noticed the hot switch and have learned that other owners have experienced the same problem i feel that this is a safety hazzard/issue that needs to be addressed. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3B7HF13Y1XM. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dodge RAM 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Dodge Ram 2500 1999
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Apr 01, 2002
Location:
Slingerlands, NY

the brakes locked up, which caused consumer to pump the brakes. *jb the brakes would lock up when the weather was damp, when not in use for an extended period and when using four wheel drive all the wheels would lock up. this would only happen at temperatures of 32 degrees or colder. the manufacturer was notified and referred the consumer to the dealer for repairs. the transmission leaked at the rear output seal extension housing leaked at the case split silicone seal, the rear transmission seal leaked on the extended housing seal at the transfer case, the radio control had become inoperative, the wipers shorted out, and the fog light switch had gone bad. *scc

Mileage was 25831 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3B7KF2627XM. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 1999. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Dodge RAM 2500 1999 Drive type:U. Fuel type: gas. Dodge RAM 2500 1999 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: MAN . Dealer's name: Albany Dodge . Dealer's telephone number: 438 8461 . Dealer's city: Albany . Dealer's state code: NY. Dealer's zipcode: 12201 .

Dodge Br Series 1999
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Apr 07, 2003
Location:
Wetumpka, AL

the combination headlight/fog lamp switch heated up excessively while the vehicle was in operation. the problem has occurred for the last 10 days. only the head light portion of the switch continued to operate. the vehicle has not been repaired yet. the consumer wanted the dealer to repair the vehicle under warranty. *mr *cb *nlm

Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3B7KC2667XM. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: diesel. Dodge BR SERIES 1999 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO.

Dodge Durango 1999
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Feb 06, 2004
Location:
New Prague, MN

while driving our durango at night and switching the lights from bright to dim i have had the headlights go out. the last time the headlights went out, i had used my brights while taking country roads, but when i got on the major highway, i-35 my headlights went out completely. i was unable to pull off the side of the road and it was very frightening. i have had this happen when i went from bright to dim once before and i thought it was a fluke, this last time was scary. i had both children in the vehicle on the night of january 30, 2004. this is definately a hazard and could certainly cause an accident. my husband works 35 miles from home and while getting onto another major highway he had the front bearing freeze and the cv joint break. he was only getting onto the on ramp when this happened, thank god he was not on the freeway going 60 mph when it snapped. i had driven this vehicle just 1 week prior to this happening and had absolutely no warning that this might occur. it is my understanding that we should have heard some noise. the whole underside of the durango was covered in grease from the bearing. this to me means that it had been maintained and this was a faulty piece of metal. while we had it in the shop for repair we were told we need to replace the whole front end suspension. this vehicle is not that old and we need to have it rewired and the front end re-done. i would rather put my money into a different vehicle but feel we would be putting lives at risk if we sold this durango to anyone. i think that dodge needs to take a look at their parts, because everything i have mentioned could be life threatening. if a wheel snaps while going 10 mh a poerson can handle the vehicle, if it snaps at 60 mph somebody is going to be hurt. the light issue is huge! you have to have lights, not only are you endangering yourself but everyone else on the road with you. i think it is time dodge was held responsible and forced to fix these obviously faulty parts. *ak

Mileage was 92089 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B4HS28Y8XF. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 24, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Dodge DURANGO 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge DURANGO 1999 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 15 mph.

Dodge Dakota 2001
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
May 18, 2004
Location:
Morrow, OH

while driving my 2001 dodge dakota quad cab at night, all of the lights (exterior and interior) started flashing intermittently. this could easily startle the driver or the drivers of other vehicles, and could leave the vehicle with no lights. dealer diagnosis revealed a bad central timer module (ctm) which controls the lighting system of the vehicle. anecdotal evidence gathered on various dodge forums revealed several instances of this same problem. daimler chrysler should be queried on how many of these modules they are replacing on 1998-2004 dodge dakotas.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 73350 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7GG2AN21S. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 10, 2001. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Dodge DAKOTA 2001 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge DAKOTA 2001 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph. Dealer's name: Kings Dodge . Dealer's city: Mason . Dealer's state code: OH.

Dodge Durango 1998
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
June 03, 1999
Location:
Norridge, IL

i purchased a 1998 dodge durango in march of 1998. the car was brand new with 3 miles on it. the car was excellent until about 52,000 miles. 1st repair, water pump. at about 56,000 transmission rebuild. at about 61,000 heater core, and power steering fluid leaking. at 77,000 transmission rebuild again. at about 80,000 miles, steering wheel started to stiffen up and very difficult to turn wheel they told me i needed a new rack and pinion. durangos do not have rack and pinions, they have gear boxes. at about 94,000 transmission rebuild. at 106,000 trasnmission rebuild and installed a transmission cooler this time around along with an aftermarket transmission gauge which tells me the temp of the trans(price was $125.00 for gauge and wiring). called dodge was like talking to my dog, they said that it wasn't their problem. i swore to all my friends and relatives that the day i buy another chrysler is the day i eat s**t!!! dodge cars and trucks suck, their customer service is crap and i had to spend money $$$ out of my own pocket for repairs alone almost $9,500.00, out of which chrysler kept saying its not our problem. you know when its their problem, when they screw with someone who isn't just joe schmoe walking in to buy a car. someone with a degree in law so that they can royally ge smacked in the face and help all the other unfortunate ones who are stuck with dodge sucks (trucks). whoever wants to buy a dodge, be prepared for a rude awakening. they are going to rape you! *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B4HS28Y3WF. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 06, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Dodge DURANGO 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge DURANGO 1998 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Northwestern Dodge . Dealer's city: Chicago . Dealer's state code: IL.

Dodge Ram 1500 2002
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Mar 07, 2005
Location:
Jenison, MI

1.sparks from dashboard area near headlight switch were seen by my wife when she borrowed the vehicle. 2.now the headlights will not turn off, when the switch is turned to the off position the fog lights come on, head lights also will not completely come on.3. so far, $49 dianostic, switch needed (had to be special ordered b/c the part has been changed three times already)(doesn't that constitute a recall?)anyway it is going to cost me $79 for the new switch and they are not even sure that will fix the problem.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 64968 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Dodge RAM 1500 2002 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge RAM 1500 2002 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph. Dealer's name: Courtesy Dodge . Dealer's city: Grand Rapids . Dealer's state code: MI.

Dodge Neon 2002
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
June 10, 2002
Location:
Amherst, MA

the fog light multifunction switch in my 2002 dodge neon was malfunctioning and the fog lights were turning on without being turned on. this continued for about a month until smoke came out of the steering wheel column for ~30 seconds, until the car was pulled over and the ignition turned off. the fog lights no longer work and there have been no more incidences of smoke. nothing has been done yet to rectify this, but the dealership will be contacted shortly. we found no obvious recalls for this for this vehicle. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 37000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B3ES56C22D. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 10, 2002. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Dodge NEON 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge NEON 2002 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph. Dealer's name: Val's Motors . Dealer's telephone number: (315) 487-6211 . Dealer's city: Syracuse . Dealer's state code: NY. Dealer's zipcode: 13209 .

Dodge Neon 2003
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Sept 08, 2006
Location:
Arab, AL

my multi-function switch on my 2003 dodge neon short circuited and melted the plug that it connects to i have contacted dodge and searched multiple junk yards for the plug and have been unable to find one dodge charges $1100 for the wiring harness i have no low beam headlights or fog lights and cannot afford the plug from the dealership nothing has been done to fix my problem. *jb

Mileage was 63800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B3ES56C23D. Vehicle was purchased on June 05, 2004. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Dodge NEON 2003 Drive type:U. Dodge NEON 2003 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Major Motors Inc . Dealer's city: Arab . Dealer's state code: AL. Dealer's zipcode: 35016 .

Dodge Neon 2003
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Oct 13, 2006
Location:
Las Vegas, NV

2003 dodge neon lights went out and started seeing smoke coming out of the dash on the left hand side where the multi function switch is. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 62000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 18, 2002. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Dodge NEON 2003 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge NEON 2003 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Chapman Dodge .

Dodge Caravan 2007
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
July 01, 2007
Location:
North Hill, CA

tl*the contact owns a 2007 dodge caravan. the air bag light illuminates intermittently. the light remains illuminated for 20 seconds or 30 minutes. the contact has taken the vehicle to the dealer on approximately four occasions. the first time, they performed a diagnostic and the vehicle passed. the second time, the dealer replaced the clockspring. the third and fourth times, they could not duplicate the failure. the failure mileage was 3,618 and current mileage was 9,000. the consumer stated since the incident was reported chrysler refunded one month's payment and repaired/replaced the clock spring again on 10/17/07 or 10/19/07. and yet again on 11/02/07 the air bag light has since illuminated. the dealer stated rear hatch, passenger sliding door and fog lamp switch were inoperable. updated 12/12/07 *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 3618 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2D4GP44L17R. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 22, 2007. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Dodge CARAVAN 2007 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge CARAVAN 2007 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Valley Dogde .

Dodge Neon 2003
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Jan 13, 2008
Location:
Bradenton, FL

i was using my headlights and fog lights and smelled burning plastic and saw smoke coming from my steering column. i shut off my lights and a few minutes later the smoke stopped. that evening my headlights lost function and only my high beams would work. my high beams now flicker and i'm fearing those will lose function as well. when removing the panel beneath my steering column i looked to see what happened and all i could see is that one of wiring harnesses is melted. i've looked at other investigations that relate including ea06019 and pe06028. *cn

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 80000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B3ES56C43D. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 30, 2002. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Dodge NEON 2003 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge NEON 2003 Exterior Lighting Fog Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph. Dealer's name: Sunset Dodge . Dealer's telephone number: 941-922-2400 . Dealer's city: Sarasota . Dealer's state code: FL. Dealer's zipcode: 34231 .


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