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Dodge Caravan 2000
Chrysler Group Llc
Location:
Middletown, DE

the passenger seat warmer started smoking and burned a hole in the seat. *jb

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel type: gas.

Dodge Grand Caravan 2000
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Feb 18, 2003
Location:
Middletown, DE

passenger seat heater burned through the leather seat.*jb

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 61000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B4GP74L5YB. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 21, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Fuel type: gas. Dodge GRAND CARAVAN 2000 Seats Front Assembly Seat Heater/cooler Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Greenbriar Dodge . Dealer's telephone number: 757420-2800 . Dealer's city: Chesapeake . Dealer's state code: VA. Dealer's zipcode: 23320 .

Dodge Durango 2001
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Jan 28, 2004
Location:
Glenn Heights, TX

jan. 28, 2004 driving home from work in my 2001 dodge durango when my front seat was smoking and caught on fire. a short circuit on the connector under seat same thing that the 2001 dodge rams were recalled for.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B4HR28N31F. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on June 27, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dodge DURANGO 2001 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge DURANGO 2001 Seats Front Assembly Seat Heater/cooler Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph. Dealer's name: Smith Chrysler Dodge . Dealer's telephone number: 972-938-1883 . Dealer's city: Waxahachie . Dealer's state code: TX. Dealer's zipcode: 75168 .

Dodge Durango 2002
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Nov 14, 2002
Location:
Ywilton, CA

on or about november 14, 2002, raymond nottnagel was severely burned by a seat heater in the driver's seat of a 2002 dodge durango 4x4 r/t, vin: 1b4-hs78z72f-139578. mr. nottnagel is a paraplegic. he did not initially feel the burn occuring. the 3rd degree burn required mr. nottnagel to spend the better part of 5 months on his stomach, and then he gradually returned to being able to sit for limited periods of time with the correct padding. the seat heater apparently did not turn off after reaching a normal temperature and reached a sufficient temperature to cause a 3rd degree burn. the case is now in litigation in sacramento superior court. *ak

1 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 325 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B4HS78Z72F. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 12, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Dodge DURANGO 2002 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge DURANGO 2002 Seats Front Assembly Seat Heater/cooler Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph. Dealer's name: Swift Auto World . Dealer's telephone number: 9169200110 . Dealer's city: Sacramento . Dealer's state code: CA. Dealer's zipcode: 95825 .

Dodge Durango 2002
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Oct 01, 2004
Location:
Sacramento, CA

daimler/chrysler seat warmers causing fires, burnt seats, burnt clothing and causing injuries to paraplegic. *sc *jb

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

Dodge Durango 2003
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Jan 18, 2005
Location:
Aliquippa, PA

while vehicle was parked a fire started underneath the driver's seat. the fire was put out. dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 20000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1D4HS48N03F. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dodge Durango 2004
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Feb 18, 2005
Location:
Agawam, MA

whiled driving vehicle at 50 mph the heated seat burned consumer's back and inside of his right thigh. took vehicle to a local mechanic, and they checked heat control, and couldn't find anything wrong. consumer was taken to the emergency room with second degree burns.*ak

1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 09, 2004. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge DURANGO 2004 Seats Front Assembly Seat Heater/cooler Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph. Dealer's name: V & F Automotive . Dealer's city: Agawam . Dealer's state code: MA. Dealer's zipcode: 01001 .

Dodge Durango 2002
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Feb 11, 2004
Location:
Katy, TX

dt*: the contact stated that while driving at 65 mph, white smoke appeared from under the middle of the front bench seat. the vehicle was pulled over. after blowing on the smoke, a small flame was observed under the seat. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic, where it was determined that a wiring connection under the seat had caught on fire and burned.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B4HR48N62F. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 26, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Dodge DURANGO 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge DURANGO 2002 Seats Front Assembly Seat Heater/cooler Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph. Dealer's name: Northwest Dodge . Dealer's telephone number: 832-912-2500 . Dealer's city: Houston . Dealer's state code: TX. Dealer's zipcode: 77065 .

Dodge Ram Quad Cab 2002
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Aug 07, 2006
Location:
Monroe, NH

at 65 mph using cruise control, daytime, dry pavement, good weather, brake warning light and abs warning light illuminated with warning chime. at next exit, operator took vehicle to repair shop. technician found right front wheel bearing assembly worn, allowing tire/wheel assembly to be moved 1-2'' from vertical. vehicle had been checked during state inspection less than 400 miles previously and passed. a total failure in traffic at speed might have resulted in a loss of handling/braking that might have caused or worsened an accident. failed part is available. vehicle has also suffered numerous premature failures including: failure of driver heated seat, failure of electric fuel pump, nearly causing accident due to engine stoppage and loss of power steering, failure of instrument cluster, failure of front suspension components, and damage to spare tire due to mis-routed tail pipe. some of these are manufacturer design defects, others are troubleshooting or repair errors at dealer. two events (fuel pump, wheel bearing) might have caused accident with injury/death possible outcome. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 88000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Dodge RAM QUAD CAB 2002 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge RAM QUAD CAB 2002 Seats Front Assembly Seat Heater/cooler Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph. Dealer's name: Crosstown Dodge . Dealer's telephone number: 603-444-7771 . Dealer's city: Littleton . Dealer's state code: NH. Dealer's zipcode: 03561 .

Dodge Durango 2003
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Mar 08, 2007
Location:
Atlanta, GA

tl*- the contact stated that after driving the 2003 dodge durango with 34000 failure mileage a short distance she parked the vehicle for approximately 15 minutes, then returned to the vehicle, opened the driver's side door, and noticed that the driver's seat was on fire. the entire vehicle became engulfed in flames. the vehicle was destroyed. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 34000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1D4HR38N33F. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 17, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Dodge DURANGO 2003 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge DURANGO 2003 Seats Front Assembly Seat Heater/cooler Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Carl Gregory Dodge . Dealer's city: Atlanta . Dealer's state code: GA. Dealer's zipcode: 30341 .

Dodge Dakota 2005
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Jan 25, 2008
Location:
Dixon, MO

driver's side seat heater became too hot and burned holes in the seat and melted by coat. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 47000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1D7HW48N85S. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 2006. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Dodge DAKOTA 2005 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge DAKOTA 2005 Seats Front Assembly Seat Heater/cooler Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph. Dealer's name: Central Dodge . Dealer's city: Springfield . Dealer's state code: MO.

Dodge Ram 3500 2000
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Jan 07, 2008
Location:
Dawsonville, GA

electric seat fire, safety fuse failed to blow. fuse block melted, seat motor shorted out,wiring harness burned into fire wall, across carpet, and under seat into foam padding. truck was parked in driveway, and was not on. problem occurred in the middle of the night, and had not been driven on that day. upon investigation it was found that the original seat wiring harness had been improperly installed at the plant. chrysler has inspected the truck and denied any liability, and has failed to offer any customer assistance. yet on 2-20-2008 their parts manager admitted that they had rerouted the new wiring harness where it was supposed to go, and further electrical issues are still occurring. i have been without a truck for 6 weeks now, and my state farm insurance is having to cover an obvious manufacture flaw. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 106000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7MF3360YJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Dodge RAM 3500 2000 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: diesel. Dodge RAM 3500 2000 Seats Front Assembly Seat Heater/cooler Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Family Chrysler Dodge . Dealer's telephone number: 706-865-2121 . Dealer's city: Cleveland . Dealer's state code: GA. Dealer's zipcode: 30528 .

Dodge Dakota 2005
Chrysler Llc
Safety incident date:
Oct 28, 2008
Location:
Redwood, NY

drivers side seat(power) heater burnt padding and scorched seat fabric. vehicle was left idling to warm up. i returned to find smoke coming from seat. i found wiring connector and unplugged heater. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 64000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4XACH68A04A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Dodge Dakota 2005
Chrysler Llc
Safety incident date:
Jan 06, 2009
Location:
Potomac, MD

tl*the contact owns a 2005 dodge dakota. while the vehicle was idling for approximately fifteen minutes with the heated seats activated, the contact noticed smoke emanating from her vehicle. upon further inspection, she noticed that the front driver's side seat was on fire. the vehicle sustained moderate damage. the dealer stated that the heated seat mechanism was defective and caused the failure. the manufacturer sent an investigator to determine the cause of the failure and it was concluded that the component was not defective. in addition, because the vehicle exceeded the warranty, they would not assume responsibility for any repairs. the contact has pictures of the failed incident. the failure and current mileages were 99,000. updated 03/17/09. *lj updated 03/17/09. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 99000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1D7HE42K45S. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 2005. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: John Vance . Dealer's telephone number: 405-282-2113 . Dealer's city: Guthrie . Dealer's state code: OK. Dealer's zipcode: 73044 .

Dodge Caliber 2007
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Jan 02, 2010
Location:
Sun Prairie, WI

tl*the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while using the heated seat option, the driver side seat stopped working. the contact stated that when the vehicle had been inspected by the dealer, there were burn holes found in the back of the drivers seat. the contact spoke with the manufacturer and was advised that a case would be opened. the failure mileage was 42,000. the current mileage was 46,000. the vin was not available.

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 42000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dodge Dakota 2005
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Dec 12, 2011
Location:
Wilmington, NC

tl* the contact owns a 2005 dodge dakota. the contact stated that the front driver side seat warmer over heated. as a result, the seat warmer burned through the seat and the driver's jeans. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that the seat warmer malfunctioned and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was 59,000... updated 02/06/12*bf the consumer stated chrysler agreed to repair both seats and the consumer would be responsible for $400. the only thing that has not been repaired is the seat bottom, which is on order. updated 03/21/12

Mileage was 59000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1D7HW42N15S. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 01, 2004. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Dodge DAKOTA 2005 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge DAKOTA 2005 Seats Front Assembly Seat Heater/cooler Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Newwirth Motors . Dealer's telephone number: 910-799-1815 . Dealer's city: Wilmington . Dealer's state code: NC.

Dodge Ram 3500 2011
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Dec 28, 2010
Location:
Whitewright, TX

this vehicle was bought new october 2010 and in december 2010 we had took it to be serviced because when you turned on the heated seat, you could smell an electrical burning smell. dodge ordered a new seat pad and replaced it on 1/11/11 and when we took it in we also made them aware that the power seat entry had stopped working and when you used the switch to move the seat back, it went all the way forward nearly pinning my husband in the seat between the steering wheel and seat. dodge recalibrated the drivers seat, but seat still never functioned correctly. on 2/15/11 i took the truck back to dodge due to the heated seat not working properly and still smelling an electrical burning smell when in use. dodge told me that they couldn't find anything wrong and that it was possibly just the "new" wearing off. the power seat never worked properly and we would just leave it in one position and try not to move it. if you did move it sometimes you could hear a clicking noise. spring came and we didn't use the heated seat. on 12/25/11 we attempted to use the heated seats and they did not heat but we smelt electrical smell again. we promptly disengaged the heat. on 12/27/11 my husband was driving the truck to the dodge house and an electrical fire started from below his seat and the seat began moving on its own forward attempting to pin him between the seat and steering wheel. thank goodness he was able to push his feet foward to push back on the seat, get the vehicle stopped and get out! he sustained a burn to his left thigh. needless to say the "new" has all burnt off now. the truck is a total loss. *kb

Vehicle was on fire. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 5157 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3D73Y4HL1BG. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Dodge RAM 3500 2011 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: diesel. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Dodge Dakota 2005
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Feb 27, 2014
Location:
Oxford, MI

i turned on my heated seat, as i have done several times this winter. after approximately 15 minutes, i smelled something burning. i reached around the back of me as i was driving because a spot on my back was very heated. i actually stuck my finger through a hole in the seat that had burned through both the seat and my coat. (also my finger, at this point.) i immediately turned the heat off and went directly to the dealership. their solution was to contact chrysler's customer claims resolution center, who in turn inspected the vehicle and my coat on march 3, 2014. the next contact i had was a letter dated march 10 that stated, "the inspector found no indication of a manufacturing defect that caused or contributed to the incident..." i subsequently called their general office counsel and was told they would not be doing anything further and i should make a claim to my insurance agent. they refused to answer my questions regarding how many vehicles had similar problems and that there were no "higher ups" that i could contact. needless to say, i'm not happy with the outcome and would welcome any suggestions you might have for me. thank you. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 85000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1D7HW48N85S. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph.


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