Dodge Suspension Rear Springs Leaf Spring Assembly


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Dodge Caravan 1989
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
July 08, 1995
Location:
Portland, OR

the leaf spring broke at 80,000 miles and the whole back of the car just fell down. please describe. tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B4FK4486KX. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dodge Caravan 1996
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
June 01, 1995
Location:
Saint Augu, FL

rear springs insufficient for rated towing capacity of vehicle. *dh

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B4GP44R3TB. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dodge Ram 1994
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Location:
Chestertow, NY

rear spring failed.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7HF16Y3R5. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dodge Caravan 1994
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Oct 15, 1997
Location:
Shoreview, MN

rear left leaf spring broke, swung over touching tire, caused left rear wheel to lock up, vehicle swerved in traffic, could have caused crash, dealer replacing entire left rear spring. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2B4GH45RXRR. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dodge CARAVAN 1994 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Dodge CARAVAN 1994 Suspension Rear Springs Leaf Spring Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Dodge Pickup 1996
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Nov 01, 1997
Location:
Painesville, OH

rear leaf springs sagging/engine cylinder heads malfunctioned/thermostat gasket leak and replaced 3 of 8 fuel injectors.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7HC16Z6TJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 15, 1996. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dodge PICKUP 1996 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Dodge Grand Caravan 1996
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
June 02, 1998
Location:
Petaluma, CA

leaf spring broke causing loss of control.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B4GP44ROTB. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 1996. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dodge GRAND CARAVAN 1996 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Dodge GRAND CARAVAN 1996 Suspension Rear Springs Leaf Spring Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Dodge Ram 1500 1998
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Sept 16, 1998
Location:
Union City, CA

rear axle spring misaligned causing noise.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):387HC12V1WM. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 01, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Fuel type: gas. Dodge RAM 1500 1998 Suspension Rear Springs Leaf Spring Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO.

Dodge Dakota 2000
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Location:
Belle Chasse, LA

there are several trucks with the same problem as mine on two separate auto lots in louisiana, in which the rt. rear wheel protrudes out further than the other three by 1 to 1/2 inches. daimler's service representative inspected mine and said it was safe to drive. i want to make absolutely sure that it is for me as well as anyone else that purchases this vehicle. they did find the rear springs on mine to be defective, and replaced them. my brakes failed after this incident. i was told that it was probably caused by the replacement of the springs in that something was overlooked at the service department. i am interested in making sure this is not caused do to the rt rear wheel not aligning correctly, and could this cause any safety problems in towing heavy loads in the bed. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7GL2AX9YS. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dodge DAKOTA 2000 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Dodge Grand Caravan 1992
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Sept 15, 2000
Location:
San Rafael, CA

rear driver's side leaf spring broke. there was not any prior warning. also, rear passenger's side leaf spring broke on oct 14, 2000. in both instances, spring broke at the band that goes around both leaves to hold together.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B4GH54R1NX. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dodge GRAND CARAVAN 1992 Drive type:FWD. Dodge GRAND CARAVAN 1992 Suspension Rear Springs Leaf Spring Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO.

Dodge Dakota 2000
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Location:
Seattle, WA

4 way flashes failed repeatedly (crushed wiring harness was discovered while looking for source of different problem). front brake rotors warped again & again. rotors turned 2-3 times, replaced once, then turned again. smoke coming from center a/c vents in dash. rear leaf springs were replaced. 2 days after smoking dash repair radiator fan would not shut off, requiring operator to open hood and pull approiate fuse.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dodge DAKOTA 2000 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Dodge DAKOTA 2000 Suspension Rear Springs Leaf Spring Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO.

Dodge Grand Caravan 2000
Chrysler Group Llc
Location:
New Bravnsels, TX

rear leaf spring broke while driving. dealer repaired vehicle. please provide further information. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2B4GP44G0YR. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dodge Caravan 1996
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Oct 20, 2002
Location:
Waco, TX

need to add this vehicle to recall and service by dealer need to recall every clock spring made. dt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2B4FP25B1TR. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dodge CARAVAN 1996 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas.

Dodge Durango 2001
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
June 05, 2003
Location:
Monticello, NY

both rear leaf spring assemblies broke. *jb *scc *jb

Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):X1B4528211F. Vehicle was purchased on July 01, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Dodge DURANGO 2001 Suspension Rear Springs Leaf Spring Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Newburgh Auto Mall . Dealer's city: Newburgh . Dealer's state code: NY.

Dodge Durango 2000
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Dec 26, 2003
Location:
Spokane, WA

i have had my 2000 durango in to the dealership (when it was under warranty) for spongy, loose, pulsing braking, noise from the suspension, & a chirping/squeaking sound (alternator like) when it is cold outside. the suspension noise was corrected with new spacers in the leaf springs (which they admitted were a problem). i was told that the pulsing in the brake pedal was normal for the durango & not to worry about it. they did a balance & told me it took care of the problem. it didn't. they could not "duplicate" the chirping (after 2-3 visits) although it happens for me every day. now we are out of warranty after reading many of the complaints for the same problems here, i'm just waiting for something to happen. will my children be injured as a result? this vehicle has 32k miles which are 99% highway is in cherry condtion. i've decided to take it to a private mechanic (napa) & pay for his opinion on the rotors, ball joints, arms, brakes, water pump/alternator, etc. once i've paid for his opinion, how do we get dodge to pay for the repairs ...since they won't own up to any of the problems. is there going to be a recall on the rotor/brake problem or the ball joint/arm problem? my brakes usually last at least 60k miles & i have never had problems with suspension on any of my new cars. then, i'm getting rid of it.*ak

Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 08, 2000. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Fuel type: gas. Dealer's name: Dishman Dodge . Dealer's city: Spokane . Dealer's state code: WA.

Dodge Ram Van 2500 2001
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Feb 13, 2004
Location:
Camarillo, CA

van steering is unstable (wanders) at highway speeds (>60 mph) when changing lanes or passing large trucks with weight (two adults) in rear seat/back of rear axle. unable to fully utilized vehicle because of weight restrictions caused by improper rear suspension. did not become aware of tsb that would have corrected problem until vehicle was out of warranty in feb. 2004. never notified by chrysler or by dealer service center during regular maintenance visits.*ak

Mileage was 0 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2B6KB31Y81K. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 23, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Dodge RAM VAN 2500 2001 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge RAM VAN 2500 2001 Suspension Rear Springs Leaf Spring Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph. Dealer's name: Crown Dodge . Dealer's telephone number: 805.656.6669 . Dealer's city: Ventura . Dealer's state code: CA. Dealer's zipcode: 93003 .

Dodge Dakota 2002
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Apr 01, 2004
Location:
Seaside Heights, NJ

rear leaf springs deteriorated. consumer was concerned that while driving the leaf spring could fall apart, and the rear end will lose control. dealer stated there was no solution at this time. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 12000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7HG48N32S. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dodge DAKOTA 2002 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: gas. Dodge DAKOTA 2002 Suspension Rear Springs Leaf Spring Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO.

Dodge Dakota 2002
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
May 25, 2005
Location:
Manahawkin, NJ

daimlerchrysler motor corporation p.o. box 21-8004 auburn hills, mi 48321-8004 attention: quality assurance my dodge presently has 49,200 miles. it has been serviced at recommended and required intervals at manahawkin dodge approximately every 3,000 miles. early into my ownership i had intermittent trouble with the air conditioner and they tried to assess the problem. they did a recharge of the system and corrected the problem. i was told at 28998 miles that the "pulsing" when my brakes were applied was due to "hot spots" on my front rotors. when i inquired as to how this could happen to a relatively new truck that is used as a personal transportation vehicle i was told they really "did not know but have had to replace others." it is noted that i never had to replace rotors on my previous nissans. that ended up costing me $393. i began hearing a noise in the transmission and intermittent delayed shifting into gear resulting in the transmission being serviced which included changing filters, lubricant, etc. i was also told that my upper ball joint was worn and replaced one side only. this i subsequently learned has been a problem for some dodge vehicles and i have since received a letter from daimlerchrysler regarding an extended warranty on the part. today i was told that i had play in the right front ball bearing and the hub needed a total replacement. along with that a strut had to be replaced and an alignment once it was completed. when i asked how axle bearing could go bad with this low a mileage i was told that the hub is sealed and no way to lubricate and that it should not have gone bad. in addition, i have a noisy left leaf spring that needs a part. the cost for the front hub is over $600. i rarely get over 16 miles per gallon even i the best driving conditions. sincerely, charles w. stauffer cc: nhtsa nj division consumer affairs file

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 28000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7HL38N32S. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 31, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Dodge DAKOTA 2002 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge DAKOTA 2002 Suspension Rear Springs Leaf Spring Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Manahawkin Dodge . Dealer's telephone number: 6095971097 . Dealer's city: Manahawkin . Dealer's state code: NJ. Dealer's zipcode: 08050 .

Dodge Dakota 2002
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
May 05, 2005
Location:
Manahawkin, NJ

thought i would "buy american" and get the dodge dakota 4 dr crew. love its style, comforts, more power than i need (4.7l v8) 2wd has no traction in snow or ice. very easy to drive and comfortable 6ft.2 220lbs.(2 trips nj to calif.) gas mileage stinks...13-18mpg, no loads. brake rotors replaced 28k, left top ball joint worn (no recall yet)a/c needed charging, right front hub and bearings replaced 49k, rear leaf spring noisy, transmission hesitation occasionally. great truck to drive and haul but reliability really in question with only 49k. probably back to nissan or toyota.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 20000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7HL38N32S. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 31, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Dodge DAKOTA 2002 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge DAKOTA 2002 Suspension Rear Springs Leaf Spring Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Freehold Dodge . Dealer's city: Freehold . Dealer's state code: NJ.

Dodge Ram 2002
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Aug 02, 2005
Location:
Paramount, CA

dt: the contact heard a rattling noise in the back of the truck. he was making a trip to los vegas, was walking around the truck on and looked under the wheel and he noticed a clamp that held a spring in place broke. *ak

Mileage was 37827 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1D7HA18N82J. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Dodge RAM 2002 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge RAM 2002 Suspension Rear Springs Leaf Spring Assembly Transmission Type: MAN . Dealer's name: Cerritos Dodge . Dealer's telephone number: 562-402-5335 . Dealer's city: Cerritos . Dealer's state code: CA. Dealer's zipcode: 90703 .

Dodge Durango 2001
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Jan 31, 2006
Location:
Sussex, WI

dt*: the contact stated there was a rubbing noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. an independent repair shop determined the rear leaf spring broke. the driver side was repaired and then a year later, the passenger side broke and it was repaired.

Mileage was 71000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B4HS28N21F. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 10, 2005. 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 Suspension Rear Springs Leaf Spring Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Wilde Dodge Chrysler . Dealer's city: Waukesha . Dealer's state code: WI.


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