Dodge Durango Problems

 

A complaint alleges repeated problems with EGR Valve and emissions on the Dodge Durango.  McMillian v. FCA  2018 WL 3392920 (Cal.Super.).

 

O#/Dates/Mileage
Authorized Repair Facility
Complaints/Defects (Tech Comments)
RO 526920 November 14-17, 2017 29,785 miles
Westbrook Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Van Nuys
1. Powertrain and/or emissions defect: Recall T23: EGR valve function (“perform PCM software update.”) 2. Powertrain and/or emissions defect: A red colored fluid is leaking under front engine/transmission area.
No RO written April 12, 2018
Hunters Dodge
1. Powertrain and/or emissions defect: Check engine light and “A” symbol with exclamation mark is flashing. Check engine light and “A” symbol light were reset by dealer. Plaintiff was verbally advised that if check engine light starts to flash repeatedly, to pull over and call roadside assistance. Plaintiff was advised to make a follow-up appointment for April 24, 2018. (Plaintiff was not given an RO for this visit).
No RO April 24, 2018 43,630 miles
Hunters Dodge
1. Powertrain and/or emissions defect: Check engine light and “A” symbol with exclamation mark is flashing ).
RO 535736 May 1-3, 2018 46,133 miles
Westbrook Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Van Nuys
1. Powertrain and/or emissions defect: Check engine light and “A” symbol with exclamation mark is on. Found check engine light is on. Code P0300 multiple misfire.”)
RO 536209 May 9 -11, 2018 46,799 miles
1. Powertrain and/or emissions defect: Check engine light exclamation mark is on and vehicle shakes (RO line B: “Multiple misfire codes are stored.”)

 

Owners of Dodge Durango with emissions problems may be entitled to compensation.  Call for a Free Consultation.

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Dodge Dart Clutch Defect Class Action

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A Dodge Dart clutch lawsuit  alleges the cars have multiple defects in the clutch systems.  Plaintiffs claimed their 2013-2016 Dodge Dart cars equipped with Fiat C635 manual transmissions have clutch pedals that fail and stick to the floors.  The plaintiffs claim the hydraulic clutch system is defective where the “clutch pedal loses pressure, sticks to the floor, and fails to engage/disengage gears.”

As a result, the Dodge Darts stall, fail to accelerate and suffer from premature failure of the clutch components, including the “clutch master cylinder and reservoir hose, clutch slave cylinder, release bearing, clutch disc, pressure plate and flywheel.  The complaint alleged the problems cause  cause contamination of the hydraulic fluid and the contamination causes the internal and external seals of the clutch master cylinder and clutch slave cylinder to swell and fail.

If you experienced problems with your clutch, call 973 598-1980 for a free consultation.

 

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Dodge Dart Transmission and Clutch Problems

A class action lawsuit alleges that Dodge Dart vehicles clutch pedal loses pressure, sticks to the floor, and fails to engage/disengage gears.  The Dodge Dart manual transmission defect class action lawsuit claims that owners and lessees have experienced “stalling, failure to accelerate, and premature failure of the transmission’s components, including but not limited to, the clutch master cylinder and reservoir hose, clutch slave cylinder and release bearing, clutch disc, pressure plate, and flywheel.     Plaintiffs accused Fiat Chrysler of failing to address problems with the clutch in the Dodge Dart manual transmission defect class action lawsuit.

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DODGE DART TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS

A class action was filed regarding problems with the Dodge Dart transmissions.  If you experienced problems with your Dodge Dart, please call (973) 598-1980 to learn about possible compensation.

  1. Description of Problems

2013-2016 Dodge Dart vehicles equipped with a Fiat C635 manual transmission that cause their vehicles’ clutches to fail and stick to the floor.

A class action states the “clutch pedal may loses pressure, sticks to the floor, and fails to engage/disengage gears. As a result, the  Vehicles exhibit stalling, failure to accelerate, and premature failure of the Clutch System’s components, including the clutch master cylinder (“CMC”) and reservoir hose, clutch slave cylinder (“CSC”) and release bearing, clutch disc, pressure plate, and flywheel (the “clutch defect”).” (Id. ¶ 2.) The clutch defect is caused by the degradation of the clutch reservoir hose, which releases plasticizer and fibers, causing contamination of the hydraulic fluid that bathes the components of the Clutch System.

This contamination can cause the seals of the CMC and CSC to swell and fail.  When fluid in the hydraulic system becomes contaminated, all of the components that have been exposed to the contaminated fluid must be replaced and any steel tubing must also be thoroughly cleaned with brake cleaner and blown out until dry to ensure that none of the contaminants remain. (Id. ¶ 8.) Plaintiffs also claim an additional defect in the CSC which exacerbates the problems with the Clutch System. FCA designed its CSC as an assembly composed of an aluminum body with a clipped-on plastic base whereas other manufacturers’ slave cylinders are composed of a single, solid cast aluminum component which creates a rigid base.

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CHRYSLER PACIFICA STALLING PROBLEM AND CLASS ACTION

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Owners of the Chrysler Pacific have complained about multiple engine problems and a class action has been filed.

1. Complaints

Here are typical complaints,

“Not even an hour after leaving the dealership the vehicle stalled, losing all power, and had to be restarted to regain power and driving ability at a stop light. We were not hit, but it is very dangerous to have a vehicle that stalls randomly.”

— NHTSA ID 11056049

“My pacifica’s engine turned off WHILE I WAS MOVING. I had no warning, just that it stopped accelerating and the screen said that car must be in park to put it in drive. Thankfully I had just turned onto a residential street, however, due to the steering being electronic, I had lost the power steering. I had to coast to a stop, then put it in park and press the on button with foot on brake like normal starting…I am not sure what to do at this point, I’m really nervous about driving it. The tech couldn’t tell me anything. I didn’t have any warning, and nothing weird happened with the vehicle before the shut off of the engine.”

— LAPRINCIPESSA, PACIFICAFORUMS.COM

“Purchased a brand new Chrysler Pacifica vehicle 3 wks ago on may 18 2017…May 21 was the first incident on the interstate in chicago we stalled in the middle of traffic for approximately 10 minutes. May 27 we pulled up to a stoplight and the engine stalled out on us that lasted approximately 3 minutes, the same day at a tollbooth we stalled out which lasted about 25 minutes before the car would start again…May 30 we left the grocery store the screen switch to the app page and would not switch back, the brakes locked and we lost engine power. That lasted 20 mins before car would start. June 7 car would not start after coming out of the grocery store waited 20 minutes then tried again car started 30 seconds after the ignition button has been pressed by itself. June 11 car stalled out pulling into the driveway. Took less then a minute to restart this time.

CALL FOR A FREE CONSULTATION ON YOUR CHRYSLER PACIFICA CLAIM, NO PAYMENT REQUIRED.

 

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Chrysler Pacific Recall Petition

If your 2017 Chrysler Pacifica engine shuts off and you’ve received no valid answers from your dealership, a petition filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says the government should investigate engine stalling problems in the minivans.

Filed by the Center for Auto Safety and 2017 Chrysler Pacifica owner Adam J. Cohen, of Leesburg, Virginia, the petition says more than 50 people have complained to NHTSA about stalling minivans that left drivers without power steering at various speeds of driving, including while driving 60 mph in a tunnel.

Some Pacifica owners say their minivans stalled five times within the minivan’s first 205 miles, and trips to dealerships typically do nothing to fix the problems. In the majority of cases, Fiat Chrysler (FCA US) allegedly tells Pacifica owners to keep driving the minivans until they stall again, something CAS says is reckless and shows a complete disregard of safety.

Dealers often say they can’t replicate the problem and can’t see any diagnostic trouble codes that would indicate a stalling issue.

Minivan owners claim when dealers do attempt to solve the problems, technicians have tried various repairs, including replacing the transmission control modules or updating the software, replacing the voltage control modules, replacing the fuel tanks and modules, replacing the electrical power distribution boxes and making sure no loose battery connections exist.

A recall has been issued.  CHRYSLER PACIFIC STALLING AND RECALL

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Owners of the Chrysler Pacifica may be entitled to new vehicles, cash compensation, and other relief.  Call (973) 598-1980 for a Free Consultation

CHRYSLER PACIFIC STALLING AND RECALL

 

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Owners of  the 2016-18 Chrysler Pacific have experience engine and stalling problems on their vehicle.  Owners may be entitled to compensation or new vehicles because of these problems.  One source explains,

“Chrysler Pacifica stalling problems have caused a recall that will allegedly fix problems that typically occur while the minivans are making turns, driving slow steady speeds, while idling or when starting.

The recall includes nearly 154,000 model year 2017 Chrysler Pacifica non-hybrid minivans in the U.S., nearly 7,500 in Canada, more than 970 in Mexico and about 245 outside North America.

Pacifica drivers who complained about stalled engines were allegedly able to restart their minivans immediately afterward.

Fiat Chrysler (FCA US) says “under a rare set of conditions” the engine control module (ECM) can misread the operating status of the engine, causing the engine to stall.

Chrysler knows of one crash allegedly connected to the stalling problem, but is unaware of any injuries.

FCA says the fix involves dealers installing updated engine control software, but the automaker didn’t say when this will occur.

Owners of the recalled minivans may contact FCA customer service at 800-853-1403.

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica recall follows a petition to investigate stalling problems in the minivans filed by the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) and Pacifica owner Adam J. Cohen. The November 2017 petition asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to open an official investigation into complaints made about the minivans.

In addition to wanting NHTSA to investigate the problem, CAS said FCA should recall the non-hybrid minivans and provide loaner vehicles until the Pacificas are correctly repaired.”  www.carcomplaints.com

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CHRYSLER PACIFICA ENGINE STALL AND TRANSMISSION PROBLEM

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Owners of 2017 Chrysler Pacificas have complained of stalling, poor engine performance, hesitation, and transmission concerns.  Owners may be entitled to refunds, compensation or replacement vehicles.

Carcomplaints.com reports,

“A Chrysler Pacifica engine stall lawsuit alleges the minivans can die on the highways at any speed, and Fiat Chrysler (FCA US) has no idea how to fix the problems.  The lawsuit includes all U.S. residents who purchased or leased 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica minivans equipped with 3.6-liter V6 engines and 9-speed 948TE automatic transmissions.

The Pacifica engine stall proposed class-action lawsuit was filed after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was petitioned by the Center for Auto Safety to investigate complaints about 2017 Chrysler Pacifica engines that stall while driving.   The petition says minivan owners report that dealers try different repairs to solve the stalling problems, including replacing the transmission and voltage control modules or updating the software. In addition, technicians try replacing the fuel tanks and modules, replacing the electrical power distribution boxes and making sure no loose battery connections exist.

However, owners report the repairs don’t stop the engines from dying in the middle of the roads.

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is reportedly an updated version of the Chrysler Town & Country, with a 9-speed automatic transmission and a “gearbox lifted from the Chrysler 200 sedan.”

If you own a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica and have experienced similar problems, you may be entitled to compensation or other remedy.  Call Howard Gutman at (973) 598-1980 for a free consultation on your problem.

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Chrysler Pacifica Stalling Problem

car-1751750_960_720A number of Chrysler Pacifica owners have complained of stalling.   Over the past several months numerous Fiat Chrysler consumers have reported stalling issues with their 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivans. Specifically, the cars may stall at higher speeds and additionally consumers have complained of erratic performance,  losing the ability to accelerate, decelerate or use power steering.  A typical complaint

“On May 20, 2017, my 2017 Pacifica shut off while driving. The dash displayed the message, “vehicle must be in park to switch gears,” or something along those lines. I had to place my vehicle back in park and restart the engine. I was then able to drive normally. Having seen this happen, my husband, who doesn’t usually drive the car, realized that the same thing had happened to him a month prior. He thought that he had accidentally hit the gear knob or bumped something, but upon seeing it happen again, realized it was the same issue. We stopped driving the Pacifica and took it into the dealer first thing Monday morning (May 22).

Upon researching this issue, I’m finding more and more people having the same thing happen with their Pacificas. One lady I’m in contact with had her engine shut off going 60 mph down the turn pike in the rain. It was the third time it had happened to her and she’s now in the buyback process. Most people who have taken theirs for service have been told that no codes were pulled and to bring it back if it happens again. Obviously unacceptable.

On Wednesday, May 24, my dealer called and told me the same thing – no codes were pulled and we should drive it until it happens again. Well, since I’m not in the business of being a test dummy, I told them, “no thanks.” They agreed to keep our car and have since been very apologetic and are attempting to get to the bottom of the issue. Allegedly an engineer from Detroit was flown in and is working on my car.

Meanwhile, I’ve been in contact with Chrysler at the corporate level and had my case escalated. My concern is: why are there so many cases of Chrysler/Dodge cars shutting off while driving? Why are some Pacifica drivers being told to keep driving the vehicle until it happens again? One customer was told that his Pacifica was fixed but they refused to document the issue and wouldn’t tell him what was wrong or how they fixed it. One owner was told it was a VRM fail and another had the fuel rail sensor replaced. This all seems so fishy to me. I don’t understand how I can find so many instances of this happening by doing a quick google search, but Chrysler seems dumbfounded by this problem.” nhtsa.gov.

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