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.”)

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

 

 

Chevrolet Malibu Engine

 

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Chevrolet Malibu owners have experienced significant engine problems.   2016 and 2017 Chevy Malibu owners have experienced engine problem.  One issues is that the the  Malibu will go into Reduced Engine Power mode.  Here is one typical complaint,

“The first time the car had less than 1k miles on it!! It feels like a transmission problem. I am familiar with the system where the car will turn itself off while at a stoplight and then back on again- I’m fine with that system. What is not okay is when driving in DC rush hour traffic, accelerating, braking, or slowing down and the car will violently jerk. The first time it felt as if I was rear-ended.”  2016 Chevrolet Malibu – Consumer Review, Edmunds.

Owners of these defective vehicles may be entitled to compensation for loss of use, diminished value, or other claims.  We offer a free consultation as part of our continuing investigation into defects in these cars.  Please call the Law Office of Howard Gutman, 973-598-1980.

 

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Here are some additional sources,

www.chevymalibuforum.com (forum compiled by owners discussing problems)

Chevrolet Malibu Engine  www.lemonlawclaims.com/ chevrolet-malibu-engine/Engine problems continue to trouble Chevrolet Malibu owners and there are multiple reported complaints. Owners may be entitled to new vehicles or compensation, sister site. 

www.carcomplaints.com/Chevrolet/Malibu/2016/ (compilation of problems)

tags, complaints, listing of engine issues and problems, Chevrolet Malibu recall, class action.

 

Nissan Leaf Brake Malfunctions

Owners of the Nissan Leaf are experiencing brake problems and malfunctions. The Canadian government is investigating possible brake failure issues with the Nissan Leaf on the 2013-15 models. Here are some typical complaints reported to the NHTSA

Date Complaint Filed: 03/13/2015
Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES Date of Incident: 03/06/2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10694165

Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc. Leaf
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 1FMYU03171K…

SUMMARY:
THERE IS AN ONGOING ISSUE WITH THE LEAF’S BRAKES GRABBING TO QUICKLY WHEN AT LOW SPEEDS AND APPROACHING A STOP DURING COLD CONDITIONS. IT CAUSES THE CAR TO JERK. IT ALSO CREATES AN ISSUE WITH THE TRAFFIC BEHIND US AS THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL TIMES WHEN THE VEHICLES BEHIND ALMOST CRASH INTO US AS THEY DO NOT EXPECT THE CAR TO BREAK SO SUDDENLY.

Date Complaint Filed: 02/23/2015
Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES Date of Incident: 02/23/2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10689960
Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 1N4AZ0CP3DC…

SUMMARY:
BAKING CAR OUT OF PARKING SPACE BREAK LIGHT CAME ON. SHIFTED TO DRIVE AND STARTED MOVING FORWARD. BREAKS DID NOT FUNCTION. ROLLED CAR INTO ANOTHER PARKING SPACE AND HAD TOWED. ALL HAPPENED AT LOW SPEED WITHOUT ANY OTHER TRAFFIC BUT THIS COULD HAVE BEEN VERY DANGEROUS. FAILURE WAS CATASTROPHIC SUDDEN AND ESSENTIALLY COMPLETE. THERE MAY HAVE BEEN SOME MINIMAL BREAK FUNCTION BUT NOT ENOUGH TO STOP THE CAR SAFELY FROM ANY SPEED BEYOND 1MPH

Date Complaint Filed: 12/02/2014
Component(s): AIR BAGS Date of Incident: 12/01/2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10661541
Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 1N4AZ0CP5DC…

SUMMARY:
WHILE DRIVING, THE RIGHT FRONT AIRBAG LIGHT ACTIVATED, INDICATING THAT THE AIRBAG WAS OFF. THIS OCCURRED AND CONTINUES TO OCCUR, REGARDLESS OF THE PASSENGER’S WEIGHT, OR THE ABSENCE OF A PASSENGER. NISSAN SERVICED THE VEHICLE ONCE BEFORE WITH A “SOFTWARE UPDATE” THAT DID NOTHING TO CORRECT THIS VERY SERIOUS DEFECT. HOW MANY VICTIMS NEED TO DIE OR BECOME CRIPPLED BEFORE THIS IS CORRECTED?

Date Complaint Filed: 11/14/2014
Component(s): SUSPENSION Date of Incident: 10/17/2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10654952

Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 1N4AZ0CP6DC…

SUMMARY:
VEHICLE WAS BEING DRIVEN BETWEEN 25-30 MPH WHEN THERE WAS A “POP”, VEHICLE JERKED TO THE RIGHT CAUSING IT TO HIT CURB (CRASH) AND DEPLOY TOP CURTAIN AND RIGHT DOOR AIRBAG. VEHICLE WAS TOWED INTO TO NISSAN DEALERSHIP, INSPECTED BY THE DEALERSHIP, AND RE-INSPECTED BY NISSAN NORTH AMERICA OVER THE PAST 30 DAYS. RIGHT FRONT TIRE WAS PERPENDICULAR TO CAR AND DEFECT WITH TIE ROD / SUSPENSION IS OUR EXPRESSED CONCERN.

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