UConnect Frozen with Blank Screen
Uconnect infotainment systems will often boot into a blank screen, freeze while the vehicle is in REVERSE, become unresponsive to the touch, or reboot at random times. The system has grown over the years, both in size and features, but the …Continue reading article "UConnect Frozen with Blank Screen"
AHR Randomly Deploys
The active head restraints in some Chrysler vehicles are handing out free concussions. A mechanical breakdown inside the restraint means they could deploy randomly at any time.Continue reading article "AHR Randomly Deploys"
Chrysler 300 Door Panels Are Warped
There is a door panel defect in the 2nd generation Chrysler 300. The panels warp and pull away from where they meet the window, leaving an unsightly gap that causes more problems than cosmetics. A class-action lawsuit is tired of Chrysler t…Continue reading article "Chrysler 300 Door Panels Are Warped"
Where Interior Complaints Happen
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- horn goes off by itself in the 2006 Sebring
- horn malfunction in the 2005 Sebring
- cracked dashboard in the 2001 PT Cruiser
- blind spot detection system not working properly in the 2012 Town & Country
- door locks not working properly in the 2005 Town & Country
- gear shifter is stuck in park in the 2006 300
- blind spot detection system failure in the 2011 Town & Country
Chrysler is trying to wiggle out of another active head restraint lawsuit.
The automaker's lawyers point to technicalities in the case that don't hold up in the Arizona Consumer Fraud and Magnuson-Moss Warranty Acts. Another approach they could take would be to actually do something about the restraints that keep randomly smacking people at the base of their skull.…keep reading article "Chrysler Files Motion to Dismiss Another AHR Lawsuit"
Entertainment options in minivans are really hot right now. They're just a little too hot in the 2014 Town and Country.
The National Highway Traffic Administration is investigating multiple reports of fires in the charge hubs used for entertainment systems and personal devices. The hubs are located in the trim panels between the 2nd and 3rd row seats.
The investigation will try to confirm the problem and, if neccessary, order a recall.keep reading article "Entertainment Charge Port Fires Being Investigated in 2014 Town and Country"
Own a 2001-2002 Chrysler Sebring or Dodge Stratus with a beige interior?
Your car might be part of a recall for sun visor straps. Again.
"The cars were previously repaired for a June 2015 recall issue using an incorrect part that may not prevent the passenger side sun visor from detaching if the passenger frontal airbag deploys and the passenger side sun visor is folded down in a certain position."…keep reading article "Sebring Sun Visor Recall, Part Two"
What's worse than seat belts that don't work? How about seat belts that don't work and can turn into projectiles in a crash.
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivans have overhead seat belt stow clips that can break and cause the seat belts to be useless in a crash. The clips can also turn into projectiles and cause harm to occupants.
The issue was narrowed to Pacifcas built between 02/22/2016 and 04/28/2016, roughly 3,500 vans. They'll all need to be recalled, but Chrysler hasn't said when that'll begin.keep reading article "2017 Pacifica’s Rear Seat Belts Recalled"
Some 2016 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravans are being recalled to make sure the third row seats don't fall off.
The recalled vehicles were built between March 16, 2016 and March 17, 2016.
"[The vehicles] have nuts on the third-row seatback that weren't torqued properly during assembly. The loose bolts may not hold the seatback, even more so in a crash."
The recall is expected to begin on on June 30, 2016.keep reading article "Recall to Make Sure Seats Don't Detach"