Rough Shifting 9-Speed Transmission
The 2nd Generation Chrysler 200 has a 9-speed transmission that suffers from hard shifts, lurching problems, and a wiring harness defect that can cause suddenly shutdowns or unexpected shifting into neutral.Continue reading article "Rough Shifting 9-Speed Transmission"
2.4L Tigershark Oil Consumption
A serious defect in the 2.4L Tigershark engine causes an excessive amount of oil to be burned during normal operation. Owners must constantly top off the oil and have consumption tests run at the dealership, or risk the engine seizing up an…Continue reading article "2.4L Tigershark Oil Consumption"
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"
Valve Stem Corrosion
Fiat-Chrysler made a mistake by using aluminum valve stems in some of their early tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), like the one found in the 2010 Town and Country. The aluminum stem and metal cap are highly susceptible to corrosion…Continue reading article "Valve Stem Corrosion"
TIPM Electrical Problems
If you've heard of a TIPM, chances are you own a vehicle from Fiat-Chrysler (FCA). Think of it like a command center for all the electrical functions of your car, and in FCA's case a very, very disfunctional one.Continue reading article "TIPM Electrical Problems"
Pacifica Cradle Rot
The 2004-08 Pacifica might as well be nicknamed the engine-dropper because they have a common issue where the engine cradles rust, rot and split apart to the point where the engine can fall out. Why these years specifically? And what is Chr…Continue reading article "Pacifica Cradle Rot"
Chrysler is being sued for excessive oil consumption in the 2.4L Tigershark engine.
The plaintiffs allege the engine has a piston ring design defect that allows oil to seep into the combustion chamber.
Owners report their engines consuming a quart of oil every 1,000 miles even though the manual says the oil should be changed at 4,000 miles and that severe operating conditions can cause the change oil message to illuminate as early as 3,500 miles.
The engine can be found in the 2015 and 2016 Chrysler 200.keep reading article "Lawsuit Says Chrysler 200's Tigershark Engine Burns Through Too Much Oil"
A second lawsuit has been filed concerning Uconnect defects in the 2017-2019 Chrysler 300 and Pacifica.
Much like the first, the plaintiffs claim the system is nothing but an endless series of reboots and headaches.
The plaintiffs say the Uconnect 8.4A system is still defective after multiple replacements. And that there's at least 17 technical bulletins about the 4th generation Uconnect system, but none of them seem to actually do anything productive.
The case, Pistorio, et al., v. FCA US LLC, was filed in Michigan.keep reading article "Lawsuit Says Chrysler's Uconnect Often Freezes and Loses All Functionality"
There's something seriously wrong with the 8.4A and 8.4AN Uconnect systems and a lawsuit wants Chrysler to do something about it.
Namely because the defects limit access to backup cameras, navigation systems, and climate control.
But also because having the system freeze and endlessly reboot is super annoying. Full stop.
The plaintiffs tell the familiar tale of bringing in their vehicle multiple times and having software updated and parts replaced. And yet, the problems still exist and dimish the resale value of their cars.
The case, Gerritsen, et al., v. FCA US, LLC, et al., was filed in California.keep reading article "Uconnect 8.4A System and Repair Process Is Woefully Defective, Says Lawsuit"
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) owners are worried that their vehicles may not pass the next state inspection. And for good reason.
Last month, FCA announced that nearly 900,000 vehicles fail to meet emissions standards and will need new catalytic converters. That’s a lot of parts to come up with all at once, so FCA’s plan is to split the recall into stages with older vehicles getting repaired first. Some owners have filed a lawsuit because they will could fail their next state inspection before parts are available.…keep reading article "Chrysler 200 May Not Pass Inspection As Owners Wait for Replacement Catalytic Converters"
A lawsuit concerning hacking vulnerabilities in Fiat-Chrysler’s (FCA) Uconnect system is headed to trial this October.
The lawsuit was filed after researchers showed how a Jeep could be controlled remotely through the infotainment system. FCA has called the case meritless and tried to get it dismissed. When that didn’t work they turned to the U.S. Supreme Court. To FCA’s surprise, the court refused to even hear the appeal.
It’s almost as if FCA thought the were in control of the situation and then suddenly they weren’t 🤔keep reading article "Uconnect Hacking Vulnerability Trial Date Set"
Chrysler won't face a nationwide class-action lawsuit for their Uconnect woes. At least not yet.
A lawsuit filed in Kansas saught nationwide status but the judge ruled the plaintiffs based their claims on Kansas law which
cannot govern out-of-state transactions. The case will continue for Kansas owners who purchased or leased a Chrysler vehicle with an 8.4-inch Uconnect system on or after 01/23/2013.
The plaintiffs claims are something most Chysler owners are familiar with. The Uconnect system freezes, the screen goes blank, and there's no way to control the climate or view the backup camera. The lawsuit said the problems continue even after multiple replacements of the entire system.keep reading article "Kansas Based Uconnect Lawsuit Won't Get Nationwide Status"