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Problems You've Had (Or Will Have Soon)


Oil Sludge and Engine Failure

The 2.7L DaimlerChrysler engine is highly suceptible to oil sludge, a sticky hell stew that coats the inside of your engine. The sludge retains heat and starts putting severe strain on the mechanical parts of your engine. This all spells disaster for your car and typically ...

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Chrysler 200 Randomly Shuts Off When Car Comes to a Stop

It didn’t take long after the 2011 Chrysler 200 release date for owners to start complaining that their dream car was turning into a nightmare. That’s because the car’s engine was dangerously prone to shutting off when idling or coming to a stop without any warning signs of...

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Chrysler Pacifica Engine 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 Chrysler doing to correct this danger...

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The Most Recalled Models

Chrysler generations that are better suited for the scrap yard

Recent Chrysler News

Chrysler 200 Loose Steering Recall

Does your 2016 Chrysler 200’s steering feel a bit loose? There might be a good reason why:

Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) says the chassis fastener joints can fail or fall out and cause problems with steering and handling.

Well, that would stink. There are multiple checkpoints in assembly lines meant to avoid situations like this, but here we are anyway.

FCA didn’t say how many cars were affected, but did say they already notified the limited number of owners as part of a recall.

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Three Fatalities. Five Injuries. One Massive Airbag Recall.

Three fatalities. Five injuries. One massive recall for Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) vehicles.

The automaker says it opened an investigation in April 2015 after 10 crashes were reported, and after months of research, engineers determined the occupant restraint control modules may short-circuit and prevent the frontal airbags, seat belt pre-tensioners and side air bags from deploying in a crash.

At the time the recall was announced, FCA didn’t have a solution or a date when the it’d begin. There’s a full list of the 1.9 million recalled vehicles on, and those looking for more info can call FCA at 800-853-1403. Give them recall number S61.

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Crimp My Ride. FCA Recalls 410K Vehicles With Wiring Harness Issues.

Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) is recalling certain vehicles that may experience a sudden loss of propulsion because their wiring harnesses weren’t crimped enough. Come on FCA, crimp my ride.

The automaker was examining warranty data and opened an investigation that determined an insufficient crimp in a wire harness could cause a fault code in the solenoid. If that occurs, the vehicle will stop moving, something Chrysler says can temporally be fixed by stopping the vehicle and re-starting the engine.

The recall affects certain:

  • 2015 Chrysler 200
  • 2015 RAM ProMaster City
  • 2015 Jeep Renegade
  • 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee

Vehicles built after September 23, 2014 are not affected because the limp crimps were fixed, according to FCA.

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