Dodge Defects and Recalls
Since the merger, Fiat-Chrysler has been working effortlessly to improve their brand image. One of the auto manufacturers larger brands are known for their American muscle sedans and powerful pickup trucks. Dodge has been making vehicles since the early 1900s and has built their brand on the image of power and strength. Unfortunately, Dodge cars have a bad reputation for being faulty. Often times the vehicles are riddled with defects leading to costly repairs and time consuming recalls.
The attorneys at Lemon Law Lawyers have tried dozens of cases dealing with Dodge vehicles throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Our team of professionals conduct thorough investigations that will ultimately result in getting the maximum amount of compensation for your particular case. We are not limited to representing clients with Dodge vehicles, our past experience has included cases fighting against brands such as Jeep, Range Rover, Nissan, Chevrolet, Ford and other well known motor vehicle manufacturers.
Most times, when you make a large purchase, such as a car or truck, you leave the dealership happy with your purchase. Unfortunately, sometimes, is not all the time. Dodge has a negative reputation for giving consumers buyers remorse; not because they are upset with the look or style of the vehicle, but because of the string of problems they are known for. In recent years Dodge cars have continued to be problematic for owners often having the same set of problems year in and year out. Below, we have listed some of the larger recalls from the past few years.
- In 2015, a recall was issued for the entire Ram pickup truck series (1500, 2500, 3500) that were manufactured in 2003. The recall was issued as a result of a faulty front passenger side airbag inflator. The problem was that there was an extreme amount of pressure building up, causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment. This would send dangerous fragments into the cabin that could lead to a serious injury or even death.
- In 2015, Dodge issued a second recall. This time Fiat-Chrysler, the parent company of Dodge, issued a buyback of 578,000 Dodge pickup trucks and Dodge SUV vehicles. The buyback was a result of a series of recalls that were issued for specific vehicles that were still left unrepaired for more than 18 months. The majority of recalls were issued in relation to steering issues.
- In 2016, over 43,000 Dodge Journeys were recalled due to a malfunction with the crankshaft or camshaft. The malfunction leads to the engine stalling; which in turn, leads to an increased risk of an accident.
- In 2017, Dodge had one of their largest recalls in the history of the auto manufacturer. More than 1.25 million Dodge Ram pickup trucks were recalled as a result of a software glitch. The software glitch was the root of a malfunction that caused the seatbelt and airbags to fail in the event of a rollover accident.
Most Commonly Dodge Recalled Vehicles
When you think of Dodge you think of one of America’s oldest auto manufacturer, you thinAmericanrican muscle cars, and you think of powerful pickup trucks. Regrettably, Dodge cars have been plagued by various recalls. The most often recalled Dodge vehicles according to dodgeproblems.com are:
- Dodge Ram 2500 – 245
- Dodge Ram 3500 – 244
- Dodge Ram 1500 – 237
- Dodge Caravan – 180
- Dodge Dakota – 144
A few of the other popular models you may own that have experienced a number of recalls are the Dodge Durango (111), the Dodge Charger (74), and the Dodge Challenger (27).
Common Problems With Dodge Cars
As far as problems with Dodge vehicles go, some models are known to have more and/or different problems than others. We suppose the frustrating part of owning a Dodge vehicle is not just that the cars have a tendency to break down, but it is that they always the same problem, year after year. Some of the more notable models and problems associated with those models are:
- Dodge Durango and Charger – Problems with the exterior accessories and air conditioning and heating issues.
- 2017 Dodge Challenger – known for having problems with the drivetrain.
- Dodge Journey – Problems with the fuel systems, cooling systems, steering, and transmission.
- Dodge Grand Caravan – Electrical problems, transmission problems, and fuel system problems.
Contact an Experience Dodge Defect Attorney
With all of the above being taken into consideration, it’s not to say that every Dodge vehicle purchased will be recalled a number of times or be in and out of the repair shop. In the event that your Dodge vehicle is recalled multiple times or in the repair shop for an extended period of time within the first year or 12,000 miles of owning the vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation. It is important that you speak to an experienced lemon law and/or federal warranty lawyer today.
Our experienced team of attorneys and professionals have tried numerous lemon law cases. We will bring in experts from the fields we need to conduct a thorough investigation and prove our case. Contact the office of the Lemon Law Lawyers today to schedule a consultation to discuss your particular case.