• May 6th 2006 at 7:02AM
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DaimlerChrysler's popular LX-platform vehicles, the 300, Dodge Magnum and Dodge Charger are being recalled over brake issues. The automaker announced Friday that it will be sending notices to some 45,000 owners about a possible brake fluid leak that has resulted in at least nine engine fires. Vehicles affected are all 2006 models using the 2.7-liter V6 engine.

In addition, DCX also announced that it is recalling almost 7,000 six-speed Jeep Wranglers due to clutch problems. According to the automaker, the hydraulic clutch's master cylinder rod can fracture, inhibiting normal  shifting.

[Source: Associated Press via Los Angeles Times]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      re: 14

      the problem is due to a brake fluid leak and has nothing to do with an engine defect. It hasn't been going on since the early nineties since this is a brake problem. Get your facts straight.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Before the bashing really takes off, is 45,000 a large recall? Recall is bad, but that seems like a much more resonable number than the usual 100,000 plus cars from multiple years.
      • 9 Years Ago
      At least they have the courage to admit a mistake and are going to fix it, not all companies can say the same.
      • 9 Years Ago
      What's even weirder, and maybe because it's the Detroit area, GM and Ford recalls are announced on the local news. I have never seen a recall for Toyota on the local news.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I was on a website last month on the 2.7 liter issues on ALL Chrysler/Dodge vehicles. Apparently, it's been ongoing since the early 90s and numerous deaths have been involved. Dodge/Chrysler apparently "fixed" the issue but it's still ongoing. I've talked to a few garage mechanic buddies of mine and they're not impressed by it's history either.

      By the way, why are there only 13 comments here? I remember just last month for a Lexus seatbelt article which had like 60 comments and tons of bashing. The issue wasnt even terrible like causing a fireball. The recall was for their newest SUV for a belt defect that would cause the belt to remain locked if it was released too quickly. Ignorant young fckups with computers make all of us Americans look dumb. No wonder those same ppl persist on buying "domestic".
      • 9 Years Ago
      The problem with the 2.7 is the oil sump is crushed
      into the oil pan is starves for oil all its life its like putting your hand over a vacuum cleaner hose, this staration stresses the oil until sludge forms and compleatly plugs the entrances to the sump, result engine either locks up or rod bearing and journal damage occours (rod knock). This was the first compleatly computer designed and CNC engine but the computer wasnt smart enough to allow for enough sump to pan clearance, hey its a great engine other than this. Its an easy fix if your willing to come off $300.00 have the local yocal you know the car hero in your local town drop the oil pan and bend the oil sump
      up away from the pan 1/4 of an inch hey the gasket is reusable, now with a good synthetic oil this engine may out last you. Larry Perry auto shop owner, 8 time master tech, 30 years exp. automotive talk show host 18 years, automotive free lance and local news paper writer, I hope you deem this information credible and hope it will save a few of you some engines listen to my radio show ever Saturday 3-5 pm go to wdbo.com hit listen live for general automotive questions go to www.magicmechanic.com
      • 9 Years Ago
      Let the bashing begin....

      If this was about toyohondissan, it wouldn't even get a post
      • 9 Years Ago
      Shit happens, to everyone, fix it forget it, get on with life.
      • 9 Years Ago

      If I remembered correctly, Toyota issued a recall on .5% of Camrys (problem with transmission).....just recently, it was posted here as well. The recall effected like 500 cars or something.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Why is the Charger included in the recall? It is not available with the 2.7 liter engine.
      • 9 Years Ago
      9 and 11, the 2.7 charger is fleet sale only in the US.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Sure shit happens to everyone. Just like the rest of life though, you have a pretty good idea which one of your friends is gonna get hammered, stuff a brand new car, and tell the cops that arrive on the scene to go screw themselves. Then, after you bail his/her ass out of the can, they still don't get that it was their own doing.

      Certain kinds of shit are pretty predictable - GM routing a cheap fuel line through the valley of death incorrectly to save a coupla pennies a car = flambe de mid 80's Malibu.

      Or, when you assemble 1000+ units a day of almost anything, made of parts from hundreds of different subs - sooner or later something has to go wrong.

      Just a question of what happens next. If they recall the product and address the problem, like in this instance, great.

      When it goes Pinto, or GM head gasket, or Gen II SVO cam gears, (insert the dozens of other times Detroit ignored the problem thinking you'd be dumb enough to not only go away, but then come back again..) then it a different kettle of fish.

      Sounds like DCX is doing the right thing.
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