• Mar 9, 2007
Reuters is reporting that the Chrysler Group has issued a large recall for over 489,000 vehicles. The one recall is actually three recalls across a variety of models for different issues. The largest affects 328,424 Dodge Durango SUVs produced between 2004 and 2006. There is an integrated circuit in the instrument cluster of these Durangos that could overheat. The second recall affects 149,605 Jeep Liberty SUVs produced between 2006 and 2007. The blower motor on these Liberties could fail, particularly in hot weather. Finally, the third recall affects the brand new 2008 Dodge Avenger sedan. About 10,994 Avengers are being recalled for problems with their door latches. This fairly major recall follows another recall Chrysler announced in late February that involved 51,000 vehicles requiring reprogrammed software for their anti-lock brakes. Unfortunately for Tom LaSorda and crew, these recent recalls are not exactly the best foot the Chrysler Group would like to put forward for potential bidders that are considering purchasing the automaker.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Fergus, you are the epitome of a fool. Ever thought about suicide? You should look into it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      looks like, bad engineering to me...why are you blaming the UAW, they just assemble it
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's a great news for the owners of Durango, Avenger and Liberty. Chrysler will be repairing or replacing the defective parts of these cars such as the jeep blower motor -http://www.jpartsonline.com/jeepblowermotor.html- for the liberty, faulty door latches for the avenger, and instrument circuits in the Durango.
      • 7 Years Ago
      jesse, there were dozens of fires because of these problems. It isnt minor.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Thanks UAW for the AWESOME job.
      • 7 Years Ago
      #22 (moparblood): "The trend continued last year, as Toyota's recall rate remained among the highest in North America..."

      Where did you find that quote? The information seemed highly inaccurate. Here are the real numbers, and the sources for the information are cited at the end of my post.

      Recalls as a percentage of vehicles sold in 2006 in the United States:
      Honda: 1.5 million US sales, 1.4 thousand US recalls (excludes owner's manual typo), 0.093% recall rate
      Toyota: 2.5 million US sales, 0.81 million US recalls, 32% recall rate
      GM: 4.1 million US sales, 1.4 million US recalls, 34% recall rate
      Ford: 2.9 million US sales, 1.7 million US recalls, 58% recall rate
      DaimlerChrysler: 2.4 million US sales, 2.3 million US recalls, 96% recall rate
      Nissan: 1.0 million US sales, 1.3 million US recalls, 130% recall rate

      Conclusion:
      Ford still has some ways to go, GM is catching up to Toyota, shame on DaimlerChrysler and Nissan, and congratulations to Honda.

      Sources:
      http://www.autoblog.com/2007/01/19/surprise-recalls-fall-in-2006/
      http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/TOP%20STORY/496383/
      • 7 Years Ago
      C'mon everybody! all at once now- CHRYSLER IS A PIECE O'CRAP! YAY!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why would the door latch affect only the dodge avenger, but not the chrysler sebring?? Wouldn't they use the same latch hardware?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I completely agree with #6 post. Mmany of my friends that owned Chryslers, ALWAYS had problems with their vehicles.

      Tina Silva
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      far jr
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like Chysler has recieved something from joining teams with Diamler... bottom of the heap quality just like Mecedes!
      • 7 Years Ago
      There was a time when it was tough noogies to the consumer. No dealer would admit to the fault and only fix it after the warranty expired. Some warranties were only a year. At least now the word gets out.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Don't forget the pending recall of 300,000 Pacifica's for unshielded gas tasks that are prone to explosion......
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