If your Dodge has repeated problems that won’t go away, then Dodge, a division of Fiat Chrysler, may have sold you a lemon.
Knight Law Group can help. We can answer any questions you have about your potentially defective Dodge. If you decide to go forward with a lemon law case, we can offer free legal representation and help you get cash compensation, a vehicle replacement or a lemon law buyback under the California Lemon Law. Lemon law cases for Dodge vehicles are not all the same. However, many Dodge vehicles may have similar problems.
Top 8 Dodge Issues
Auto manufacturers will sometimes release faulty cars, trucks and other vehicles to the public. Dodge is no exception. Owners of Dodge vehicles should look out for the following signs:
- ◦ Power Window Failure
- ◦ Check Engine Light Turns On
- ◦ Engine Cranks but Will Not Start
- ◦ Doors Lock or Unlock on Their Own
- ◦ Rough Gear Shifting
- ◦ Vehicle Cannot Turn On
- ◦ Transmission Failure
- ◦ Electrical Failure
If these symptoms or any other vehicle problems repeatedly appear, your Dodge may be a lemon. Learn more about what the lemon law can do for you. If you want to seek legal remedies from your auto manufacturer, consult an attorney to discuss your lemon law rights.
How Does The Lemon Law Protect My Dodge?
Your faulty vehicle may qualify as a “lemon” under the California Lemon Law if it has repeated problems that won’t disappear after a reasonable number of repair attempts.
The California Lemon Law considers vehicle problems to be defects if they negatively impact the vehicles’ use, safety or value. It does not set a number that is considered “reasonable.” If you’d like to know whether you have had a reasonable number of repair attempts, consult with our lemon law attorneys about your case.
Under the California Lemon Law, consumers are eligible for three possible remedies: cash compensation, a replacement vehicle, or a full refund for their vehicle, minus an amount called the “mileage offset.” Money paid to consumers usually includes attorneys’ fees and costs.
The statute of limitations is four years from when you first discover a potential defect in your vehicle. If you think your Dodge is a lemon, don’t hesitate. Dodge, like other auto manufacturers, has a track record of misconduct against consumers. You just might be one of them.
Dodge TIPMS, Transmissions and Rollaways
Dodge and other divisions of its parent company came under legal fire for the allegedly defective Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM), which is responsible for the distribution of power to the vehicle’s electrical systems. A class action lawsuit filed in 2014 alleged that the TIPMs caused the vehicles to stall, fail to start, experience fuel pump problems and show uncontrollable electrical activity in its alarm systems and safety systems. The faulty power module was later nicknamed the “Totally Insane Power Module.”
Dodge Durango vehicles from model years 2011–2013 were equipped with these allegedly defective power modules, and Dodge Durango vehicles of subsequent model years may suffer similar problems.
FCA’s most recent prominent case of misconduct involved the death of late “Star Trek” actor Anton Yelchin, who was crushed by his rollaway Jeep Grand Cherokee. Allegedly, some FCA models, such as 2012–2014 Dodge Charger vehicles, are equipped with faulty shifters that are associated with 266 crashes and 68 injuries. These vehicles were later subject to a class action lawsuit.
Dodge Dart and other FCA vehicles were equipped with 2.4-L Tigershark inline 4-cylinder engines that allegedly suffered high oil consumption. The affected vehicles, which include 2013–2016 Dodge Dart vehicles, allegedly stalled or broke down due to engine failures. Since the warning lights allegedly did not flash, drivers were not aware that their vehicles suffered dangerously low oil levels until the vehicles broke down or stalled.
Dodge Dart vehicles have also been the subject of another class action lawsuit. Allegedly, 2013–2015 Dart vehicles equipped with Fiat C635 manual transmissions can suffer clutch failure, stall, fail to accelerate and have clutches and other parts overheat.
Our Experience Against Dodge Makes The Difference
If your Dodge has a recurring defect that the dealership could not fix, contact us to learn more about your lemon law rights. Knight Law Group has represented thousands of clients in cases against major automakers and obtained large settlements. Our services come at no charge to you if you win.