Originally founded as a machine shop in 1900, Dodge didn’t begin manufacturing motor vehicles until 1914. No stranger to conflict, the company has survived through many trials including its original owners passing away in the same year, both World Wars, the 1970s oil crisis, and multiple ownership changes in the last two decades. Despite the challenges, Dodge remains a popular brand.
That doesn’t mean drivers never have complaints, however. If you believe your vehicle may have been sold to you with a known defect, reach out to us at 833.4.CARLAW for a free consultation and we will investigate the problem.
Recent Dodge Complaints and Recalls
In recent years, Dodge has undergone a few recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for a variety of reasons. The reasons include:
- Cruise control cannot be cancelled. This could cause an accident.
- Fire extinguisher may be clogged or inoperable. If the fire extinguisher does not work when it’s needed most, there could be increased injuries or property damage.
- Vehicle may roll away. If the transmission can shift without a key in the ignition, the vehicle may roll away without warning.
- Side curtain airbags may not deploy in a rollover. This could increase the risk of injury in a crash.
- Seat cover affects airbag deployment. This could increase the risk of injury.
- Powertrain control module is missing backup software. This could allow an uncommanded torque event, which increases the risk of a crash.
- Transmission control module failure. This could cause loss of motive power, which increases the risk of a crash.
- Tire pressure monitoring system is uncommunicative. If a tire is improperly inflated, the vehicle may be harder to control.
- Radio software security vulnerabilities. This could allow other people to remotely seize control of certain vehicle systems.
Complaints about Dodges contain plenty of variety. These complaints include comments on:
Popular Dodge Models
Seek Legal Assistance for Your Dodge
If you’ve experienced one of the problems above, or something similar, you can report it directly to the NHTSA so they can compile your complaint in their database. If they receive enough complaints on the same topic, they may launch an investigation into the matter.
Report your problem with your Dodge within the original warranty period and you will have the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act working in your favor. This federal law was designed to protect consumers from unethical warranty practices. If a dealership failed to fix a warrantable defect within three or more attempts and/or your vehicle has been twenty or more cumulative days out of service, you may have a viable suit against the manufacturer for breach of warranty.
You may also have state lemon laws on your side. Like the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, these laws exist to extend extra protection to you, the consumer.
Don’t drive your Dodge back and forth to the dealership for repairs. Robison Lemon Law Group LLC can help you navigate both the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and lemon laws to ensure you receive the justice you deserve.