Dodge Dodge 2002



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Dodge Dodge 2002 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
AIR BAGS
05/12/2005500104/15/2005
 The passenger air bag deactivated and cannot be reactivated due to installation of a handicapped power chair. *nm the passenger air bag light stayed off majority of the time. the service dept informed the consumer that there was no way to activate the air bag if the passenger seat was removed. the company who installed the seat stated that they failed to hook up a wire. *sc *jb
05/05/2005108/15/2002
 My air bag failed to deploy in an accident that caused major damage to the front end, and with the impact it self nothing happened i would like to know that if it's got to be to where i'm almost injured critically for it to depoly for the protection of my head which did hit the steering wheel.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
05/12/2005500104/15/2005
 The passenger air bag deactivated and cannot be reactivated due to installation of a handicapped power chair. *nm the passenger air bag light stayed off majority of the time. the service dept informed the consumer that there was no way to activate the air bag if the passenger seat was removed. the company who installed the seat stated that they failed to hook up a wire. *sc *jb
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
02/15/200710
 I own a 2002 dodge intrepid, first off i have always kept up on maintenance. i financed the car about 2 years ago. all of a sudden about 3 months ago i noticed the oil light on, me thinking i may be low on oil i simply took it to get serviced just because of the oil light. that didn't help the car oil light remained. about a week after that i heard a strange knocking noise and then boom in the middle of a intersection as i was about to turn left it died ! took it to a dodge dealer in my area to make a long story short i ended up paying over $1500 and had the car stall on me various times after it was supposedly fixed! finally took it to a mechanic for a third opinion, by then the car was not running. i was told the engine was bad. the dodge dealership should have been honest and told me the car was not operable. please help .....*jb
12/22/200585000205/06/2002
 2002 dodge durango. all of a sudden lost oil pressure, and then the service engine lights started coming on. i discovered it was the oil pump, and a friend that worked for a dodge dealership, said they get this complaint all the time. i drove the vehicle to the dealership, where i purchased the $2000.00 extended warranty, and found out that it will not be covered because i did not maintain the oil changes, and the engine had sludge. i told the car repair people they were insane to think that i would purchase an extended warranty and a $28,000 car and not spend $30-$40 bucks on an oil changes. how outrageous and insulting!! they will not do anything until i come up with the cost to replace the engine, $5400. paying a $500 car payment each month for something that has no use to me until i come up with $5400 to replace the engine. i am beside myself and they are ruining me.*ak
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM
03/12/20056289901/17/2003
 03/1205 driving on palmdale road my car stopped i was unable to get it started - had it towed to the dodge dealership on 03/14/05. they replaced the engine after having my vehicle for several weeks. i got my car back in may. on may 09 i returned my car back to the dealership due to the check engine light being on. they check the vehicle and said they fixed the problem. on may 13 2005 i drove my car down to la and the light came back on i contacted the service dept at dodge they told me to bring the vehicle back in. i returned the vehicle on may 15, 2005. they then installed remanvalve body as per ppc clear codes. on july 21, 2005 i was leaving the office when my check engine light came back on and my car would not change gears. i went into auto zone and they checked the code that came up which was p0700 - transmission code. we checked the fluid it was fine. i proceeded to drive home - approximately 8 - 10 miles my car over heated. i immediately pulled the car over turned off the car and placed the emergency flashers on. i contacted my son. he came out and brought with him some antifreeze and water. he checked the vehicle out and placed in the antifreeze and water - the vehicle started - there were no noises. we drove it the 2 miles home. by the time i got home it was over heating again. he opened the engine and he could hear a noise coming from the back of the engine - he told me that my head gaskets were most likely blown. i contacted the dealership. they blames the warranty company saying that it was ⿿their engine and they would not permit them to rebuild the transmission as they requested⿝. i contacted my insurance company this morning and advised them what happened. they told me to take it back to the dealership. i advised lazero at the warranty company i had done some research and i had found out last night that chrysler has had a lot of problems with my engine.
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE
02/19/200542000111/07/2004
 Just driving on the interstate and check gauges come on and i pulled over immediately and was towed to a mechanic and the engine will need to be replaced. i owned the vehicle for 4 months.*ak
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
03/12/20056289901/17/2003
 03/1205 driving on palmdale road my car stopped i was unable to get it started - had it towed to the dodge dealership on 03/14/05. they replaced the engine after having my vehicle for several weeks. i got my car back in may. on may 09 i returned my car back to the dealership due to the check engine light being on. they check the vehicle and said they fixed the problem. on may 13 2005 i drove my car down to la and the light came back on i contacted the service dept at dodge they told me to bring the vehicle back in. i returned the vehicle on may 15, 2005. they then installed remanvalve body as per ppc clear codes. on july 21, 2005 i was leaving the office when my check engine light came back on and my car would not change gears. i went into auto zone and they checked the code that came up which was p0700 - transmission code. we checked the fluid it was fine. i proceeded to drive home - approximately 8 - 10 miles my car over heated. i immediately pulled the car over turned off the car and placed the emergency flashers on. i contacted my son. he came out and brought with him some antifreeze and water. he checked the vehicle out and placed in the antifreeze and water - the vehicle started - there were no noises. we drove it the 2 miles home. by the time i got home it was over heating again. he opened the engine and he could hear a noise coming from the back of the engine - he told me that my head gaskets were most likely blown. i contacted the dealership. they blames the warranty company saying that it was ⿿their engine and they would not permit them to rebuild the transmission as they requested⿝. i contacted my insurance company this morning and advised them what happened. they told me to take it back to the dealership. i advised lazero at the warranty company i had done some research and i had found out last night that chrysler has had a lot of problems with my engine.
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
06/10/200325000204/10/2003
 Car suddenly shut down and died on freeway as we drove up i80 to truckee ca.twice. *nm
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - COOLING UNIT AND LINES
03/12/20056289901/17/2003
 03/1205 driving on palmdale road my car stopped i was unable to get it started - had it towed to the dodge dealership on 03/14/05. they replaced the engine after having my vehicle for several weeks. i got my car back in may. on may 09 i returned my car back to the dealership due to the check engine light being on. they check the vehicle and said they fixed the problem. on may 13 2005 i drove my car down to la and the light came back on i contacted the service dept at dodge they told me to bring the vehicle back in. i returned the vehicle on may 15, 2005. they then installed remanvalve body as per ppc clear codes. on july 21, 2005 i was leaving the office when my check engine light came back on and my car would not change gears. i went into auto zone and they checked the code that came up which was p0700 - transmission code. we checked the fluid it was fine. i proceeded to drive home - approximately 8 - 10 miles my car over heated. i immediately pulled the car over turned off the car and placed the emergency flashers on. i contacted my son. he came out and brought with him some antifreeze and water. he checked the vehicle out and placed in the antifreeze and water - the vehicle started - there were no noises. we drove it the 2 miles home. by the time i got home it was over heating again. he opened the engine and he could hear a noise coming from the back of the engine - he told me that my head gaskets were most likely blown. i contacted the dealership. they blames the warranty company saying that it was ⿿their engine and they would not permit them to rebuild the transmission as they requested⿝. i contacted my insurance company this morning and advised them what happened. they told me to take it back to the dealership. i advised lazero at the warranty company i had done some research and i had found out last night that chrysler has had a lot of problems with my engine.
SEATS
04/26/200212/01/2001
 Car & driver were hit from behind while stopped at stop light. drivers seat broke and now rests at 60 degree angle towards the rear of the vehicle. is this common or is this a seat defect?*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
08/07/200314150105/05/2002
 Brake failure on a dodge neon 2o02- while going up hill at 40 mph and comming onto a red light the cars breaks failed to catch. my husband floored the breaks and tried several times to pump them. 5-10 feet from impact the cars breaks caught and still we impacted into a toyota avalon
STEERING - LINKAGES - TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
12/12/200464000101/05/2004
 There was a knocking noise and grinding sound in the drivers side front wheel. after looking at it further, the tie-rod that connects to the rack and pinion stripped the thread and fell off. the ability to steer the vehicle properly was lost and control of the vehicle was severly impacted.*ak
TIRES - TREAD/BELT
07/18/20072
 I bought 4 new pirelli p400 touring tires at a discount tire store in ventura county calif about 3 or 4 years ago. about 1 year ago one of the tires had a tread separation. i just got back from the tire dealer and one more of the 4 tires has a tread separation. i have been driving 35 years and have never had a single one before. is this bad luck or are these bad tires. *ak
Car dealers selling Dodge Dodge 2002
StateCityZipNamePhone
ALBIRMINGHAM35203JIM BURKE205-324-3371
CAVICTORVILLE92392VICTORVILLE MOTORS760-245-7991
COWESTMINSTERRD MOTORS BAR NONE3034685310
HIKANEOHEHIWINDWARD DODGE
TXBOERNE78006BOERNE SUPERSTORE830-755-8001
TXPALESTINE75803CHAMPION CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP