Dodge Aries 1987

Model Aries made in 1987 by Dodge got 20 consumer complains there are 2 investigations as well as 1 recall. Consumer complaints with reference, among others things, to electrical system, engine and engine cooling and equipment. The car had some investigations: power train, steering. There was one recall concerning suspension . The car has 2 modeles with engines 2.2l, 2.5l.

Model 1987

Engine [L]CylindersTransmissionDriveEstimate MPG (city/highway/combined)Unadjusted MPG (city/highway/combined)FuelFuel costClassRelease date
( 2.2L) 4Automatic, 3 gearsFWD23/28/2525/36/29Regular$ 5705860815
( 2.2L) 4Automatic, 3 gearsFWD23/26/2425/33/28Regular$ 5945860808
( 2.2L) 4Manual, 5 gearsFWD25/32/2727/40/32Regular$ 5275860815
( 2.5L) 4Lockup/automatic, 3 gearsFWD22/27/2424/35/28Regular$ 5945860815
( 2.5L) 4Lockup/automatic, 3 gearsFWD21/26/2324/34/27Regular$ 6205860808
( 2.2L) 4Automatic, 3 gearsFWD23/26/2425/34/28Regular$ 5948860815
( 2.2L) 4Manual, 5 gearsFWD24/32/2727/40/32Regular$ 5278860815
( 2.5L) 4Lockup/automatic, 3 gearsFWD22/27/2424/35/28Regular$ 5948860815

Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
SUSPENSION
08E033000FEDERAL-MOGUL CHASSIS PRODUCTS E (Equipment)690305/22/2008MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC04/14/200804/17/2008
Defect SummaryFederal mogul is recalling 6,903 aftermarket ball joint assemblies shipped between november 9, 2007 and march 26, 2008, which may have been packaged with incorrect nuts. the part numbers packaged with incorrect nuts are: k7147, k7329, k8683, and 104353. these parts were made for use on the various vehicles listed above.
Consequence SummaryThe nuts included in the packaging for these ball joint assemblies are missing the intended prevailing torque (self-locking) feature. if the incorrect nut was to become loose, the joining members may loosen leading to a separation of the ball joint. this may result in loss of vehicle control, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.
Corrective SummaryFederal mogul will notify owners and replace the parts free of charge. the recall began on may 22, 2008. owners can contact federal mogul at 877-489-6659.
NotesThis recall only pertains to aftermarket ball joint assemblies and has no relation to any original equipment installed on vehicles manufactured by the vehicle manufacturers.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
POWER TRAIN
EA91010CHRYSLER GROUP LLC12/10/199012/31/1991TRANS PARK SYSTEM FAILURE
 There is no summary currently available
STEERING
PE91065CHRYSLER GROUP LLC04/16/199108/30/1991STEERING GEAR BOLTS LOOSEN
 There is no summary currently available

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - BATTERY
05/05/19961
 Battery failed twice.
09/01/19871
 Battery failed twice.
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM - RADIATOR ASSEMBLY
05/05/19961
 Radiator failed.
09/01/19871
 Radiator failed.
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
599001
 Two of the front lower motor mounts were missing, and the other two were loose, causing the engine to vibrate. *ak
09/01/19871
 Lifters failed.
09/01/19871
 Head gasket failed.
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - GASOLINE
 If outside temperatures are below 20 degrees the vehicle is hard to start and is prone to engine flooding. once it is started, there is an engine miss that improves as engine warms up. additionally, there is a problem with the speed control. when signaling a lane change, with speed control on, the engine speed up. it will increase speed by five to eight mph. are there any related recalls?
EQUIPMENT - ELECTRICAL - AIR CONDITIONER
09/01/19871
 Air conditioner failed. *dsh
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM - FUEL RAIL
06/10/20041
 While driving check engine light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. consumer noticed that fumes were coming from underneath the vehicle. consumer was able to pull over, and extinguish the fire. vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the fuel rail needed to be replaced.
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
62000102/13/1996
 While traveling at low speeds transmission went into neutral without warning. this nearly caused a crash. also, the 4 bolts that held transmission in place fell out while driving. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
05/05/19961
 Brakes failed, causing accident.
09/01/19871
 Brakes failed seven times.
STEERING - GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)
05/01/1999410/01/1987
 Mom handed the car over to me with 58,000 miles and said she always had a difficult time getting the car out of park especiallly on an incline. i began having problems as well and had the cable replaced in the spring of last year. the mechanic said this has been an on-going problem with dodges and suggested i apply the emergency brake before i put it into park. at $160. i thought the problem solved until it started again, this time stranding me in a parking lot several miles from home. the repair this time was done after the car was towed to a mechanic. upon receipt, the mechanic told me there is no guarantee on this as it has been a problem with dodge for years. the repair lasted one day. i am presently using the car and at my destination i apply the emergency brake, put the car in neutral, and turn off the engine. the keys remain in the column. i have to keep another set of keys on me to let myself into the car. not good. my mom purchased a 1999 dodge stratus and guess what? she has received several letters about this same problems in the new dodges. i would think they could get it right after 12 years. in the meantime, i wanted to give my daughter the car, but don't feel very confident or safe in passing the problem on the her.
SUSPENSION - FRONT - MACPHERSON STRUT
09/01/19871
 Struts failed. *dsh
SUSPENSION - REAR
09/01/19871
 Sway bar failed.
TIRES
09/01/19871
 Michelin tires failed.
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
 If outside temperatures are below 20 degrees the vehicle is hard to start and is prone to engine flooding. once it is started, there is an engine miss that improves as engine warms up. additionally, there is a problem with the speed control. when signaling a lane change, with speed control on, the engine speed up. it will increase speed by five to eight mph. are there any related recalls?
 Vehicle accelerated on its own, unknown cause. tt
WHEELS
08/24/1995
 While making a right hand turn, 20 mph, right front wheel bent right out at 90 degrees; frame cradle cracked in half; pulled out tranmission, etc.