Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
230410608/08/2007230350710023351Exterior lamp - lens fogging. *nj12/04/2007

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
01/12/2013102501
 While driving a 2008 dodge caliber se in a street between 40mph and 45 mph, the vehicle suddenly shutdown itself. five second later and after pulling over as close as i could to the curve of the road, the car died. i tried to restart the engine to move it out of the way of the traffic, but the vehicle did not start. smoke started coming out under the hood, and after further examination, i saw sparks and smoke coming out off the fuses' box. i disconnected the battery and waited for the smoke to clear up. using a flash light, i found out that that one of the circuit card in the totally integrated power module (tipm) shorted and melted part of the plastic cover. the vehicle couldn't be put in neutral, and the break pedal and steering wheel were inoperative. if this incident happened in a high way, i am sure that the incoming traffic could have hit my car with speed over 65mph due to suddenly deceleration and lack of vehicle's response to the driver's commands. my wife, three years old daughter and i could have been involved in a fatal crash. *tr
01/12/2013102501
 While driving a 2008 dodge caliber se in a street between 40mph and 45 mph, the vehicle suddenly shutdown itself. five second later and after pulling over as close as i could to the curve of the road, the car died. i tried to restart the engine to move it out of the way of the traffic, but the vehicle did not start. smoke started coming out under the hood, and after further examination, i saw sparks and smoke coming out off the fuses' box. i disconnected the battery and waited for the smoke to clear up. using a flash light, i found out that that one of the circuit card in the totally integrated power module (tipm) shorted and melted part of the plastic cover. the vehicle couldn't be put in neutral, and the break pedal and steering wheel were inoperative. if this incident happened in a high way, i am sure that the incoming traffic could have hit my car with speed over 65mph due to suddenly deceleration and lack of vehicle's response to the driver's commands. my wife, three years old daughter and i could have been involved in a fatal crash. *tr
01/12/201310250
 While driving a 2008 dodge caliber se in a street between 40mph and 45 mph, the vehicle suddenly shutdown itself. five second later and after pulling over as close as i could to the curve of the road, the car died. i tried to restart the engine to move it out of the way of the traffic, but the vehicle did not start. smoke started coming out under the hood, and after further examination, i saw sparks and smoke coming out off the fuses' box. i disconnected the battery and waited for the smoke to clear up. using a flash light, i found out that that one of the circuit card in the totally integrated power module (tipm) shorted and melted part of the plastic cover. the vehicle couldn't be put in neutral, and the break pedal and steering wheel were inoperative. if this incident happened in a high way, i am sure that the incoming traffic could have hit my car with speed over 65mph due to suddenly deceleration and lack of vehicle's response to the driver's commands. my wife, three years old daughter and i could have been involved in a fatal crash.
01/12/201310250
 While driving a 2008 dodge caliber se in a street between 40mph and 45 mph, the vehicle suddenly shutdown itself. five second later and after pulling over as close as i could to the curve of the road, the car died. i tried to restart the engine to move it out of the way of the traffic, but the vehicle did not start. smoke started coming out under the hood, and after further examination, i saw sparks and smoke coming out off the fuses' box. i disconnected the battery and waited for the smoke to clear up. using a flash light, i found out that that one of the circuit card in the totally integrated power module (tipm) shorted and melted part of the plastic cover. the vehicle couldn't be put in neutral, and the break pedal and steering wheel were inoperative. if this incident happened in a high way, i am sure that the incoming traffic could have hit my car with speed over 65mph due to suddenly deceleration and lack of vehicle's response to the driver's commands. my wife, three years old daughter and i could have been involved in a fatal crash.
01/12/201310250
 While driving a 2008 dodge caliber se in a street between 40mph and 45 mph, the vehicle suddenly shutdown itself. five second later and after pulling over as close as i could to the curve of the road, the car died. i tried to restart the engine to move it out of the way of the traffic, but the vehicle did not start. smoke started coming out under the hood, and after further examination, i saw sparks and smoke coming out off the fuses' box. i disconnected the battery and waited for the smoke to clear up. using a flash light, i found out that that one of the circuit card in the totally integrated power module (tipm) shorted and melted part of the plastic cover. the vehicle couldn't be put in neutral, and the break pedal and steering wheel were inoperative. if this incident happened in a high way, i am sure that the incoming traffic could have hit my car with speed over 65mph due to suddenly deceleration and lack of vehicle's response to the driver's commands. my wife, three years old daughter and i could have been involved in a fatal crash.
08/07/2009
 Tl*the contact owns a 2008 dodge caliber. the turn signals and the fog lights failed intermittently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and since the failure could not be duplicated a remedy was not provided. after the vehicle was inspected, the failure recurred. the manufacturer will be notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 16,591 and the current mileage was 18,501.