Dodge Raider 1988

Model Raider made in 1988 by Dodge got 12 consumer complains as well as 2 recalls. Consumer complaints with reference, among others things, to engine and engine cooling and seat belts. There were some recalls concerningseat belts and trailer hitches. The car has one 2.6l engine.

Model 1988

Engine [L]CylindersTransmissionDriveEstimate MPG (city/highway/combined)Unadjusted MPG (city/highway/combined)FuelFuel costClassRelease date
( 2.6L) 4Automatic, 4 gears4WD16/17/1718/21/20Regular$ 8821887 729
( 2.6L) 4Manual, 5 gears4WD17/19/1818/25/21Regular$ 8341887 729


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
95V103003CHRYSLER CORPORATIONfrom 01/01/1986 to 12/01/1991V (Vehicle)92000012/13/1995ODICHRYSLER GROUP LLC05/24/199505/24/1995
Defect SummaryThe front safety belt buckle release buttons can break. these red plastic release buttons are marked press. if a button breaks, pieces can fall into the buckle assembly causing the buckle to operate improperly.
Consequence SummaryThe safety belts would not provide adequate protection to an occupant in a vehicle crash.
Corrective SummaryOwners should promptly check the condition and operation of both front safety belt buckles and carefully inspect the red release button for any breaks or cracks. they should ensure that both buckles are operating properly by inserting each latch plate into its buckle, tugging on the belt to make sure the latch is securely locked, and then pressing the release button. the latch plate should pop out of the buckle when the button is pressed. if either release button shows a sign of breaking or cracking or if either buckle fails to operate properly, owners should promptly contact their authorized dealer to schedule an appointment to have the buckle replaced or repaired, free of charge. the manufacturer is developing a remedy designed to prevent failure of the buttons that are not currently broken.
NotesSystem: interior; seat belts; belt buckles.vehicle description: passenger, multi-purpose vehicles and light duty trucks equipped with safety belts made by takata corporation.note: if your vehicle is presented to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and the remedy is not provided free of charge within a reasonable time, please contact chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393.
93E023000REESE PRODUCTS, INC E (Equipment)67007/22/1993MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC07/22/199307/27/1993
Defect SummaryThe weld on the receiver unit of the trailer hitch can break.
Consequence SummaryIf the failure occurs, the trailer can separate from thetowing vehicle, and could result in a vehicle crash without warning.
Corrective SummaryReplace the trailer hitch.
NotesSystem: trailer description: reese class ii trailer hitch, part no. 06070.note: if your vehicle is presented to the dealer from whom you purchased theitem on an agreed service date and the remedy is not provided or the remedy does correct the safety-related defect or noncompliance, please contact reese products warranty department at 1-800-326-1090, ext. 203. also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393.

Consumer Complaints

Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
 Cracked engine head, causing vehicle to overheat while driving on interstate highway. *ak
 Seat belt recall--want refund for repairs.
 Front seat belt release button cracked and jammed, repaired/replaced under recall.
 Received recall notice (#95v103003). called dealer for appointment. took vehicle in on date. left vehicle w/dealer. next day, went to pick up vehicle. service mechanic informed owner after arriving, that there were no parts. don't know when parts will be available. will call. *ak *slc
 After being repaired under the recall the driver's side seat belt is very hard to buckle. the dealer said that they would replace the seat belt but, its has been a while now and still no parts 95v103003. please explain. *ak
 Upon replacing seat belt buckle for recall in jan 1996, the buckle has broken again march 1996. *ak
 Owner received recall letter for front seat belt buckles (95v103003) contacted dealer on 3/5/96 but found out part are not available. *ak
 Lap/shoulder belt on driver plastic latch is broken. tt
 Consumer's son was driving about 35-40 mph and all of a sudden vehicle jerked sideways. he got out, and saw that back passenger's tire tread had peeled off from the 12 o'clock position to the 6 o'clock position , causing a plate to be ripped off the automobile. *ak