Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
08V528000CHRYSLER LLCfrom 07/10/2008 to 08/26/2008V (Vehicle)71211/10/2008MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC10/09/200810/09/2008
Defect SummaryChrysler is recalling 712 my 2009 sebring, dodge caliber, avenger, journey, jeep patriot, and compass vehicles. a new adhesive used in the power train control module (pcm) manufacturing process can cause the printed circuit board to break.
Consequence SummaryThis can cause the engine to stall and cause a crash without warning.
Corrective SummaryDealers will replace the pcm free of charge. the recall began on november 10, 2008. owners may contact chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
NotesChrysler recall no. h33.customers may also 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.

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
POWER TRAIN
10/10/201268000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2009 jeep patriot. the contact was driving approximate y 40 mph when the transmission emitted an abnormal noise as the vehicle stalled. the contact was able to restart the vehicle and resume as normal. in addition, the rear end of the vehicle began to shake continuously. the failure recurred constantly. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on six occasions for the failure. the technician advised the contact that the central computer system needed to be updated. the vehicle was also taken to an independent mechanic for a second opinion and the mechanic advised that the rear lower control arm, pcv and the power train module would need to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 68,000.
10/10/201268000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2009 jeep patriot. the contact was driving approximate y 40 mph when the transmission emitted an abnormal noise as the vehicle stalled. the contact was able to restart the vehicle and resume as normal. in addition, the rear end of the vehicle began to shake continuously. the failure recurred constantly. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on six occasions for the failure. the technician advised the contact that the central computer system needed to be updated. the vehicle was also taken to an independent mechanic for a second opinion and the mechanic advised that the rear lower control arm, pcv and the power train module would need to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 68,000.
10/10/201268000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2009 jeep patriot. the contact was driving approximate y 40 mph when the transmission emitted an abnormal noise as the vehicle stalled. the contact was able to restart the vehicle and resume as normal. in addition, the rear end of the vehicle began to shake continuously. the failure recurred constantly. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on six occasions for the failure. the technician advised the contact that the central computer system needed to be updated. the vehicle was also taken to an independent mechanic for a second opinion and the mechanic advised that the rear lower control arm, pcv and the power train module would need to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 68,000. kmj
10/10/201268000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2009 jeep patriot. the contact was driving approximate y 40 mph when the transmission emitted an abnormal noise as the vehicle stalled. the contact was able to restart the vehicle and resume as normal. in addition, the rear end of the vehicle began to shake continuously. the failure recurred constantly. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on six occasions for the failure. the technician advised the contact that the central computer system needed to be updated. the vehicle was also taken to an independent mechanic for a second opinion and the mechanic advised that the rear lower control arm, pcv and the power train module would need to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 68,000. kmj
10/10/201268000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2009 jeep patriot. while driving approximate y 40 mph, the transmission emitted a loud whining noise and the engine stalled. upon restarting, the vehicle resumed as normal. in addition, the rear end of the vehicle began to shake continuously. the failure occurred ten times. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on six separate occasions. the technician stated the computerized system needed to be updated. the vehicle was also taken to an independent auto shop for a second opinion who informed that the rear lower control arm, pcv, and power train module would need to be replaced. the vehicle had not been repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 68,000. js
09/15/201255000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2009 jeep patriot. while stopped at a traffic stop, the vehicle stalled without warning. the failure recurred while driving at different speeds. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the contact referenced nhtsa campaign id number: 08v528000 (power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)) that could have been related to the failure. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact that the vin was not included in the recall. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 55,000. kmj
09/15/201255000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2009 jeep patriot. while stopped at a stop light the vehicle stalled. the failure occurs at different speeds. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. there was a recall under nhtsa campaign id number: 08v528000 (power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)) that may be related to the failure. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the vin was not included in the recall. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 55,000. da
01/11/201277000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2009 jeep patriot. while driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. the contact was able to restart the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to three different independent mechanics for diagnostic testing. the fuel injector was flushed and the throttle was cleaned twice yet the failure persisted. the contact referenced nhtsa campaign id number: 08v528000 (power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)) but was advised by the manufacturer that the vin was not included in the recall. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 77,000. kmj
01/11/201277000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2009 jeep patriot. while driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. the contact was able to restart the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to three different independent mechanics for diagnostic testing. the fuel injector was flushed and the throttle was cleaned twice yet the failure persisted. the contact referenced nhtsa campaign id number: 08v528000 (power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)) but was advised by the manufacturer that the vin was not included in the recall. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 77,000. kmj
01/11/201277000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2009 jeep patriot. while driving at approximately 30 mph the vehicle suddenly stalled. the contact was able to restart the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to three different independent mechanics for diagnostic. the fuel injector was flushed and the throttle was cleaned two different times. the failure continued. there was a recall under nhtsa campaign id number: 08v528000 (power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)) that may be related to the failure. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the vin was not included in the recall. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 77,000. da
11/02/201169000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2009 jeep patriot. the contact was driving 40 mph when the brakes were applied but the vehicle did not respond. the contact mentioned that the vehicle did not recognize which gear it was in and she had to quickly shift to park in order to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was 69,000.
11/02/201169000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2009 jeep patriot. the contact was driving 40 mph when the brakes were applied but the vehicle did not respond. the contact mentioned that the vehicle did not recognize which gear it was in and she had to quickly shift to park in order to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was 69,000. kmj
11/02/201169000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2009 jeep patriot. the contact was driving 40 mph when the brakes were applied but the vehicle did not respond. the contact mentioned that the vehicle did not recognize which gear it was in and she had to quickly shift to park in order to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was 69,000. kmj
11/02/201169000
 Tl - the contact owns 2009 jeep patriot. the contact stated that while driving 40 mph the contact engaged the brake and it failed to stop the vehicle. the contact mentioned that the vehicle did not recognized which gear it was in and she was able to stop it by shifting into the park position. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 69,000. pm
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
08/01/201159000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2009 jeep patriot. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle would make a loud grinding noise. the contact also mentioned that the failure had gradually gotten worst and the vehicle would not shift into gear or turn on. the vehicle was taken to a local repair shop, who diagnosed that the transmission was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance and referred the contact to nhtsa. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 59,000 and the current mileage was 60,000. sm.
08/01/201159000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2009 jeep patriot. the contact stated that while driving various speeds the vehicle would make a loud grinding noise. the contact also mentioned that the failure had gradually gotten worst since now the vehicle would not shift into gear and it would not turn on. the vehicle was taken to a local shop who diagnosed that the transmission was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offered any assistance and referred him to nhtsa. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 59,000 and the current mileage was 60,000. pm
08/01/201159000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2009 jeep patriot. the contact stated that while driving various speeds the vehicle would make a loud grinding noise. the contact also mentioned that the failure had gradually gotten worst since now the vehicle would not shift into gear and it would not turn on. the vehicle was taken to a local shop who diagnosed that the transmission was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offered any assistance and referred him to nhtsa. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 59,000 and the current mileage was 60,000. pm
08/01/201159000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2009 jeep patriot. the contact stated that while driving various speeds the vehicle would make a loud grinding noise. the contact also mentioned that the failure had gradually gotten worst since now the vehicle would not shift into gear and it would not turn on. the vehicle was taken to a local shop who diagnosed that the transmission was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offered any assistance and referred him to nhtsa. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 59,000 and the current mileage was 60,000. pm
08/01/201159000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2009 jeep patriot. the contact stated that while driving various speeds the vehicle would make a loud grinding noise. the contact also mentioned that the failure had gradually gotten worst since now the vehicle would not shift into gear and it would not turn on. the vehicle was taken to a local shop who diagnosed that the transmission was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offered any assistance and referred him to nhtsa. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 59,000 and the current mileage was 60,000. pm
POWER TRAIN - MANUAL TRANSMISSION
11/03/20091501
 Repeated hesitation, and popping out of gear. this vehicle has a manual transmission, the transmission has already been replaced once for the issue, but problem continues. the gear shifter pops out of first gear, and makes a loud noise when doing clutch and gas from a stand still. the gas pedal, and engine response lags, and bucks on occasion, with out setting a code. these combined make pulling into traffic dangerous. *tr