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Crash Test Data for 2016 Dodge

Dodge Vehicle Front Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover Resistance Rating
Driver Passenger Front Seat Rear Seat
2016 Charger 4DR AWD
2016 Charger 4DR RWD
2016 Journey SUV AWD
2016 Journey SUV FWD

 

Service Bulletins for 2016 Dodge

2016 DODGE CARAVAN
Bulletin Number: 02-007-15
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
Bulletin Number: OP-W-0423
OEM TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE STEERING SHAFT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AND ARE NOW BEING USED IN THE INSTALLATION OF THE VMI STEERING EXTENSION. THIS SB NOTIFIES THE TECHNICIANS TO ENSURE THE TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE STEERING EXTENSION
2016 DODGE CHALLENGER
Bulletin Number: 03-004-16
INSPECT AND REPLACE PROPELLER SHAFT THIS BULLETIN INVOLVES INSPECTING AND REPLACING THE PROPELLER SHAFT DUE TO A WHINING NOISE AT HIGH SPEEDS. SYMPTOM/CONDITION: THE CUSTOMER OR TECHNICIAN MAY HEAR A WHINING NOISE COMING FROM THE REAR
Bulletin Number: 08-016-16
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
Bulletin Number: 08-057-16
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
Bulletin Number: 09-001-16
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
Bulletin Number: 18-032-16
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
Bulletin Number: 18-073-16
FLASH: 3.6L POWERTRAIN DIAGNOSTIC AND SYSTEM ENHANCEMENTS. THIS BULLETIN INVOLVES REPROGRAMMING THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) WITH THE LATEST AVAILABLE SOFTWARE. A SMALL NUMBER OF CUSTOMERS MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR L
Bulletin Number: 18-074-16
FLASH: DIAGNOSTIC AND SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS THIS BULLETIN INVOLVES REPROGRAMMING THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) WITH UPDATED SOFTWARE. CUSTOMERS MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATION. UPON FURTHER INVESTIGAT
Bulletin Number: 21-023-16
FLASH: TRANSMISSION SHIFT AND DRIVABILITY ENHANCEMENTS THIS BULLETIN INVOLVES REPROGRAMMING OF THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE (TCM) WITH THE LATEST AVAILABLE SOFTWARE. SYMPTOM/CONDITION: CUSTOMERS MAY EXPERIENCE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING S
Bulletin Number: 21-062-15
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
Bulletin Number: 21-063-15
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
Bulletin Number: 68258644A$
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE MODULE (ABS) BEFORE REPLACING THE ABS MODULE, PLEASE CALL FADI KORKIS AT CELL (586) 722-4100. IF YOU DON'T RECEIVE RESPONSE WITHIN 15 MINUTES, PLEASE CONTINUE WITH NORMAL REPAIR PROCEDURE."
2016 DODGE CHARGER
Bulletin Number: 03-004-16
INSPECT AND REPLACE PROPELLER SHAFT THIS BULLETIN INVOLVES INSPECTING AND REPLACING THE PROPELLER SHAFT DUE TO A WHINING NOISE AT HIGH SPEEDS. SYMPTOM/CONDITION: THE CUSTOMER OR TECHNICIAN MAY HEAR A WHINING NOISE COMING FROM THE REAR
Bulletin Number: 08-016-16
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
Bulletin Number: 08-057-16
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
Bulletin Number: 08-058-16
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
Bulletin Number: 18-032-16
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
Bulletin Number: 18-073-16
FLASH: 3.6L POWERTRAIN DIAGNOSTIC AND SYSTEM ENHANCEMENTS. THIS BULLETIN INVOLVES REPROGRAMMING THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) WITH THE LATEST AVAILABLE SOFTWARE. A SMALL NUMBER OF CUSTOMERS MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR L
Bulletin Number: 18-074-16
FLASH: DIAGNOSTIC AND SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS THIS BULLETIN INVOLVES REPROGRAMMING THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) WITH UPDATED SOFTWARE. CUSTOMERS MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATION. UPON FURTHER INVESTIGAT
Bulletin Number: 21-023-16
FLASH: TRANSMISSION SHIFT AND DRIVABILITY ENHANCEMENTS THIS BULLETIN INVOLVES REPROGRAMMING OF THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE (TCM) WITH THE LATEST AVAILABLE SOFTWARE. SYMPTOM/CONDITION: CUSTOMERS MAY EXPERIENCE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING S
Bulletin Number: 21-062-15
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
Bulletin Number: 21-063-15
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
Bulletin Number: 68258644A$
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE MODULE (ABS) BEFORE REPLACING THE ABS MODULE, PLEASE CALL FADI KORKIS AT CELL (586) 722-4100. IF YOU DON'T RECEIVE RESPONSE WITHIN 15 MINUTES, PLEASE CONTINUE WITH NORMAL REPAIR PROCEDURE."
2016 DODGE DART
Bulletin Number: 09-008-16
2.0L OR 2.4L ENGINE REPLACEMENT THIS BULLETIN INVOLVES REPLACING THE LONG BLOCK DUE TO A CRANKSHAFT IMBALANCE CONDITION. THESE VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A VIBRATION IN THE ENGINE."
Bulletin Number: 18-009-15 REV G
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
Bulletin Number: 18-009-16 REV. B
FLASH: POWERTRAIN DIAGNOSTIC AND SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS THIS BULLETIN INVOLVES REPROGRAMMING THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) WITH THE LATEST AVAILABLE SOFTWARE. CUSTOMERS MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATION.
Bulletin Number: 18-076-15 REV A
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
Bulletin Number: 18-106-15
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
Bulletin Number: 21-024-16
FLASH: TRANSMISSION SHIFT AND DRIVABILITY ENHANCEMENTS THIS BULLETIN INVOLVES REPROGRAMMING THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE (TCM) WITH THE LATEST AVAILABLE SOFTWARE. CUSTOMERS MAY EXPERIENCE ONE OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING: ╖ **ENGINE REVV
Bulletin Number: SB21-052-15
2015-2016 DODGE DART: WHEN CORNERING WITH A LIGHT ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND SPEEDS UP 25 MPH VEHICLE MAY EXPERIENCE A DELAYED UP-SHIFT CAUSING HIGH ENGINE RPM *CN
2016 DODGE DURANGO
Bulletin Number: 03-001-16
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
Bulletin Number: 08-016-16
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
Bulletin Number: 08-057-16
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
Bulletin Number: 18-049-16
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
Bulletin Number: 18-049-16 REV. A
FLASH: POWERTRAIN DIAGNOSTIC AND SYSTEM ENHANCEMENTS THIS BULLETIN INVOLVES REPROGRAMMING THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) WITH THE LATEST AVAILABLE SOFTWARE. A SMALL NUMBER OF CUSTOMERS MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (M
Bulletin Number: D-15-22
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
Bulletin Number: D-15-22A
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
2016 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
Bulletin Number: 08-057-16
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
Bulletin Number: 23-009-16
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
2016 DODGE JOURNEY
Bulletin Number: 04726431A$
WHEEL ASSY - STEEL WHEN SERVICING A JOURNEY (JC) VEHICLE WITH STEEL WHEELS (WFU CODE) WITH OR WITHOUT A SHAKE OR VIBRATION COMPLAINT; PLEASE REVIEW THE 4 WHEEL ASSEMBLIES IN ORDER TO DETECT ANY WITNESS MARK OF A MISSING/MISPLACED WHEEL
Bulletin Number: 18-046-16
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
2016 DODGE VIPER
Bulletin Number: 03-002-16
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
Bulletin Number: 08-057-16
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
Bulletin Number: 23-019-16
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

 

Recalls for 2016 Dodge

2016 DODGE CHARGER
NHTSA Campaign ID:STRUCTURE
Manufacturer:Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Manufacture Dates:08/23/2010 - 01/07/2016
Potential Units Affected:441578

Defect Description:

FCA US LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2011-2016 Dodge Charger vehicles manufactured August 23, 2010, to January 7, 2016. When an affected vehicle is lifted using the supplied tire jack without chocking the wheels, the vehicle's body-side sill may give causing the tire jack to fail and the car to fall.

Consequence:

A car that falls unexpectedly increases the risk of injury.

Action:

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will provide owners with wheel chocks and instructions for their use, free of charge. The recall began on March 21, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S03.
2016 DODGE DART
NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
Manufacturer:Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Manufacture Dates:07/25/2015 - 12/16/2015
Potential Units Affected:1122

Defect Description:

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2016 Dodge Dart vehicles manufactured July 25, 2015, to December 16, 2015 and equipped with a 2.0L engine and a manual transmission. Additionally included are certain 2015 Dodge Dart vehicles similarly equipped and brought in for dealer service between September 15, 2015 and January 12, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the powertrain control module that monitors the engine torque output may be missing a backup layer of software.

Consequence:

Without a backup layer of software, the control module may fail to prevent an un-commanded torque event, increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the Engine Control Module software, free of charge. The recall began on March 25, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S10.
2016 DODGE DART
NHTSA Campaign ID:VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
Manufacturer:Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Manufacture Dates:04/13/2015 - 06/07/2016
Potential Units Affected:53155

Defect Description:

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2016 Dodge Dart vehicles manufactured April 13, 2015, to June 7, 2016. Due to voltage spikes caused by a problem within the windshield washer pump, the windshield wiper circuit may fail.

Consequence:

Without functioning windshield wipers, the driver's visibility may be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the windshield washer pumps, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 19, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S83.
2016 DODGE DURANGO
NHTSA Campaign ID:FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturer:Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Manufacture Dates:02/10/2016 - 04/28/2016
Potential Units Affected:30183

Defect Description:

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2016 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured February 10, 2016, to April 28, 2016 and equipped with a 3.6L engine built at the Saltillo engine plant. During the assembly of the engine, the fuel rail crossover tube may have been damaged, which, over time, may result in a fuel leak.

Consequence:

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source, can increase the risk of a fire.

Action:

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine assembly for damage to the fuel rail crossover tube, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 19, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S85.
2016 DODGE DURANGO
NHTSA Campaign ID:SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER
Manufacturer:Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Manufacture Dates:12/09/2015 - 01/14/2016
Potential Units Affected:21183

Defect Description:

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango vehicles manufactured December 9, 2015, to January 14, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the left front brake caliper may crack due to being made from an incorrect material.

Consequence:

A cracked brake caliper may lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increase the risk of a crash.

Action:

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front left brake caliper and depending on its casting date, replace it, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on May 12, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S16.
2016 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
NHTSA Campaign ID:POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Manufacturer:Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Manufacture Dates:07/31/2015 - 04/18/2016
Potential Units Affected:26298

Defect Description:

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles manufactured July 31, 2015, to April 18, 2016, 2016 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured August 17, 2015, to January 29, 2016, and 2016 RAM ProMaster vehicles manufactured August 15, 2016, to April 15, 2016. The transmission pump may seize causing a loss of hydraulic pressure.

Consequence:

If the transmission loses hydraulic pressure, the vehicle may lose motive power, increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission pump, free of charge. The recall began on August 18, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S44.
2016 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
NHTSA Campaign ID:LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
Manufacturer:Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Manufacture Dates:08/19/2015 - 08/27/2015
Potential Units Affected:1625

Defect Description:

Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles manufactured August 19, 2015 to August 27, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the bolts that attach the hood striker may loosen and, as a result, the hood may open unexpectedly while driving.

Consequence:

If the hood opens while driving, the driver's vision may be obstructed, increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install new hood striker bolts with the proper torque, free of charge. The recall began on October 22, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler's customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's recall number is R53.
2016 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
NHTSA Campaign ID:SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY
Manufacturer:Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Manufacture Dates:03/16/2016 - 03/17/2016
Potential Units Affected:99

Defect Description:

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country vehicles manufactured March 16, 2016, to March 17, 2016. The nuts on the third row seatbacks were incorrectly torqued and may become loose.

Consequence:

If the third row seatback becomes loose, it may separate from the seat frame, increasing the risk of injury.

Action:

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will re-torque the third row seatback nuts, free of charge. The recall began on July 1, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S37.
2016 DODGE JOURNEY
NHTSA Campaign ID:STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS
Manufacturer:Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Manufacture Dates:07/31/2007 - 11/12/2015
Potential Units Affected:8569

Defect Description:

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2009-2016 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured July 31, 2007, to November 12, 2016. After exposure to cold temperatures, the power steering return hose may rupture at engine start-up causing a loss of power steering assist.

Consequence:

A loss of power steering assist may require extra steering effort, especially at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power steering return hoses, steel tubes, and power steering oil cooler, free of charge. The recall began on May 24, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S08.
2016 DODGE JOURNEY
NHTSA Campaign ID:POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Manufacturer:Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Manufacture Dates:08/17/2015 - 01/29/2016
Potential Units Affected:26298

Defect Description:

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles manufactured July 31, 2015, to April 18, 2016, 2016 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured August 17, 2015, to January 29, 2016, and 2016 RAM ProMaster vehicles manufactured August 15, 2016, to April 15, 2016. The transmission pump may seize causing a loss of hydraulic pressure.

Consequence:

If the transmission loses hydraulic pressure, the vehicle may lose motive power, increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission pump, free of charge. The recall began on August 18, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S44.
2016 DODGE VIPER
NHTSA Campaign ID:AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Manufacturer:Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Manufacture Dates:05/24/2016 - 08/28/2016
Potential Units Affected:14

Defect Description:

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2016 Dodge Viper vehicles manufactured May 24, 2016, to August 28, 2016. The wires for the driver's frontal air bag may be pinched.

Consequence:

If the driver's air bag wires are pinched, the air bag may not deploy properly in the event of a crash necessitating air bag deployment, increasing the risk of injury.

Action:

Dodge will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag and clockspring, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on November 18, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's recall number for this recall is S75.
2016 DODGE VIPER
NHTSA Campaign ID:AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Manufacturer:Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Manufacture Dates:01/06/2016 - 01/08/2016
Potential Units Affected:2

Defect Description:

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2016 MY Dodge Viper vehicles manufactured January 6, 2016, to January 8, 2016. A defective vibration weld on the passenger airbag chute may cause the passenger air bag door to detach during the air bag deployment.

Consequence:

If the air bag door detaches during deployment, there is an increased the risk of injury to vehicle occupants.

Action:

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side upper panel assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on November 25, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S77.