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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 DART
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

 

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, 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:1232

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 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:14768

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: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 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 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:10944

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.