The spark plug tube seals may fail, causing the tubes to fill with engine oil and the engine to misfire. As a result, the engine may run poorly and fuel economy can suffer.
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If the car will not start, stalls, or hesitates while accelerating, it may be caused by wires in the wiring harness that are broken internally. This is typically found where the wires pass under the distributor.
Defective speed sensors on the transmission can cause problems with the cruise control and speedometer operation, as well as erratic shifting. The connectors on the sensors can corrode and/or the connector terminals can spread (poor connection), which will create similar symptoms. Any of these problems can cause Check Engine Light illumination.
One or both windshield washer nozzles may plug or clog. There are revised washer nozzles available which are more resistant to plugging.
There have been reports of premature head gasket failure; an updated gasket design is available to correct this problem.
Chrysler Cirrus Recalls (Recent)
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The information on how to secure a car seat properly using tether anchors using step by step, illustrated procedures is missing. Improper attachment of child seat tether straps to vehicle tether anchors could cause a child safety issue in a collision. Owners were sent an addendum to the owners manual that addresses tether strap installation.
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE REAR SEAT BELT ANCHOR DOES NOT ACHIEVE THE LOADING REQUIRED BY FMVSS NO. 210, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES."Learn more »
Summary: CORROSION OF THE ABS HYDRAULIC CONTROL UNIT CAN CAUSE THE SOLENOID VALVES TO STICK IN THE OPEN POSITION.Learn more »
Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FLOOR SHIFTER IGNITION-PARK INTERLOCK MAY FAIL AND ALLOW THE SHIFTER TO BE MOVED OUT OF THE PARK POSITION WITH THE KEY REMOVED. AN INOPERATIVE INTERLOCK MAY ALSO ALLOW THE KEY TO BE REMOVED WHEN THE SHIFTER HAS NOT BEEN PLACED IN THE PARK POSITION.Learn more »
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. THE ADJUSTMENT OF THE CABLE CONNECTING THE CONSOLE SHIFTER MECHANISM TO THE IGNITION KEY CAN CAUSE A TRAPPED KEY CONDITION WHICH CAN RESULT IN A LOW FORCE REQUIRED TO DEPRESS THE SHIFT BUTTON. A COMBINATION OF APPLYING A MIS-ADJUSTED RELEASE BUTTON WITH A LOW FORCE ATTEMPT TO SHIFT OUT OF PARK WITH THE KEY IN THE LOCKED POSITION, CAN BREAK THE CONNECTING PIN IN THE SHIFTER.Learn more »
Chrysler Cirrus Questions and Answers
The is a 2.5 liter v6. One day went to go out and start the car and it just cranks over but no start. It was like this for over a month and one day it just starts! I took it to a buddy and we pu...
Aamco rebuilt my transmission in July 2008. I paid almost $3,000.00 for this transmission; I also purchased a 12 month warranty. I've brought my car back to Aamco six times since July with t...
my car just recently started hesitating when i go up hills what may be the problem? I just replaced the distributer and the car did not have reverse when i bought it could the hesitation be the tra...
I have a 95 Cirrus, that sometimes, loses acceleration. First time this happened, I was traveling at 65mph, I had my cruise set and the cruise just shut off. I went to hit the gas pedal to get my c...
My chrysler 2.5l has a random misfire. I replaced plugs, wires, rotor button, cap and even the complete distributor, i cleaned my injectors and replaced fuel filter, cleared check engine light an...
Chrysler Cirrus Reviews
i have had a radiator fluid leak under the engine. liquid copper took care of that 10$. the brakes are too lightly built constant problems there. when the wife filled the car all the way full it spilled out through the fuel pump houseing on the tank idk why .i hate having to work on cars i had to buy my own tools because of this car but its still reliable when it wants to be . lol
I went to the garage to put my snow tires and they told me that I have to change the left Tie Rod ( steering system )the sooner I can,because it's not safe to drive like that.This is true?? or they try to have a job ?to replace it it will cost around 260,00 plus tax ( part, plus labor, plus alingement)
I have oil in my # 1 spark plug and don't know why its doing that?
I have had my Cirrus two years and i was my birthday present from my father. It is a great first car for teenagers, but I have had a lot of problems with it. Before I got the car my grandparents had bought it brand new and then they gave it to my father. The interior is black leather so it burns you in the summer and frezes you in the winter, the cd deck gets stuck a lot so there really isnt any point in using it. The heating works great in it but I have had some major issues with my my compresser, and the switch on the dash board broke on me so I had to buy a new one. The breaks are very good on it, same with the lights, suspennsion and steering. The engin has over 220,000 miles on it and it still runs well and I had to replace the battery after 12 years of the same one this year. I have had the small issues with the radiador and one of my tale lights has a bad connection and is dim most days but still works. and the catilytic converter had to be replaced along with my 02 sensers but that was to be expected. but other than the few problems this is a great first car parents just make sure its in good condition still when you buy it.
My 97 Cirrus belonged to my parents originally. They drove it with no problems til they bought a new Chrysler in 04. They gave the 97 to me. I love my car. It has been a great, dependable vehicle until recently. The paint is fading and peeling terribly. The dome lights do on come on when the passenger side door is opened. The check engine light came on..90.00 to be told I need a new gas cap. Two days after I got it out of the shop, it came on again. This time 127.00 to replace a gasket. One week out of the shop the coolant started pouring out the bottom. It is in the shop again. The car has over 200,000 miles on it and I think for being 14 yrs old it has really been a GREAT vehicle. I am getting kinda nervous about all the problems tho. Cant afford a new car but cant really afford to keep repairing. Oh anyway....I think Cirrus is one of the best!!!