Chrysler Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the Chrysler as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

Sometimes the vent windows' latch can pop open; if it will not stay closed or rattles, the latch assembly should be replaced.

A weak or dead battery may be caused by power draw from the radio. If the radio display flickers with the key removed and the doors closed, radio replacement will be needed.

A rattle from the rear of the vehicle may indicate that the rear shock absorbers are defective. Updated shocks are available; however, careful inspection of all suspension components should be performed before any parts are replaced.

The Check Engine Light may illuminate for many different reasons, some of which may be corrected by updating the software in the powertrain control module (PCM).

A problem with a solenoid valve in the transmission may cause the Check Engine (MIL) light to come on.

Misalignment of the drive belt pulleys can cause a chirping or squeaking noise from the drive belt.

If you have to press the remote button numerous times to open the power liftgate, it may be necessary to update the software in the power liftgate module to correct this issue.

Misalignment of the accessory pulleys or a faulty drive belt tensioner may cause a chirping or squeaking sound while the engine is running. In If the replacing the belt tensioner does not correct the noise, the alternator pulley may require replacement.

If the door lock actuators (integrated into the door latch assembly) are noisy and/or not working, the latch should be replaced. For some model years, the actuator for the sliding door is available separately from the latch.

The was a recall on some models to inspect the front, lower ball joints and replace any that are damaged.

Failure to use the correct automatic transmission fluid and follow the maintenance schedule can result in shifting problems.

Worn sway bar bushings or sway bar end links may cause a rattling or clunking noise from the front suspension during low-speed driving. Though not always the root cause, front struts are often replaced for this condition.

Exhaust manifold bolts commonly break, exhaust manifold gaskets should be replaced and replace bolts as needed.

The window glass lift plates tend to bend or break and cause the window glass to tilt and bind in the door. The lift plates can be replaced separately from the window regulator. In more severe cases, however, a new window regulator may also require replacement.