Chrysler Concorde Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the Chrysler Concorde based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.
When the car is accelerating, spark plug cables may cause intermittent misfires and popping sounds from the engine compartment.
A defective vehicle speed sensor can cause problems with the cruise control and speedometer operation, as well as erratic shifting. The connectors on the sensors are also susceptible to corrosion, which will create similar symptoms. Any of these problems can cause Check Engine Light illumination.
Failure to use the correct automatic transmission fluid and follow the maintenance schedule can result in shifting problems.
A defective fuel pump check valve (which maintains fuel pressure in the system when the vehicle is not running) may lead to long cranking times or hard starting (sometimes with stalling). The fuel pump should be replaced.
On higher-mileage vehicles, engine oil leaks from the valve covers and front crankshaft seal are common.
Poor output from the heater and/or engine overheating can be caused by air left in the cooling system after the cooling system has been serviced. Our technicians tell us the proper coolant fill procedure should be used to prevent this problem from occurring.
The fuel level sensors can wear out and cause erratic or inaccurate fuel gauge readings.
Software updates are available to address transmission issues. However, due to the age of these vehicles, mechanical failures are more likely to be causing transmission problems. If a mechanical failure is repaired or the transmission is replaced, it is important to make sure any software updates have been taken care of. Failure to do so could result in continuing transmission issues.
A ticking sound (lasting only two to three seconds) may be heard when starting a cold engine. Worn swivel pads on the exhaust rocker arms are commonly the cause. Worn swivel pads will require replacement.
Faulty pressure transducers (sensors) or the evaporator temperature sensor may cause the AC to stop functioning. The body control module (BCM) may lock up and create similar symptoms. Disconnect the battery for five seconds before resetting the BCM.