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The hi-amp alternator fuse at the firewall commonly shorts out; the shorted fuse could be mistaken for a bad alternator.
A rear tailgate out of adjustment can cause the rear hatch light to come on. Adjusting the tailgate will repair this issue.
A rear tailgate out of adjustment can cause the rear hatch light to come on. Adjusting the tailgate will repair this issue.
The hatch pull down switch may fail causing the rear hatch not to close completely. Our technicians tell us that the switch can be replaced with out changing the complete pull down motor assembly.

If the screws holding the case of the powertrain control module (PCM) are not tight, the tachometer may fluctuate or bounce from 300 to 1000 RPM while driving at a steady speed.

The Body Control Module (BCM) may need replacement if the instrument panel warning lamps periodically flicker.
The instrument cluster may illuminate randomly to its full brightness and/or the fuel gauge may drop to the empty position. Typically the symptoms are infrequent and the instrument cluster returns to normal operation after a few seconds. An update to the body control module (BCM) will fix this problem.
A trouble code stored in the body control module (BCM) can prevent warm or hot air output from the climate control system. When the cause of the trouble code is fixed, heater function should return.
If the radio station or CD track changes when the steering wheel volume control is used, a revised body control module (BCM) will fix the problem.
If the exterior side view mirror glass breaks, replacement glass pieces are available from MOPAR (the automobile parts and service arm of Chrysler). It is not always necessary to replace the mirror assembly.
If this engine is allowed to severely overheat, the cylinder bores will suffer damage, resulting in excessive engine oil consumption.
Faulty glow plugs and incorrect wiring to the glow plugs have been known to cause "hard start" problems.
Oil leaks from the AWD bevel gear housing are common
Oil leaks from the AWD differential have been reported.
Power seat motors and seat position sensors may fail causing the power seats to act erratically.
To avoid sludge accumulation inside the engine, our technicians recommend using the proper synthetic oil with the appropriate oil filter.

The battery B+ cable has problems with the terminal end necessitating replacement. Symptoms may include no start, cranks wont start, warning lights coming on and other odd electrical issues. The B+ cable end is located in the engine compartment fuse box near the drivers side shock tower.

Our technicians recommend replacing the engine coolant every 30,000 miles in order to help prolong the life of the various cooling system components.
The hood support rod can rattle against the radiator driving over rough roads or when the doors are slammed. Installing a foam ring on the support rod can help to prevent the rattling.
Rear axle seal leaks can be cause by a plugged rear differential vent. Replacing the leaking seal and clearing out the vent will fix this problem.
On some models the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) can detect a false misfire and illuminate the Check Engine light (MIL). Replacing the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) is required for this repair.

Abnormal noises from the intermediate shaft area may be signs of impending engine failure, don't wait to get this issue checked out!

The VGT solenoid can fail. The VGT solenoid receives signals from the engine control module to adjust the boost that the (variable geometry) turbo is generating. A defective solenoid can also create an overboost or underboost condition when driving.
If the windows do not go down after the convertible top handle is turned, there is a micro switch that may need adjustment. Bending the switch arm to the proper clearance is all it takes to make the adjustment.
It is very important to follow the instructions in the owners manual for opening and closing the convertible top. Not following the instructions can result in a scuffed area below the rear window glass. Convertible top fabric is available separately if replacement is desired.

A loud buzzing or whining when the transmission is in reverse may be caused by a regulator valve in the transmission valve body. A revised valve was released that does not resonate. Careful diagnosis should be performed because other causes can create the noise.

A cleaner/lubricant is available from Mopar for when the soft top window zippers become stiff or difficult to move. Our technicians note this product works very well when the directions are followed properly.
Brake noise or chatter may be noted from the front or rear brakes. Our technicians tell us that the repair involves installing insulators to the rear shoe plates, chamfering the front and rear linings, bleeding the brakes, and breaking in of linings.
Electrical issues—windows lowering after locking or leaving the vehicle—can be caused by a defect in the window motors.
Accumulated water in electronic control units can lead to various alarm and remote entry problems.