Dodge Owner's Manuals
HQ:Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States
Dodge is an American carmaker produced by FCA US LLC (previously known as Fiat Chrysler Group LLC), based in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
Established as the Dodge Brothers Company machine shop by brothers Horace Elgin Dodge and John Francis Dodge in the new 1900s, Dodge was initially a provider of components and assemblies for Detroit-based makers and started building complete vehicles under the "Dodge Brothers" brand in 1914.
Dodge branded cars essentially consisted of trucks and full-sized passenger vehicles through the 1970s, though it made compact cars (such as the Dart) and midsize cars (such as the Charger).
The Dodge brand has faced multiple ownership transitions at Chrysler from 1998 to 2009, including a merge with Daimler-Benz AG from 1998 to 2007, its following sale to Cerberus Capital Management, its 2009 bailout by the U.S. administration, and its subsequent Chapter 11 insolvency and purchase by Fiat.
In 2011, Dodge and its model sub-brands, Dodge Ram, and Dodge Viper were divided. Dodge stated that the Viper would be an SRT product and Ram will be a standalone brand. In 2014, SRT was absorbed back into Dodge. Later that year, Chrysler Group was renamed FCA US LLC, correlated with the merger of Fiat S.p.A. and Chrysler Group into the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
- Dodge Challenger (1970–1974, 1978–1983 as rebadged Mitsubishi Galant, 2008–present)
- Dodge Charger (1966–1978, 1983–1987, 2005–present)
- Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan (1984–present)
- Dodge Durango (1998–2009, 2011–present)
- Dodge Journey (2009–present)
Dodge known problems
Some of the common problems or complaints owners have about the Dodge are:
- Faulty TRW crash sensors may cause seat belt and airbag failure
- The Journey's premature brake and rotor wear
- Dodge aluminum valve stem corrosion
- Some Dodge models have dangerous Takata airbags
- FCA's complicated electronic gear shifter design
- TIPM related power problems causing strange sounds
- Faulty PCM affecting the 2011 Avenger model
- Cracked dashboards in Dodge Ram
- The dreaded 'Death Wobble' in Ram trucks
- Oil sludge and engine failure in the DaimlerChyrlser 2.7L powertrain