DaimlerChrysler Informative - Perhaps class action lawsuit will spark change
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA -- My 2007 Dodge Charger, I purchased in May, 2007 and only had 6,500 miles on it, well I started noticing small things such as the headlight's guts had fallen out inside the head lamp, paint chips, etc... Got those fixed and a few minor scratches that were there when I purchased it. I then was noticing the speedometer would jump from 80 mph to 20 mph and then back to 80 mph without changing the actual speed of the car. About a week ago, as I sat at a light going to lunch, the car sputtered and choked but didn't die ( I thought it was going to). I brushed that off thinking it was because the idle dropped too low and then since it didn't die I thought nothing of it. Sometime Wednesday (Aug. 1, 2007) it started with a squeaking (under the hood). It stopped shortly after it started so I brushed that off to. Nothing happened on Thursday... BUT FRIDAY was a whole new ball game....
The car drove fine for the most part but it started squawking and under the hood was rattling like the idler pulley was loose. I turned it off called David Stanley Dodge service and they were closing in 30 minutes. I grabbed the kids, the keys, and headed out there. I started the car back up the noise was gone. SO, I thought great Maybe they will tell me nothing is wrong with it. About 7 miles from home, on the highway, it felt like the transmission was slipping, so I started to pull over and the car died ON THE HIGHWAY... I thought perhaps the serp. belt came off and I lost power/steering etc.. NEVER did a light, "ding" come on warning me of any problems.. the temp gauge still showed cool. I pulled over and it was sooo hot it was almost an hour before the roadside service got there. They towed it to DS Dodge and of course they closed 30 minutes ago... so I wouldn't know anything until Saturday...
I called Saturday and they said well, it won't start.. I said "yeah, I know" DUH!!! There is water in the engine! Pouring out antifreeze from somewhere?!?!?! Now I am still waiting the outcome. I sure hope it's covered... perhaps there should be a CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT if these cars keeps effing up and they continue to blame loyal customers for faulty, crappy products!!!
Oklahoma City, OK!!
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