1994 Plymouth Sundance Complaints and Reviews

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NHTSA Complaints and Reviews

Complaints and Reviews issued by the NHTSA for the 1994 Plymouth Sundance


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Car Component Date VIN City State Involved in Crash? Involved in fire? Description
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 09 Nov 2004 1P3AP28D1RN TROUT LAKE MI No No VEHICLE SHUT OFF, AND WILL NOT RESTART WHILE DRIVING. DEALERSHIP HAS UNPLUGGED AND REPLUGGED THE COMPUTER CHIP, RAN A DIAGNOSTIC TEST, AND CHECKED THE SENSORS, EVERY THING WAS OKAY. A MONTH LATER AND ON 3 SEPARATE OCCASIONS THE FAILURE RECURRED. *AK
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 15 Jan 2004 EDMONTON 0 No No THE REAR WINDOW LIGHT BULB MELTS CONSTANTLY AND THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE. PLEASE PROVIDE FURTHER DETAILS. *JB
SEAT BELTS 12 Jan 2004 1P3AP6833RN SUDBURY MA No No MY 94 PLYMOUTH SUNDANCE CAR HAS UNSAFE CAR SEAT BELTS (CAN COME UNDONE WHEN BUMPED BY AN ELBOW, HAND, OR ANOTHER CHILD'S CAR SEAT INSTALLED NEXT TO IT). I AM CONTACTING MY LOCAL DEALER TO MAKE AN COMPLAINT AND ASK FOR A REPLACEMENT TO GEN4 DESIGN SEATBE
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER 06 May 2003 1P3AP28DGRN GLOVERSVILLE NY No No THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCED THE SAME PROBLEM AS STATED IN RECALL # 99 V 212 000, HOWEVER THE VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RECALL. *JB *SCC
OTHER 25 Jan 2002 1P3AC643XRN LAREDO TX No No WHILE DRIVING ENGINE CHECK LIGHT COME ON AT ALL TIMES. HAD TAKEN VEHICLE TO DEALER, BUT IT COULD NOT BE FIXED. PLEASE PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION.*AK
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER 27 Mar 2001 1P3AP6438RN MOUNTAINVIEW CA No No THE FRONT SEATBACKS FAILED TO REMAIN LOCKED IN PLACE. WOULD RECLINE FORWARD, PUSHING DRIVER/PASSENGER TOWARDS STEERING WHEEL/DASHBOARD. TOOK VEHICLE TO DEALER , AND MECHANIC REFUSED TO LOOK AT PASSENGER'S SEATBACK. DRIVER'S SEATBACK WAS UNDER RECALL AN
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER 01 Nov 2000 ORLANDO FL No No RECALL 99V212 COMPLETED BUT CONSUMER STILL HAS PROBLEMS WITH SEATS FLIPPING FORWARD. *SLC
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS 27 Aug 2000 1P3AP24K3RN LAS VEGAS NV No No REPORTING BOTH FRONT DOORS ARE DEATTCHING FROM THE HINGES OF A BROKEN WELD; DEALER NOTIFIED AND INFORMED THAT VEHICLE OUT OF IT WARRANTY AND ANY REPAIRS WOULD BE AT CONSUMER COST. PLEASE PROVIDE ANY FURTHER DETAILS:
SEATS 11 Apr 2000 1P3AP28D9RN DAYTON OH No No WHEN MOVING SEAT TO A DIFFERENT POSITION IT IS VERY HARD TO ADJUST. ALSO, ONCE WHILE DRIVING THE ENTIRE SEAT WENT BACK.1P3AP28D9RN. *AK
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP 21 Mar 2000 1P3AP24D7RN MILWAUKEE WI No No HAD FILLED VEHICLE WITH FUEL. IT STARTED TO SPILL OUT OF INPUT PIPE. FUEL GAUGE FAILED TO REGISTER CORRECT AMOUNT OF FUEL. PROBLEM WAS REPAIRED IN AUGUST 1999. INDICATION WAS SENSOR UNIT WAS NOT IN OPERATION, BUT WAS INTACT. *AK
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY 21 Mar 2000 1P3AP24D7RN MILWAUKEE WI No No HAD FILLED VEHICLE WITH FUEL. IT STARTED TO SPILL OUT OF INPUT PIPE. FUEL GAUGE FAILED TO REGISTER CORRECT AMOUNT OF FUEL. PROBLEM WAS REPAIRED IN AUGUST 1999. INDICATION WAS SENSOR UNIT WAS NOT IN OPERATION, BUT WAS INTACT. *AK
VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR 28 Jan 2000 1P3AP24D9RN LANGLEY WA No No WHEN ROLLING DOWN THE WINDOW ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE AND PASSENGER'S SIDE, WINDOW WILL COME OFF THE TRACK UNLESS CONSUMER HOLDS ONTO THE WINDOW OR ROLLS DOWN THE WINDOW SLOWLY. PROBLEM WAS REPORTED TO THE DEALERSHIP. PROBLEM WAS CORRECTED ONCE. CONSUME
SUSPENSION:REAR 21 Jan 2000 1P3AP28KXRN GREAT FALLS MT No No TRAILING ARM FAILED WHILE CONSUMER WAS BACKING OUT OF DRIVEWAY CAUSING A SCRAPING AND GRINDING NOISE. NLM
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER 30 Sep 1999 1O3AO24DORN BYRON IL No No RECALL REPAIR (99V212000) COULD NOT BE DONE DUE TO DISTANCE / LOCATION OF DEALER. *YC
SEATS 22 Sep 1999 1P3AP24D4RN THORNTON CO No No REPORTING A RECALL FAILURE; AFTER DEALER REPLACING SEATBACK BOLT CONSUMER NOTICED SEAT WOULD FALL FORWARD FREELY. DEALER NOTIFIED AND INFORMED CONSUMER THAT WAS NORMAL. CAN NHTSA PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR HELP IN THIS MATTER. CHECKED MY OWNER MANU
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL 14 Sep 1999 MASURY OH No No FUEL VAPOR IS LEAKING INTO THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT. THE DEALER WILL BE CONTACTED. *AK
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING 07 Sep 1999 PORTAGE IN No yes THERE IS REOCCURRING SMOKE AND FIRES COMING FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE NEAR THE SPEAKERS. THE FIRES HAS HAPPENED TWICE DUE TO ELECTRICAL WIRING. DEALER HAS SEEN VEHICLE. *AK
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE 03 Aug 1999 1P3AP28K4RN STRATTON ME No No BOUGHT CAR 2/15/98. DEALER NEVER CORRECTED ENGINE PROBLEMS, BUT CONTINUED TO REPLACE DIFFERENT PARTS AND CHARGED FULL PRICE
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS 28 Jul 1999 IRVING TX No No SINCE THE PAINT IS PEELING OFF OF THE CAR AND CHRYSLER REFUSES TO FIX IT, CLAIMING THE 3-FOOT BARE AREA ON THE ROOF OF MY CAR IS NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR, THE BODY OF THE CAR WILL RUST, RENDERING IT A SAFETY HAZARD BOTH TO MYSELF AND TO OTHER DRIVERS ON THE R
SUSPENSION:MULTIPLE AXLE 06 Apr 1999 1P3AP28D1RN MOUNT KISC NY No No CLANGING NOISE DUE TO A DEFECTIVE TRACK BAR BETWEEN THE REAR WHEELS.
SEAT BELTS 24 Mar 1999 1P3AP28D4RN PITTSBURGH PA No No OWNER'S DAUGHTER'S FINGER WAS CAUGHT IN THE PASSENGER'S SIDE AUTOMATIC SEATBELT RETRACTOR, AND MANGLED HER FINGER. MANUFACTURER SAID THAT THAT IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE DESIGN OF THE VEHICLE. *AK
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY 23 Mar 1999 AGUSTA GA No No WHILE DRIVING HEARD METAL NOISE. ANYTIME VEHICLE SHIFTS THE NOISE IS THERE. MECHANIC FELT UP TO THE AXLE, AND FOUND THAT THE ROD THAT RUNS THROUGH THE REAR AXLE WELDING HAD BROKEN APART. BODY SHOP WELDED IT TOGETHER, AND APPROXIMATELY TWO MONTHS LATER THE
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS 11 Mar 1999 ALLENTOWN PA No yes FIRE BETWEEN THE WINDOW PANEL AND VEHICLE DUE TO POSSIBLE ELECTRICAL FAILURE.
AIR BAGS 17 Feb 1999 1P3AP28D3RN JACKSONVILLE FL yes No CONSUMER WAS INVOLVED IN A 20 MPH FRONTAL COLLISION IN WHICH THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG DEPLOYED. PLEASE GIVE ANY FURTHER DETAILS. *AK
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 17 Feb 1999 ALLENTOWN PA No No CAR STARTED BURNING, POURING SMOKE INTO THE CAR FROM EVERY VENT AND OPENING POSSIBLE, BACK LEFT WINDOW PANEL ACTUALLY MELTED FROM THE INSIDE, POSSIBLE DUE TO ASHES GETTING BETWEEN THE WINDOW PANELS.
SUSPENSION 30 Dec 1998 1P3AP28D1RN MOUNT KISC NY No No TRACK BAR BETWEEN REAR WHEELS FAILED.
VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR 23 Dec 1998 1P3AP24D2RN TENAFLY NJ No No CONSUMER HAS BEEN EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH WINDOWS. SOMETHING IN THE DRIVER'S SIDE WINDOW BROKE, AND THE GLASS FEL INTO THE CAR. IN ADDITION , IT'S HARD TO ROLL THE PASSENGER'S SIDE WINDOW UP OR DOWN. THE MANUFACTURER HAS BEEN CONTACTED. *AK
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD 23 Dec 1998 1P3AP24D2RN TENAFLY NJ No No CONSUMER HAS BEEN EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH WINDOWS. SOMETHING IN THE DRIVER'S SIDE WINDOW BROKE, AND THE GLASS FEL INTO THE CAR. IN ADDITION , IT'S HARD TO ROLL THE PASSENGER'S SIDE WINDOW UP OR DOWN. THE MANUFACTURER HAS BEEN CONTACTED. *AK
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY 28 Aug 1998 1P3AP28D7RN EAST HARTL CT No No STRONG GAS ODOR NOTICED AND A PUDDLE OF GAS WAS FOUND UNDER VEHICLE. A PINHOLE LEAK WAS FOUND IN FUEL TANK.
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL 14 Jul 1998 1P3AP28D3RN JACKSONVILLE FL yes No CONSUMER WAS INVOLVED IN 20 MPH REAR END COLLISION IN WHICH THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG DEPLOYED. PLEASE GIVE ANY FURTHER DETAILS. 826514 DUP 0F 825398; POSTED ON 09-07-1999. *AK
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE 05 May 1998 1P3APP632RN PORT ORANGE FL No yes THE CRUISE CONTROL STOPPED THE CAR SLOWED DOWN AND THE ENGINE CAUGHT ON FIRE . DEALER HAS NOT SEEN. *AK
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL 05 May 1998 1P3APP632RN PORT ORANGE FL No yes THE CRUISE CONTROL STOPPED THE CAR SLOWED DOWN AND THE ENGINE CAUGHT ON FIRE . DEALER HAS NOT SEEN. *AK
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS 30 Apr 1998 NUNICA MI No No WHEN APPLYING BRAKES IN COLD WEATHER, THERE IS AN EXTENDED STOPPING DISTANCE BEFORE VEHICLE COMES TO A COMPLETE STOP. PLEASE PROVIDE FURTHER DETAILS. *AK
WHEELS 22 Apr 1998 1P3AP28D1RN MT. KISCO NY No No TRACK BAR BETWWWN THE REAR WHEELS WAS THE CAUSE OF THE CLANGING NOISE, DEALER SAID THERE WAS A RECALL, MANUFACTURE SAID RECALL DID NOT RELATE TO THEIR VEHICLE.
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS 07 Apr 1998 1P3AP64K8RN DOUSMAN WI No No DRIVER'S SIDE DOOR HINGE BROKE DUE TO EXCESSIVE WEAR. *AK
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER 24 Sep 1997 1P3AP24D5RN PLEASANT VALLEY MO No No WHILE GETTING INTO THE VEHICLE ONE OF THE BOLTS THAT SUPPORT THE DRIVERS SEATBACK BROKE AND CAUSED SEAT TO FALL BACK, THE SEAT WILL NOT STAY IN THE UP POSITION,. WILL BE TAKEN TO DEALER. *AK *JB
OTHER 21 Aug 1997 1P3AP28D5RN MARION IL No No FLOOR MAT BECAME ENTANGLED IN THE STEERING MECHANISM, CAUSING PARTIAL LOSS OF STEERING AND BRAKES.
STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR 06 Aug 1997 1P3AP24DORN WEST PALM BEACH FL No No STEERING COLUMN LOWER PART IS MAKING A NOISE. ALSO, WHEN TRYING TO START THE VEHICLE THE KEY WON'T TURN TO START THE VEHICLE. CONSUMER STATED THAT THE DEALER SAID THAT THEY NEEDED A WHOLE NEW STEERING COLUMN. *AK
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY 06 Jun 1997 1P3AP28K7RN SUMMIT HILL PA No No WHILE PUTTING THE SEAT BELT THROUGH CSS & TRYING TO LOCK IT, SEAT BELT BUCKLE FAILED TO LATCH PROPERLY; THE ENTIRE INSIDE OF THE BUCKLE JUST FELL OUT OF MECHANISM. WAS UNDER INVESTIGATION (PE #96008).*AK
AIR BAGS 22 Feb 1997 1P3AP24D5RN GRAND RAPI MI No No DRIVER NOT A COMFORTABLE DISTANCE FROM STEERING WHEEL; AWAITING LEGISLATION TO ALLOW AIR BAG TO BE DISCONNECTED.
PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL 23 Jan 1997 UPPER MARLBORO MD yes No VEHICLE WAS PARKED, EMERGENCY BRAKES ON, UNOCCUPIED APPROXIMATELY 3 MINUTES, EMERGENCY BRAKES RELEASED ON THEIR OWN, VEHICLE ROLLED BACKWARDS DOWN INCLINE, HIT A TREE, OWNER ENGAGED BRAKES AGAIN AFTER MOVING VEHICLE, BRAKES RELEASED AGAIN ON THEIR OWN.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK 23 Jan 1997 UPPER MARLBORO MD yes No VEHICLE WAS PARKED, EMERGENCY BRAKES ON, UNOCCUPIED APPROXIMATELY 3 MINUTES, EMERGENCY BRAKES RELEASED ON THEIR OWN, VEHICLE ROLLED BACKWARDS DOWN INCLINE, HIT A TREE, OWNER ENGAGED BRAKES AGAIN AFTER MOVING VEHICLE, BRAKES RELEASED AGAIN ON THEIR OWN.
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD 22 Jan 1997 TILTON NH No No WINDOWS JAM/BIND.
STRUCTURE 31 Dec 1996 1P3AP28K5RN CLEVELAND OH No No WATER LEAKS INSIDE VEHICLE DUE TO INSUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF SEALANT AROUND COWL.
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR 05 Nov 1996 1P3AP28K2RN SAN ANTONIO TX No No THE SHOULDER PART OF THE PASSENGER'S SIDE SEAT BELT DOES NOT RETRACT. *AK
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY 15 Aug 1996 1P3AP28D2RN METAIRIE LA No No VEHICLE'S REAR AXLE HAS CRACKED IN THE MIDDLE DUE TO DESIGN FROM A SQAURE TO REPLACE A ROUND DESIGN. *AK
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY 25 Jul 1996 METAIRIE LA No No VEHICLE'S REAR AXLE HAS CRACKED IN THE MIDDLE DUE TO DESIGN FROM A SQAURE TO REPLACE A ROUND DESIGN. *AK
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 16 Jul 1996 1P3AP6438RN SOUTH WICK MA No No WHILE DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY THE VEHICLE SHIFTEDFROM D DRIVE INTO NEUTRAL WITHOUT BEING TOUCHED. *AK
SUSPENSION:REAR 01 Jul 1996 1P3AP28D3RN BETHLEHEM PA yes No DUE TO THE REAR TRAILING ARM FAILURE, THE CONSUMER HAD AN ACCIDENT. *AK
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE 18 Jun 1996 WATERTOWN NY No yes AUTO CAUGHT ON FIRE INSIDE THE PANELING, NO INJURIES. *AK
 
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