My wife is really excited about this vehicle and would love the chance to enjoy it. The unit comes out as one piece. I broke down after meeting my match, so to speak. There are up to eight modules on this car communicating on two wires, when the bus wires become shorted or disconnected you will get the zombie display on the instrument cluster. The failure mileage was approximately 21,000.
U code's - communication network code's. The approximate failure mileage was 29,000. If it does, I believe my next step should be taking apart the steering column and inspecting the wiring associated with the ignition switch. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 70,497. Does it have an aftermarket radio? As you are so actively engaged in hunting down this problem I will follow your efforts.
Some of these wires had a tendency to rub-through or break. When the car restarts we have checked and seen several codes displayed, but it varies each time the codes are cleared. I was leary about buying a Chrysler product because of previous bad experiences with a Chrysler products and the same dealership 10 and 15 years earlier , but wife wanted the car because it was cute and she liked the color. I will keep it updated. The failure mileage was 38,000. The vehicle was taken to the dealer twice where the technicians were unable to duplicate the failure.
About a month ago I noticed that a section of the speedometer was dim and last week more of the instrument cluster lights went out, leaving me with maybe 2 lights and the high beam indicator light working. With the malfunction duration being so short it will be difficult to diagnose this. When this happens, you might try thumping on the dashboard. We've worked hard over 11 years designing a website experience that makes it easy for anyone to idenify whether parts fit their car. Shortly afterwards, the instrument panel indicators stopped working.
Will update as I get more info. One could conceivably get a low mile unit from a junk yard and put it in, If you are skeptical of your car's correct mileage. She brought it back and took the backup car to the meeting. Rick answered 5 years ago If there is a way to do it, unethical car dealers will find it. The manufacturer has not issued a recall. I will let you guys know what they find, if it is a part and not a wiring problem, I will most likely pull the vehicle and replace the part myself.
Dealer told me when I bought the car that I should not use the fog lights unless needed and I did as told. Speedometer, gas gauge, cooling, odometer. Replace ignition switch have not done this yet C. Thank you for the fast responses. .
Then gauges tripped out and car died. This has been discussed as a problem that has occurred many times on the sites that I have visited. The gauge needles fall to zero then go back to current reading. The vehicle was not repaired. Eventually found out the negative battery cable was just a little loose and was losing continuity with the the vibration of the car on the highway. Then there's 4 screws that hold the actual instrument cluster in place, remove those and pull the cluster out, unplug the grey plug in the back of the instrument cluster and your done.
This is a concern as we live in Ohio where the roads are salted frequently. When I turned the cruise control off, it did not do it again. I felt like a complete moron. While driving mph not relevant , the instrument panel warning lights come on and go off within seconds. Dealer told me when I bought the car that I should not use the fog lights unless needed and I did as told. The vehicle was not repaired.