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Huh. Model-year buildout was in May, so it'll impact pretty much all of them, I'd think.

I've had some minor wonky stuff with my ignition recently, but not quite what's described. Also, I had my Wireless Ignition Node replaced twice, back when I first got the car, for not releasing the key.
 

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I'm assuming that the 08 and prior cars were the ones that had real metal keys as opposed to the plastic fob that they ripped off from Mercedes?
 

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I'm assuming that the 08 and prior cars were the ones that had real metal keys as opposed to the plastic fob that they ripped off from Mercedes?
Yep. The USB style fob is the issue. It doesn't sit far enough into the lock mechanism to be held securely by the cylinder like the old key was and the connection mechanism is too shallow to deal with the lateral rotational forces.

I remember thinking that design was a bad idea when I first saw it. :(
 

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Yep. The USB style fob is the issue. It doesn't sit far enough into the lock mechanism to be held securely by the cylinder like the old key was and the connection mechanism is too shallow to deal with the lateral rotational forces.

I remember thinking that design was a bad idea when I first saw it. :(
That's interesting. I never heard of any problems with these. Was 2008 the only year effected by this?
 

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That's interesting. I never heard of any problems with these. Was 2008 the only year effected by this?
Chrysler has announced a recall covering 349,442 vehicles due to ignition switches that can either become stuck or move without warning. All of the affected vehicles are from the 2008 model year, and were built before May 12, 2008.
 

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Oh phew, i misread it elsewhere as pre08, and thought they wanted to get rid of the key trick...
 

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Has anyone seen this yet?

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/09/25/chrysler-dodge-jeep-350k-ignition-switch-recall/

Interestingly enough, my car was built in March of 08, so according to the article, it is affected.
Never had that issue so far or heard of that recall before, first time... and I have a 2008 built in march 2008, too. :surprise:

Yep. The USB style fob is the issue. It doesn't sit far enough into the lock mechanism to be held securely by the cylinder like the old key was and the connection mechanism is too shallow to deal with the lateral rotational forces.

I remember thinking that design was a bad idea when I first saw it. :(
Hi DDaddy, my favorite photoshopper!! I don't know if what Chrysler say about it is the issue, maybe is the same result of having the ignition key with a bunch of other keys adding weight to the ignition switch. It happened to any car, that's my experience with older cars. For that reason, I always had the ignition key in a separate key holder to avoid the weight added to the switch by the other keys (house keys, remotes, etc). Also, they recommended the same:

"In addition, as a "supplementary precaution," Chrysler is urging customers to detach their ignition keys from the rest of their keys and key rings."

That is what we call common sense. :nerd2::grin2:
 

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Hmm, I saw this earlier, I have no clue the exact month my car was built. I tried using a vin decoder but all they would give me is the obvious year. I'm pretty certain my car was built around fall though.
 

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Seems like a reasonable excuse to wander around the sales department. :D
 

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Hmm, I saw this earlier, I have no clue the exact month my car was built. I tried using a vin decoder but all they would give me is the obvious year. I'm pretty certain my car was built around fall though.
Hi Steve, you can read the built date on the label located on the driver's front door... you'll see month/year on numbers.
 
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Mine was built May 9, 2008 so it is affected. Has anyone gotten anything in the mail for this yet?
 

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I just ran across it while looking at the highlight tiles on my phone. Didn't even know about it until yesterday, and that is what is on the article as well, as far as the date the statement was published.
 

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Hi Steve, you can read the built date on the label located on the driver's front door... you'll see month/year on numbers.
Word! Appreciate the head's up :beerchug:
 

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Seems like a reasonable excuse to wander around the sales department. :D
You know what's funny? The dealership just called me because they want me to come in and look at the new 2015 Challengers, unfortunately they're V6s and if I upgrade I'm getting at least an R/T :driving: They also want to talk to me about the new Chargers which I'm actually leaning towards more now. After I went to the mountains with my girlfriend, I couldn't imagine carrying all of our crap and drive to the mountains in a Challenger, just not enough room for road trips.
 

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@Stumblin Steve Next year I want a new Charger or Challenger. I am digging the Scat Pack Challenger and the Thunder Cats edition Charger. All depends on finances at the time. I wouldn't mind talking to the guy who I bought my wife's Durango from again while I get my stuff fixed on the recall.
 

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@Stumblin Steve Next year I want a new Charger or Challenger. I am digging the Scat Pack Challenger and the Thunder Cats edition Charger. All depends on finances at the time. I wouldn't mind talking to the guy who I bought my wife's Durango from again while I get my stuff fixed on the recall.
Same here, I'm looking at the R/T+ or the Scat Pack. Unfortunately I wont be able to get the Hellcat unless I keep my current car...which I'm not against, but I'll also be broke lol
 

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@Stumblin Steve Haha. All of the research I have done shows that hellcat is probably more drivable in a variety of situations than my current car is. It also gets a couple mpg better and is safer. I don't really see a lot of downside if I can make the price work. I do really like the Scat Pack though and that price is a no brainer.
 

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@Gladiator, I didn't realize we could do the "at" thing instead of quoting...COOL! What you said is true, screw it I should sell my car and get the Hellcat, I friggin' love that front end on the Charger.
 

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@Stumblin Steve It's one of the positive additions to our much maligned forum update. The fact that I have had about 15 different White Charger Scat Pack pics rotating as my desktop probably doesn't help. :D
 
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