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Old 03-13-2018, 11:20 AM
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So came out this morning to open my rear hatch on 2015 DD R/T and lo and behold I see a large amount of water inside the channel. So I figure I'll do a search and BAM seems like a known problem with DD (posted on this website and
DODGEPROBLEMS: https://www.carcomplaints.com/Dodge/...lighting.shtml

Can anyone give me their thoughts regarding whether this can be fixed by Dodge? Anyone have this issue and received a permanent fix?

I love my DD, but this is ridiculous.

I now have grinding brakes this morning as well. I have been complaining about squeals at low speeds, but Dodge refuses to fix this issue even though there is a TSB for this issue - now my brakes are grinding. The car was recently safety checked so the brakes shouldn't have worn out that quickly.
 
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:58 PM
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So I call Dodge Dealer - they immediately say your vehicle is out of warranty so I have to pay for a fix. I remind them that I purchased the vehicle under CPO that should extend up till 39,000 miles. He then said that exterior trim pieces may not be covered. I then said would it be covered in the expensive MAX Care warranty I purchased. He said I'll call you back. Seems like a dodge from Dodge.

From the links above and from this Forum seems like a known problem. Seems like a safety problem as well - no brake lights!
 
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Old 03-13-2018, 06:10 PM
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Mine got water in there too, also a section of LED in the taillight mounted section failed. Dealer replaced it no charge around 35,000 miles. I do recall that would have been an absurdly expense part if i had to pay out of pocket.
 
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:38 PM
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Mine got water in there too, also a section of LED in the taillight mounted section failed. Dealer replaced it no charge around 35,000 miles. I do recall that would have been an absurdly expense part if i had to pay out of pocket.
Any thoughts on the replacement - does it still leak? I'd hate to receive a new assembly and then have to have the same issue again. This seems to be a big issue for Dodge Durango owners - at least those that have the wrap around brake light. I would also have to say this is a safety issue.

I'm taking my DD in next Tuesday. The Service Guy stated that I would be on a long waiting list for replacements. I just want to log the problem now before warranty ends. Fix the Frackin Problem Fiat/Dodge and save everyone time, and safe you guys money! This is similar to the water pump failure I just had - long waiting list for a replacement - so it's a known issue. Fix and and move on.

I'm having the blue smoke issue - brought it up my Dealer multiple times - they refuse to do anything since they cannot replicate - rinse and repeat. I realize acknowledging issues can be costly, but the inevitable backlash is also devastating: Ford Explorer Flip Overs, Toyota car lurching while stopped, VW diesel fiasco, Jeep rolling while in Park (Star Trek Actor killed).
 
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Old 03-15-2018, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by oharag View Post
So came out this morning to open my rear hatch on 2015 DD R/T and lo and behold I see a large amount of water inside the channel. So I figure I'll do a search and BAM seems like a known problem with DD (posted on this website and
DODGEPROBLEMS: https://www.carcomplaints.com/Dodge/...lighting.shtml

Can anyone give me their thoughts regarding whether this can be fixed by Dodge? Anyone have this issue and received a permanent fix?

I love my DD, but this is ridiculous.

I now have grinding brakes this morning as well. I have been complaining about squeals at low speeds, but Dodge refuses to fix this issue even though there is a TSB for this issue - now my brakes are grinding. The car was recently safety checked so the brakes shouldn't have worn out that quickly.
Hello oharag,

Have you contacted our Customer Care Team to get a case created? Please send us your VIN as we'd be glad to get this over to them if an appointment has been confirmed.

Jasmine
Dodge Social Care Specialist
 
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