Dodge Powershifts Through the “Blogosphere!”

There’s been a flurry of activity in the ‘Blogosphere’ on our 2011 Avenger and Charger. Numerous lifestyle websites such as Bullz-Eyes, Cool Hunting and Latina on Mission posted some great reviews of our vehicles. Click on the links below to read all about their driving impressions from these diverse bloggers with different audiences.

 

Bullz-Eye hits New York City with Dodge

 

Cool Hunting: 2011 Charger R/T

 

Avenger’s Designer Talks About the Car (Video)

 

A Woman’s View of The Dodge Avenger

 


  • Valerie Bonham

    I have a question for Dodge. I have a 2001 Dodge Diesel 2500 quad cab. Recently, my fuel pump failed. When I took it to the Dodge dealer they said Dodge is awareof this problem and they have a fix with the fuel pump being inside the tank. Then I was quoted $2000.00 to fix this. Why is it up to the consumer of your product to fix this? Why wasn’t this a recall, with Dodge incurring the expense to fix a defect they were aware of?
    My truck is expensive to maintain as it is and with the price of diesel this repair I feel is your responsibility. Thank you

  • joesmoe

    Valerie, 10 years on a fuel pump is darn good.  I have never had one last that long.  Considering the quality of diesel fuel, that is quite an accomplishment.  Go to a local mechanic, they can fix it for a lot less than that.  Never go to the dealer, they are just too expensive.

  • Valerie Bonham

    Hi Joe,
     How much less? The part alone is 1300.00. Thanks for your response. 

    • RLD

      Hey Valerie,

      It is hard to say what could cause this, but in response to what your dealer mentioned, this is not a service bulletin item or a recalled unit with a known defect. It may be that in their experience they have come across this part wearing out over time, but unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your viewpoint), not on a significant scale that would alert us to a defect and result in a recall. Though 10 years and the mileage that comes with it is not a lot for the Cummins Turbo Diesel, it is still a long time, and things of this nature can happen.

  • joesmoe

    Valerie, there is the fuel pump inside your gas tank that runs about $100 and then there is the injector which runs around $1,000.  These are two different things.  One sucks gas out of your gas tank to the engine and one dispenses/meters the fuel to be burned. I would fix the $100 one first because it probably needs replacing anyhow. If it is the other one, then I would put some gas additives in the gas tank to clean it first.