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  • CAS Oil Sludge Letter # 2 to Chrysler CEO Zetsche

    October 12, 2004

    Dieter Zetsche
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    DaimlerChrysler Corporation
    1000 Chrysler Drive
    Auburn Hills MI 48326-2766

    Dear Mr. Zetsche:

    On August 26, 2004, the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) wrote you about oil sludge and engine failure on 1998-2002 Dodge Stratus and Intrepids and Chrysler Concordes and Sebrings with 2.7-liter V6 engines. We provided you with information on 92 complai...

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  • Monitors Could Combat Oil Sludge

    Issue heats up at VW, Chrysler


    Automotive News / September 06, 2004

    DETROIT -- An inexpensive device that checks the condition of engine oil and warns the driver when it's time for an oil change could help Volkswagen of America Inc. and the Chrysler group avoid future troubles with oil sludge.

    Bo...

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  • Chrysler Urged to Act on Engine Complaints

     

    8/28/04
    Christopher Jensen
    Plain Dealer Auto Editor

    A consumer group is demanding that Chrysler Group extend the warranty on hundreds of thousands of its 2.7-liter V-6 engines and start reimbursing consumers whose engines have failed.

    "The 2.7-liter engine introduced by Chrysler in 1998 is a nightmare for consumers. It doesn't cause accident and injury, it causes severe economic dama...

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  • VW-Audi Oil Sludge
    Volkswagen Extends Engine Warranties

    Saturday, August 14, 2004
    Christopher Jensen
    Plain Dealer Auto Editor

    Volkswagen and Audi are extending the engine warranty on two of their most popular models because of a sludge problem with the four-cylinder, turbocharged engine.

    The vehicles are the 1998-2004 Volkswagen Passats and the 1997-2004 Audi A4s, both of which share the 1.8-liter engin...

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