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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1996 Chrysler Cirrus engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Chrysler Cirrus Owner Comments

problem #13

Sep 152002

Cirrus

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer states vehicle overheated. The engine oil galley plug does not fit properly. 8mr

- Woodland, CA, USA

problem #12

Dec 232000

Cirrus

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Middletown, OH, USA

problem #11

Jun 092000

Cirrus

  • miles
On numerous occasions while slowing down from a high speed (for example- paying a toll on a highway) the engine cuts out and all power is lost including breaks and steering. I have been able to restart the car and avoid any accidents. I read an article where Mitsubishi is admitting to covering up problems. The car is Chrysler but the engine is Mitsubishi!! I owned the car for two months and they had to conduct a major overhaul of the wiring. I noted in the article that in the mirage, engines were stalling because of a defective engine shaft. Perhaps this is what is happening to my car??

- Sparta, NJ, USA

problem #10

Jan 132000

Cirrus

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Chrysler has been very rude and slow to deal with problems. After two repairs, my car still leaks oil.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #9

Jan 132000

Cirrus

  • miles
Chrysler has been very rude and slow to deal with problems. After two repairs, my car still leaks oil.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #8

Apr 011998

Cirrus

  • miles
Brake pads wore out prematurely at 36,000 miles which ruined rotors - $350 repair. Car stalls when slowing - not able to identify problem. Air conditioning compressor failed at 57,000 miles - $1100 repair.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #7

Nov 151999

Cirrus

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Pelham, NE, USA

problem #6

Jan 041999

Cirrus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at 75mph down the highway a flash of fire was noticed coming from under hood. When pulled over to lift hood, the engine burst into flames. The fire suddenly went out on its own. Dealer was contacted. It was found that the galley-plug had blown out, thus dumping all the oil out onto the manifold causing the fire. This plug was recalled and was taken in for repair, but according to the investigator, the actual repair was never done.

- Loveland, CO, USA

problem #5

Jun 121996

Cirrus

  • miles
While driving about 40 mph without prior warning the vehicle just stopped and would'nt start back up. Contacted dealer, and they determined the iac motor had to be replaced. The vehicle started having more problems, and now they are replacing the engine.

- Gardena, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 301997

Cirrus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intermittent stalling.

- Los Angele, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 171996

(reported on)

Cirrus

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Recall 671 engine-oil gally; crestwood Dodge in westland mi refused appointment and told him to go somewhere else.

- Westland, MI, USA

problem #2

Apr 241996

Cirrus

  • miles
No parts and the engine burns oil. 96V006000.

- Bloomingdale, IL, USA

problem #1

Apr 241996

Cirrus

  • miles
No parts and the engine burns oil. 96V006000.

- Bloomingdale, IL, USA

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