Chrysler Extends Warranty on V-6 Cars With Bad Cylinder Heads

By | June 16, 2014
Chrysler will extend warranties for certain V-6 cars because a small portion of them have cracked left cylinder heads. Models affected by the extended warranty include 2011-2013 vehicles equipped with the award-winning 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar engine. The new warranty covers the left side cylinder head for 10 years or 150,000 miles. The remaining parts of the engine will continue coverage through the company's 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. According to Chrysler, the cylinder head problem may lead to an engine misfire, and dealers will replace the part for all customers. In a statement this week, Chrysler said the issue results from the use of low-quality fuel under certain driving conditions.
Chrysler reportedly discovered the problem back in 2012 when customers began complaining that their cars experienced a "ticking sound," stalling, or an illuminated check engine light. At the time, executives said about 7,500 engines were vulnerable to the cylinder head problem, but they have not yet updated that number. Some of Chrysler's most popular models have the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, including the Dodge Durango, Chrysler Town & Country, Jeep Wrangler, and Jeep Grand Cherokee. We will have to wait and see if any new recalls will surface as a result of this problem. Source: Automotive News