hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,000 miles

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problem #1

Apr 022010


  • 81,000 miles
2000 Cirrus 2.5L engine randomly stalls and frost / freeze plugs rust through. Stalling: Engine stops running while car is being driven at any speed, which leaves the operator with no power steering or brakes. No trouble codes are displayed or pending. After a period of time, roughly 20 minutes, the engine will start and run fine for several days or weeks. When stalled, if you activate the alarm system and lock and unlock the doors it seems to clear the anti-theft system and allow the fuel pump to run, which allows the engine to start. Haven't crashed yet, however we have had several harrowing experiences. The internet is full of Chrysler owners with this same random stalling issue, to which they have spent thousands of dollars replacing sensors....etc only to find that the car continues this random stalling behavior. Bottom line, they sell the car, which moves this dangerous issue on to another unsuspecting owner. Bottom line the engine should not randomly stop during operation, and if it does shutdown as programmed in the computer due to a pending or perceived mechanical issue, the trouble codes should be activated. Chrysler knows this is and issue and they have chosen to ignore this life threatening defect, hoping it will go away with time. Frost or freeze plugs are rusting out, never in my 40 years of driving have I had a car that did this. Looked on the internet and again this is a common issue with Chrysler. Save 50 cents cost the customer owner thousands. I fixed two plugs front and back on engine however now the plugs between the transmission and engine are leaking do to rust. Yes I've changed the coolant and this started in 2004 when I purchased the car.

- Vadnais Hgts, MN, USA