Hello! I bought a 2015 Dodge Dart on March 2015. It only has 11,000 miles on it. Two days ago I was driving the car and my brakes stopped working properly. I had to stomp down on the brakes with all my force to stop the vehicle. Had I been on the freeway my car wouldn't have stopped. The dealer is saying the Main cylinder is malfunctioning.They said they do not know why it is malfunctioning. I no longer feel safe in this car. How is an issue resolved or less likely to happen if they dont know the cause of the problem? I shouldnt have to risk my life or have anxiety attacks whenever i get on the freeway. That is the whole reason I purchased a new car, so I would not have to worry about it giving me issues. There seems to be many recalls on 13-14 Dodge Darts for this reason. I still owe 9,000 on the car.
You are outside of the term of lemon law. You should consult with a lemon law attorney anyway .
You bought a used car and are having problems with it. Pretty common scenario. Not uncommon for a master cylinder to go on that model and type of vehicle. If it is not covered by the manufactures warranty, you will have to pay to have it fixed.
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First, check to be sure there has not been a recall on your car. The dealer should know, but it is best if you check. Go to the NHTSA website and put in your VIN. https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/ If there is a recall, take it back to the dealer and tell them about the recall. If there is no recall, then your next step is to ask for a meeting with the dealer's service manager. Don't just listen to the service techs and the service coordinators. Talk to the manager of the department and tell him you don't like hearing that they don't know why it is malfunctioning. If it is malfunctioning, they need to replace it. If it is only a little over a year old, it should be covered by warranty. If this is the only problem you have had with the car, the Lemon Law likely wouldn't apply anyway. Be your own advocate and convince the dealer to replace the master cylinder.
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