Fiat Chrysler has had a rather long and successful history. They have been responsible for some of the best classic cars that we know of today. There are still some modern releases that definitely are worth buying, but if one were to look deeper, it can be seem that they have had significant trouble as well. The sales from their car manufacturers have seen a pretty large drop over the last handful of years. This can be blamed on the many issues that they have faced in their past and present.
In this article, we'll be looking at 20 cars Fiat Chrysler messed up big time. At the end of the day, it's clear that Fiat Chrysler would love to remove these major blemishes from their history. Yet, this sadly cannot occur.
Without further delay, let’s look at these cars!
20 2008 Chrysler Aspen
The 2008 Chrysler Aspen was expected to be a top-of-the-line SUV from the manufacturer. Yet, it became quite clear from the very start of its time on the primary market that this was simply not the case. According to carcomplaints.com, this vehicle would go on to have a lot of issues when it came to its engine and transmission.
19 2007 Jeep Compass
The 2007 Jeep Compass was released under the impression that it would be a family vehicle with high protective features. Yet, according to carcomplaints.com, this would not be the case because of the fact that it had significant steering delays. Thus, it's fair to say that this vehicle was one of the worst vehicles to have come from Fiat Chrysler.
18 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser
The 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser was built with the primary goal of being a steady and safe vehicle. However, it would fail to reach this goal in an immense fashion with the amount of significant issues that it would go on to possess. According to carcomplaints.com, this SUV would end up having many problems with its engine and interior accessories.
17 2005 Dodge Ram Daytona
The 2005 Dodge Ram Daytona had a lot of hype when it was released. Yet, it would soon be considered as being one of the worst special edition pickups of all-time. According to carcomplaints.com, this is due to the fact that it was immensely weak because of how poorly it was when it came to its overall structure.
16 2001 Plymouth Prowler
The 2001 Plymouth Prowler may have the look of a vehicle with a high amount of luxury, but it was a complete and utter lemon. According to carcomplaints.com, the primary reason behind this clear fact is that this vehicle would have a massive amount of issues with its engine. Thus, it makes sense that it would go on to end the series.
15 1989 Chrysler TC by Maserati
The 1989 Chrysler TC by Maserati truly had the ability to be a special vehicle. Yet, it was built in such a poor fashion that it would soon become one of the worst cars of all-time, according to Edmunds.com. This vehicle may have looked quite nice for its time, but it was essentially built for the junkyard sadly.
14 1978 Fiat Strada
The 1978 Fiat Strada was such a bad vehicle that the manufacturer stopped producing models in the United States for quite some time after this, according to Edmunds.com. This vehicle tarnished the reputation of Fiat because of the significant amount of crashes it was involved in, due to its immense level of unreliability.
13 2005 Dodge Neon
The 2005 Dodge Neon is definitely a vehicle on this list that can be deemed as a massive mistake from Fiat Chrysler. This is largely due to the fact that the car would go on to possess a number of preventable issues. According to carcomplaints.com, its owners would experience a lot of shaking and steering issues, which was entirely unacceptable.
12 2008 Chrysler Crossfire
The 2008 Chrysler Crossfire was a car that honestly should have worked. It had a great style, but at the end of the day, it is clear that the manufacturer simply did not build it properly. According to edmunds.com, this car is among the one of the worst ones ever because of the significant amount of engine problems it would go on to possess.
11 2007 Dodge Nitro
The 2007 Dodge Nitro definitely should have been a good release from Fiat Chrysler. However, according to carcomplaints.com, this car had a lot of major issues when it came to its engine and transmission. To be entirely honest, it is rather shocking that the series lasted for a few more release years after considering how poor this vehicle was.
10 1988 Eagle Premier
The 1988 Eagle Premier was a vehicle that aimed to possess a high level of overall class. Yet, this car would end up being built in an immensely poor manner and it would be labeled as a lemon. In fact, Edmunds.com even refers to this vehicle as among the worst cars to have ever been released. Thus, it was massive failure by Chrysler.
9 1981 Maserati Biturbo
The 1981 Maserati Biturbo had an immense amount of potential when it first hit the primary market. With its unique style, it received a lot of attention from buyers. Yet, this would quickly change because of how unreliable it was, according to edmunds.com. Now, it is widely considered to be one of the worst vehicles ever released.
8 2016 Dodge Dart
The 2016 Dodge Dart would end up being the final release from this series. It is entirely understandable, as this vehicle ruined the reputation of the Dart name. This is due to the fact that it had significant engine trouble, notes carcomplaints.com, which resulted in it essentially living at the repair shop.
7 2004 Chrysler Pacifica
The 2004 Chrysler Pacifica definitely can be deemed as one of the worst vehicles to come from Fiat Chrysler. According to carcomplaints.com, this is largely due to the fact that it would go on to possess a number of problems with its transmission and steering. Thus, it would lose its reputation of being a family friendly vehicle.
6 2006 Jeep Commander
The 2006 Jeep Commander received an immense amount of criticism during its time on the primary market. It is quite clear that this is entirely justifiable, as it was structured disastrously. According to carcomplaints.com, its primary issue was its brake system. This naturally would make it quite dangerous to drive because of its unreliability.
5 2014 Dodge Avenger
The 2014 Dodge Avenger would mark the end of the second installment of the series. When seeing how poorly this vehicle would end up doing on the primary market, this makes a lot of sense. According to cars.usnews.com, this car failed miserably because of how poorly it was when it came to its overall dependability and structure.
4 2017 Chrysler 200
The 2017 Chrysler 200 definitely turned out to be far worse than many car enthusiasts expected. This series always had a lot of potential to be special, but this release showed why it always ended up failing. According to cars.usnews.com, this release was widely considered to be one of the worst models of its release year because of its faulty engine.
3 1971 Plymouth Cricket
The 1971 Plymouth Cricket definitely can be deemed as one of the biggest mistakes in Fiat Chrysler's history. According to Edmunds.com, this is deemed as one of the worst cars ever because of its lack of power and its flimsy structure. Thus, this is a vehicle that would go on to be heavily despised by drivers and rightfully so.
2 2012 Dodge Caliber
The entire Dodge Caliber series was an atrocity, but the 2012 release was its breaking point. This vehicle was a complete and utter failure because it brought upon new electrical issues, according to carcomplaints.com. At the end of the day, it makes a lot of sense that it would end up being the final release.
1 2010 Chrysler Sebring
To conclude this list, we will be looking at the infamous 2010 Chrysler Sebring. With the series already hanging on a thread, this release would justifiably lead to the end of it.
This vehicle was a complete and utter lemon because of its significant engine and steering issues. Thus, we can say with certainty that this is one of the biggest mistakes from Fiat Chrysler.
Sources: U.S. News, Car Complaints, Edmunds