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Old 01-21-2016, 12:11 AM   #1
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2016 Challenger 37LX Chassis Issue

Has anyone else had or heard of any of these issues?

Symptoms:
When coming to a complete stop it feels like it kinda jerks 2 or 3 times JUST before it stops.
When rolling slow in heavy traffic it kinda goes and stops and goes and stops like something is warped?
A couple of times at a slow speed it will shudder and shake really bad, then quit.
Once going 70mph on highway it started shaking like something was binding, last about 20-30 secs, and smelled
really bad like burnt brake pads. These symptoms come and go.
Took it to Ford and the only thing found was burnt spot on Emergency brake. Ford could not make it duplicate the symptom at this time.
Then the last time I took it to Ford they did the Parking Brake cable tension bulletin.:
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Old 01-21-2016, 01:49 AM   #2
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When coming to a complete stop it feels like it kinda jerks 2 or 3 times JUST before it stops.
When rolling slow in heavy traffic it kinda goes and stops and goes and stops like something is warped?
The second certainly sounds like a warped brake rotor.. Does it happen when you first start? or after driving (braking) warms things up?
If after warming up - I would definitely suspect the rotor...

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Once going 70mph on highway it started shaking like something was binding, last about 20-30 secs, and smelled
really bad like burnt brake pads.
An event that could result in a warped rotor...
A frozen caliper could cause this... I would have expected a strong pull on the steering wheel if a 'single wheel' event.
An emergency brake issue could have engaged both sides...

If it is indeed warped - it will need to be replaced... Resurfacing is done cool - the newly turned rotor will still warp under heat.

Not sure how the other symptoms tie in..
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