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    Default Steering Wheel Controls - Not Working

    This is the second time since I've picked up my 2011 "200" that the "Steering Wheel Controls" for the radio, cruise control, EVIC, etc, quit working!
    The first time it happened, it was only for a few days, and by the time I booked the car into the dealership, they started working again!

    When this happens (it happened again this morning) only the controls on the steering wheel are affected. Obviously I don't have any cruise control ability, nor the ability to "change" the EVIC settings, BUT, I can still change the radio with the manual volume control, and either the "Voice Activation", or screen buttons to change stations. (Using the "Touch Screen" on the radio, or the Voice Activation)

    With the long weekend here in Ontario, I can't get the car even booked in to the dealership until next Tuesday at the earliest.

    Has anyone else experienced this at all? Because it's so intermittent (after all it's only the 2nd time now in 10 months) I'm beginning to think they won't be able to find anything wrong when they check it. I've even tried moving the "tilt" steering "up & down" + "in & out" to see if it's a loose connection. Nothing seems to be working to bring the function back to life!

    I also looked last time in the Owners Manual to see if there is a "fuse" on this, and could not locate one. (It did "fix itself" last time)

    Just want to get this on record again before my Warranty expires!

    "ChryslerCares" ....................any comments? Post reply here, but, please PM me as well so I know.

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    sound like a clockspring issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stargazer7467 View Post
    sound like a clockspring issue.
    ^^ OK, "What the heck is a 'clockspring'"?

    and, BTW, I'm thinking its a connection issue with regard to the "tilt/telescopic" steering wheel. I was just out, and played with the "tilt/telescope" a few times "HARD", and lo and behold, everything started working OK again! WTF is with that? If it's a bad connection somewhere, and intermittent like that, I hope they can find the problem & rectify it before my Warranty runs out next month!
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    Found it ............ and that could be the issue

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clockspring

    I see Chrysler had a "Safety Recall" on the "clockspring" a few years back! Hmmm, maybe a recurring issue is pending here ..............

    http://www.chrysler.com/universal/we...ce/pdf/D17.pdf

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    What's with all the "quotes?"

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    they were priamrily used for airbag connectivity, but the other stuff runs through it too.

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    Uhg, these have a clock spring too?! Get it fixed ASAP Dadillac, my Jeep needs one so I have horn, cruise control, and airbags again and on that it will likely be $400 to have done, not including the turn signal self cancellation ring......which would probably push that upwards of $600 with labor. If it's like my Jeep, the clock spring us buried in the column under the steering wheel and behind the airbag. It will be an expensive PITA to fix without a warranty of any kind

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    they arent that bad ,at least on the older stuff anyway....

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    Any job where there is a risk of getting suckerpunched by an airbag is just that bad, especially like in my Jeep where the airbags are the older, "dumb" one that were known for killing and maiming people who were a little.on the small and light side of things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arisenfury View Post
    What's with all the "quotes?"
    "Huh?" ..... You mean these - " "? I don't know ........."Never saw 'em before!"

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