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So I had the passenger side visor flipped down and was unclipping it to hold the sun shade in place and the next thing I know the other end falls down and is dangling from the wires. I have an appointment to get it replaced and wrapped it with duck tape to wedge it in the mean time. Anyone else have this happen or have a part number for the visor.
 

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So I had the passenger side visor flipped down and was unclipping it to hold the sun shade in place and the next thing I know the other end falls down and is dangling from the wires. I have an appointment to get it replaced and wrapped it with duck tape to wedge it in the mean time. Anyone else have this happen or have a part number for the visor.
The first time I flipped mine down it fell out, I had 30 miles on the car, I didn't duct tape it though... I went in the next day and they fixed it in like 15 min. and the idiot manager made a really rude comment like it was my fault :(
 

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I didn't want to have just the wires supporting it and they will have to replace mine. It didn't just simply fall out the plastic actually broke. If the dealer has the part in stock I figure it shouldn't take too long to fix.
 

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Happened to mine, moved it for the first time and the plastic holding the arm just snapped.
It's dangling by two wires, dealer said they'd have to order the part.... Not impressed they'd attach a sun visor with nothing but a flimsy plastic tube!
 

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Happened to mine, moved it for the first time and the plastic holding the arm just snapped.
It's dangling by two wires, dealer said they'd have to order the part.... Not impressed they'd attach a sun visor with nothing but a flimsy plastic tube!
Exactly what happened to mine. If they had extended the metal tube on the inside all the way up it would have been fine.
 

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If you have to have a sun visor replaced make sure you check to make sure the interior lights work afterwards. Mine blew a fuse afterwards. It was amazing how fast the dealer took it to a service bay when I brought it back. They did an RRT to update the BCM at the same time that caused some programming changes that I will need to get changed back in the future.
 

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Does anybody know if Dodge has done anything like reinforce the arm on the replacements, or if they're just the same breakage-prone ones as before?
 

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I had something similar with mine. Not the visor, but the multi-piece plastic clip. I don't know how they could get something so simple so right for half a century, then screw it up on a car with electric power steering and damn computer screen in the dashboard. Makes no sense. What happened was the plastic that goes OVER the actual plastic clip snapped in half. I don't even know how it could have happened, since you can't really impact it in such a way as to break it (without breaking the part that actually snaps around the rod). Unfortunately, we're already out of our 3/36 warranty, so I'll just have to buy a new one and put it on.
 

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Happened to mine this past weekend. My service department is generally rude and unhelpful, so I expect this fix to take way longer than I wanted it to and to probably have a warranty issue. Fingers crossed though!
 

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Yes mine broke off too. I think that the people who designed it didn't allow for the shaft to be turned like a sun visor should be turned. I actually used a needle to keep it from falling down again and destroy the wiring.
 

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I'm next on the list !! mine broke off also ...... another poor slob with a long laundry lost of defects we keep finding and going back to the dealership[p to have fixed or in my case trying to get fixed. Un-Friggin-Believable !! . Deyeme Racing above said it best: "I don't know how they (Dodge < and I blame the folks at Mopar) could get something so simple so right for half a century, then screw it up on a car with electric power steering and damn computer screen in the dashboard. Makes no sense." I couldn't agree more. Take 5 steps forward and 10 steps back.

2013 Dodge Dart Passenger Side Sunvisor defect pics - substandard quality_.jpg
 

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The Dart isn't the only one with stupid little problems like this. While under warranty, BOTH of the plastic covers for the mirrors built into the visors broke off in my '09 Challenger R/T. A $30,000 car, and to have things like this happen was really disappointing. The cruise control switch also had the back cover pop off one day. Fixed under warranty, fortunately.

The stuff that's gone wrong with both my Challenger and Dart have all been things that just shouldn't need to go wrong- a gas door that freezes shut, visor clips that break, visor mirror covers that fall off... just really, really dumb stuff. Sadly, I think it's because so much of the engineering focus goes into the technocrap, and not enough into the stuff that makes an automobile an automobile.
 

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Had a same issue with my passenger sun visor. My wife was adjusting when i snapped. She was surprised as was I. I thought that Dodge would've made stronger parts throughout the whole car. Well I just ordered a new visor from ebay and had it installed. Hopefully this one last longer than the original.
 

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Well, hopefully if enough of these things break Dodge will actually come out with an improved replacement. Otherwise if they're like GM or the "old" Chrysler they'll just wait until all the cars are out of warranty and continue to charge for the same crappy original part.
 
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