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1992 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Recall - Campaign #97V079000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

1992 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN RECALL - #97V079000

RECALL FOR STRUCTURE : BODY : HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE : SUPPORT DEVICE

THE BOLTS USED TO ATTACH THE STRUT TO THE BODY AND THE REAR LIFTGATE CAN ACCUMULATE FATIGUE DAMAGE IF THREE FACTORS COMBINE. IF THE BOLT IS LOOSE, THE GAS STRUT IS OVER-PRESSURIZED, AND THE FREQUENCY OF OPENING AND CLOSING CYCLES IS HIGHER THAN FOR THE AVERAGE CUSTOMER, THE BOLT CAN FAIL.

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Recall Details
Vehicle 1992 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
Manufacturer CHRYSLER CORPORATION
Manufactured between 7/1/1991 - 6/30/1992
Recalled on 5/23/1997
Influenced by OFFICE OF DEFECTS INVESTIGATION
Owners Notified on 8/15/1997
# Affected 436,000
Recalled for STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:SUPPORT DEVICE
 
Description THE BOLTS USED TO ATTACH THE STRUT TO THE BODY AND THE REAR LIFTGATE CAN ACCUMULATE FATIGUE DAMAGE IF THREE FACTORS COMBINE. IF THE BOLT IS LOOSE, THE GAS STRUT IS OVER-PRESSURIZED, AND THE FREQUENCY OF OPENING AND CLOSING CYCLES IS HIGHER THAN FOR THE AVERAGE CUSTOMER, THE BOLT CAN FAIL.
Consequences PERSONAL INJURY COULD OCCUR IF THE BOLTS BREAK ALLOWING THE LIFTGATE TO FALL SUDDENLY.
Corrective action DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR LOOSE FASTENERS, IF THE FASTENERS ARE LOOSE, THE STRUT (AND INTEGRAL BOLTS) WILL BE REPLACED. IF THE BOLT SHOWS EVIDENCE OF TORQUE, THE BOLT WILL BE REMOVED, LARGER WASHERS WILL REPLACE THE EXISTING WASHER AND THE BOLT WILL BE REINSTALLED AND HAND TIGHTENED TO THE TARGET TORQUED.
Notes OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DURING AUGUST 1997. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
See also 1992 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Recall for SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, ANTILOCK

1992 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Recall for STEERING, WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

1992 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Recall for SEAT BELTS, FRONT, BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

1992 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Recall for SEAT BELTS, FRONT, ANCHORAGE

1992 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Recall for VISIBILITY, WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER, LINKAGES
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