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1993 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Recall - Campaign #99V213000

 
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1993 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN RECALL - #99V213000

RECALL FOR STRUCTURE : BODY : HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE : HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINI VANS. 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 1993 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
Manufacturer DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION
Manufactured between 8/1/1990 - 6/30/1994
Recalled on 10/15/1999
Influenced by OFFICE OF DEFECTS INVESTIGATION
Owners Notified on 8/30/1999
# Affected 1,318,189
Recalled for STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS
 
Description VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINI VANS. 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 1999. 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 1-800-992-1997. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
See also 1993 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Recall for SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, ANTILOCK

1993 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Recall for SEAT BELTS, FRONT, BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

1993 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Recall for SEAT BELTS, FRONT, ANCHORAGE

1993 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Recall for AIR BAGS

1993 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Recall for VISIBILITY, WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER, LINKAGES

1993 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Recall for STEERING, WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
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3/27/2017 - JOHN CHAFFEE
My 1993 Dodge Grand Caravan windshield wiper
linkages are loose and clacking.
I fear they will fall apart.
Can you help?

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