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1999 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Recall - Campaign #04V480000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

1999 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN RECALL - #04V480000

RECALL FOR AIR BAGS

ON CERTAIN MINIVANS, THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG MAY BECOME DISABLED DUE TO A FAILURE OF THE CLOCKSPRING, WHICH IS LOCATED IN THE HUB OF THE STEERING WHEEL.

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Recall Details
Vehicle 1999 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
Manufacturer DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION
Manufactured between 3/1/1998 - 8/31/2000
Recalled on 10/12/2004
Influenced by OFFICE OF DEFECTS INVESTIGATION
Owners Notified on 10/12/2004
# Affected 955,344
Recalled for AIR BAGS
 
Description ON CERTAIN MINIVANS, THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG MAY BECOME DISABLED DUE TO A FAILURE OF THE CLOCKSPRING, WHICH IS LOCATED IN THE HUB OF THE STEERING WHEEL.
Consequences THIS CONDITION WILL MANIFEST ITSELF THROUGH ILLUMINATION OF THE AIR BAG WARNING LAMP, AND COULD EVENTUALLY RESULT IN A DRIVER'S AIR BAG OPEN CIRCUIT, IF THE PART IS NOT REPLACED IN A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME.
Corrective action DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CLOCKSPRING ASSEMBLY ON ALL COVERED VEHICLES WITH 70,000 MILES OR LESS. FOR THOSE VEHICLES WITH MORE THAN 70,000 MILES, DAIMLERCHRYSLER WILL OFFER AN EXTENDED LIFETIME WARRANTY UNDER WHICH IT WILL REPLACE THE CLOCKSPRING AT NO CHARGE IF IT FAILS. DAIMLERCHRYSLER WILL ALSO REIMBURSE OWNERS WHO HAVE PAID TO HAVE THE CLOCKSPRING REPLACED ON THEIR VEHICLES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 12, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Notes DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. D17.CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
See also 1999 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Recall for EXTERIOR LIGHTING, HEADLIGHTS

1999 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Recall for FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE, FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
Technical Service Bulletins Mar 30, 2005 - 221700 SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER
THE FRONT SEAT ELECTRIC HEATER ELEMENTS MAY FATIGUE AND CAUSE LOCALIZED OVERHEATING AND/OR DISCOLORATION OF THE SEAT COVER SURFACE. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION NOTIFICATION D43 - HEATED SEAT ELEMENTS. *TT





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