Chrysler recalling 700k minivans and Dodge Journey for ignition switch
From MummyChunk@21:1/5 to All on Sat Feb 27 04:38:13 2016
General Motors isn't the only automaker with ignition switch problems.
Chrysler is fighting it also.
Statement: Expansion of Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) safety recall
July 1, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Out of an abundance of caution,
Chrysler Group is expanding a previous safety recall to install a more
robust WIN module detent ring.
A previous recall in 2010 included 196,000 Chrysler Town &
Country, Dodge Grand Caravan and Dodge Journey vehicles built August
2, 2009 through June 17, 2010.
The expansion includes an additional 695,957 vehicles manufactured
January 29, 2007 through August 1, 2009.
Vehicles equipped with a FOB key may experience inadvertent ignition
switch displacement from the "run" to "accessory"
position while driving. If the switch is not fully engaged in the
"on" position of the detent ring inside the module, the
spring-loaded switch may allow the key to spring past the
"on" position and into the "accessory" position.
This action will shut off the engine and passive restraint systems,
including air bags.
The issue was originally identified through the Company's internal
quality control research and customer input. Chrysler Group is unaware
of any injuries related to the expansion.
Chrysler Group dealers will, at no cost to customers, install the new
WIN detent ring in affected vehicles.
Chrysler Group will contact affected customers and advise them when
service is available.
An estimated 525,206 vehicles are located in the U.S.; 102,892 are in
Canada; 25,591 are in Mexico and 42,268 are outside the NAFTA region.
Customers with additional questions may call Chrysler Group's Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-853-1403.
RECALL Subject : Ignition Switch may Turn Off , 1 INVESTIGATION(S)
Report Receipt Date: JUN 26, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V373000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 438,109
All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY 2008-2010
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN 2008-2010
Manufacturer: Chrysler Group LLC
This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until
this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their
key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable),
should also be removed from the key ring. Chrysler Group LLC
(Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Dodge Journey
vehicles manufactured June 29, 2007, to June 17, 2010, and 2008-2010
Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country vehicles
manufactured January 26, 2007, to June 17, 2010. Road conditions or
some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of
the run position, turning off the engine.
If the ignition key inadvertently moves into the OFF or ACCESSORY
position, the engine will turn off, which will then depower various
key safety systems including but not limited to air bags, power
steering, and power braking. Loss of functionality of these systems
may increase the risk of crash and/or increase the risk of injury in
the event of a crash.
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will modify the ignition
switch, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a
notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is L25. Note: This
is an expansion of recall 11V-139.