Thursday, June 16, 2011

Chrysler Recalls 11,000 New Vehicles Due to Misinstalled Steering Wheel


Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s): CHRYSLER / 200 2011 CHRYSLER / 200 CONVERTIBLE 2011 CHRYSLER / TOWN AND COUNTRY 2011 DODGE / AVENGER 2011 DODGE / CALIBER 2011 DODGE / GRAND CARAVAN 2011 DODGE / JOURNEY 2011 DODGE / NITRO 2011 JEEP / COMPASS 2011 JEEP / LIBERTY 2011 JEEP / PATRIOT 2011 JEEP / WRANGLER 2011

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Mfr's Report Date: JUN 07, 2011
Component:STEERING:COLUMN

Potential Number of Units Affected:11,351

Summary: CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011DODGE JOURNEY, JEEP WRANGLER, CHRYSLER 200, CHRYSLER 200 CONVERTIBLE, DODGE AVENGER, DODGE NITRO, JEEP LIBERTY, DODGE CALIBER, JEEP COMPASS, JEEP PATRIOT, DODGE GRAND CARAVAN AND CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH A MISSING OR INCORRECTLY INSTALLED STEERING COLUMN PIVOT RIVET.

Consequence: A MISSING OR INCORRECTLY INSTALLED RIVET COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF STEERING CAPABILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR RIVET PRESENCE AND ALIGNMENT AND REPAIR THE STEERING COLUMN PIVOT AS REQUIRED, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

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