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1998

Technical Service Bulletins and Recalls for 1998 DODGE CARAVAN

Bulletin Number: 0500106A Bulletin Date: 09-23-2006
Component:
Service brakes, air
Summary
Snow/water ingestion into rear brake drum. *kb
Bulletin Number: 0500106A Bulletin Date: 09-23-2006
Component:
040000 service brakes, air
Summary
Snow/water ingestion into rear brake drum. *kb
Bulletin Number: 500305 Bulletin Date: 03-09-2006
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:drum
Summary
Snow/water ingestion into rear brake drum. *tt
Bulletin Number: 500305 Bulletin Date: 03-09-2006
Component:
034400 service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:drum
Summary
Snow/water ingestion into rear brake drum. *tt
Bulletin Number: 500204 Bulletin Date: 06-21-2005
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:drum
Summary
Snow/water ingestion into rear brake drum. *tt
Bulletin Number: 1900303 Bulletin Date: 08-29-2003
Component:
Steering
Summary
Pop/tick sound in steering wheel area. *tt
Bulletin Number: 2304402 Bulletin Date: 10-14-2002
Component:
Structure:body
Summary
Cosmetic corrosion or perforation at upper strut tower/s usually between the strut and upper load path beam inner panel (inner fender). *tt
Bulletin Number: 0500102A Bulletin Date: 09-23-2002
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:drum
Summary
Snow/water ingestion into rear brake drum. *yd this bulletin supersedes 05-001-02 dated march 4, 2002. *tt
Bulletin Number: 801102 Bulletin Date: 08-19-2002
Component:
Air bags
Summary
Concerns with the air bag warning indicator lamp on intermittently or constantly. *tt
Bulletin Number: 1802002 Bulletin Date: 06-24-2002
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Flash programming failure recovery. *slc
Bulletin Number: 2301502 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2002
Component:
Visibility:rearview mirrors/devices:exterior
Summary
Subject regarding outside rearview mirror glass replacement. *slc
Bulletin Number: 1900801 Bulletin Date: 11-23-2001
Component:
Steering:wheel and handle bar
Summary
Experiencing a pop/tick sound heard coming from the steering wheel area while the vehicle is in motion. *tt
Bulletin Number: 700601 Bulletin Date: 11-11-2001
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:cooling unit and lines
Summary
Subject regarding transmission oil cooler line hose clamp service. *tt
Bulletin Number: 900801 Bulletin Date: 11-02-2001
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Subject regarding camshaft / bearing service. *tt
Bulletin Number: 2302701 Bulletin Date: 09-21-2001
Component:
Visibility:rearview mirrors/devices:exterior
Summary
Subject regarding outside rearview mirror glass replacement. *tt
Bulletin Number: 200401 Bulletin Date: 07-06-2001
Component:
Suspension:front
Summary
Experiencing a squawk / creak / groan sound from front suspension while driving over rough / bumpy roads. *tt
Bulletin Number: 801001 Bulletin Date: 05-25-2001
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
Subject regarding airbag / clock spring service for various models including 2002 model year jeep liberty. *tt
Bulletin Number: 1801201 Bulletin Date: 05-25-2001
Component:
Equipment
Summary
Subject regarding generic scan tool (gst), publication no. 81-170-00008 provided with this technical service bulletin to provide reference information when using generic scan tool on obdii vehicles. *tt
Bulletin Number: 500301 Bulletin Date: 04-20-2001
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:disc
Summary
A condition may exist where a low frequency howl / moan noise is heard from the rear brake area during low speed and / or low speed turns such as a parking lot maneuver, with no brake pedal pressure applied. *tt
Bulletin Number: 500101 Bulletin Date: 02-09-2001
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:drum:drum
Summary
On some vehicles, while driving through deep or blowing snow / water, the snow / water may enter the rear brake drums causing rust to develop on the rear brake drum and shoe friction surfaces. this condition can lead to temporary freezi
Bulletin Number: 0800600REV Bulletin Date: 12-29-2000
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
Subject regarding wire splice repairs. *sb
Bulletin Number: 2303400A Bulletin Date: 12-15-2000
Component:
Visibility:rearview mirrors/devices
Summary
Subject regarding outside mirror glass replacement. *tt
Bulletin Number: 2300800B Bulletin Date: 11-24-2000
Component:
Seats
Summary
Subject regarding child seat tether anchors. *tt
Bulletin Number: 2304200 Bulletin Date: 11-03-2000
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
Experiencing a chatter sound coming from the sliding door power lock actuator(s) when the power lock feature is repeatedly activated. *tt
Bulletin Number: 2601000 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2000
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline
Summary
Information regarding updates to the fuel system service procedures. *tt
Bulletin Number: 82700 Bulletin Date: 09-29-2000
Component:
Air bags
Summary
Subject regarding non-deployed airbag handling procedures. *tt
Bulletin Number: 231100A Bulletin Date: 04-07-2000
Component:
Structure:body
Summary
A condition exist where the roof panel surface exhibits waviness or depression(s) near the front of the character features or skid strip for roof rack equipped vehicles. *tt
Bulletin Number: 231100 Bulletin Date: 03-24-2000
Component:
Structure:body
Summary
This bulletin contains procecures to remove waviness or depressions from the roof panel surface. *tt
Bulletin Number: 230800 Bulletin Date: 03-03-2000
Component:
Seats
Summary
Subject regarding child seat tether anchors. *tt
Bulletin Number: 80600 Bulletin Date: 02-25-2000
Component:
Electrical system:wiring
Summary
This bulletin provides a revised wire splice procedure and related parts. *tt
Bulletin Number: 190999 Bulletin Date: 02-11-2000
Component:
Steering
Summary
A condition where a click / rattle sound may be heard coming from the area of the steering wheel while the vhicle is in motion. *tt
Bulletin Number: 180100 Bulletin Date: 02-04-2000
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Subject regarding misdiagnosed leak detection pump systems with diagnostic trouble codes p1494, p0442 p0455, or p0456. *tt
Bulletin Number: 180200 Bulletin Date: 02-04-2000
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Concerns with the pcv valve freezing under extremely cold conditions. *tt
Bulletin Number: 51099 Bulletin Date: 01-31-2000
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:drum:drum
Summary
Information regarding snow / water entering the rear brake drums. *tt
Bulletin Number: 84599 Bulletin Date: 12-31-1999
Component:
Equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc.
Summary
Vehicle operator may complain of poor am radio reception. *tt
Bulletin Number: 83799 Bulletin Date: 11-12-1999
Component:
Air bags:on-off switch assembly
Summary
Daimlerchrysler corporation is now offerinb airbag on / off switches for selected vehicles. *tt
Bulletin Number: 50999 Bulletin Date: 11-05-1999
Component:
Parking brake:conventional:mechanical
Summary
Information on rear wheel park brake actuator / lever service. *tt
Bulletin Number: 233599REVA Bulletin Date: 10-01-1999
Component:
Structure:body
Summary
Subject on the child seat tether anchors. *mjs
Bulletin Number: 182299 Bulletin Date: 09-17-1999
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit intermittent malfunction indicator light (mil) illumination with hex code $1b (p0123) throttle position sensor (tps) voltage high. *tt
Bulletin Number: 190699 Bulletin Date: 09-17-1999
Component:
Electrical system:ignition:switch
Summary
Information regarding the ignition switch housing service. *tt
Bulletin Number: 210599A Bulletin Date: 09-03-1999
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
This bulletin announces the availability and installation of a resuable automatic transmission oil pan gasket. *tt
Bulletin Number: 233599 Bulletin Date: 09-03-1999
Component:
Seats
Summary
Information on child seat tether anchors. *tt
Bulletin Number: 82799 Bulletin Date: 08-27-1999
Component:
Vehicle speed control
Summary
Concerns with speed control which does not maintain set speed while climbing a grade. *tt
Bulletin Number: 140399 Bulletin Date: 08-27-1999
Component:
Vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal
Summary
Experiencing vibration / buzz in the accelerator pedal at 2200 - 2500 rpm and above 3500 rpm. *tt
Bulletin Number: 181299 Bulletin Date: 06-18-1999
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)
Summary
This bulletin explains the operation and application of the leak detection pump (ldp) monitor test. *tt
Bulletin Number: 230199A Bulletin Date: 06-11-1999
Component:
Structure:body
Summary
Experiencing tick type noise at top of left b-pillar. *tt
Bulletin Number: 70299 Bulletin Date: 06-04-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline:belts and associated pulleys
Summary
Concerns with serpentine belt slipping off idler pulley. *tt
Bulletin Number: 220399 Bulletin Date: 04-23-1999
Component:
Tires
Summary
Subject pertaining to smooth road high-speed vibration or shake condition. *tt
Bulletin Number: 220299 Bulletin Date: 04-16-1999
Component:
Tires
Summary
Customer may complain of low speed tire wobble. *tt
Bulletin Number: 210699 Bulletin Date: 04-02-1999
Component:
Vehicle speed control
Summary
Conditions with intermittent loss of speed control. *tt
Bulletin Number: 210599 Bulletin Date: 03-05-1999
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Subject regarding reusable automatic transmission oil pan gasket. *tt
Bulletin Number: 180599 Bulletin Date: 02-26-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Concerns with sags / hesitation / stumble / start & stall, a/c bump improvements, addition of leak detection pump (ldp) monitor test. *tt
Bulletin Number: 210499 Bulletin Date: 02-26-1999
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Service and parts information on 1999 running changes to transmission range sensor (trs) *tt
Bulletin Number: 180599 Bulletin Date: 02-26-1999
Component:
061100 engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Concerns with sags / hesitation / stumble / start & stall, a/c bump improvements, addition of leak detection pump (ldp) monitor test. *tt
Bulletin Number: 180599 Bulletin Date: 02-26-1999
Component:
061100 engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Concerns with sags / hesitation / stumble / start & stall, a/c bump improvements, addition of leak detection pump (ldp) monitor test. *tt
Bulletin Number: 230399 Bulletin Date: 02-12-1999
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
Concerns with front and / or sliding door power lock motors making a whirling noise. *tt
Bulletin Number: 795 Bulletin Date: 02-01-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system
Summary
Emissions recall -- vehicle emission control information (veci) label replacement. *tt
Bulletin Number: 795 Bulletin Date: 02-01-1999
Component:
063000 engine and engine cooling:exhaust system
Summary
Emissions recall -- vehicle emission control information (veci) label replacement. *tt
Bulletin Number: 795 Bulletin Date: 02-01-1999
Component:
063000 engine and engine cooling:exhaust system
Summary
Emissions recall -- vehicle emission control information (veci) label replacement. *tt
Bulletin Number: 230199 Bulletin Date: 01-29-1999
Component:
Structure:body
Summary
Subject pertaining to a ticking type noise at top of left b-pillar. *tt
Bulletin Number: 81798 Bulletin Date: 12-30-1998
Component:
Air bags:on-off switch assembly
Summary
Subject regarding airbag on - off switches. *yc
Bulletin Number: 90798 Bulletin Date: 12-11-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Subject regarding oil seepage at cam position sensor / misinterpreted head gasket leak. *yc
Bulletin Number: 235998 Bulletin Date: 12-11-1998
Component:
Visibility:windshield
Summary
Windnoise around fron door glass, especially at top of the b pillar. *ak
Bulletin Number: 090198 REV B Bulletin Date: 11-13-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Vehicle experiencing a ticking noise while at idle from engine. *yc
Bulletin Number: 90598 Bulletin Date: 11-06-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
A new multi-layer steel ( mls ) head gasket has been developed and is being implemented into production vehicles. *yc
Bulletin Number: 250298 Bulletin Date: 10-23-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system
Summary
"subject regarding i/m ( inspection maintenance ) testing - obd ii ""carb"" readiness monitor information. *yc"
Bulletin Number: 9.80801E+11 Bulletin Date: 10-15-1998
Component:
Equipment:other:owners/service/other manual
Summary
Service manual revisions. *yc
Bulletin Number: 30698 Bulletin Date: 10-02-1998
Component:
Power train:driveline:constant velocity joint
Summary
Right side half shaft cv boot is made of a special high temperature resistant material that can show heavy grease sepage-enough to form droplets on the boot convolutes. *ak
Bulletin Number: 21098 Bulletin Date: 09-25-1998
Component:
Suspension
Summary
A squeaking / chirping noise is heard ( inside or outside the vehicle ) from the strut tower area( s ). *yc
Bulletin Number: 84098 Bulletin Date: 09-25-1998
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
Subject regarding body control module auto headlamp sensor/ signal circuit diagnostic trouble code (dtc). *yc
Bulletin Number: 183298 Bulletin Date: 09-25-1998
Component:
Structure:body
Summary
Subject on flash programming failure recovery. *yc
Bulletin Number: 081798 REV B Bulletin Date: 09-18-1998
Component:
Air bags:on-off switch assembly
Summary
Subject regarding the airbag on-off switches. *yc
Bulletin Number: 190598 Bulletin Date: 08-28-1998
Component:
Steering
Summary
"a ""honk"" or squeal noise during parking lot maneuvers. *yc"
Bulletin Number: 20998 Bulletin Date: 08-28-1998
Component:
Suspension:rear
Summary
Rattle noise from rear of the vehicle when driving over road bumps. *ak
Bulletin Number: 9843 Bulletin Date: 08-18-1998
Component:
Equipment:electrical:air conditioner
Summary
Exhibiting a moaning and groaning sound accociated with a/c compressor operation. *yc
Bulletin Number: 233498 Bulletin Date: 08-07-1998
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
The front door body mounted weaterstrip falls off mounting flange, usually along the top of the door opening. *yc
Bulletin Number: 241198 Bulletin Date: 07-24-1998
Component:
Equipment:electrical:air conditioner
Summary
Subject regarding a/c suction and / or discharge line requires replacement due to cracking at or near compressor. *ak
Bulletin Number: 9.80424E+11 Bulletin Date: 06-05-1998
Component:
Structure:body
Summary
Symptoms with roof rack rattles at highway speeds. *yc
Bulletin Number: 82798 Bulletin Date: 06-05-1998
Component:
Equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc.
Summary
Perceived loss or cahnge of radio station presets. *ak
Bulletin Number: 9830 Bulletin Date: 06-01-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Subject on labor operation time change for domestic 2.ol dohc and 2.4l head gasket replacement. *yc
Bulletin Number: 240798 Bulletin Date: 05-22-1998
Component:
Equipment:electrical:air conditioner
Summary
Conditions with a/c compressor lock-up at low mileage. *yc
Bulletin Number: 9827 Bulletin Date: 05-08-1998
Component:
Structure:body
Summary
Information on body control module (bcm) replacement. *yc
Bulletin Number: 98771 Bulletin Date: 05-01-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan
Summary
The radiator fan relay may not turn on the radiator cooling fans, causing engine to overheat. *ak
Bulletin Number: 220298 Bulletin Date: 04-24-1998
Component:
Suspension
Summary
*during low speed vehicle experiences side to side oscillation/wobble while driving between 10-45mph. *ak
Bulletin Number: 210798 Bulletin Date: 04-24-1998
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Subject on delayed transaxle engagement. *ak
Bulletin Number: 81698 Bulletin Date: 04-17-1998
Component:
Equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc.
Summary
Information on installation of radio transmitting equipment. *ak
Bulletin Number: 110598 Bulletin Date: 04-10-1998
Component:
Vehicle speed control
Summary
Some vehicles may produce a high pitched whistle noise during wide open throttle acceleration. *yc
Bulletin Number: 90198 Bulletin Date: 04-10-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Some vehicles may experience a condition where the valve train makes a tapping noise. *yc
Bulletin Number: 110398 Bulletin Date: 03-20-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system
Summary
Information on removal of the exhaust drone. *yc
Bulletin Number: 1812098 Bulletin Date: 03-20-1998
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Subject on tip-in sags/hesitations or rough idle after a hot soak restart. *yc
Bulletin Number: 9814 Bulletin Date: 03-18-1998
Component:
Electrical system:ignition:module
Summary
Condition with the software within the powertrain (pcm) may not operate the solid state relay for the radiator fan correctly. *yc
Bulletin Number: 220198 Bulletin Date: 03-13-1998
Component:
Wheels
Summary
Information on vehicle aluminum wheels having a unique balance weight retention flange. *yc
Bulletin Number: 210398 Bulletin Date: 02-13-1998
Component:
Power train:manual transmission
Summary
Subject on transaxle desensitization to intermittent faults / driveability improvements. *yc
Bulletin Number: 987591/7592 Bulletin Date: 02-01-1998
Component:
Equipment:other:labels
Summary
Various information on veci label replacement. *yc
Bulletin Number: 183397 Bulletin Date: 12-31-1997
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan
Summary
Subject regarding improper cooling fan relay actuation. *yc
Bulletin Number: 90997 Bulletin Date: 12-19-1997
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Information on gasket surface preparation on aluminum engine components. *nlm
Bulletin Number: 191497 Bulletin Date: 12-19-1997
Component:
Steering:rack and pinion:rack
Summary
This bulletin involves intermittent popping on front end. *nlm
Bulletin Number: 236997 Bulletin Date: 12-19-1997
Component:
Seats:front assembly:recliner
Summary
This bulletin involves seat back creak noise - drivers side. *nlm
Bulletin Number: 84097 Bulletin Date: 12-12-1997
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
Information on body control module auto headlamp sensor/signal circuit diagnostic trouble code (dtc). *nlm
Bulletin Number: 230197 Bulletin Date: 12-05-1997
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Creak sound heard upon acceleration and/or deceleration- sound seems to come from floorpan/dash area. *jd
Bulletin Number: 191197 Bulletin Date: 12-05-1997
Component:
Steering:hydraulic power assist system
Summary
"concerns with ""honk"" noise during parking lot maneuvers. *nlm"
Bulletin Number: 23097 A Bulletin Date: 12-05-1997
Component:
Suspension
Summary
Test
Bulletin Number: 83997 Bulletin Date: 11-28-1997
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
Vehicle may experience remote keyless entry transmitter batteries discharge prematurely. *nlm
Bulletin Number: 140897 Bulletin Date: 11-21-1997
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline
Summary
Information on poor drivability with high di (drivability index) fuel. *nlm
Bulletin Number: 020997A Bulletin Date: 10-24-1997
Component:
Suspension:rear
Summary
Concerns with thumping noise at rear of vehicle during cold operation. *nlm
Bulletin Number: 181997A Bulletin Date: 10-17-1997
Component:
Power train
Summary
Exhibiting a periodic bump in power train when the a/c is operating
Bulletin Number: 190197 Bulletin Date: 10-03-1997
Component:
Steering
Summary
Some vehicles experience a momentary loss of power assist for the steering when turning corners with the a/c or defroster
Bulletin Number: 235297 Bulletin Date: 09-19-1997
Component:
Structure:body
Summary
Some vehicles may have a marginal or partial bond of the backlight to the liftgate that may develop into a water leak. *yc
Bulletin Number: 9.70912E+11 Bulletin Date: 09-12-1997
Component:
Structure:body
Summary
Water leaks onto the passenger side floor from the hvac housing. *yc
Bulletin Number: 234397A Bulletin Date: 09-12-1997
Component:
Structure:body
Summary
Concern with water leak onto the passenger side floor from the hvac housing. *nlm
Bulletin Number: 241197 Bulletin Date: 07-11-1997
Component:
Equipment:electrical:air conditioner
Summary
Concerns with a/c evaporator odor. *nlm
Bulletin Number: 190197A Bulletin Date: 01-24-1997
Component:
Steering:hydraulic power assist system
Summary
During high humidity climate conditions, some vehicles may experience a momentary loss of power assist for the steering when turning corners with the a/c or defrost
Recall Date: 08-10-2010 Affected Vehicles: 6,686
Component:
Equipment
Summary:
Curt mfg is recalling certain class 3 receiver hitches, p/n 13347, sold as aftermarket equipment for use on 1997-2007 chrysler town and country vans, 1996-2007 dodge caravans, and 1996-2004 plymouth voyager vans. when the hitch is loaded to the maximum rating, the hitch may fracture or break at the bend location where the main body of the hitch meets the hitch muffler strap.
Consequence:
If the area in question fractures or breaks, this could cause an unstable driving condition, possibly resulting in a crash.
How to Fix:
Curt mfg will notify owners of record and will replace the hitch free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin during august 2010. owners may contact curt mfg at 1-715-831-8713.
Recall Date: 05-11-2009 Affected Vehicles: 42,540
Component:
Exterior lighting:headlights
Summary:
"dope, inc. is recalling 42,540 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. these headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, ""lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."" these lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors."
Consequence:
Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.
How to Fix:
Dope, inc. will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. the safety recall began on july 28, 2009. owners may contact dope, inc. at 1-626-272-1798.
Recall Date: 04-07-2009 Affected Vehicles: 16,270
Component:
Exterior lighting
Summary:
"sabersport is recalling 16,270 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. these headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, ""lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."" these lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors."
Consequence:
Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.
How to Fix:
Sabersport will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. the safety recall began on may 11, 2009. owners may contact sabersport at 1-909-598-7589.
Recall Date: 12-11-2007 Affected Vehicles: 1,657
Component:
Visibility:glass, side/rear
Summary:
"certain curved tempered replacement glass manufactured by hangzhou safety glass ltd and supplied to safelite by auto temp inc., identified as dot-430, and sold for use on certain domestic and foreign vehicles may not break into small pieces as expected of tempered glass and fails to conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 205, ""glazing materials."""
Consequence:
In the event of a vehicle crash, the occupant(s) may be seriously injured by shattered glass.
How to Fix:
Safelite will notify its retail customers and replace the glass free of charge. retail customers can contact safelite toll free at 1-888-843-2906. safelite will notify its wholesale customers and reimburse wholesale customers for current inventory and at a specified rate for replacing their customer's glass. wholesale customers can contact safelite's wholesale division, service autoglass toll free at 1-888-246-6298. the recall began on january 15, 2008.
Recall Date: 11-02-2006 Affected Vehicles: 24,358
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump
Summary:
Certain airtex fuel pump modules, p/nos. e7089m, e7094m, e7113m, and e7129m, manufactured between june 1 and september 24, 2006. these fuel pump modules were sold as aftermarket for use in certain daimlerchrysler vehicles listed above. silicone material used in manufacture of the flapper valve was out-of-specification, leading to excess swell of the flapper valve restricting the flow of fuel to the fuel pump module.
Consequence:
Fuel restriction could result in loss of power and/or engine stall, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.
How to Fix:
Airtex will notify owners and replace the defective fuel pump modules free of charge. the recall began on october 18, 2006. owners may contact airtex toll-free at 1-866-867-3759.
Recall Date: 03-13-2006 Affected Vehicles: 292,000
Component:
Exterior lighting:headlights
Summary:
"certain anzo combination headlamp assemblies sold as replacement lamps for use on certain passenger vehicles. some combination lamps are not equipped with amber side reflectors which fail to conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, ""lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."""
Consequence:
Without the amber reflectors, the vehicle will be poorly illuminated, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.
How to Fix:
Anzo will notify owners and replace the headlamps free of charge. the recall began may 9, 2006. owners may contact anzo usa at 909-468-3688.
Recall Date: 03-13-2006 Affected Vehicles: 7,440
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic
Summary:
Certain aftermarket brake hydraulic master cylinders sold as replacement brake cylinders for certain ford, daimlerchrysler, and jeep passenger vehicles. these brake cylinders were sold under the brand names of napa, raybestos, aimco, ac delco, carquest, bendix, and wagner. only products that were manufactured from july 27, 2005 through january 17, 2006 (date codes 0529 through 0602) are subject to this recall. when subject to very cold temperatures, an internal seal in the master cylinder could lose flexibility and may cause brake fluid to leak.
Consequence:
Loss of brake fluid can lead to a decrease in brake line pressure and an increase in stopping distance, which can result in a vehicle crash.
How to Fix:
Affinia (brake parts, inc.) will replace the subject brake hydraulic master cylinders free of charge. the recall began on march 20, 2006. owners can contact affina group customer service at 1-800-323-0354.
Recall Number: D17 Recall Date: 10-06-2004 Affected Vehicles: 955,344
Component:
Air bags
Summary:
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.
Consequence:
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.
How to Fix:
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.
Recall Date: 10-24-2003 Affected Vehicles: 68,563
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline
Summary:
Certain aftermarket replacement fuel filters, models wix filter part numbers 33576, 33577, 33734; napa filter part numbers 3576, 3577, 3734; and carquest filter part numbers 86576, 86577, 86734 used on 1996-2000 daimlerchrysler town & country, dodge caravan, and plymouth voyager vehicles, can cause the fuel lines to leak.
Consequence:
A possible fire can occur in the presence of an ignition source.
How to Fix:
Wix will notify its customers and replace the fuel filters free of charge. note: this does not involve any products manufactured by the daimlerchrysler corp. nor any dailmerchrysler dealers. owner notification is expected to begin during november 2003. owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact wix at 704-864-6711.
Recall Date: 09-26-2003 Affected Vehicles: 45,870
Component:
Equipment
Summary:
Aftermarket replacement fuel filters manufactured between september 17, 2002, and january 20, 2003, sold under the brand names listed above. the filter may experience malfunction of the quick connector either blocking fuel flow to the engine or causing a fuel leak. this does not involve any products manufactured by the daimlerchrysler corp. nor any dailmerchrysler dealers.
Consequence:
If this condition occurred while the vehicle is in motion, the engine could stall. also, in the presence of an ignition source, the fuel leak could result in a vehicle fire.
How to Fix:
Aftermarket replacement fuel filters for 1995-2000 short wheelbase chrysler town & country, plymouth voyager and dodge caravan minivans part no. 18232 and date code 0237, 0249, or 0252. replacement fuel filters for 1995-2000 long wheelbase chrysler town & country, plymouth voyager and dodge caravan minivans part no. 18230 and date code 0237, 0249, 0251, or 0304. replacement fuel filters for 2001-2004 chrysler town & country, plymouth voyager and dodge caravan minivans part no. 28871 and date code 0249. these part numbers and date codes appear on the gold-tone filter. distributors and retailers will be notified to isolate and return affected inventory. owners who have had the fuel filter serviced on one of the applicable vehicles after september 17, 2002 should return their vehicle to the service facility to be inspected to see if the fuel filter that was installed is one that is involved in the recall. if so, the owners should have the filter replaced. to receive a full refund plus the cost of postage, owners should cut the connectors from the hoses, rinse the connectors and return them together with proof of the amount paid for the replacement part and labor, to intercontinental at intercontinental auto parts, inc., p.o. box 861, mahwah, nj 07430, attn: fuel filter recall. intercontinental will mail a full refund to the owner.
Recall Number: B24 Recall Date: 11-07-2002 Affected Vehicles: 1,500,521
Component:
Air bags:frontal
Summary:
On certain mini vans, the clockspring assembly may have been wound incorrectly during the vehicle assembly process.
Consequence:
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.
How to Fix:
Dealers will replace the clockspring assembly on all vehicles with 70,000 miles or less. an extended lifetime warranty will also be placed on this component for all affected vehicles, regardless of mileage. daimlerchrysler will also reimburse owners who have paid to have the clockspring replaced on their vehicles. owner notification began november 18, 2002. 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 daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
Recall Number: B09 Recall Date: 03-08-2002 Affected Vehicles: 545,311
Component:
Seat belts:rear
Summary:
On certain minivans, some trim material can loosen and drop into the rear outboard seat belt assembly, causing the seat belt to become inoperative.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of personal injury.
How to Fix:
Dealers will replace the trim with foam blockers and inspect and replace all 3rd row seat belt assemblies. owner notification began june 3, 2002. 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 daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
Recall Number: 895 Recall Date: 09-13-2000 Affected Vehicles: 1,163,000
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline:fuel injection system
Summary:
Vehicle description: mini vans built with 3.3l and 3.8l engines have fuel rails with nitrole rubber o-ring seals that can degrade over time. fuel leakage from the underhood fuel injection fuel rail could result, increasing the likelihood of a vehicle fire.
Consequence:
Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire.
How to Fix:
Dealers will install a seal on the vehicle fuel rails to prevent external leakage of fuel from the fuel rail crossover tube, should the existing o-rings continue to degrade. owner notification began on january 25, 2002. due to the large quantity of vehicles involved in this campaign, the owner notification will be phased over the next several months. however, if a vehicle is leaking fuel from the o-rings, the vehicle should be taken into a dealer to have this repaired as soon as possible. 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 daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
Recall Date: 12-15-1997 Affected Vehicles: 900
Component:
Child seat
Summary:
Vehicle description: passenger minivans equipped with integrated child seats. the shoulder harness restraint webbing was incorrectly routed around the metal reinforcement bar on these seats.
Consequence:
The child seat occupant may not be properly restrained in the event of a collision.
How to Fix:
Dealers will inspect the routing of the shoulder belt webbing and any found incorrect will be properly routed.
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