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Recall: 2000-2001 Powerwagan: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

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    [FONT=&quot]NHTSA #:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] 51829/51830[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] Make: DODGE
    Model: POWERWAGON
    Model Year: 2000-2001
    MFG Campaign #: 990

    Description: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING[/FONT]


    [FONT=&quot]Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report[/FONT][FONT=&quot]: DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION
    Begin Date of MFG: 8/1/1999
    End Date of MFG: 3/5/2001
    Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

    Number of units affected: 98,000
    Date owner notified by MFG: 8/27/2001

    Recall Initiator: MFR
    MFG's of Recalled Vehicles/Products: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

    Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: VANS AND WAGONS NOT EQUIPPED WITH POWER FRONT SEATS. IN THE PRESENCE OF ROAD SALT, WATER, AND POSSIBLY OTHER DEBRIS, THE POWER SEAT CONNECTOR LOCATED BENEATH THE DRIVER'S SEAT COULD DEVELOP A HIGH RESISTIVE SHORT CIRCUIT THAT CYCLES THE CIRCUIT BREAKER.[/FONT]


    [FONT=&quot]Consequence Summary: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]IF THE CIRCUIT BREAKER CYCLES FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, HEAT COULD BUILD UP IN THE CONNECTOR, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A FIRE.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Corrective Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] OWNERS WILL RECEIVE INSTRUCTIONS FOR REMOVING THE CIRCUIT BREAKER FROM THE FUSE PANEL. IF AN OWNER DESIRES, THEIR DEALER CAN PERFORM THE REPAIR. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 27, 2001. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Recall Notes:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).[/FONT]
     

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