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Chrysler PT Cruiser Recall 03V076000

Chrysler Recalls 2003 PT Cruisers Because the Clutch May Fail to Disengage

Drive Train, April 15, 2003

RepairPal Expert Overview

Summary:

The clutch may fail to disengage due to a welded pin disengaging from the dual mass flywheel. It most cases, you will hear a significant rattling type noise if the pin disengages. Dealers will replace the flywheel and clutch assemblies with updated parts.

 

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2003

Manufacturer's Report Date: April 15, 2003

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 03V076000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

Potential Number of Units Affected: 816

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, MANUAL TRANSMISSION MODELS ONLY, A WELDED PIN INTERNAL TO THE DUAL-MASS FLYWHEEL (DMF) ASSEMBLY CAN UNSEAT AND BECOME LODGED BETWEEN THE FLYWHEEL AND THE CLUTCH DISC.

Consequence: IF THIS OCCURS, THE CLUTCH MAY NOT DISENGAGE WHEN THE CLUTCH PEDAL IS DEPRESSED.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FLYWHEEL AND CLUTCH ASSEMBLIES WITH THE UPDATED DESIGN PARTS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON APRIL 14, 2003. 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 DAIMLER CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

Notes: DAIMLER CHRYSLER RECALL NO. C09. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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