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Chrysler Sebring Recall 06V431000

Hood May Open Unexpectedly

Body, Interior & Misc., November 27, 2006

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

On some models, the hood may open unexpectedly, which could lead to a crash without warning.

What Should You Do?

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the hood may open unexpectedly. Please contact your Chrysler dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary:

On some models, the hood latch striker may break and the hood may open unexpectedly, which could lead to a crash without warning. Dealers will replace the hood latch strikers free of charge. The recall began November 27, 2006. The Chrysler recall number is F45.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2007

Manufacturer's Report Date: November 27, 2006

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06V431000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD

Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,350

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE HOOD LATCH STRIKER MAY BREAK AND ALLOW THE HOOD TO OPEN WHILE DRIVING.

Consequence: IF THE HOOD OPENS WHILE DRIVING, A CRASH COULD OCCUR WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HOOD LATCH STRIKERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 27, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

Notes: DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. F45. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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