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Chrysler Sebring Recall 06V494000

The Defroster May Not Work

Body, Interior & Misc., January 2, 2007

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

On vehicles with automatic temperature control (ATC), a software problem with the heating and AC (HVAC) computer may cause the defrosting and defogging functions not to work. Under certain conditions, visibility could be reduced, possibly resulting in a crash.

What Should You Do?

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the defrost function may not work. 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 vehicles with automatic temperature control (ATC), a software problem with the HVAC module may cause the defrosting and defogging functions not to work. Under certain conditions, visibility could be reduced, possibly resulting in a crash. Dealers will reprogram the HVAC module. The recall began January 2, 2007. The Chrysler recall number is F51.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2007

Manufacturer's Report Date: January 2, 2007

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06V494000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,086

Summary: ON CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (ATC) ONLY, THE SOFTWARE PROGRAMMED INTO THE HEATING VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC) MODULE MAY CAUSE THE WINDSHIELD DEFROSTING AND DEFOGGING FUNCTIONS TO BECOME INOPERATIVE.

Consequence: THIS CAN DECREASE THE DRIVER'S VISIBILITY UNDER CERTAIN DRIVING CONDITIONS AND RESULT IN A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE HVAC MODULE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 2, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

Notes: DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. F51. 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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