Chrysler Sebring Recall 07V414000
Door May Not Latch When Closed
Body, Interior & Misc., October 29, 2007
RepairPal Expert Overview
Our Quick Take:
The door may not latch when the is closed. If the door opens unexpectedly, an unbelted front seat occupant may fall out or be ejected in a crash.
What Should You Do?
We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the door may not latch when closed. 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.
The cable from the interior door release handle to the front door latch may come unseated, causing the latch to possibly stay in the unlatched position or the door lock not to function. If the door opens unexpectedly, an unbelted front seat occupant may fall out or be ejected in a crash. Dealers will add a secondary retention feature to both front doors. The recall began October 29, 2007. The Chrysler recall number is G33.
Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s): 2007
Manufacturer's Report Date: October 29, 2007
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07V414000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected: 72,333
Summary: ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE FRONT DOOR LATCH CABLE MAY BECOME PARTIALLY UNSEATED FROM THE INTERIOR RELEASE HANDLE HOUSING POSSIBLY CAUSING THE LATCH TO STICK IN THE UNLATCHED POSITION OR THE LOCK FUNCTION TO BECOME INOPERATIVE.
Consequence: DRIVING A VEHICLE WITH AN UNLATCHED DOOR CAN RESULT IN AN UNBELTED FRONT SEAT OCCUPANT FALLING OUT OF THE VEHICLE OR BEING EJECTED IN A CRASH, CAUSING INCREASED RISK OF INJURY.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL ADD A SECONDARY RETENTION FEATURE TO BOTH FRONT DOORS. THIS ACTION WILL SUPERSEDE AND EXPAND A PREVIOUS SAFETY RECALL (PLEASE SEE 07V-104). THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 29, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Notes: DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. G33. 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.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration