Under certain environmental conditions, a front crash sensor for the airbag system may crack, allowing water intrusion. This can cause the sensor to fail and illuminate the airbag warning light. The airbag system may not deploy as designed when the airbag warning light is on, increasing the risk of personal injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the affected sensors with ones of a new design. This recall is expected to begin during June 2010. The Chrysler recall number is J38.
Some vehicles may have been assembled with a deformed brake booster input rod retainer or no retainer at all. As a result, the brakes may fail without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a new brake booster input rod retainer to correct this problem. This recall is expected to begin during February 2010. The Chrysler recall number is J37.
The spindle nut may be missing from the front wheels of some vehicles. A front wheel may come off and cause an accident. Dealers will inspect for missing nuts and will repair affected wheels. This recall started on November 2, 2009. The Chrysler recall number is J27.
A compatibility problem with the instrument cluster and the fuel pump module may cause the fuel gauge to overstate the amount of fuel left in the tank. As a result, the vehicle may run out of fuel. Dealers will replace the fuel pump free of charge. The began March, 2009. The Chrysler recall number is J02.
Vehicles without the optional blind spot detection system still have the wiring installed to support that system. This wiring, unused, could become corroded and cause an electrical short. This may cause various electrical concerns, and even a fire hazard. Dealers will seal off the connectors. The Chrysler recall number is J01. This recall began on March 9, 2009.
The tire pressure monitor (TPM) sensors may not transmit the actual tire pressure. The driver may be unaware of low tire pressures. Low tire pressure could result in tire damage and cause a crash without warning. Dealers will replace the TPM sensors. The recall began February 9, 2009. The recall number is H41.
Chrysler is recalling 2009 Sebring, Dodge Caliber, Avenger, Journey, Jeep Patriot, and Compass models due to a new adhesive in the PCM manufacturing process that can cause the printed circuit board to break. This may cause the engine to stall and cause a crash without warning. Dealers will replace the PCM free of charge.
The axle hub nuts on the rear wheels may not be crimped properly, which will allow the nuts to loosen and possibly allow the rear axles to separate from the hubs. This will cause a loss of power and vehicle acceleration. Dealers will replace the axle hub nuts. The Dodge recall number is H23. This recall began during July, 2008.
Unused connectors in the TPMS may corrode and short circuit, which could cause various issues (e.g. the engine to stall unexpectedly, a no-start condition, a dead battery, and/or a non-functioning cruise control or remote start system). If the engine stalls unexpectedly, a crash may occur. Dealers will seal the wires for the TPMS. The recall began April 15, 2008. The Chrysler recall number is H07.
On vehicles with the 2.4L engine, the engine coolant may be drawn into the left cooling fan motor connector, which could cause an electrical short circuit and possibly a fire. Dealers will inspect the connector for damage or contamination, install a wire harness overlay, and replace the cooling fan motor. The recall began November 19, 2007. The Chrysler recall number is G39.