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.
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.
Vehicles originally sold or registered in areas using greater amounts of road salt may have damaged up-front airbag sensors due to cracks allowing water intrusion. These sensors provide enhanced airbag performance in certain types of frontal crashes. In one of these crashes, with one or both of the vehicles up-front sensors inoperative, the occupants will not benefit from the enhanced airbag protection these sensors would provide. Dealers will install new up-front sensors with improved corrosion protection. Vehicles in other areas will receive a lifetime warranty on these sensors. This recall began on July 2, 2007. The Chrysler recall number is G09/X16.
On some vehicles, the front seat track position sensors for the air bag system may not function properly. This could increase the risk of injury in certain crash conditions. Dealers will inspect the front seat track position sensors and replace them. The recall began June 18, 2007. The Chrysler recall number is G14.
The rear quarter glass may separate from the vehicle. If the glass separates while driving, it could strike another vehicle or injure a pedestrian. In most cases, the glass will become loose before falling off completely. Dealers will replace the quarter glass on affected vehicles.