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.
Chrysler Sebring Recalls
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.
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.
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.
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.
A problem with the software for the ABS control module may cause the rear brakes to lock up under certain braking conditions. Dealers will reprogram the ABS electronic control unit. The recall began February 19, 2007. The Chrysler recall number is F50.
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.
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.