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Dodge Caliber Recall 10V197000

Right Front Door May Open Unexpectedly

Body, Interior & Misc., June 7, 2010

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

The right front door may not latch correctly and could open unexpectedly. This would increase the risk of the right front seat passenger, if not wearing a seat belt, being ejected from the vehicle.

What Should You Do?

This could be considered a medium priority recall; this would change to high if passengers refuse to wear their seat belts. For more information, contact your Chrysler dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you as to what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary:

Some vehicles may have been assembled with an incorrect lock rod in the right front door. As a result, the door could open unexpectedly, increasing the risk of passengers not wearing their seat belts being ejected from the vehicle. Dealers will inspect and replace the right front door lock rod as necessary. The recall is scheduled to begin during June 2010. The Chrysler recall number is K09.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2010

Manufacturer's Report Date: June 7, 2010

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V197000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

Potential Number of Units Affected: 123

Summary: CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 DODGE CALIBER VEHICLES. SOME VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH AN INCORRECT DOOR LOCK ROD IN THE RIGHT FRONT DOOR.

Consequence: AN UNLATCHED DOOR COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF AN UNBELTED FRONT SEAT PASSENGER BEING EJECTED FROM THE VEHICLE.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE FRONT RIGHT DOOR LOCK ROD AS REQUIRED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

Notes: CHRYSLER'S SAFETY RECALL NO. K09.OWNERS 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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