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Dodge Stratus Recall 04V579000

Right Front Steering Knuckle May Fail

Suspension & Steering, December 27, 2004

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

The right steering knuckle may crack and separate from the upper control arm, resulting in loss of vehicle control and possibly a crash.

What Should You Do?

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.

Summary:

The right steering knuckle may have been damaged during the manufacturing process. This could cause the steering knuckle to crack and separate from the upper control arm, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the right steering knuckle. This recall is expected to begin on December 27, 2004. Chrysler recall number is D55.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2005

Manufacturer's Report Date: December 27, 2004

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V579000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STEERING:LINKAGES:KNUCKLE:SPINDLE:ARM

Potential Number of Units Affected: 26,354

Summary: ON CERTAIN SEDANS AND CONVERTIBLE MODEL VEHICLES, THE RIGHT STEERING KNUCKLE MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING THE COMPONENT MANUFACTURING PROCESS.

Consequence: THIS COULD CAUSE THE STEERING KNUCKLE TO CRACK AND SEPARATE FROM THE UPPER CONTROL ARM, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE RIGHT STEERING KNUCKLE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 27, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

Notes: DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. D55. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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