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Recall 04V578000

The Positive Battery Cable May Contact Front Suspension

Electrical & Lights, December 14, 2004
Affected Cars

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

The positive battery cable may contact the front suspension. The contact could wear the insulation from the cable, which could lead to a short circuit, and possibly a fire in the engine compartment.

What Should You Do?

Please contact your Dodge 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 positive battery cable may contact the front suspension upper control arm mounting bracket. The contact could wear the insulation from the cable, which could lead to a short circuit, and possibly a fire in the engine compartment. Dealers will inspect the positive battery cable and reposition it if necessary. The recall began December 14, 2004. The Chrysler recall number is D40.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date: December 14, 2004

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V578000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES

Potential Number of Units Affected: 71,763

Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES BUILT WITH A 5.7L, 4.7L, OR 3.7L ENGINE, THE POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE MAY CONTACT THE FRONT SUSPENSION UPPER CONTROL ARM MOUNTING BRACKET.

Consequence: THIS CONTACT COULD ABRADE THE CABLE AND CAUSE A SHORT CIRCUIT, WHICH MAY RESULT IN AN UNDERHOOD FIRE.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BATTERY CABLE AND, IF NECESSARY, REPOSITION IT AWAY FROM THE CONTROL ARM MOUNTING BRACKET. THE RECALL BEGAN DECEMBER 14, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

Notes: DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. D40.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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