Coolant May Be Drawn into the Cooling Fan Wiring
Engine, November 19, 2007
RepairPal Expert Overview
Our Quick Take:
Coolant may be drawn into the cooling fan wiring, which could cause an electrical short circuit and possibly a fire.
What Should You Do?
We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the coolant may leak into the wiring without warning. 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.
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.
Manufacturer's Report Date:
November 19, 2007
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY
Potential Number of Units Affected:
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.4 LITER ENGINES, THE ENGINE COOLANT MAY BE DRAWN INTO THE LEFT RADIATOR COOLING FAN MOTOR CONNECTOR.
THIS CAN CAUSE AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CIRCUIT AND RESULT IN AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE CONNECTOR FOR CONTAMINATION OR DAMAGE, INSTALL A WIRING HARNESS OVERLAY, AND REPLACE THE FAN MOTOR FREE OR CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 19, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. G39. CUSTOMERS 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.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration