Vehicle May Stall Without Warning
Electrical & Lights, April 15, 2008
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Our Quick Take:
A problem with the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) may cause the engine not to start, or to stall unexpectedly. Other symptoms may be a dead battery and/or a non-functioning cruise control or remote start system. If the engine stalls unexpectedly, a crash may occur.
What Should You Do?
We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the engine may stall unexpectedly. 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.
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.
Manufacturer's Report Date:
April 15, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
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Potential Number of Units Affected:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 180,963 MY 2007-2008 SEBRING AND DODGE AVENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A STANDARD TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS). UNUSED ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS FOR THE TPMS MAY BECOME CORRODED AND COULD SHORT CIRCUIT, WHICH CAN CAUSE A VARIETY OF CONDITIONS INCLUDING ENGINE NO-START, DEAD BATTERY, AN INOPERATIVE CRUISE CONTROL OR REMOTE START SYSTEM, AND/OR ENGINE STALLING.
ENGINE STALLING COULD CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
DEALERS WILL SEAL THE WIRES FOR THE TPMS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 15, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
CHRYSLER RECALL NO. H07. 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