Bad Programming in Control Module May Cause Engine to Stall
Drive Train, May 19, 2008
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Our Quick Take:
Improper programming in the power train control module may cause the engine to stall.
What Should You Do?
Chrysler will notify customers of affected vehicles beginning January 11, 2006. If you feel your car should have been covered by this recall and have not been contacted. You should call your local dealer. It is helpful to have the VIN Vehicle Identification Number ready when you do so.
Improper programming in the PCM powertrain control module may case the engine to stall. This could cause a crash. The dealer will reprogram affected units. The Chrysler recall # is H19
Manufacturer's Report Date:
May 19, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
Potential Number of Units Affected:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 24,461 MY 2006 JEEP COMMANDER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4.7L V8 ENGINES. THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) WAS PROGRAMMED WITH SOFTWARE THAT MAY ALLOW THE ENGINE TO STALL UNDER CERTAIN OPERATING CONDITIONS.
THIS COULD CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE PCM SOFTWARE IN ALL 4.7L ENGINE EQUIPPED MY 2006 JEEP COMMANDERS BUILT PRIOR TO JANUARY 11, 2006. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 19, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
CHRYSLER RECALL NO. H19.CUSTOMERS MAY 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