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Our Quick Take:
Some Chrysler and Dodge minivans were not equipped with the optional blind spot detection system. Still, these vehicles have the wiring connectors for some of the components of that system present. Chrysler has found that these connectors may become corroded and short circuit.
What Should You Do?
We at RepairPal have designated this a medium priority recall; this would change to high if any odd electrical concerns are noticed. Please contact your Chrysler or 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.
Vehicles without the optional blind spot detection system still have the wiring installed to support that system. This wiring, unused, could become corroded and cause an electrical short. This may cause various electrical concerns, and even a fire hazard. Dealers will seal off the connectors. The Chrysler recall number is J01. This recall began on March 9, 2009.