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Chrysler 300 Recall 04V334000

Potential Electrical Fire Due to Loose Battery Cable

Recall Details

The battery cable fasteners could be loose at the bulkhead. This could result in overheating of the electrical connection, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will tighten the bulkhead stud battery cable fasteners to the proper specification. This recall is expected to begin on July 6, 2004. The Chrysler recall number is D28.

Our Quick Take

The battery cable fasteners at the bulkhead may be loose. The poor connection may overheat and result in a fire.

What Should You Do?

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.

Electrical & Lights, July 6, 2004

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
July 6, 2004
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
20,060
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
04V334000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES

Summary
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE BATTERY CABLE FASTENERS AT THE BULKHEAD STUD MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY TIGHTENED.
Consequence
A LOOSE FASTENER CAN CAUSE AN INSTRUMENT PANEL FIRE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL TIGHTEN THE BULKHEAD STUD BATTERY CABLE FASTENERS TO THE PROPER SPECIFICATION. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON JULY 6, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Notes
DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. D28.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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