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Chrysler Sebring Recall 00V278000

Body, Interior & Misc., January 22, 2001

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
January 22, 2001
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
4,504
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
00V278000
Component
STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THROUGH DEGRADATION OF THE BOND BETWEEN THE SILENCER PAD AND A SHEET METAL PANEL (QUARTER INNER UPPER), THE PAD MAY FALL ONTO THE MAP LIGHT LOCATED IN THE REAR SEATING AREA NEAR THE C-PILLAR TRIM PANEL (LH AND RH). THIS CONTACT COULD CAUSE THE PAD TO MELT, CREATING A HOT SMELL AND/OR SMOKE DURING LONG PERIODS OF ILLUMINATION.
Consequence
SMOKE INHALATION COULD BE HARMFUL TO VEHICLE OCCUPANTS.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE INSULATION PAD FROM BEHIND BOTH REAR MAP LIGHTS.
Notes
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 22, 2001.OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-9853-1403.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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