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Chrysler Sebring Recall 06V494000

The Defroster May Not Work

Recall Details

On vehicles with automatic temperature control (ATC), a software problem with the HVAC module may cause the defrosting and defogging functions not to work. Under certain conditions, visibility could be reduced, possibly resulting in a crash. Dealers will reprogram the HVAC module. The recall began January 2, 2007. The Chrysler recall number is F51.

Our Quick Take

On vehicles with automatic temperature control (ATC), a software problem with the heating and AC (HVAC) computer may cause the defrosting and defogging functions not to work. Under certain conditions, visibility could be reduced, possibly resulting in a crash.

What Should You Do?

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the defrost function may not work. 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.

Body, Interior & Misc., January 2, 2007

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
January 2, 2007
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
6,086
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
06V494000
Component
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM

Summary
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (ATC) ONLY, THE SOFTWARE PROGRAMMED INTO THE HEATING VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC) MODULE MAY CAUSE THE WINDSHIELD DEFROSTING AND DEFOGGING FUNCTIONS TO BECOME INOPERATIVE.
Consequence
THIS CAN DECREASE THE DRIVER'S VISIBILITY UNDER CERTAIN DRIVING CONDITIONS AND RESULT IN A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE HVAC MODULE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 2, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Notes
DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. F51. 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.
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