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Chrysler Town & Country Recall 95I001006

Body, Interior & Misc., March 29, 1996

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
March 29, 1996
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
689,656
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
95I001006
Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:LOCK

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PASSENGER MINIVANS WITH REMOTE RELEASE. THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL. THERE HAS BEEN NO DETERMINATION THAT A SAFETY DEFECT EXISTS WITH THE MINIVAN LATCHES. CHRYSLER IS CONDUCTING A SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO REPLACE THE LIFTGATE LATCH ASSEMBLY OF THE AFFECTED MINIVANS. IN A COLLISION, THE REAR LIFTGATE LATCH ASSEMBLY COULD OPEN.
Consequence
IF THE LIFTGATE LATCH OPENS, OCCUPANTS CAN BE EJECTED RESULTING IN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED RISK OF INJURY OR DEATH.
Remedy
CHRYSLER DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LIFTGATE LATCH WITH A NEW STRONGER LATCH ASSEMBLY WITHOUT CHARGE. CHRYSLER BEGAN NOTIFYING OWNERS OF THESE VEHICLES IN MARCH 1996.
Notes
THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL.THERE HAS BEEN NO DETERMINATION THAT A SAFETY DEFECT EXISTS WITH THE MINIVAN LATCHES.HOWEVER, CHRYSLER HAS DECIDED TO PROVIDE A STRONGER LATCH WITHOUT CHARGE.OWNERS CAN CONTACT CHRYSLER AT1-800-MINIVAN (1-800-646-4826).
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