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Dodge Neon Recall 97V169000

Suspension & Steering, November 15, 1997

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
November 15, 1997
NHTSA Action Number
EA97009
Potential Number of Units Affected
375,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
97V169000
Component
STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE STEERING COLUMN COUPLER CAN BECOME DISCONNECTED WHEN THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCES AN UNDERBODY IMPACT.
Consequence
LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL CAN OCCUR.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STEERING COLUMN COUPLER WITH A COUPLER DESIGN THAT COLLAPSES ON IMPACT.
Notes
OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 1997.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 CHRYSLER AT 1-800-992-1997.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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