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Recall 00V225002

Recall 00V225002

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, October 11, 2000

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 11, 2000
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2,865
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
00V225002
Component
STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)
Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A NUT IN THE STEERING GEAR ASSEMBLY WAS NOT PROPERLY TIGHTENED, RESULTING IN SYMPTOMS RANGING FROM STEERING WHEEL VIBRATION TO STIFF STEERING, AND IN THE WORST CASE, NO ABILITY TO TURN LEFT.
Consequence
A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THESE VEHICLES AND REPLACE THE STEERING GEAR ASSEMBLY IF A LOOSE NUT CONNECTION IS FOUND.
Notify
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN OCTOBER 11, 2000. 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 1-800-992-1997.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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