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Recall 00V416000

Recall 00V416000

Affected Cars

Electrical & Lights, December 27, 2000

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 27, 2000
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
00V416000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY
Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. STARTER ASSEMBLIES WERE BUILT WITH SUSPECT PLASTIC TERMINAL BLOCKS WHICH COULD DEVELOP STRESS CRACKS SUBSEQUENT TO THEIR INSTALLATION ONTO THE BODY OF THE STARTER. SEPARATION OF THE TERMINAL BLOCK FROM THE STARTER BODY COULD POTENTIALLY ALLOW THE UN-FUSED POSITIVE TERMINAL TO COME INTO CONTACT WITH AN ADJACENT SURFACE, PROVIDING A PATH TO GROUND.
Consequence
THIS CONDITION COULD OVERHEAT THE STARTER WIRING, CREATING THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE FIRE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STARTER TERMINAL BLOCK JUMPER HARNESS.
Notify
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DECEMBER 27, 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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