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Recall 08V059000

Windshield Wipers May Fail or Engine May Stall

Recall Details

The front control module may have been manufactured incorrectly. As a result, the windshield wipers could fail or the engine could stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the front control module and replace it as necessary. The recall is expected to begin on February 18, 2008. The Chrysler recall number is H03.

Our Quick Take

The engine may stall and/or the windshield wipers could stop unexpectedly, either of which can increase the risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

This should be considered a high priority recall; the engine could stall or the wipers could fail without warning. Please contact your Jeep 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., February 18, 2008

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 18, 2008
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,338
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
08V059000
Component
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 1,338 MY 2008 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE AND COMMANDER VEHICLES. THE FRONT CONTROL MODULE MAY HAVE BEEN INCORRECTLY MANUFACTURED.
Consequence
THIS COULD CAUSE THE ENGINE TO STALL WHILE DRIVING OR NOT TO START AND/OR CAUSE THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS TO BECOME INOPERATIVE. ENGINE STALLING OR INOPERATIVE WIPERS COULD CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE MODULE AND REPLACE IT IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 18, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Notify
CHRYSLER RECALL NO. H03. 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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