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Recall 10V235000

Sliding Door Wiring Short Circuits And Overheats Latch

Recall Details

The sliding door wiring harness may be routed improperly, and as a result can get damaged from contacting components. A short circuit can result in a fire. Dealers will reroute and repair affected wiring free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The wiring that powers the sliding door mechanisms may be improperly routed, and as a result can short circuit. This can overheat the door latch, causing a fire hazard.

What Should You Do?

Chrysler notified owners of affected vehicles starting in November 2010. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Chrysler recall number is K14.

Electrical & Lights, June 03, 2010

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 03, 2010
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
284,655
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
10V235000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 AND 2009 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN AND CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 2007 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2009. SOME OF THE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH AN IMPROPERLY ROUTED WIRE HARNESS THAT MAY HAVE A CONDITION WHERE THE LOWER SLIDING DOOR HINGE BRACKET CAN MAKE CONTACT AND WEAR THROUGH THE WIRE INSULATION.
Consequence
A SHORT CIRCUIT COULD OCCUR INSIDE THE SLIDING DOOR, OVERHEATING THE LATCH, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A FIRE.
Remedy
CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 15, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-853-1403.
Notify
CHRYSLER'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS K14. OWNERS 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
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