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Recall 15V222000

Engine Will Not Crank With Clutch Engaged, Or May Crank Without Clutch Engaged

Recall Details

The engine may crank over with the clutch pedal not depressed, or the engine may not crank over with the clutch pedal depressed. The clutch ignition interlock switch will be replaced to correct this problem.

Our Quick Take

The engine may not start with the clutch depressed. Also, the engine may start without the clutch pedal depressed, this can cause the vehicle to lurch forwards or backwards unexpectedly.

What Should You Do?

Chrysler will notify customers of affected vehicles beginning in June, 2015. Additionally, if you experience a starting problem, or the engine cranks without the clutch pedal depressed, you may contact your dealership to see if your vehicle is affected. The dealership may ask for your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), so please have that on hand when you contact them. The dealership will replace the clutch ignition interlock switch when parts become available. The Chrysler recall number is R13.

Drive Train, April 15, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 15, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
43,750
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V222000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2006 Dodge Viper and Jeep Wrangler and Liberty vehicles manufactured July 1, 2005, to July 31, 2006. In the affected vehicles, the springs within the clutch pedal position switch that prevents the vehicle from starting unless the clutch pedal is pushed down may break. As a result, the vehicle may not be started when the clutch pedal is pushed down or the engine may crank and start without the clutch pedal being pushed down causing the vehicle to unexpectedly lurch.
Consequence
If the vehicle unexpectedly moves there is an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the clutch ignition interlock switch, free of charge. Parts are currently unavailable. Owners will be mailed an interim notification beginning in June 2015, and will receive a second notification when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R13.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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