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Recall 17V482000

Lowered Floor Vehicles Experience Wheel Wobble From Axle Movement

Recall Details

For lowered floor vehicles as modified by Vantage Mobility International, the rear pinion bracket on both sides of the vehicle may crack, resulting in axle movement. This would cause a wheel wobble that could lead to loss of vehicle control. Dealers will replace the pinion brackets free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

For vehicles modified by Vantage Mobility International for lowered floors, the axles may not be centered properly resulting in wheel wobble that could result in a loss of vehicle control. This would increase risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Chrysler must be performed by a Chrysler dealership. Vantage Mobility International will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in August, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Chrysler dealerships, or contact VMI directly at 1-800-488-9082. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Drive Train, July 28, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 28, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
589
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V482000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
Vantage Mobility International, LLC (VMI) is recalling certain 2017 Chrysler Pacifica lowered floor vehicles modified by VMI. The rear pinion bracket on both sides of the vehicle may crack, causing the axle not to be centered and the wheel to wobble.
Consequence
A wheel wobble may cause a possible loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
VMI will notify owners, and dealers will replace the pinion brackets, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 21, 2017. Owners may contact VMI customer service at 1-800-488-9082. VMI's number for this recall is PAC20170728.
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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