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Recall 17V820000

Heated Seats Create Burn Holes In Seat Cushion Or Seat Backs

Recall Details

The seat cushions and seat backs of the front seats may develop burn holes and have a risk of catching fire from hots spots caused by the heated seat elements. Dealers will update the seat heating control features free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The heated seat mechanisms inside the front seat cushions and seat backs may have hot spots that burn the seat cushions and backs. This could result in a fire.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Dodge must be performed by a Dodge dealership. Chrysler will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in February, 2018. 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 or Dodge dealerships. 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. The Chrysler recall number is T80.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., December 20, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 20, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
16,900
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V820000
Component
SEATS
Summary
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain 2005 Dodge Dakota pickup trucks equipped with heated seats. These driver and passenger seats may develop hot spots that can result in the seat cushion or seat back having burn holes.
Consequence
The hot spots and burn holes can injure the seat occupant and can increase the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will update the seat heating system control features, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 8, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is T80.
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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