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Recall 92V070000

Hood Opens While Driving

Recall Details

The secondary hood latch may not secure the hood properly when closed, and could allow the hood to open unexpectedly while driving. Dealers will adjust the secondary hood latch to allow the latch assembly to properly engage when the hood is closed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The hood latch may not secure the hood properly and as a result may allow the hood to open while driving the vehicle. This would cause reduced visibility and risk of an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Chrysler must be performed by a Chrysler dealership. Chrysler notified known owners of affected vehicles in 1992. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Chrysler dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Body, Interior & Misc., May 13, 1992

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 13, 1992
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
17,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
92V070000
Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Summary
THE HOOD LATCH ASSEMBLY MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY INSTALLED AND THE SECONDARY HOOD LATCH MAY BE PREVENTED FROM ENGAGING WHEN THE HOOD IS CLOSED.
Consequence
IF THE PRIMARY HOOD LATCH ENGAGEMENT FAILS, THE LACK OFENGAGEMENT BY THE SECONDARY HOOD LATCH COULD CAUSE THE HOOD TO OPEN WHILE THEVEHICLE IS IN MOTION, REDUCING OPERATOR'S ABILITY TO SEE THE ROAD AND ONCOMINGTRAFFIC, AND POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Remedy
ADJUST THE SECONDARY HOOD LATCH TO ALLOW THE LATCH ASSEMBLY TO PROPERLY ENGAGE WHEN THE HOOD IS CLOSED.
Notify
SYSTEM: HOOD LATCH.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.
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