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Recall 96V123000

Recall 96V123000

Brakes, August 27, 1996

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 27, 1996
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
22,500
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
96V123000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST
Summary
THE POWER BRAKE BOOSTER VACUUM HOSE WAS IMPROPERLY INSTALLED ON THE INTAKE MANIFOLD VACUUM NIPPLE.
Consequence
A DISCONNECTED VACUUM HOSE CAUSES AN INCREASE IN ENGINE IDLE SPEED AND LOSS OF POWER ASSIST DURING BRAKE APPLICATION INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL FULLY INSTALL THE INTAKE MANIFOLD VACUUM HOSE TO THE VACUUM NIPPLE ON THE INTAKE MANIFOLD.
Notify
SYSTEM: BRAKES; HYDRAULIC; POWER ASSIST; VACUUM SYSTEM. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CONVERTIBLE (JX) MODEL VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.5L ENGINE. OWNER NOTIFICATION: OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN AUGUST 1996. NOTE: OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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