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Recall 97V194000

Recall 97V194000

Engine, June 16, 1998

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 16, 1998
NHTSA Action Number
DP97003
Potential Number of Units Affected
360,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
97V194000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE FUEL TANK MOUNTED FUEL LEVEL SENDING UNIT ACCURACY CAN DEGRADE OVER TIME, INDICATING SIGNIFICANTLY MORE FUEL IN RESERVE THAN IS ACTUALLY PRESENT.
Consequence
OWNERS MAY NOT BE AWARE THAT THEIR VEHICLE IS LOW ON FUEL INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH IF THE VEHICLE STOPS DUE TO NO FUEL.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL LEVEL SENDING UNIT.
Notify
CHRYSLER WILL MAIL OWNER NOTIFICATIONS IN 3 PHASES.THE FIRST PHASE WILL BEGIN JUNE 16, 1998. 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 1-800-992-1997.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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