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Recall 99V212000

Driver's Seat Mounting Bolts Break

Recall Details

The lower mounting bolts for the driver's seat may break, resulting in the seat becoming loose while driving. Dealers will replace the lower seat back attaching bolt on the driver's seat with a higher strength bolt that includes a self locking nylon patch free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The bolts that secure the driver's seat may fracture, causing the seat to move and possibly allow the driver to lose vehicle control.

What Should You Do?

Chrysler notified owners of affected vehicles starting in August 1999. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., August 6, 1999

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 6, 1999
NHTSA Action Number
RQ99006
Potential Number of Units Affected
227,283
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
99V212000
Component
SEATS
Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE LOWER SEAT BACK ATTACHING BOLT ON THE DRIVER SEAT CAN FAIL AND SEPARATE.
Consequence
IF THE BOLT FAILS WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN, THE DRIVER COULD LOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LOWER SEAT BACK ATTACHING BOLT ON THE DRIVER'S SEAT WITH A HIGHER STRENGTH BOLT THAT INCLUDES A SELF LOCKING NYLON PATCH.
Notify
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 23, 1999. 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 DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-992-1997. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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