August 12, 2002
DaimlerChrysler Has Recalled the PT Cruiser
DaimlerChrysler AG on Friday recalled
more than 450,000 of its popular, retro-styled PT Cruisers because of a fuel
Number Potentially Involved: 345,436
Dates of Manufacture: October 1999 – June 2002
Defect: On certain passenger vehicles, the fuel pump module mounting flange
could leak fuel if the vehicle is involved in a rollover crash. Fuel leakage
in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.
Remedy: Dealers will install a secondary seal over the fuel pump module. The
manufacturer reported that owner notification began on Aug. 12, 2002. Owners
who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact
DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
[NHTSA Recall No. 02V215/DaimlerChrysler Recall No. B23].
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
How many did you hear
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