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April 29, 2003

DaimlerChrysler Has Recalled the 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser

(SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the following information.

DaimlerChrysler Corporation

Models: Chrysler PT Cruiser Year: 2003

Number Potentially Involved: 816

Dates of Manufacture: October – December 2002

Defect: On certain passenger vehicles built with manual transmissions, a welded pin internal to the dual-mass flywheel (DMF) assembly can unseat and become lodged between the flywheel and the clutch disc. If this occurs, the clutch may not disengage when the clutch pedal is depressed.

Remedy: Dealers will replace the flywheel and clutch assemblies with the updated design parts. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began April 14, 2003. Owners may contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

[NHTSA Recall No. 03V076/DaimlerChrysler Recall No. C09].

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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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