April 29, 2003
DaimlerChrysler Has Recalled the 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
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].
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!
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