Chrysler recalling 471 Minivans over liftgate issue

From AB
Report Date : May 8, 2012 at 09:33 AM NHTSA Campaign ID number : 12V191000
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s): CHRYSLER / TOWN AND COUNTRY 2012 DODGE / GRAND CARAVAN 2012 Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC Mfr's Report Date: MAY 01, 2012 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V191000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A Component: EQUIPMENT Potential Number of Units Affected: 471 Summary: CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 TOWN AND COUNTRY AND DODGE GRAND CARAVAN VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 9, 2012 THROUGH MARCH 12, 2012. SOME VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH A RIGHT SIDE LIFTGATE PINCH SENSOR THAT DOES NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY. AS A RESULT, INCREASED FORCE MAY BE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO STOP THE POWER LIFTGATE DURING FINAL CLOSING STAGES. Consequence: THE POWER LIFTGATE DOOR MAY CLOSE ON AN APPENDAGE, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY. Remedy: CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE RIGHT SIDE LIFTGATE PINCH SENSORS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN MAY 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403. Notes: CHRYSLERS RECALL NUMBER IS M17. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO
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Reply to
MummyChunk
so if the union employees didn't assemble any vans over the weekend, that's two days worth of vans....otherwise that's 4 days, depending on how many shifts worked.
better than several thousand mini vans over several years.....
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Reply to
Rob
Can someone tell me the exact date and time that people got so weak and/or lazy that they could no longer open and/or close a door by hand?
On Thu, 10 May 2012 10:35:24 -0500,
>From AB > > > >Report Date : May 8, 2012 at 09:33 AM >NHTSA Campaign ID number : 12V191000 > >Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s): >CHRYSLER / TOWN AND COUNTRY 2012 >DODGE / GRAND CARAVAN 2012 >Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC Mfr's Report Date: MAY 01, 2012 >NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V191000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A >Component: EQUIPMENT >Potential Number of Units Affected: 471 >Summary: >CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 TOWN AND COUNTRY AND >DODGE GRAND CARAVAN VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 9, 2012 THROUGH >MARCH 12, 2012. SOME VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH A RIGHT SIDE >LIFTGATE PINCH SENSOR THAT DOES NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY. AS A RESULT, >INCREASED FORCE MAY BE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO STOP THE POWER LIFTGATE >DURING FINAL CLOSING STAGES. >Consequence: >THE POWER LIFTGATE DOOR MAY CLOSE ON AN APPENDAGE, INCREASING THE RISK >OF INJURY. >Remedy: >CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE >RIGHT SIDE LIFTGATE PINCH SENSORS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS >EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN MAY 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT >1-800-853-1403. >Notes: >CHRYSLERS RECALL NUMBER IS M17. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE >NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY >HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO >
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Reply to
Ashton Crusher
the pinch sensor has nothing to do with someone being able to close the liftgate.
Reply to
Rob
The notice was in regard to a power liftgate. Who the heck needs a power liftgate??? That was the point I was addressing, the issue of the pinch sensor itself.
Reply to
Ashton Crusher
I see where you are going.
people with their hands full of groceries and what not I guess.
Reply to
Rob

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