DODGE CARAVAN 1993: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:LOCK

Make : DODGE Model : CARAVAN Year : 1993
Build Dates : 1992-08-01 - 1995-07-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 95I001005
Date Owner's Notified: 1995-12-22 Date Received by ODI: 1995-03-27 Date Added to Database: 1996-05-09
Manufacturers Involved: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:LOCK
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1342202
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PASSENGER MINIVANS WITH REMOTE RELEASE. THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL. THERE HAS BEEN NO DETERMINATION THAT A SAFETY DEFECT EXISTS WITH THE MINIVAN LATCHES. CHRYSLER IS CONDUCTING A SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO REPLACE THE LIFTGATE LATCH ASSEMBLY OF THE AFFECTED MINIVANS. IN A COLLISION, THE REAR LIFTGATE LATCH ASSEMBLY COULD OPEN.
Consequence:
      IF THE LIFTGATE LATCH OPENS, OCCUPANTS CAN BE EJECTED RESULTING IN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED RISK OF INJURY OR DEATH.
Remedy:
      CHRYSLER WILL REPLACE THE LIFTGATE LATCH WITH A NEW STRONGER LATCH ASSEMBLY WITHOUT CHARGE. CHRYSLER BEGAN NOTIFYING OWNERS DURING DECEMBER 1995.
Report Initiator: ODI I Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL.THERE HAS BEEN NO DETERMINATION THAT A SAFETY DEFECT EXISTS WITH THE MINIVAN LATCHES.HOWEVER, CHRYSLER HAS DECIDED TO PROVIDE A STRONGER LATCH WITHOUT CHARGE.OWNERS CAN CONTACT CHRYSLER AT1-800-MINIVAN '1-800-646-4826'.