GEM E-825 2000: STEERING:RACK AND PINION

Make : GEM Model : E-825 Year : 2000
Build Dates : 2000-01-01 - 2001-04-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 01V343000
Date Owner's Notified: 2002-01-02 Date Received by ODI: 2001-11-07 Date Added to Database: 2001-11-30
Manufacturers Involved: CHRYSLER GROUP GLOBAL ELECTRIC MOTORCARS
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:RACK AND PINION
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 5300
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 2-AND 4-PASSENGER UTILITY "SHORT AND LONG" VEHICLES. FAILURE OF THE BALL BEARING ASSEMBLIES CAN OCCUR. WHEN THE FAILURE OCCURS, THE PINION SHAFT IS UNRESTRAINED AND IS FREE TO EXTRICATE ITSELF FROM THE BEARING HOUSING.
Consequence:
      THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE COULD LOSE STEERING CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REPLACE ALL TAB-OVER STYLE ROLTOM BEARINGS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 15, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT GEM AT 701-232-2500.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.