Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
SUSPENSION
08E033000FEDERAL-MOGUL CHASSIS PRODUCTS E (Equipment)690305/22/2008MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC04/14/200804/17/2008
Defect SummaryFederal mogul is recalling 6,903 aftermarket ball joint assemblies shipped between november 9, 2007 and march 26, 2008, which may have been packaged with incorrect nuts. the part numbers packaged with incorrect nuts are: k7147, k7329, k8683, and 104353. these parts were made for use on the various vehicles listed above.
Consequence SummaryThe nuts included in the packaging for these ball joint assemblies are missing the intended prevailing torque (self-locking) feature. if the incorrect nut was to become loose, the joining members may loosen leading to a separation of the ball joint. this may result in loss of vehicle control, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.
Corrective SummaryFederal mogul will notify owners and replace the parts free of charge. the recall began on may 22, 2008. owners can contact federal mogul at 877-489-6659.
NotesThis recall only pertains to aftermarket ball joint assemblies and has no relation to any original equipment installed on vehicles manufactured by the vehicle manufacturers.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM - LOWER ARM
99V114000DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATIONfrom 11/15/1998 to 01/31/1999V (Vehicle)74405/31/1999MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC05/06/199905/12/1999
Defect SummaryVehicle description: passenger vehicles. the front suspension lower control arms may have been inadequately welded between the pivot tube and the arm.
Consequence SummaryThis inadequate welding could allow the tube to separate from the arm, resulting in a loss of vehicle control.
Corrective SummaryDealers will replace the lower control arm.
NotesOwner notification began may 31,1999.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 chrysler at 1-800-992-1997. also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SUSPENSION - REAR
02049906/04/1999606112Subject regarding stabilizer bar link bolt service information. *tt08/09/1999

Investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
SUSPENSION
RQ99010CHRYSLER GROUP LLC06/01/199902/05/2001CONTROL ARM WELDS99V114000
 The welds between the pivot tube and the front suspension control arms can be inadequately welded, allowing the tube to separate from the control arm.

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SUSPENSION
07/26/20121450001
 Approaching a stop sign, the vehicle suddenly came to a jarring stop after the right front wheel hit a small recessed gas company access cover, perhaps 2 deep and 6 in diameter. the frame member between the two front wheels cracked right through in a shower of rust. fortunately this did not happen at higher speeds or major injuries could have occurred. 12 years seems too soon for this kind of undercarriage wear to have occurred. car is scrap now but had been running well. *tr
07/26/20121450001
 Approaching a stop sign, the vehicle suddenly came to a jarring stop after the right front wheel hit a small recessed gas company access cover, perhaps 2 deep and 6 in diameter. the frame member between the two front wheels cracked right through in a shower of rust. fortunately this did not happen at higher speeds or major injuries could have occurred. 12 years seems too soon for this kind of undercarriage wear to have occurred. car is scrap now but had been running well. *tr
07/26/20121450001
 Approaching a stop sign, the vehicle suddenly came to a jarring stop after the right front wheel hit a small recessed gas company access cover, perhaps 2 deep and 6 in diameter. the frame member between the two front wheels cracked right through in a shower of rust. fortunately this did not happen at higher speeds or major injuries could have occurred. 12 years seems too soon for this kind of undercarriage wear to have occurred. car is scrap now but had been running well. *tr
07/26/2012145000
 Approaching a stop sign, the vehicle suddenly came to a jarring stop after the right front wheel hit a small recessed gas company access cover, perhaps 2 deep and 6 in diameter. the frame member between the two front wheels cracked right through in a shower of rust. fortunately this did not happen at higher speeds or major injuries could have occurred. 12 years seems too soon for this kind of undercarriage wear to have occured. car is scrap now but had been running well.
07/26/2012145000
 Approaching a stop sign, the vehicle suddenly came to a jarring stop after the right front wheel hit a small recessed gas company access cover, perhaps 2 deep and 6 in diameter. the frame member between the two front wheels cracked right through in a shower of rust. fortunately this did not happen at higher speeds or major injuries could have occurred. 12 years seems too soon for this kind of undercarriage wear to have occured. car is scrap now but had been running well.
07/24/2000104/24/2000
 At highway speed vehicle vibrated uncontrollably. dealer has inspected the vehicle.*ak the vehicle has steering shimmy at 70 mph which occurs less when accelerating than when coasting. *yh
05/03/20003
 Consumer was traveling about 40mph on the highway, and she noticed that car was shaking, and the engine check light came on the dashboard. vehicle started stalling. consumer veered over into the shoulders, and then she got the vehicle to start backing up. *ml
08/10/1999408/03/1999
 While driving at highway speeds 65 mph or higher steering wheel vibrates back and forth. vehicle has been brought back to the dealership 4 times for this problem. all 4 tires were replaced once, and the 2 front tires were replaced at separate times. all wheels have been balanced 3 times, and wheels aligned, which did not correct the problem. please provide any further information. *ak
SUSPENSION - FRONT
 When vehicle is in reverse and backing into or out of parking spaces a very loud cracking noise occurs in front suspension area, cause unknown. please give any further details.*ak
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM - LOWER ARM
03/10/200690000102/10/2006
 Loud clunking noise in front of car. had it looked at and i was told it was the tie rod and the control arm. *nm
03/31/2003305/01/2000
 When attempting to have all nhtsa issued safety recalls completed on my vehicle service repair center manager. stated they only applied to certain neon's not all of the 2000's. i have yet as of this date been able to accomplish nhtsa recall id#99v043000, #99v114000 nor have i ever received the addendum referred to in nhtsa recall id #00v366000. in recognition of the recent problems experienced w/my vehicle, overheating, inoperable driver side window, horn & airbag system and my having also experienced brake problems, i feel these recalls are essential. however, they are going unrecognized by annapolis tate dodge. *nlm
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM - LOWER BALL JOINT
01/30/2008118000308/01/2000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2000 plymouth neon. while turning a corner at 5 mph, the contact heard a scraping noise. both of the front tires spread apart as if they were separating from the vehicle. the vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that both ball joints and the cable failed. the cradle, lower ball joints, and the front passenger side drivetrain needed to be replaced. nhtsa campaign id number 99v114000 (suspension: front: control arm: lower arm) was referenced. the current and failure mileages were 118,000.
SUSPENSION - FRONT - WHEEL BEARING
204/02/2000
 Vehicle made a clicking and rattling noise when accelerating. took vehicle to dealer, and the dealer replaced the rear hub on the right side. mechanic said there was a problem with the front wheel bearing. *ak