Chrysler Canada has determined that an opportunity to incrementally improve performance in certain types of low-speed impacts may exist in certain vehicles. The company will carry out a voluntary customer satisfaction campaign to minimize the risk of fuel leakage in certain low-speed collisions. Chrysler will inspect the affected vehicles and will replace aftermarket trailer hitches that present sharp edges or puncture risks to the fuel tank with a Chrysler trailer hitch as necessary. This action is not being conducted under the requirements of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
On certain vehicles, the front seat electric heater elements provided as a repair for recall 2006135 (Chrysler F17), or provided as an aftermarket service part, may overheat and cause a fire. This could result in property damage, personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will replace the front seat heater elements.
Certain sport utility vehicles equipped with a 4.0L engine only. The design of the intake and exhaust manifolds could allow debris to accumulate at the #3 cylinder location. This could result in a vehicle fire. Correction: Dealers will install a manifold shield to modify the air flow characteristics and to prevent the accumulation of debris in the area of the #3 cylinder.
On certain vehicles, the bulkhead retainer nut within the steering gear may not be properly torqued and the staking operation omitted. If the bulkhead retainer nut is not properly torqued and staked it may loosen during normal steering gear operation. Loosening of the nut will initially cause excessive lash in the steering system and may progress to a seized steering gear and the inability to steer the vehicle. Correction: Steering gear assembly will be replaced.