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Recall Alert: Manual Transmission Interlock Switches

Statement: Clutch Ignition Interlock Switch


April 23, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

FCA US LLC is launching a voluntary recall of an estimated 43,874 older-model U.S.-market cars and SUVs equipped with manual transmissions. The Company will replace their clutch ignition interlock switches at no charge to customers.

The action follows an investigation by FCA US engineers that discovered these vehicles are equipped with switches that contain a certain type of wire implicated in a previous campaign. The wire, which was temporarily substituted by a supplier for the specified material, may break. As a result, the vehicles may not start, and in rare cases – if recommended starting procedures are not followed – a vehicle may exhibit unintended movement when its ignition key is turned.

FCA US is unaware of aware of any related injuries or accidents involving this population of vehicles.

The campaign covers certain model-year 2006 Jeep Liberty and Wrangler SUVs and Dodge Viper cars equipped with manual transmissions and produced between Feb. 15, 2005, and Sept. 14, 2006. Additional vehicles are affected in other markets: an estimated 2,944 in Canada, 706 in Mexico and 11,309 outside the NAFTA region.

Affected customers will be notified and advised when they may schedule service. In the interim, customers are advised to follow recommended procedures for starting their vehicles. These procedures include activating the parking brake, placing the shift lever in neutral and pressing the clutch pedal before turning the vehicle’s ignition key.

Customers with additional concerns or questions may call 1-800-853-1403.

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2006 Dodge Viper and Jeep Wrangler and Liberty vehicles

RECALL Subject : Broken Clutch Ignition Interlock Spring
Report Receipt Date: APR 15, 2015

NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V222000
Component(s): POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 43,750
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Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)


SUMMARY:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2006 Dodge Viper and Jeep Wrangler and Liberty vehicles manufactured July 1, 2005, to July 31, 2006. In the affected vehicles, the springs within the clutch pedal position switch that prevents the vehicle from starting unless the clutch pedal is pushed down may break. As a result, the vehicle may not be started when the clutch pedal is pushed down or the engine may crank and start without the clutch pedal being pushed down causing the vehicle to unexpectedly lurch.

CONSEQUENCE:
If the vehicle unexpectedly moves there is an increased risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the clutch ignition interlock switch, free of charge. Parts are currently unavailable. Owners will be mailed an interim notification beginning in June 2015, and will receive a second notification when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R13.

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