• Oct 20, 2010
Both Chrysler and Volvo have announced fairly sizeable recalls. Chrysler is bringing a total of 26,397 cars, trucks and vans back to dealers to replace a faulty power steering line the company says could cause an engine fire. The hoses have been found to separate from the crimped end thanks to a change in the type of materials used in the hose's manufacturing process. The Detroit News reports that as of right now, Chrysler isn't aware of any accidents or injuries that have arisen as a result of the problem. The recall covers the 2010 Chrysler Sebring and 300 as well as the Dodge Charger, Challenger, Avenger and Journey as well as the 2011 Ram.

Meanwhile, Volvo is recalling 9,746 vehicles due to faulty airbags. Certain 2010-2011 S80, XC60, XC70 and V70 models have been found to have faulty wiring connectors attached to the clock spring in the driver side steering wheel. That fault may cause the vehicle's airbag to fail to deploy properly. Workers will repair the problem with a metal shim.

[Source: The Detroit News]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      "Certain 2010-2011 S80, XC60, XC70 and V70 models have been found to have faulty wiring connectors attached to the clock spring in the driver side steering wheel."

      As opposed to the passenger side steering wheel? Does the article imply this fault applies only to Volvos used for driver training?

      Which side is the passenger side anyway? U.K. on the left or U.S. on the right?
      Carpenter
      • 4 Years Ago
      Tisk tisk Autoblog, of all the Chrysler vehicles recalled,you just had to post a pic of sebring didn't you?
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Chrysler bashing will begin in 3, 2, 1...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Don't worry, the 36k cars between them would be just a slow day for Toyota, lately...

        In all seriousness, recalls stink for both company and customer. I sit in warranty meetings, part of my job, and have seen the blame game in full colour...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Damn, I was late.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yes, and everybody loves Geeley so much.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have no problem with recalls. It's when they aren't done that irks me. I'm looking at you Ford with your ongoing spark plug issue. The unions keep me from buying a domestic brand not the quality of their cars.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wouldn't it be better if we just let Darwinism take its course and let the Sebrings burn? Chrysler would probably be doing their owners a favor.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Crysler is an American car with american problems and I'm pretty sure Volvo is about ready to give it back for an american solution... The bail out worked pretty good for GM, maybe there's some cash left in the till for Chrysler... Of course, it would be the second time around for Chrysler, the first bail out, as I recall, was because of the company's production of military armaments.
      • 4 Years Ago
      @JIMY

      Ever wonder why you're down-voted so often?
      • 4 Years Ago
      were the recall notices for chrysler just sent to hertz and avis rental locations?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I actually just rented a car(got an impala) from hertz in miami about a week ago. There werent many sebrings(or avengers) on thier lot. A majority of thier cars were Corrollas, Cobalts, Cailbers and Impalas. Im not saying that a good portion of sebring sales arent to fleets, i just think its overstated to how many sebrings are actually rental cars.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Shut up...What are you , 14?
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