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Chrysler's recalled vehicles for 2011 steering defect – Click above for high-res image gallery

Chrysler has issued a recall that spans across its family lines. A missing or incorrectly installed rivet on the steering column could result in a loss of control.

The recall affects the following 2011 model year vehicles:

In total, 11,351 Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles need to be inspected by a dealer. Affected vehicles will have their steering column inspected and adjusted as needed, at no cost to owners. The recall will begin this month. Click past the jump for the full National Highway Traffic Safety Administration bulletin.

*UPDATE: Chrysler has corrected NHTSA on the effect of the missing or incorrectly installed rivet. This issue has no affect on a vehicle's steering ability, but could cause the steering column to improperly bear the driver's weight in the event of a front-end crash.
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Report Date : June 16, 2011 at 09:23 AM
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V315000

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
CHRYSLER / 200 2011
CHRYSLER / 200 CONVERTIBLE 2011
CHRYSLER / TOWN AND COUNTRY 2011
DODGE / AVENGER 2011
DODGE / CALIBER 2011
DODGE / GRAND CARAVAN 2011
DODGE / JOURNEY 2011
DODGE / NITRO 2011
JEEP / COMPASS 2011
JEEP / LIBERTY 2011
JEEP / PATRIOT 2011
JEEP / WRANGLER 2011


Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC Mfr's Report Date: JUN 07, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V315000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STEERING:COLUMN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 11,351

Summary:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011DODGE JOURNEY, JEEP WRANGLER, CHRYSLER 200, CHRYSLER 200 CONVERTIBLE, DODGE AVENGER, DODGE NITRO, JEEP LIBERTY, DODGE CALIBER, JEEP COMPASS, JEEP PATRIOT, DODGE GRAND CARAVAN AND CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH A MISSING OR INCORRECTLY INSTALLED STEERING COLUMN PIVOT RIVET.

Consequence:
A MISSING OR INCORRECTLY INSTALLED RIVET COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF STEERING CAPABILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR RIVET PRESENCE AND ALIGNMENT AND REPAIR THE STEERING COLUMN PIVOT AS REQUIRED, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

Notes:
CHRYSLER'S SAFETY RECALL NO. L23. OWNERS MAY ALSO 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 .


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