ON CERTAIN SEDANS AND CONVERTIBLE MODEL VEHICLES, THE RIGHT STEERING KNUCKLE MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING THE COMPONENT MANUFACTURING PROCESS.
THIS COULD CAUSE THE STEERING KNUCKLE TO CRACK AND SEPARATE FROM THE UPPER CONTROL ARM, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE RIGHT STEERING KNUCKLE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 27, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. D55. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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ON CERTAIN SEDANS, THE LEFT AND RIGHT REAR OUTBOARD RETRACTOR AND TURNING LOOP BOLTS ON THE SEAT BELTS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY TIGHTENED.
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND TIGHTEN THE AFFECTED FASTENERS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 15, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. D52. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Side Rear Passenger
Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.
NHTSA Rollover Rating
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).
2.4L SOHC SMPI 16-valve 4-cyl engine
5-speed manual transmission w/OD
Front wheel drive
525 amp maintenance-free battery w/run down protection
90 amp alternator
4-wheel touring suspension
P205/60R16 all-season performance BSW tires
Compact spare tire
16" x 6.0" aluminum wheels
Pwr rack & pinion steering
Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes
16.3 gallon fuel tank
Black pwr mirrors
Variable intermittent windshield wipers
Black windshield moldings
Cloth low-back front bucket seats w/driver height adjuster
Full length console w/cup holders
Floor & cargo area carpeting
Tilt steering column
Instrument panel-inc: tachometer
Key in ignition/seat belt warning buzzer
Pwr windows w/driver 1-touch down feature
Pwr door locks
Remote trunk release
Rear window defroster
AM/FM stereo radio w/4-disc CD changer-inc: (6) speakers
Auxiliary 12V pwr outlet
Premium vinyl door trim w/front door map pockets
Dual visor vanity mirrors
Interior lights-inc: front map/reading, rear courtesy/reading, glove box, trunk
City 24/hwy 32 (2.4L engine/5-speed manual trans)
City 21/hwy 28 (2.4L engine/4-speed auto trans)
Driver & front passenger "Next Generation" airbags
*Estimated payments are for informational purposes only and don't account for acquisition fees, destination charges, tax, title, and other fees and incentives or represent a financing offer or guarantee of credit from the seller.