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Chrysler Lebaron 1994
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Oct 17, 1994
Location:
New Port Ric, FL

control wire hanging down over accelerator pedal, toe catches in cable/cable repositioned. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1C3EU4535RF. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Chrysler New Yorker 1989
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Dec 24, 1996
Location:
Colorado Springs, CO

corroded battery cables caused computer to read "engine off".

0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1C3BC6636KD. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 1996. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Chrysler NEW YORKER 1989 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler NEW YORKER 1989 Electrical System Battery Cables Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 75 mph.

Chrysler Town And Country 1999
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Aug 16, 2001
Location:
Arvada, CO

van would not start. battery appeared weak. had vehicle towed to dealer. service department stated that the positive battery cable had corroded through, about 6 inches down from terminal clamp. no outside indication of serious cable corrosion. concern is that the van gave no indication of a problem up until the time it would not start. if the cable had failed while driving we could of experienced loss of electrical power, and loss of engine power, leading to loss of control of vehicle. service repair department stated that they are repairing several of these cable per year, at least on the 1999 model vans. service departement also stated that the wiring design had been changed due to the high cost to replace positive battery cable (quoted as being $720) as it is part of the main wiring harness as well as starting system. i believe this is a potential defect that should be repaired by chrysler. in over 40 years of motor vehicle associated activities i have never heard or seen a battery cable itself that has corroded. i have seen corrosion on a cable next to the old style terminal clamps (e.g., made out of lead) but not to the cable itself. it appears to be some kind of galvanic corrosion as it is only the positive battery terminal that exhibits corrosion. the positive battery cable terminal clamp is made out of a different metal than the negative battery cable terminal clamp.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1C4GT64L5XB. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Chrysler TOWN AND COUNTRY 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Chrysler Concorde 2000
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
May 27, 2003
Location:
Orland, ME

the vehicles battery light illuminated at 65 mph then the engine died. the dealer stated that the battery cable shorted out between the battery and the alternator. *nlm

Mileage was 62000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2C3HD36J4YH. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Chrysler Lhs 1999
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
June 15, 2005
Location:
Urbana, OH

dt: contact complained of a lot of problems with the car. there was a new water pump/new battery cables/ new brakes/rotors, and pads on the car. also, put in a new heater coil. they did something to the air conditioner, and it will cost approximately $500-600 to fix it. currently there is an electrical problem. while driving down the street the car automatically shuts off. it is an electrical problem because they have replaced the lights in the car and they shorted out. consumer was told there was an electrical problem.*ak

Mileage was 125000 miles. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Chrysler LHS 1999 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler LHS 1999 Electrical System Battery Cables Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Wells Fargo .

Chrysler 300 2005
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
July 13, 2005
Location:
Forest City, NC

dt: contact states he bought a new 2005 chrysler 300 m touring on approximately 1-04. on 6-23-05 he took the car in to the dealer where he bought it;(sparsest chrysler) to let them fix a problem he was having with the button that allows him to see the temperature outside the car and also allows him to see the mileage he has driven. the button would not work; so he asked the dealer to fix it. on the same day, he got the car back from the dealer and he noticed it was doing the same thing but after a while it did start to work. on 7-13-05 while the car was parked in his garage, the car caught on fire. he is not sure where the fire originated from but he did say the car has a big hole in the dash. he called chrysler and they told him they would have to investigate it. his insurance adjuster has looked at it and determined that it was an electrical fire. the adjuster also gave him a recall #04v334000 .the recall applies to the electrical system; battery cables. the dealer denied that was the problem that caused the fire.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 4000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2C3JA53G2SH. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 03, 2004. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Chrysler 300 2005 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler 300 2005 Electrical System Battery Cables Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Sparky's Chrysler . Dealer's telephone number: 286-4801 . Dealer's city: Forest . Dealer's state code: NC.

Chrysler Concorde 1998
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Sept 12, 2005
Location:
Newtown Square, PA

there was no instruction to check/inspect battery cables that were "buried" behind r/f wheel fender well and below engine. when inspected, they were so corroded, that both had to be replaced at significant labor expense which would have been negated by normal preventive maintenance instruction procedures. *nm

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 36371 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2C3HD46J1WH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 03, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Chrysler CONCORDE 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler CONCORDE 1998 Electrical System Battery Cables Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Videon . Dealer's city: Newtown Square . Dealer's state code: PA. Dealer's zipcode: 19073 .

Chrysler Town And Country 2000
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
June 24, 2005
Location:
Avon, CT

2000 chrysler town & country lxi all wheel drive: 01/2003 failure at the battery, will not take a charge (battery replaced) 06/2005 battery leaking acid and damaged wire harness throttle position sensor replaced $260.00 throttle position sensor replaced **again** $72.00 new battery $71.00 sensor map $80.00 wiring engine $837.00 labor $504.00 a reoccurring problem with mopar batteries has cost me $2000.00 2 local chrysler dealerships have been unable or unwilling to contact the local chrysler representative and chrysler themselves directed me back to local dealerships. no satisfaction with this company or mopar products. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 27995 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1C4GT54L6YB. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 15, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Chrysler TOWN AND COUNTRY 2000 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler TOWN AND COUNTRY 2000 Electrical System Battery Cables Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Crowley . Dealer's telephone number: 8602613008 . Dealer's city: Bristol . Dealer's state code: CT. Dealer's zipcode: 06010 .

Chrysler Pt Cruiser 2005
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Sept 07, 2006
Location:
Franklin, IN

dt*: the contact stated while moving from a stop sign at 10 mph on normal road conditions, fire was noticed coming out of the hood. the contact evacuated the vehicle. the fire department was present to extinguish the fire however, the vehicle was deemed a total loss. the fire department determined a short circuit from the battery cable was the source of the fire. there was no police report taken. the dealership nor the manufacturer were contacted.

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 18000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3C3AY75S65T. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 09, 2005. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2005 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2005 Electrical System Battery Cables Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 10 mph. Dealer's name: Fletcher Chrysler . Dealer's telephone number: 317 736 4170 . Dealer's city: Franklin . Dealer's state code: IN. Dealer's zipcode: 46131 .

Chrysler Pacifica 2004
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Jan 03, 2007
Location:
Sacremento, CA

the contact states that batterywas leaking acid. when this happens it disabled the cruise control. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Dealer's name: Great Valley Chrysler .

Chrysler Pt Cruiser 2003
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
June 15, 2007
Location:
Las Vegas, NV

on the street engine stopped, power steering inoperative, smoke appeared from under the hood. turned the key off. raised the hood, had fire beneath the battery area. dealer stated that a misrouted cable between the battery and starter shorted out, causing the fire which ruined the cabling, battery and starter. chrysler's extended warranty will not cover this damage because the battery cable was not covered. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 18000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3C4FY58B63T. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 14, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2003 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler PT CRUISER 2003 Electrical System Battery Cables Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 20 mph. Dealer's name: Desert Chrysler . Dealer's telephone number: 702 457 4161 . Dealer's city: Las Vegas . Dealer's state code: NV. Dealer's zipcode: 89104 .

Chrysler Pt Cruiser 2006
Chrysler Llc
Safety incident date:
May 15, 2009
Location:
Harrisburg, PA

tl*the contact owns a 2006 chrysler pt cruiser. the contact stated that his vehicle failed to start. upon further inspection, he noticed a powdery substance and severe corrosion on the battery. the vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that the battery was leaking fluid from the positive terminal. the battery and all associated cables were replaced. the vin was unknown. the failure and current mileages were 16,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 16000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Chrysler Pacifica 2005
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
July 15, 2010
Location:
Normal, IL

tl* the contact owns a 2005 chrysler pacifica. the contact stated when driving at various speeds, the vehicle would sporadically begin to lose power. the instrument panel would also intermittently fail. the vehicle was serviced at a local repair facility where the battery was replaced. the mechanic advised that the positive wire was becoming abnormally hot and could potentially cause a fire to occur. in addition, the rear driver side window would intermittently fail to open when engaged. the contact was able to secure an appointment to have the vehicle diagnosed. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure and current mileages were approximately 55,000.

Mileage was 55000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2T8GM68425R. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Chrysler Lhs 2000
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Sept 15, 2005
Location:
Sacramento, CA

tl* the contact owns a 2000 chrysler lhs. while driving at 40 mph, the contact stated there was an abnormal ticking coming from the front of the vehicle and the instrument panel lights and headlights then began to intermittently flicker on and off. the dealer advised that the battery cable was defective and corroded. the battery was replaced but did not correct the failure. there were no additional repairs. the failure mileage was 59,000 and the current mileage was 114,344.

Mileage was 59000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2C3HC56G4YH. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph.

Chrysler 300 2005
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Mar 07, 2012
Location:
Detroit, MI

forwarded from the us product safety commission - letter to the president from consumer re 2005 chrysler 300-c srt-8 recall. *smd the consumer stated her soon took the vehicle to the car wash. after leaving the car wash and traveling less than 50 feet, the vehicle filled with smoke. her son immediately pulled over, as it burst into flames from under the dashboard. the fire department had to be called to put out the fire. the consumers son located a recall # 04v334000. the consumer then contacted chrysler regarding the recall and they claimed they knew nothing about it. she was assigned a case number and was told someone would contact her. after not hearing from chrysler after three weeks, the consumer called chrysler, where she was informed a report would be sent to special investigations immediately. days later, an inspection representative from an independent company went to the consumers house to look at the vehicle. on april 11, 2012, the consumer received a call from chrysler's lawyer stating they would handle all of the expenses involving the vehicle. once the vehicle was towed to the dealer, the lawyer was contacted and given the assessment of the damage and the costs involved, chrysler then stated they would not pay for the repairs. the dealer informed the consumer, the fire did extensive damage, and it would cost more to fix the vehicle, than what it was worth and was considered totaled. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2C3JA63H25H. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Chrysler 300 2005 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chrysler 300 2005 Electrical System Battery Cables Transmission Type: AUTO.

Chrysler Pacifica 2004
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
July 30, 2014
Location:
Mason, MI

tl* the contact owns a 2004 chrysler pacifica. the contact stated that an odor emitted from the vehicle. the contact discovered that there was corrosion on the battery terminal. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 152,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 152000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2C8GM68414R. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.


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