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NHTSA Recall 08E033000

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NHTSA Recall 08E033000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	08E033000
	
Vehicle Make / Model: 	    	Model Year(s):
     CHRYSLER / E CLASS 	    	1984
     CHRYSLER / LASER 	    	1984-1986
     CHRYSLER / LEBARON 	    	1984-1990
     CHRYSLER / MASERATI TC 	    	1989-1990
     CHRYSLER / NEW YORKER 	    	1984-1988
     CHRYSLER / PT CRUISER 	    	2001-2005
     CHRYSLER / TOWN AND COUNTRY 	    	1990
     DODGE / 600 	    	1984-1988
     DODGE / ARIES 	    	1984-1989
     DODGE / CARAVAN 	    	1984-1990
     DODGE / CHARGER 	    	1984-1987
     DODGE / DAYTONA 	    	1984-1990
     DODGE / GRAND CARAVAN 	    	1988-1990
     DODGE / LANCER 	    	1985-1989
     DODGE / MINI RAM VAN 	    	1984-1988
     DODGE / NEON 	    	2000-2005
     DODGE / OMNI 	    	1984-1990
     DODGE / RAMPAGE 	    	1984
     DODGE / SHADOW 	    	1987-1990
     DODGE / SPIRIT 	    	1989-1990
     FORD / CONTOUR 	    	1995-2000
     MERCURY / COUGAR 	    	1999-2002
     MERCURY / MYSTIQUE 	    	1995-2000
     PLYMOUTH / ACCLAIM 	    	1989-1990
     PLYMOUTH / CARAVELLE 	    	1985-1988
     PLYMOUTH / GRAND VOYAGER 	    	1988-1990
     PLYMOUTH / HORIZON 	    	1984-1990
     PLYMOUTH / NEON 	    	2000-2001
     PLYMOUTH / RELIANT 	    	1984-1989
     PLYMOUTH / SUNDANCE 	    	1987-1990
     PLYMOUTH / TURISMO 	    	1985
     PLYMOUTH / VOYAGER 	    	1984-1990
Equipment Brand Name / Part No. or Model No.: 	    	Production Dates:
    CARQUEST / K7147 	    	Information not Available
    CARQUEST / K7329 	    	Information not Available
    MASTERPRO / K8683 	    	Information not Available
    MOOG / K7147 	    	Information not Available
    MOOG / K7329 	    	Information not Available
    ONE SOURCE / K8683 	    	Information not Available
    TRW / 104353 	    	Information not Available
Manufacturer: FEDERAL-MOGUL CHASSIS PRODUCTS 	Mfr's Report Date: APR 08, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08E033000 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SUSPENSION
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,903
Summary:
FEDERAL MOGUL IS RECALLING 6,903 AFTERMARKET BALL JOINT ASSEMBLIES SHIPPED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 9, 2007 AND MARCH 26, 2008, WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN PACKAGED WITH INCORRECT NUTS. THE PART NUMBERS PACKAGED WITH INCORRECT NUTS ARE: K7147, K7329, K8683, AND 104353. THESE PARTS WERE MADE FOR USE ON THE VARIOUS VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE.
Consequence:
THE NUTS INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGING FOR THESE BALL JOINT ASSEMBLIES ARE MISSING THE INTENDED PREVAILING TORQUE (SELF-LOCKING) FEATURE. IF THE INCORRECT NUT WAS TO BECOME LOOSE, THE JOINING MEMBERS MAY LOOSEN LEADING TO A SEPARATION OF THE BALL JOINT. THIS MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
FEDERAL MOGUL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE PARTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 22, 2008. OWNERS CAN CONTACT FEDERAL MOGUL AT 877-489-6659.
Notes:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET BALL JOINT ASSEMBLIES AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS. CUSTOMERS MAY 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. 


Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
8 April 2008Federal-Mogul Corporation: Part 573.6 Notitication
From: Glen Parker, Federal Mogul Corporation
To: Recall Management Division, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 08E033000

PDF
- 323KB - 3 pages
24 April 2008Ball Joint Recall Attachment A
Ball Joint Affected Date Codes and Applications
Federal Mogul
NHTSA Recall 08E033000

PDF
- 57KB - 1 page
2 May 2008Campaign #08E-033
From: Joe Stephan, Federal-Mogul Corporation
To: Distributors
NHTSA Recall 08E033000

PDF
- 70KB - 2 pages
5 May 2008Aftermarket Ball Joint Assemblies
From: George H. Person, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Glen Parker, Federal Mogul Corporation
NHTSA Recall 08E033000

PDF
- 121KB - 3 pages
21 July 2008Equipment Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Federal Mogul Corporation
NHTSA Recall 08E033000

PDF
- 51KB - 1 page
October 2008Equipment Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Federal Mogul Corporation
NHTSA Recall 08E033000

PDF
- 14KB - 1 page
January 2009Equipment Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Federal Mogul Corporation
NHTSA Recall 08E033000

PDF
- 28KB - 1 page
4 February 2009From: George H. Person, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Glen Parker, Federal Mogul Corporation
NHTSA Recall 08E033000

PDF
- 43KB - 1 page
April 2009Equipment Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Federal Mogul Corporation
NHTSA Recall 08E033000

PDF
- 25KB - 1 page
July 2009Equipment Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Federal Mogul Corporation
NHTSA Recall 08E033000

PDF
- 36KB - 1 page
October 2009Equipment Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Federal Mogul Corporation
NHTSA Recall 08E033000

PDF
- 43KB - 1 page


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