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There was some new recall for chysler intrepids 1998-2002 on the news tonite , but of course i missed the beginning of the broadcast. did anyone else hear what it was??
 

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Feb. 14) - DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group on Friday announced three recalls involving more than 1.2 million cars and trucks.

The automaker said it is recalling some of its Chrysler LHS, 300M and Concorde models as well as the Dodge Intrepid to install stronger bolts on the driver's seat.

The model years involved are 1998 to 2002. The recall includes 1.06 million cars in the United States and 135,000 in Canada.

A company investigation determined the seat-recliner bolts attached to the seat frame may loosen because of premature wear. Chrysler will replace the existing bolts. Vehicles with power seats for the same period will also get replacement equipment.

In addition, 23,000 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks with diesel engines and manual transmissions will be recalled to reprogram the engine control software. The company determined an increased idle speed could occur following extended use of cruise control.

Chrysler also will recall 11,655 1997 to 2002 Chrysler and Plymouth Prowlers to replace the lower ball joint on the front suspension to prevent it from potentially separating from the control arm due to corrosion.

AP-NY-02-14-03 2220EST
 

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I wonder if this is due to a "poor quality item from a parts supplier" or if DC "designed" it this way?
 

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how does one get this fixed? Do you just drive in and tell them to fix it....
 

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Just in the nick of time as i'm starting to notice my seat rock back & forth a little.
 

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on the news tonight it said front suspension parts?
 

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LSonDubz said:
on the news tonight it said front suspension parts?
That recall is for the Prowlers.
 

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So this recall IS in canada!I saw it on cnn thought it might only be in the US for now.....good thing cuz my seat is starting to rock.
 

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crombie said:

That recall is for the Prowlers.
hmm heard it again tonight on cnn said for 300m's and intrepids
 

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I'm thinking they will contact you.
 

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Gee, guess what happened to me yesterday! I got into my car after work !BAM! the damn seat recliner bolt broke. I then remembered the recall, I went to the dealer to ask them about it, they said that it was limited to the "power" seat models. Long story short, I went to the hardware store bought a 1/4 inch bolt with a nylock nut, drilled out as 1/4" hole and !BOOM! got my seat back in workin' order! (thought I throw some John Madden in there). It's just best to do it yer damn self sometimes. The dealer also said that I would have to purchase the whole seat assembly....just to replace a stupid bolt!
 

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I was at the dealer yesterday for some warranty work, and while they were aware of the media coverage of the recall, they have not gotten anything officially yet from DC.

My understanding is the recall is for all 1998-2002 non-power seat cars, and 1998-2000 power seat cars.

To make a long story short, when I bring the car back to fix a door seal and a trunk "3.5" badge that was ordered, they hopefully will be able to do the recall as well.
 
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