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Recall For 2008-09 Dodge Journeys

images-47.jpgAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a recall has been issued by Chrysler for 16,852 Dodge Journeys from 2008-09 model years because of a possible defect in the electrical system of the vehicle.

Dodge Journeys that aren’t equipped with a 115-volt optional auxiliary power outlet have an electrical connector that is unused.  The connector could experience corrosion and cause the electrical system to short circuit.  However, if the fuse doesn’t happen to blow, there is the potential for the connector to overheat and catch on fire.

To take care of this problem, dealerships will re-route and stow the auxiliary 115-volt power outlet connector and take out the 25-amp fuse so the circuit that is unused doesn’t have any power.  To have the problem fixed won’t cost you anything.  Car owners can call Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403 or contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.

Unfortunately, you never know when your car will experience problems, which is why it is important to have used car warranties and a roadside assistance program.  These will provide you with peace of mind while you’re on the road.

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Posted on Friday, August 28th, 2009 at 12:42 pm In Used Car Warranties  

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