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Old 09-03-2014, 01:21 PM
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Another Recall?

So I just had my brake booster replaced 2 weeks ago and the shield added, but I came home yesterday to another manufacturer safety recall. The illuminate vanity mirrors must be inspected and have new spacers put in between the wiring, and it will take 1.6 hours at a minimum. How many recalls is too many? I guess I am glad they are doing something about it, but thinking about Edward Norton's character in Fight Club and his occupation, I have to wonder; how many Grand Cherokees burned up before this recall was issued?
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Old 09-03-2014, 01:31 PM
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Recalls are at record levels right now after the GM ignition switch thing...Jeep probably has far fewer than GM or even Toyota right now. It is what it is across the board.
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Old 09-03-2014, 01:53 PM
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Re: Another Recall?

I do understand, but the techs at the dealers are not very good at doing things well, without messing some other things up. I wish we had good dealerships around here, but we don't. I have been to good dealerships elsewhere and they are thorough and meticulous, but this can't be said with 100 miles of me.

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So I just had my brake booster replaced 2 weeks ago and the shield added, but I came home yesterday to another manufacturer safety recall. The illuminate vanity mirrors must be inspected and have new spacers put in between the wiring, and it will take 1.6 hours at a minimum. How many recalls is too many? I guess I am glad they are doing something about it, but thinking about Edward Norton's character in Fight Club and his occupation, I have to wonder; how many Grand Cherokees burned up before this recall was issued?
Allegedly 3.
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:37 PM
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Re: Another Recall?

The Techs at my dealer are excellent...they eclipse the sales department by several light years! I might not buy there again, but I'd certainly use them for warranty and service contract service without hesitation. I look at recalls as more of a positive thing...the manufacturer is acknowledging that something is amiss and is providing a solution to owners of their vehicles.
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Re: Another Recall?

Posts for how long this actually ends up taking...
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Same here. I have owned my Jeep for three years now and I'm seriously considering not having this work performed. The fear of my dealership poking around where there may or may not be a problem concerns me. I know the consensus on this forum will be to bring the Jeep in regardless, but I'll have to think about this one.


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Old 09-04-2014, 08:09 AM
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Same here. I have owned my Jeep for three years now and I'm seriously considering not having this work performed. The fear of my dealership poking around where there may or may not be a problem concerns me. I know the consensus on this forum will be to bring the Jeep in regardless, but I'll have to think about this one.

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When I dropped off my Jeep at the dealership yesterday to have the brake booster recall done, the service writer made me aware of the vanity mirror recall. I pretended I wasn't aware of it. He said that the issue is with the wiring for vehicles that had work done in that area. He went on to say that they will perform the recall regardless of whether prior work was done to the vanity mirror or not. Mine was never tampered with but they would do the recall anyway. He said that they will do mine when I bring it in for my next free oil change. I am also leary of them taking my headliner down and what ever else they need to remove in order to perform this recall. I can imagine rattles and squeeks and missing tabs. I guess I will need to try to avoid going to them now. Problem is, in addition to the brake booster recall they are doing today, they are doing the TSB for the steering wheel shimmy (replacing the front hub and wheel assembly). I just hope this finally fixes the shimmy because I don't want to go back. So it seems like if you don't want them to perform the vanity mirror recall, you need to avoid them.
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Re: Another Recall?

FYI. Doesn't affect me though. Yea.

July 10, 2014
Mr. Phil Hartnagel
Senior Manager Product Investigation and Campaigns Chrysler Group LLC
800 Chrysler Drive
CIMS 482-00-91
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2757
Subject: Vanity Lamp Short may Result in Fire Dear Mr. Hartnagel:
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE Washington, DC 20590
NVS-215SM 14V-391
This letter serves to acknowledge Chrysler Group LLC's notification to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a safety recall which will be conducted pursuant to Federal law for the product(s) listed below. Please review the following information to ensure that it conforms to your records as this information is being made available to the public. If the information does not agree with your records, please contact us immediately to discuss your concerns.
Makes/Models/Model Years:
DODGE/DURANGO/2011-2014 JEEP/GRAND CHEROKEE/2011-2014
Mfr's Report Date: July 1, 2014 NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V-391
Components:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
Potential Number of Units Affected:
Problem Description:
651,130
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured January 5, 2010, through December 11, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the wiring for the vanity lamp in the sun visor may short circuit.
Consequence:
If the vanity lamp wiring shorts, there is an increased risk of fire.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair any damaged wiring, and install a new sun visor spacer that routes the wire, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2014. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P36.
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Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to Home | Safercar -- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

This recall was the subject of an engineering evaluation, EA14-001, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation. Please be reminded of the following requirements:
You are required to submit a draft owner notification letter to this office no less than five days prior to mailing it to the customers. Also, copies of all notices, bulletins, dealer notifications, and other communications that relate to this recall, including a copy of the final owner notification letter and any subsequent owner follow-up notification letter(s), are required to be submitted to this office no later than 5 days after they are originally sent (if they are sent to more than one manufacturer, distributor, dealer, or purchaser/owner).
As stated in Part 573.7, submission of the first of six consecutive quarterly status reports is required within one month after the close of the calendar quarter in which notification to purchasers occurs. Therefore, the first quarterly report will be due on, or before, 30 days after the close of the calendar quarter.
Your contact for this recall will be Sarah McShane who may be reached by phone at 202-366-7401, or by email at sarah.mcshane@dot.gov or through the office email at rmd.odi@dot.gov. We look forward to working with you.
Sincerely,
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Everyone may check their VIN here (your tax dollars working for you the right way):

https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/
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Re: Another Recall?

For what it's worth, the NHTSA website had more details after some digging, and they explain what the actual problem is:
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The sun visors are mounted to the roof of the vehicle through the headliner with three metal screws. It is possible for the sun visor wiring to be pierced by one of these screws either during initial vehicle assembly or later headliner area repairs which may cause an electrical short potentially resulting in fire.
Looking at the instructions given by Jeep, if you have a Laredo this looks like a pretty simple 45 minute job. I wonder if they would just give me the new wire guides? Or, since the issue is at the visor connection itself, it looks like you could just disconnect the visor wires altogether and tape the inbound wires out of the way to the headliner and put it all back together. Does anyone actually need vanity mirror lights?
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