2002 Dodge GRAND CARAVAN Fuel System, Gasoline Recall

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2002 Dodge GRAND CARAVAN Fuel System, Gasoline Recall

 NHTSA Recall #62784
NHTSA Compaign #03E053000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerWIX FILTERATION PRODUCTS DIVISION
 SupplierDODGE
 BrandDODGE
 ModelGRAND CARAVAN
 Model Year2002
 ComponentFUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
 Date of notification15/08/22
 Begin date of manufacuring15/08/22
 End date of manufacturing15/08/22
Type of recallE
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received24/10/03
 Report created31/10/03
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units68563
 Defect summaryCertain aftermarket replacement fuel filters, models wix filter part numbers 33576, 33577, 33734; napa filter part numbers 3576, 3577, 3734; and carquest filter part numbers 86576, 86577, 86734 used on 1996-2000 daimlerchrysler town & country, dodge caravan, and plymouth voyager vehicles, can cause the fuel lines to leak.
 Consequence summaryA possible fire can occur in the presence of an ignition source.
 Corrective actionWix will notify its customers and replace the fuel filters free of charge. Note: this does not involve any products manufactured by the daimlerchrysler corp. Nor any dailmerchrysler dealers. Owner notification is expected to begin during november 2003. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact wix at 704-864-6711.
 Recall notesThis recall only pertains to aftermarket replacement fuel filters and has no relation to any original equipment installed on chrysler town & country, plymouth voyager, and dodge caravan minivansor any other products manufactured by daimlerchrysler corporation. Customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.

 

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