2003 Jeep WRANGLER Equipment Recall

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2003 Jeep WRANGLER Equipment Recall

 NHTSA Recall #35446
NHTSA Compaign #04E041000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerBESTOP, INC.
 Model Year2003
 Date of notification16/06/04
 Begin date of manufacuring21/10/20
 End date of manufacturing21/10/20
Type of recallE
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received07/06/04
 Report created08/06/04
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units80
 Defect summaryBestop aftermarket rear shell roof racks,manufactured between april 27 and may 20, 2004, designed for use with the bestop hardtop made for the 1986-1995 and 1997-2003 jeep wrangler. The cockpit cover may not stay latched to the roof rack because the latch bracket mispositions the rotary latch to the cockpit cover. As a result, the cockpit cover may not stay latched to the roof rack and could separate from the roof rack. This recall only pertains to aftermarket rear shell roof racks and has no relation to any original equipment installed on jeep wrangler vehicles by daimlerchrysler.
 Consequence summaryShould this occur, the cockpit could cause injury by striking persons outside the vehicle or could become a distraction or an obstacle to other drivers, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.
 Corrective actionBestop will notify its customers and provide a repair kit and installation instructions free of charge. Owner notification began june 16, 2004. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact bestop customer service department at (800) 845-3567.
 Recall notesAlso, 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.
  • What is Failure?

    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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