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Anyone seen or heard anything on the recalls issued this past weekend? Dealer ran my VIN on Monday and had nothing.

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There are currently 6 Recalls on the 300's.

Safety Recall D21 - Rear floorpan reinforcement spot welds.
Safety Recall D28 - Battery cable bulkhead stud fasteners.
Safety Recall D30 - Shoulder belt adjuster turning loop bolts.
Customer Satisfaction Notification D27 - Tire and loading information label.
Customer Satisfaction Notification D29 - Reprogram PCM - Electronic Throttle Control (2.7L)
Emissions Recall D25 - Replace PCM and install correct software. (Hemi)
 

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Question on recalls, shouldn't Chrysler be sending us the information if our car is effected by a recall? Do I need to have the dealer run my VIN or is this done automatically. I'm pretty sure GM automatically notified us...this is my first Chrysler so I am not sure
 

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Mikeyjohn said:
You will be notified if your car is in recall.
Received my safety recall notice on the "Battery cable bulkhead stud fasteners" yesterday in the snailmail. It identifies you and your car by name and the last 8 digits of the VIN; provides a recall code of "D28" in this case. It also includes a prepaid post card to be completed and mailed in to DC for verification as to whether or not the car needed the tightening fix. Failure to tighten the fasteners <may> cause an instrument panel fire.

Checked with my dealer who said it isn't that urgent to do immediately, so mine will be done as soon as it is convenient for me to get to the dealer in a week or two.

Notice below that my car build date was 4/15/04.
 

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Also got the D28. Glad to know it's not urgent, so I can get this done at the first oil change. (Hope it doesn't then catch fire like a Honda CR-V !). Build date in Feb.
 

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I just got my letter. This is the 1st recall for any car I have owned. I feel cheap.......I wanted her to be perfect.
 

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smitty said:
I just got my letter. This is the 1st recall for any car I have owned. I feel cheap.......I wanted her to be perfect.
I know how you feel and emphasize with you; but this, too, will pass. These kinds of things happen, particularly to first year build products.
 

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battery cable fasteners at the bulkhead stud may not have been properly tightened. A loose fastener can cause an instrument panel fire. If I knew where this stud was I'd tighten it myself. How hard can it be?
 

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battery cable fasteners at the bulkhead stud may not have been properly tightened. A loose fastener can cause an instrument panel fire. If I knew where this stud was I'd tighten it myself. How hard can it be?
Dunno yet, but the ground strap in the engine compartment is tied to the right fender well and could be the problem. The term "bulkhead" is confusing me. However, the recall states that the tightening process may include some new parts and/or retorquing.

My service rep says it is not a "immediate run back" kind of problem, so mine will get done the next time I get by the dealer. If someone doesn't beat me to it, will post all the gory detail ASAP thereafter.

In the meantime, please scroll through this entire thread; just about all questions will be answered.
 

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Just took my car in today for the D28 recall (battery clamp). Mine didn't need it. In any respect, there is no charge and a new bolt is put on where needed.
 

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Nope, Arnold, only on the bolt attaching the battery cable to the "bulkhead" (firewall) might be replaced, according to my service director. They replace the bolt if not to specs, but do tighten the nuts to a certain torque spec (don't know what, though).

D28 apparently is only critical to the car that has a problem, but which one? I wouldn't risk it, next time you are in there, why let your dealer make sure. DC wants you to send them a post card indicating if you had the problem or not.
 

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Just got my first recall on my C!!! I have to install a new warning label over the top of my old Vehicle Emission Control label. It has something to do with the wrong spark plug number on the old label. I'm not sure if it effects US cars but this was forced by the Canada Enviorment Protection Act. It also states that if I feel uncomfortable with putting the label on myself tht I can take it to a dealer and they will install and then will probably charge DC 90 bucks for shop fees.
 

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Just too clarify things for you "mileshoover", the word "bulkhead" is a nautical term used by mariners and it means "wall". Someone at DCX really dug in the book for that one.
 

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I got the D28 letter and had it done...took less than an hour, and no need to reset the electronics.
 
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