Due to various complaints from drivers of the 2007 to 2008 Sebring and Dodge Avenger models, there was a major recall involving these cars in April 2008. The models that were produced in mid-April of that year were recalled due to electrical problems that had been causing a number of different conditions. The vehicles involved in the recall all had standard tire-pressure monitoring systems.
Some of the complaints that were connected to these vehicles include: engines that do not start, dead batteries, an inoperative cruise control or remote start system, and/or engine stalling. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), electrical connecters used for the tire-pressure monitoring system that go unused can become eroded which can cause a short circuit. The NHTSA warned that, in the worst case scenario, a short circuit could cause the vehicle to abruptly stall without any warning. This could, in turn, cause a serious car accident.
Owners of these vehicles have been asked to go to their local Chrysler and Dodge dealers and have the wires for the tire-pressure monitoring system sealed. The service for the recall was free of charge. Customers with further questions were asked to contact Chrysler’s customer service line at (800) 853-1403.
If you or a loved one owns one of the affected Chrysler or Dodge models and have experienced an injury or accident due to electrical malfunctions, contact Newsome Law Firm and fill out a case evaluation form today. Our team of attorneys has experience specific to complications associated with automobile recalls. Not only can they give you the legal guidance you need, they can help you get the compensation you deserve.