Recall List for the 1996 Chrysler Cirrus

Official recalls have been issued for the 1996 Chrysler Cirrus by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Chrysler service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Chrysler customer service.

  1. 1996 Chrysler Cirrus SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM NHTSA Campaign #10E059000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 27, 2010
    • Vehicles Affected: 22,689

    Summary: Federal-mogul is recalling certain replacement control arm assemblies, part numbers K7425, 10945, fa4510X, K7427, 10946, and fa4611X, sold for use on various passenger vehicles listed above. The ball joint on the control arm assembly can fail causing the ball stud to wear through the control arm housing resulting in noise and/or separation of the ball stud from the housing.

    Consequence: If there is a separation of the ball stud from the housing, the driver can loose steering control, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Federal-mogul will notify owners of record and replace the affected control arms free of charge. The safety recall began on January 28, 2011. Owners may contact federal-mogul at 1-877-489-6659. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #10E059000 »

  2. 1996 Chrysler Cirrus SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT NHTSA Campaign #09E056000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 09, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 5,787

    Summary: Qualis automotive is recalling certain aftermarket ball joints sold for use on certain passenger vehicles. The socket may have been excessively hardened which could cause it to crack near the retaining ring groove allowing the ball stud to separate under impact load. The subject ball joints were sold as four part numbers, D10945, D10946, G10945, and G10946. The affected control arms, D10945 and D10946, are stamped with the following dates on the ball joints: 134308, 135708, 100109, 102709, 104109, 105509, 107609, 108909, 110309, 113209, and 116609. The G10945 and G10946 are the same part as the D10945 and D10946 respectively. They are labeled differently depending on the aftermarket customer.

    Consequence: Separation of the ball stud from the socket of the ball joint housing would allow the control arm to collapse and the wheel to fold in causing loss of steering control, possibly resulting in a crash.

    Actions: Qualis automotive will replace the ball joints free of charge. The safety recall began on November 9, 2009. Owners may contact qualis automotive at 1-800-493-4128. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E056000 »

  3. 1996 Chrysler Cirrus FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP NHTSA Campaign #06E091000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 02, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 24,358

    Summary: Certain Airtex fuel pump modules, P/nos. E7089M, E7094M, E7113M, and E7129M, manufactured between June 1 and September 24, 2006. These fuel pump modules were sold as aftermarket for use in certain DaimlerChrysler vehicles listed above. Silicone material used in manufacture of the flapper valve was out-of-specification, leading to excess swell of the flapper valve restricting the flow of fuel to the fuel pump module.

    Consequence: Fuel restriction could result in loss of power and/or engine stall, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Airtex will notify owners and replace the defective fuel pump modules free of charge. The recall began on October 18, 2006. Owners may contact Airtex toll-free at 1-866-867-3759. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E091000 »

  4. 1996 Chrysler Cirrus FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP NHTSA Campaign #06E088000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 23, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 39,243

    Summary: Certain tigas fuel pump modules manufactured between June 1 and September 24, 2006, sold under various brand names and P/nos. These fuel pump modules are sold as aftermarket for use in certain DaimlerChrysler vehicles listed above. Silicone material used in manufacture of the flapper valve was out-of-specification, leading to excess swell of the flapper valve restricting the flow of fuel to the fuel pump module.

    Consequence: Fuel restriction could result in loss of power and/or engine stall, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Ti automotive will notify owners and replace the defective fuel pump modules free of charge. The recall began on October 6, 2006. Owners may contact ti automotive toll-free at 1-877-461-1834. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E088000 »

  5. 1996 Chrysler Cirrus POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT NHTSA Campaign #04V021000

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 13, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 2,315,768

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, the floor shifter ignition-park interlock may fail and allow the shifter to be moved out of the park position with the key removed. An inoperative interlock may also allow the key to be removed when the shifter has not been placed in the park position.

    Consequence: Either circumstance may result in the vehicle rolling away without warning.

    Actions: Dealers will install a new load-limiting push rod into the floor shifter lever of the affected vehicles. Owner notification began on June 14, 2004. Owners should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V021000 »

  6. 1996 Chrysler Cirrus POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:PARK/NEUTRAL START SWITCH NHTSA Campaign #98V183000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 06, 1998
    • Vehicles Affected: 685,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions. The adjustment of the cable connecting the console shifter mechanism to the ignition key can cause a trapped key condition which can result in a low force required to depress the shift button. A combination of applying a mis-adjusted release button with a low force attempt to shift out of park with the key in the locked position, can break the connecting pin in the shifter.

    Consequence: If this happens, the "ignition-park" interlock system will be nonfunctional.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect for proper operation of the system. Any vehicles that are not functional after the inspection will have the shift mechanism and cable replaced with a "self-adjusting" design. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #98V183000 »

  7. 1996 Chrysler Cirrus SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT NHTSA Campaign #97V201000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 13, 1997
    • Vehicles Affected: 599,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. The lower control arm ball joint can separate due to loss of lubrication.

    Consequence: Separation of the ball joint could cause a loss of steering control increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the ball joint end housing cover seal for leakage with a high pressure air tester and the rubber boot will be visually inspected for damage. If the cover seal leaks or the boot is damaged, the lower control arm will be replaced. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #97V201000 »

  8. 1996 Chrysler Cirrus STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS NHTSA Campaign #97V095000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 06, 1997
    • Vehicles Affected: 219,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. The secondary hood latch spring can disengage from its retention hole if the hood is slammed shut.

    Consequence: If this condition occurs simultaneously without engaging the primary latch, the hood would not be restrained increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the secondary hood latch spring with a longer end hook spring. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #97V095000 »

  9. 1996 Chrysler Cirrus SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER NHTSA Campaign #96V075000

    • Date Announced: MAY 03, 1996
    • Vehicles Affected: 151,800

    Summary: The brake master cylinder can leak brake fluid due to a damaged double lip rear piston seal.

    Consequence: Brake fluid leakage can result in diminished effectiveness of one half of the split brake system. The instrument panel warning light(s) will signal system impairment prior to partial brake system loss.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the rear brake master cylindr piston assembly. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #96V075000 »

  10. 1996 Chrysler Cirrus SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK NHTSA Campaign #96V074000

    • Date Announced: MAY 02, 1996
    • Vehicles Affected: 90,000

    Summary: Corrosion of the ABS hydraulic control unit can cause the solenoid valves to stick in the open position.

    Consequence: If either front wheel valve sticks, the vehicle would swerve from a straight stop when the brakes are applied.

    Actions: Dealers will install a plate and silicone grease injected into the solenoid cavity to eliminate the potential for this condition. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #96V074000 »

  11. 1996 Chrysler Cirrus ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE NHTSA Campaign #96V006000

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 11, 1996
    • Vehicles Affected: 40,000

    Summary: In certain vehicles, the engine cylinder head oil galley plug does not seal properly and engine cylinder head oil is not adequately retained.

    Consequence: Inadequate sealing and retention of the plug can result in oil leakage which could cause a fire in the engine compartment.

    Actions: Dealers will install an expansion plug and retaining bracket over the cylinder head oil galley plug. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #96V006000 »

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