Recall List for the 1981 Chrysler New Yorker

Official recalls have been issued for the 1981 Chrysler New Yorker 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. 1981 Chrysler New Yorker VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL NHTSA Campaign #81V111000

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 22, 1981
    • Vehicles Affected: 150,000

    Summary: The automatic speed control switch may stick in the "resume" position restricting return movement. This will not allow the normal brake pedal operation to deactivate the system.

    Consequence:

    Actions: The shield portion of the "resume" slide lever in the speed control unit will be replaced without charge. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #81V111000 »

  2. 1981 Chrysler New Yorker FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:CARBURETOR SYSTEM NHTSA Campaign #81V055000

    • Date Announced: MAY 05, 1981
    • Vehicles Affected: 30,000

    Summary: Engine may lose power or stall due to carburetor flooding. This is caused by a poor electrical ground on the carburetor fuel bowl vent solenoid. Vehicles may also have driveability problems while the engine is warming up in cold weather. These problems include engine missing, sags, and hesitation. This is caused by a sticking carburetor oxygen feedback solenoid.

    Consequence:

    Actions: Dealer will inspect carburetor and if necessary, the bowl vent solenoid will be repaired by resoldering (reconnecting) the external electrical connection free of charge. If applicable, the oxygen feedback sensor will be replaced. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #81V055000 »

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