NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1996 Chrysler New Yorker

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1996 Chrysler New Yorker, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: FUEL INJECTION DELIVERY SYSTEM FUEL LEAK

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #RQ98018

    Component(s): Fuel System, Gasoline:Fuel Injection System

    Summary:

  2. INVESTIGATION: FUEL RAIL, BRAKE FLUID, CHASSIS

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #DP04007

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: October 13, 2004
    • Date Closed: October 27, 2004
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Fuel System, Gasoline:Fuel Injection System:Fuel Rail
    Service Brakes, Hydraulic:Fluid
    Structure:Frame And Members

    Summary: On September 5, 2004, Mr. Robert galenty of iselin, NJ, petitioned the Agency to conduct defect investigations of certain model year (MY) 1993-1997 vehicles produced by DaimlerChrysler corporation.his petition identified three issues of concern: 1) fuel leaking from the fuel injector rails; 2) brake fluid contamination resulting in brake failure; and 3) susceptibility of the vehicle frame to damage while the vehicle is being towed.Mr. Galanty alleged that his 1996 Dodge intrepid had each of these three problems.concerning fuel rail leakage, DaimlerChrysler commenced a recall (98V-184) of approximately 722,600 vehicles to address engine fuel rail leaks that could lead to a fire, including those vehicles cited in the petition and the petitioner's 1996 Dodge intrepid.on October 7, 1998, NHTSA opened a recall query investigation (RQ98-018) to evaluate the adequacy of the recall remedy.that investigation was closed on July 8, 2002 without requiring further action by DaimlerChrysler.very recently, on June 9, 2004, NHTSA denied a petition (RP04-001) to reopen RQ98-018 after finding that there was no new information that would indicate any basis for reopening it.this is still the current position of NHTSA on this issue.concerning brake fluid contamination and frame alignment, a review of NHTSA's database shows no other complaints on either one of these issues on the vehicles cited in the petition.

  3. INVESTIGATION: STEERING SYSTEM RACK AND PINION

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA99031

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: October 29, 1999
    • Date Closed: September 13, 2001
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Steering

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  4. INVESTIGATION: STEERING SYSTEM RACK AND PINION

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE99044

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: June 28, 1999
    • Date Closed: October 29, 1999
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Steering

    Summary: Since opening the preliminary evaluation (PE), ODI has received 6 additional complaints.during the PE it was determined multiple failure modes are involved in this matter.the warranty claim rate is high for a steering system concern.the issues reported involve premature wear out at the rack and pinion interface with the inner tie rod end(s), binding and sticking of the steering gear, cracked or broken tie rod ends, sheared rack and pinion assembly bolts, and wear out of the rack and pinion mount bushings.many of the complainants mention steering wonder and loose steering.three of the most recent complaints allege a complete loss of steering due to sheared bolts.ODI is upgrading this PE in order to perform a thorough technical analysis of the various system failure allegations and to quantify the effect that these failures have on vehicle control.

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