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Old 20 Mar 2004, 12:35 am
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Local news announced Friday night that all 2002 PT Cruisers are being recalled!


Has anybody else heard this???


Why??? What are the details???



Edited to correct:

...this after the recall to correct a fire hazard.... (I think he said ...in the fuel pump.)


The whole news segment was only a few seconds, and I wish I could've TIVO'd it.
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I believe this is an old recall. It had to do with adding another gasket where the fuel pump goes in the gas tank?

Not absolutely sure on this, but I do know that I had it done on my 2002 TE Cruiser. There also was a TSB about possible fuel line chafing against one of the AC lines.
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That one was a while ago. All they did is use a zip tie to hold the fuel line away from the AC line.'You could do that at home.
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If there's a recall they HAVE to notify owners. As noted in other posts, nothing recent. [:I]
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As reported in Saturdays Florida Today Business Section, Quote:

Government investigates PT Cruiser engine fires

The government is investigating the 2002 PT Cruiser after receiving seven complaints of sudden fires in the engine.

Two people have reported injuries because of the fires, including one driver who suffered head burns, the National Highway Traffic, Safety Admisistration said Friday. Six of the seven vehicles were destroyed.

Daimler Chrysler AG recalled 2001 and 2002 PT Cruisers in 2002 because their fuel pumps could leak and cause a fire. Unquote.
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no hooligan i don't know where you got that info from but i am a dc tech the recall is an old one that is for a secondary seal which is a foam like pad that is installed on top of the pump module here is a copy of the recall minus pics

#63721; Copyright 2002, DaimlerChrysler Corporation, All Rights Reserved
August 2002
Dealer Service Instructions for:
Safety Recall No. B23
Fuel Pump Module Secondary Seal
2001-2002 (PT) Chrysler PT Cruiser
The fuel pump module mounting flange on about 345,000 of the above vehicles
may leak if the vehicle is involved in a rollover collision. Fuel leakage in the
presence of an ignition source can result in a fire.
A secondary seal must be installed over the fuel pump module on all involved
vehicles.
Models
IMPORTANT: Some of the involved vehicles may be in dealer new vehicle
inventory. Federal law requires you to stop sale and complete this recall
service on these vehicles before retail delivery. Dealers should also consider this
requirement to apply to used vehicle inventory and should perform this recall on
vehicles in for service. Involved vehicles can be determined by using the DIAL
VIP System.
Subject
Repair
Safety Recall No. B23 -- Fuel Pump Module Secondary Seal Page 2
Part Number Description
CBWAB230 Secondary Seal Package
Each package contains four foam pieces.
Each dealer to whom vehicles in the recall were invoiced will receive enough
Secondary Seal Packages to service about 10% of those vehicles.
1. Raise the vehicle on an appropriate hoist.
2. Support the fuel tank with a suitable lifting device.
3. Remove the bolts from the fuel tank
straps (Figure 1).
NOTE: It is not necessary to drain
fuel from the tank or remove the
driver#146;s side fuel tank strap from
behind the exhaust pipe.
4. Carefully lower the fuel tank about six
inches, just enough to access the top of
the fuel pump module.
CAUTION: Use care to not damage
the fuel line and/or wiring.
5. Clean the top of the fuel pump module
and lock ring with compressed air.
Wipe off the top of the fuel pump
module with a clean shop towel.
6. Disconnect the fuel pump module electrical connector.
Parts Information
Service Procedure
Figure 1
FRONT
FUEL TANK
STRAP
FUEL
TANK
Safety Recall No. B23 -- Fuel Pump Module Secondary Seal Page 3
7. Place the thin foam layer directly on
top of the fuel pump module flange
(Figure 2). Make sure that the
appropriate sized cut-out is placed
around the pump module electrical
connector and fuel tube boss. Ensure
that the foam lies flat on the pump
module flange.
NOTE: It is not necessary to
disconnect the fuel line.
8. Connect the fuel pump module
electrical connector.
9. Install the thick foam layer with
cut-outs on top of the pump module
and thin foam layer (Figure 3). Make
sure that the cut-out is placed around
the pump module electrical connector
and that the slit area is above the fuel
tube boss.
10. Align the outer edge of the foam with
the pump module lock nut and secure
it to the fuel pump module with
electrical tape as shown in Figure 3.
Service Procedure (Continued)
Figure 2
Figure 3
Safety Recall No. B23 -- Fuel Pump Module Secondary Seal Page 4
11. Remove the protective paper from the
adhesive on one of the solid thick foam
layers (no cut-outs or slits). With the
adhesive side facing downward, install
the foam on top of the pump module
and thick foam layer with cut-outs
(Figure 4).
12. Remove the protective paper from the
adhesive on the remaining solid thick
foam layer. With the adhesive side
facing downward, install the foam on
top of the pump module and first solid
thick foam layer (Figure 5).
13. Carefully raise the fuel tank into
position. Make sure that the foam
layers remain in place on top of the
fuel pump module.
NOTE When the tank is raised into
position, the foam pieces will be
compressed between the floor pan
and the top of the fuel pump
module.
14. Install the fuel tank strap bolts.
Tighten the bolts to 250 in-lbs
(23 N#8901;m).
15. Remove the fuel tank
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it's great that people are looking out for each other but working at a dealer is a pain in the ass when you people do this then ever body and there neighbor is saying thet they are going to die and we need to fix there car when they have no clue what the hell is going on just hold on and dc will let you know if there is a recall on your car.[xx(]
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The local news announced a "recall" on all 2002 Cruisers again this morning. I called the local dealer service dept. and they had seen the same news broadcast but had no info on a recall.


The broadcast was about the federal investigation, and they should not have used the word "recall" if it wasn't one, but they did, twice!
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The 2001 Cruisers had two fuel related recalls. One is the one in brnqrhd's post. The fuel could leak in a rollover.
The other one had to do with the fuel line rubbing and a hole being worn in it. Maybe some 2002s have the same problem. Don't think Chrysler made any other changes.
Also they are only investigating this. No recall yet.
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Old 20 Mar 2004, 09:45 pm
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richard was right in 2001 they had both in 2002 they only had one. I don't care what some fluncky on the tv says if your car is recalled they will send you a notice or the next time you get your oil changed or some other work done they should run a function 14 that will tell them if you have the recall even before you get anything sent to your house. the people on the news have a tendency to blow eveything out of proportion to get the big wow effect. sorry for the rant
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