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NHTSA Campaign ID:  00V366000
Component:  Equipment: Child Seat
Manufacturer:  Daimler-Chrysler Corporation
Year:
2001
Make:
Chrysler Truck
Model:
PT Cruiser
Recall Date:
11/15/2000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,200,756
Manufactured: 06/1999 - 10/2000
Defect Summary:
Certain passenger vehicles, pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS no. 225, "child restraint anchorage systems." some of the owner's manuals for these vehicles are missing instructions that provide a step-by-step procedure, including diagrams, for properly attaching a child restraint system's tether strap to the tether anchorage.
Consequence Summary:
In the event of a crash, the child seat may not be properly attached increasing the risk of injury to the child.
Corrective Summary:
Owners will be provided with an addendum to the owner's manuals.

NHTSA Campaign ID:  04V268000
Component:  Steering: Hydraulic Power Assist: Hose, Piping, And Connections
Manufacturer:  Daimler-Chrysler Corporation
Year:
2001
Make:
Chrysler Truck
Model:
PT Cruiser
Recall Date:
06/02/2004
Potential Number of Units Affected: 438,391
Manufactured:
Defect Summary:
On certain passenger vehicles equipped with 2.4 liter non-turbo engines and automatic transaxles. Routing variation in the high-pressure power steering hose could allow contact with the automatic transaxle differential cover, potentially damaging the hose.
Consequence Summary:
Power steering fluid leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in an under hood fire.
Corrective Summary:
Dealers will inspect and relocate, or replace as necessary, the power steering hose and confirm torque of the hose fastener at the steering gear end. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners should contact Daimler Chrysler at 1-800-853-1408.

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