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09-04-2018 11:05 AM
Jimal Had our Pacifica in this morning to do this recall and the cruise control recall. For some reason they didn't have this piece, and when I asked the Service Manager what the shifter recall actually did, since it appeared that the cover was compliant, he kinda shrugged.


It reminds me of the GM switchblade key recall. Sometimes I think the Feds try a little too hard.
07-22-2018 10:25 PM
SciTchr
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Originally Posted by K&BsNu2108Pacifica View Post
Took my 18 Touring-L in for recalls on 18 July 2018. Got two of them done (took about 3 hours but at least they are done).
U64, Reprogram PCM (cruise control issue) - Flashed to 68366854AE
RU VP4, Radio with Amp Enhancement (huh?) - Updated to 19.11.0-20171129-107U

Still need U50 (Manual Park Release). Dealer still does not have the new cover - the one with the screw in it. So my records have been updated to reflect that one as still required. If it never gets done, it won't really upset me as I tend to keep cars till they rust and blow away. I'm curious though why they can't just drill a small hole in the existing cover and secure it with a small machine screw to something back behind the cover. Can't be that cosmic a job.
The new small trim piece (cover) doesn't need a screw in it. The new trim piece is a little bigger so that it fits more tightly in the hole and it is supposed to require a screwdriver (instead of a fingernail) to pry it loose. The trim piece is attached to a strap that can take the van out of gear when pulled.
07-22-2018 08:31 PM
K&BsNu2108Pacifica Took my 18 Touring-L in for recalls on 18 July 2018. Got two of them done (took about 3 hours but at least they are done).
U64, Reprogram PCM (cruise control issue) - Flashed to 68366854AE
RU VP4, Radio with Amp Enhancement (huh?) - Updated to 19.11.0-20171129-107U

Still need U50 (Manual Park Release). Dealer still does not have the new cover - the one with the screw in it. So my records have been updated to reflect that one as still required. If it never gets done, it won't really upset me as I tend to keep cars till they rust and blow away. I'm curious though why they can't just drill a small hole in the existing cover and secure it with a small machine screw to something back behind the cover. Can't be that cosmic a job.
07-02-2018 02:14 PM
citanic Well there is a class suit against Chrysler/FIAT relative to the famous engine stopping in the middle of highways.
07-02-2018 09:06 AM
TomB985
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Originally Posted by citanic View Post
I wont drive a car if I do not have a small tool kit on it. So this whole thing did not bother me too much. In another hand, you have to be in their shoes. If you refuse to do the recall and they do not have it well documented with your signature and witnesses, etc, in the case of an accident where you may die somebody can come after then saying that they did not perform the recall.
Dunno...my van was in and out of the shop last weekend and they never mentioned or performed either recall. Some recalls take a lot of time, I think it would be a stretch to expect a dealer to perform every recall the second they lay hands on the vehicle.

Of course everyone is running scared about lawsuits now. The sharks have been circling ever since the GM ignition debacle a few years ago.
07-02-2018 08:46 AM
citanic
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Originally Posted by TomB985 View Post
Wow. I'm a pretty calm guy who tries hard to respect everyone, but I'd go through the roof before allowing someone to perform work on my car that I refused. To me that's like a plumber breaking into your house because you've got a dripping faucet.

I suppose you should find a small screwdriver to keep in the van now.
I wont drive a car if I do not have a small tool kit on it. So this whole thing did not bother me too much. In another hand, you have to be in their shoes. If you refuse to do the recall and they do not have it well documented with your signature and witnesses, etc, in the case of an accident where you may die somebody can come after then saying that they did not perform the recall.
07-02-2018 08:33 AM
TomB985
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Originally Posted by citanic View Post
I did not want to argue but when I asked not to do this recall the dealer said that they can't do that. So they did the two pending recalls.
Wow. I'm a pretty calm guy who tries hard to respect everyone, but I'd go through the roof before allowing someone to perform work on my car that I refused. To me that's like a plumber breaking into your house because you've got a dripping faucet.

I suppose you should find a small screwdriver to keep in the van now.
07-02-2018 08:08 AM
citanic
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Originally Posted by TomB985 View Post
The car is your property, not that of FCA or the government. Just tell them not to do it, and they won’t.

I won’t let them do mine unless I get to keep the old plug. I like not having to use a screwdriver to pull mine if I need to.
I did not want to argue but when I asked not to do this recall the dealer said that they can't do that. So they did the two pending recalls.
07-01-2018 10:46 PM
bradly1101
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Originally Posted by Waldo View Post
Oh Heavens!! DON;T do that!! In an accident, screwdrivers in the front drawer can become flying lethal weapons, or maybe put Ralphie Parker's eye out!! If CR finds out about this they will demand that a special "certified screwdriver safety holding container" be installed immediately.

Corollary question for the bulb experts: which LED is the best one to replace the bulb in a leg lamp?
Silly, LED's don't get hot enough to release tongues from frozen poles.
07-01-2018 01:48 PM
jerry17
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Originally Posted by wriggly View Post
....The boy managed to take the car out of gear and it started to roll towards a Porsche parked across the aisle....
As they say with kids & pools, watch every second.

How many times a month is there a news article about someone leaving the kids in the car with the engine running to run into a store and the car is stolen with the children in it?

Well over 30 years ago, my sister-in-law thought the kids were safely immobilized in their car seats. She realized she left something in the house, and. leaving the engine running for whatever reason (probably A/C,) dashed into the house for probably less than 2 minutes retrieve it. One of my nephews unbuckled his car seat, climbed into the front, and put the car in gear (this is long before you had to step on the brake to move the stick.) Through the garage door, through the garage and rec room and out into the backyard the car rolled. Fortunately, no one was hurt and there was no structural damage to the house. But they had just moved in and she immediately got to meet all the neighbors.

When designing / modifying things as an engineer (and writing software,) I tried to always think of how can someone screw this up and make it unsafe - especially when trying to save time? You would be astonished at the things people routinely do. In one country (not the U.S.,) we had to figure out how to prevent locomotive engineers from putting the locomotive in reverse instead of using the brakes to slow down, which could ruin the electric motors. In other cases crews would work to disable or fool the "dead man" control which would bring a train to halt if the engineer wasn't paying attention or fell asleep or had a medical emergency.

Beyond the technical/legal reason, this recall is for the oblivious and careless. There are too many of them who routinely fall into this category, but even the best of us can fall into the over familiarity pit, especially when tired or distracted (and I am not talking about texting.)
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