Not to be outdone by recall-happy General Motors, Chrysler has also entered the screaming-metal-deathtrap fray with a defect of their own. According to the recall, the problem is related to an ineffective adhesive used in assembling the powertrain control module. Apparently, “a new adhesive used in the powertrain control module manufacturing process [that] can cause the printed circuit board to break [..] This can cause the engine to stall and cause a crash without warning.”
Scheduled to take effect later this month, the recall applies to all 2009 Chrysler Sebring models, the 2009 Dodge Avenger, Caliber, and Journey, and both the 2009 Jeep Compass and 2009 Jeep Patriot. Currently, the NHTSA’s official website is down for routine maintenance, but drivers are encouraged to contact Chrysler at (800) 853-1403 for more information.