More Recalls for Chrysler and Ford
By Chuck Smith

It seems like there are going to be more recalls. Especially now that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or the NHTSA, has announced another batch of auto manufacturers that would be doing their own share of recalls.

According to the United States' government's NHTSA, there would be three separate auto recalls that are ongoing right now. In fact, they had estimated that there would be around 130,600 vehicle units that are going to be affected by the previously mentioned recall. That would be quite a huge amount and that would also mean that there would be some 130,600 vehicle owners who would have to go through undue stress because of such recalls. But this would be in the case of safety and performance of the vehicle, and not just some simple replacement of things like Ford Custom 500 parts.

Out of the 130,600 vehicles that are being recalled, a huge portion of that whole is actually vehicles from the Chrysler Group which is part of the big corporation Daimler Chrysler AG. This is still in accordance to the statement given out by the NHTSA. However, the other small part left behind does belong to the financially unstable Ford Motor Company.

For Chrysler, they would be taking back some 127,928 units of Chrysler Pacificas which were manufactured as part of the model years 2005 and 2006. The Chrysler Pacifica is a crossover vehicle and the problem with them is that they have been manufactured with fuel pump modules and powertrain control module software that can be quite dangerous for some. In fact, these can actually allow the engine to stall during some condition types and in the process lead to a crash without much warning to the driver. During the mentioned recall, the company would be the one to shoulder costs with regards to reprogramming both software. The fuel pump module on the Chrysler Pacifica would also be replaced.

Other vehicles to be recalled include the Chrysler Sebring which is a sedan. There would be 2258 units of these to be recalled and the list would include those that were produced for the 2007 model year.

As per the Ford Motor Company, they would be taking back 422 units of the Ford Crown Victoria and the Mercury Grand Marquis. Only those that were from the 2007 model year would be recalled.

Chuck, a 38 year old freelance writer from Charleston, South Carolina, has been specializing on automotive-related articles and news. He has a degree in Automotive Technology

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