September 29, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V723000
A dim reflector may reduce the visibility of the vehicle to other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V723
Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)
Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected 83,453
Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Dodge Journey vehicles. The amber side reflex reflector assembled into the headlamp may not reflect brightly enough. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”
The remedy is under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed November 8, 2022. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC’s number for this recall is Z99.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
New Safety Recall Advanced Communication – Z99
REASON FOR THIS SAFETY RECALL
Some of the above vehicles may have been built with headlamp assemblies that contain a front amber side reflex reflector that may not meet the photometric requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 108. If the reflection of light from the reflector is below specification, the position and dimensions of the vehicle may not always be perceived by other drivers, which can cause a vehicle crash without prior warning.
The condition described above does not comply with FMVSS No. 108 which requires vehicles to conform to specific photometry requirements for the reflex reflector color. Vehicles built with the affected amber side reflex reflector do not meet the applicable photometric requirements.
FCA US will conduct a voluntary safety recall on all affected vehicles. Remedy is under development for involved vehicles and not currently available. Dealers will be notified of the launch of this safety recall by way of established communication methods. This recall is estimated to launch in 4th Quarter of 2022.
- On December 18, 2018, the FCA US Technical Safety and Regulatory Compliance (“TSRC”) organization opened an investigation as a result of an audit of a front amber side reflex reflector performed by Transport Canada.
- From December 2018 through February 2019, meetings were conducted between FCA US TSRC, FCA US Engineering and the supplier to review the issue, confirm the test results and root cause, understand the suspect part delivery dates to identify the suspect period and scope of vehicles affected, and understand the supplier corrective actions implemented.
- As of March 14, 2019, FCA US identified zero CAIRs, zero VOQs, and zero field reports related to this issue.
- As of March 14, 2019, total warranty is 0.0 c/1000.
- As of March 14, 2019, FCA US is not aware of any accidents or injuries potentially related to this issue.
- On March 7, 2019, FCA US determined, through the Vehicle Regulations Committee, to conduct a voluntary safety recall of the affected vehicles.
- On April 5, 2019, FCA US filed a petition for inconsequential treatment with NHTSA.
- On September 12, 2022, FCA US received notice of NHTSA’s denial of FCA US’ petition with instruction to
amend the Part 573 Defect Information Report related to recall 19V-199 (FCA US No. V22).
- On September 19, 2022, FCA US filed the amended Part 573 Defect Information Report related to recall 19V-199 (FCA US No. • V22).
- On September 22, 2022, FCA US received a request from NHTSA to file a new Part 573 Defect Information Report rather than amend the prior report.
- On September 29, 2022, FCA US filed a new Part 573 Defect Information Report as requested.
2 Affected Products
4 Associated DocumentsRCMN-22V723-6356
Noncompliance Notice 573 ReportRCLRPT-22V723-3597
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