22E083 – Dim Amber Side Reflector – Mopar Headlamp Assemblies

September 29, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22E083000

Dim Amber Side Reflector/FMVSS 108

A dim reflector may reduce the visibility of the vehicle to other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22E083

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 16,604

 

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain Mopar Headlamp Assemblies with part numbers 05116288AC, 05116289AC, 68200084AB, and 68200085AB, sold as replacement parts. The amber side reflex reflector assembled into the headlamp may not reflect brightly enough. As such, these headlamps fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”

 

Remedy

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 ZA0.

 

Notes

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 – ZA0

FCA US LLC (FCA US) has announced a safety recall on certain Mopar aftermarket headlamp assemblies 05116288AC, 05116289AC, 68200084AB, 68200085AB intended for use with 2008 through 2019 model year (JC) Dodge Journey vehicles.

 

REASON FOR THIS SAFETY RECALL

Some of the above headlamp assemblies manufactured and sold as aftermarket equipment may be equipped with a front amber side reflex reflector that may not meet the photometric requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 108 for lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment. 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 headlamp assemblies described above do not comply with FMVSS 108 S8.1.11 which requires amber side reflect reflectors to “conform to the photometry requirements of Table XVI-a when tested according to the procedure of S14.2.3 for the reflex reflector color as specified by this section.”

 

SERVICE ACTION

FCA US will conduct a voluntary safety recall on all affected headlamp assemblies. Remedy is under development 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.

 


Chronology :

  • On December 18, 2018, the FCA US LLC (“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 parts 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 units.
  • 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 19E-025 (FCA US No. V24).
  • On September 19, 2022, FCA US filed the amended Part 573 Defect Information Report related to recall 19E-025 (FCA US No. V24).
  • 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.

 


1 Affected Product

Equipment

BRAND PART NO. PRODUCTION DATES
MOPAR HEADLAMP ASSEMBLY

 


3 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22E083-2898.pdf 675.264KB

RCAK-22E083-2898

 


Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22E083-5715.PDF 217.906KB

RCLRPT-22E083-5715

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – FCA US LLC (FCA US) has announced a safety recall on certain Mopar aftermarket headlamp assemblies 05116288AC, 05116289AC, 68200084AB, 68200085AB intended for use with 2008 through 2019 model year (JC) Dodge Journey vehicles.

RCMN-22E083-8149.pdf 49.161KB

RCMN-22E083-8149

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22E083&docType=RCL

 


 

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