Feds Open Probe Into 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan for Engine Stall | Edmunds

Feds Open Probe Into 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan for Engine Stall


Just the Facts:
  • NHTSA has opened a probe into an estimated 160,000 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan minivans and "any similarly equipped Chrysler minivans" for engine stall after refueling.
  • The unidentified consumer who petitioned the agency to open a defect investigation cited eight complaints to NHTSA of similar problems from other drivers.
  • "Chrysler Group engineers will actively support NHTSA's efforts to investigate the petition's claims," Chrysler told Edmunds.

WASHINGTON — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a probe into an estimated 160,000 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan minivans and "any similarly equipped Chrysler minivans" for engine stall after refueling.

"The petitioner alleges a defect in the fuel system of 2007 Dodge Grand Caravans causes the vehicle to stall without warning after refueling and that repair requires fuel tank replacement," NHTSA said in its summary of the inquiry.

The unidentified consumer who petitioned the agency to open a defect investigation cited eight complaints to NHTSA of similar problems from other drivers.

"Chrysler Group engineers will actively support NHTSA's efforts to investigate the petition's claims," Chrysler told Edmunds.

No crashes or injuries have been reported, according to the defect petition posted on the NHTSA Web site.

NHTSA said it is evaluating the defect petition "to assess the scope, frequency and safety consequences of the alleged defect in the subject vehicles and any similarly equipped Chrysler minivans."

Edmunds says: Federal safety regulators will study the problem and determine if a formal investigation should be started. In the meantime, consumers with concerns should contact NHTSA or their dealer.

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