AUBURN HILLS, MI - Chrysler Group LLC is recalling approximately 471 2012 model-year Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans in the U.S. to inspect and, if necessary, replace the right-side power liftgate anti-pinch sensor.
The recall, Chrysler said, stems from an internal quality audit that discovered three vehicles whose sensors generated closing-force outside the prescribed range before reopening the liftgate. The risk was isolated to a small batch of parts, and Chrysler said it is not aware of any related accidents or injuries. The anomaly was traced to a supplier component and corrected.
“These mechanisms are engineered with exacting precision and we expect them to function accordingly; that’s why we are continually monitoring their performance,” said David Dillon, Chrysler’s head of product investigation and campaigns.
Left-side liftgate anti-pinch sensors performed as intended and are not part of the recall.
This recall is set to begin this month, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Vehicle owners can reach Chrysler at (800) 853-1403.