The short circuit canpossibly cause the underhood wireing to overheat and smoke, causing a fire in the engine compartment. A short circuit can also result in a blown fuse or dead battery.

Electrical System — Wiring — Front Underhood

Date Announced
SEP 22, 1998
Vehicles Affected
NHTSA Campaign #
Vehicle description: Sedan, coupe and wagon passenger vehicles except the dx model and models with V6 engines. The factory installed air conditioner wire harness was improperly routed allowing some wires to rub against each other, eventually causing a short circuit.
Dealers will inspect the vehicles for proper routing of these wires. Any harness improperly routed will be inspected for damage and the routing will be corrected. If any insulation is worn through and the copper wires are exposed, the harness will be replaced. Dealers will also install plastic tubing to protect the harness.
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