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Old 12-22-2011, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by mike@cobywheel View Post
My light connector is melted and tail light stays off more than on called BMNA and they said my 2003 sedan's vin # stated i was not part of the recall and i would have to file a complaint with // kind of sad really that they are splitting hairs on the vin # since its the correct model year/ issue is the same but they did say i was free to correct this issue at my own expense if i felt unsafe driving and at some time in the future if enough people in the same vin# range have same issue and they admit they need to repair they "may" would refund monies paid (i guess if i get a lawyer and pay him 3 times what i paid for the repair)
By all means, register your complaint with NHTSA:

It is not entirely unusual for NHTSA or a manufacturer to expand the scope of a recall as new owner's just outside the limits of the recall report identical problems.
You can also research the original NHTSA investigation documents (Google: NHTSA defects investigations) to see if the manufacturer had submitted warranty/repair data for this issue for your car.
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