November 3, 2000
DaimlerChrysler Recalls 1.1 Million Mini Vans
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting Plymouth
Voyager, Grand Voyager, Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan
manufactured between February 1995 and September 1999. The recall affects Mini vans built
with 3.3L and 3.8L engines. The fuel injection delivery system can leak fuel
from some of the sealing O-rings or from hair line cracks in the thermoset fuel injection
rail. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire.
1,163,000 vehicles are affected by this
Dealers will install a seal on the vehicle fuel
rails to prevent external leakage of fuel from the fuel rail crossover tube, should the
existing O-rings continue to degrade.
DaimlerChrysler has not yet provided NHTSA with an
owner notification schedule. However, if a vehicle is leaking fuel from the O-rings or
from a cracked fuel line, the vehicle should be taken into a dealer to have this repaired
as soon as possible.
Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized
dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-992-1997. Also contact the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V268000/Mfg.
Recall No. 895]
Regarding Auto Recalls
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write down the NHTSA
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If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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