August 31, 2000
Chrysler Concorde, and Dodge Intrepid model year 2000 Recall
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has announced the recall of certain Chrysler
Concorde model year 2000, and Dodge Intrepid model year 2000 vehicles because on non-ABS
equipped passenger vehicles, the brake master cylinder piston retainer snap ring may have
been bent inward during the assembly process. The master cylinder piston may be in a
"brake applied" position due to the damaged piston retainer snap ring. When the
piston is in the applied position, the fluid compensation ports are closed which results
in a brake drag condition. If the brake overheats, brake fading could lead to an increase
in needed stopping distance. Should a driver not anticipate the extra stopping distance,
this condition could cause a crash.
601 vehicles manufactured in June of 2000
are affected by this recall.
Dealers will replace the brake master cylinder.
The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began July 24, 2000. Owners who do
not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at
[NHTSA Recall No.
00V180/DaimlerChrysler Recall No. 885]
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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