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February 16, 2001

DaimlerChrysler to Update Owners Manuals for 19 Models

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a  recall affecting 19 DaimlerChrysler models (listed below).  The affected models were manufactured between June 1999 and October 2000.

Dodge Neon Years: 2000-2001
Dodge Stratus Years: 2000-2001
Dodge Intrepid Years: 2000-2001
Dodge Viper Years: 2000-2001
Dodge Ram Year: 2001
Dodge Dakota Year: 2001
Dodge Durango Year: 2001
Plymouth Neon Years: 2000-2001
Plymouth Prowler Years: 2000-2001
Plymouth Breeze Year: 2000
Chrysler Concorde Years: 2000-2001
Chrysler LHS Years: 2000-2001
Chrysler 300M Years: 2000-2001
Chrysler Cirrus Year: 2000
Chrysler Sebring Year: 2001
Chrysler PT Cruiser Year: 2001
Jeep Wrangler Year: 2001
Jeep Cherokee Year: 2001
Jeep Grand Cherokee Year: 2001

Certain passenger vehicles, pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems." Some of the owner's manuals for these vehicles are missing instructions that provide a step-by-step procedure, including diagrams, for properly attaching a child restraint system's tether strap to the tether anchorage. In the event of a crash, the child seat may not be properly attached, increasing the risk of injury to the child.

1,211,756 automobiles are affected by this recall.

Owners will be provided with an addendum to the owner's manuals.

The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Nov. 12, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free owner's manual addendum within a reasonable time should contact Daimler Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V366, Mfg. #957]

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers February 16, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
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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