May 25, 2001Chrysler Group Recalls 2000 and
Hills, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The
Chrysler Group will voluntarily recall 2000 and 2001 Neons to replace a brake booster
vacuum hose. This issue does not affect any other Neon model years.
Over time, contact with oil may cause the vacuum hose to swell and loosen from the intake
manifold resulting in a loss of power brake assist and an increased idle speed. The brakes
remain operational, but the pedal pressure required to stop the vehicle can increase. The
Chrysler Group is taking this action because company engineers discovered the issue
through the analysis of returned parts. Technicians will replace the hose with an oil
resistant version. Owners will be contacted by mail.
The recall affects a total of 515,000 vehicles. There are approximately 352,000 Dodge and
Plymouth-badged Neons in the U.S., 61,700 Chrysler-badged Neons in Canada, 60,500
Dodge-badged Neons in Mexico and 40,000 Chrysler-badged Neons in export markets covered by
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