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April 2, 2002

DaimlerChrysler Has Recalled the 1997-1999 Town and Country, Caravan, and Voyager

(SafetyAlerts) -  DaimlerChrysler Has Recalled the 1997 Town and Country, Caravan, and Voyager because the rear seat belt may become inoperative.

Potential Number of Units Affected: 545311

Manufactured: 06/1996 - 10/1998

Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINI VANS. THE D-PILLAR MASTIC SOUND BARRIER PATCH CAN LOOSEN AND DROP INTO THE REAR OUTBOARD SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY, CAUSING THE SEAT BELT TO BECOME INOPERATIVE.

Consequence Summary:
IN THE EVENT OF A COLLISION, THE SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED, INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE MASTIC PATCHES WITH FOAM BLOCKERS AND INSPECT AND REPLACE ALL 3RD ROW SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES. DAIMLERCHRYSLER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED THE AGENCY WITH A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. 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 1-800-853-1403.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02V076000
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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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