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October 15, 1999

DaimlerChrysler Corp. Recalls 1998 & 1999 Cirrus, Stratus and Breeze Models, and 1999 Prowlers

Auburn Hills, MI (SafetyAlerts)  - DaimlerChrysler Corp. has announced a voluntary recall of the 1998 and 1999 Chrysler Cirrus, Dodge Stratus and Plymouth Breeze to inspect a brake tube that may be worn by contact with an exhaust clamp.

There have been three reports of the clamp wearing a hole in the right rear brake tube, causing a fluid leak and the loss of some brake capacity. If that occurs, the brakes will still function but require the driver to exert more pressure. No accidents or injuries have resulted.

Service technicians will inspect the brake tube and replace any that have been in contact with the clamp. In addition, the brake tubes will be attached to an existing underbody clip to prevent contact with the clamp. This recall affects about 417,000 vehicles.

In a separate action, the company is voluntarily recalling the 1999 Plymouth Prowlers to repair a dashboard warning light. The recall will assure the proper function of the brake warning light in the event that a hydraulic pressure differential is detected. There have been no customer reports of this issue.

This recall affects 3,700 vehicles.

Vehicle owners soon will be notified by mail and advised to call their dealers and schedule service appointments. The repairs will be made at no cost to customers.

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!

How many did you hear about?

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