December 6, 1999
1998-1999 Dodge Stratus, Plymouth Breeze and Chrysler Cirrus
Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration today published the recall of certain 1998-1999 Dodge
Stratus, Plymouth Breeze and Chrysler Cirrus manufactured between June 1997 - May 1999
because the right rear brake tube can contact the exhaust system clamp and wear a hole in
it. If this happens, the tube could leak, reducing the effectiveness of one-half of the
diagonally split braking system, and result in longer stopping distances.
Approximately 367,000 vehicles are affected by
Dealers will inspect the brake tubes for visible
evidence of contact with the exhaust system clamp. If the tube shows evidence of contact,
it will be replaced. If no evidence of contact exists, the tube will be fastened with a
Owner notification was expected to begin during
Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Chrysler at 1-800-992-1997.
[NHTSA Recall No. 99V244/Chrysler
Recall No. 843]
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