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September 16, 1999

DaimlerChrysler Issues Two Recalls

AUBURN HILLS MI (SafetyAlerts) - DaimlerChrysler Corp. today announced the two separate voluntary recalls.  The first recall affects about 645,000 1993-1995 Chrysler Concorde, LHS and New Yorker and Dodge Intrepid vehicles to repair engine cradle control arm brackets.

There have been 39 reports of cracking or separating of the bracket which attaches the control arm to the engine cradle. No serious accidents or injuries have resulted. Service technicians will take corrective action to reinforce the bracket by installing a "clamshell" device around the cradle.

In a separate action, DaimlerChrysler Corp. is voluntarily recalling 72,000 1994-1995 Dodge Ram pickup trucks equipped with diesel or V-10 engines so the shock absorber tower assembly can be reinforced.

Approximately 75 customers have reported broken or cracked shock towers after primarily off-road use. This may result in excessive noise and inadequate structural durability which could lead to other component problems. No accidents or injuries have resulted. Service technicians will strengthen the shock tower's connection to the vehicle frame with metal rods that are welded in place.

Vehicle owners for both recalls will be notified by mail in December and advised to call their dealers and schedule service appointments. The repairs will be made at no cost to consumers.

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