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
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