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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 80-98
Contact: Tim Hurd
MISC. EQUIPMENT

Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Chrysler Corporation

Models:

Running board kits Years: N/A


Number Involved: 13,000
Dates of Manufacture: Not yet available
NHTSA Recall No.: 98E009
Description of Defect: A jack adapter sold in some of these running board kits can create an unstable vehicle condition when it is used with the jack to raise the vehicle. The vehicle could fall off the jack, increasing the risk of personal injury to persons working on the vehicle.
Remedy: Dealers will remove the adapter from the jack package and install four permanent jack locator/extension pads.
Owner Notification: Owner notification has not yet been scheduled. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chrysler at 1-800-992-1997.

NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with Federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.