|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||Contact: Tim Hurd
|Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
|Running board kits
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
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.