Vehicle Description: Passenger and multi-purpose vehicles originally sold or currently registered in one of the following states: Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, or Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.
Description of Defect: The front disc brake rotors can experience severe corrosion if operated for an extensive period in the "salt belt." If the rotors are not replaced, the corrosion can eventually compromise the structural integrity of the stamped steel center hub section of the rotor.
Consequence of Defect: The reduced strength can allow the cast iron wear surface to separate from the hub, reducing the brake effectiveness of the vehicle.
Corrective Action: Dealers will replace these rotors with rotors that are coated with a corrosion protection.
Owner Notification: Owner notification is expected to begin during the first quarter of calendar year 1998.
Note: Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized
dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Chrysler at 1-800-992-1997.