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

Chrysler Corporation

Models:

Plymouth Prowler Years: 1997


Number Involved: 245
Dates of Manufacture: January - December 1997
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V047
Vehicle Description:
Description of Defect: Some of the frame welds that affect vehicle control and crashworthiness were omitted in six areas of the frame. Loss of vehicle control can occur, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect the vehicles for the presence of the critical welds. Any vehicles missing welds will be corrected by teams of welders in the field.
Owner Notification: Owner notification is expected to begin during April 1998. 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.