|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|Contact: Tim Hurd
||Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
Number Involved: 245
Dates of Manufacture: January - December 1997
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V047
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
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.