|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||Contact: Tim Hurd
|Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
Models: Eagle Summit Years: 1992-1996
Plymouth Colt Years: 1992-1994
Number Involved: 6,198
Dates of Manufacture: July 1991 - June 1996
Defect: In these vehicles equipped with all-wheel drive, lockup of the
transfer case can occur due to insufficient lubrication. This condition can cause a loss
of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect the vehicles for adequacy of the transfer
case oil volume, transfer case oil leakage, and operational degradation of the transfer
case mechanism. If oil volume is insufficient, the appropriate amount of oil will be
added. If there is transfer case oil leakage, the transfer case will be replaced. Owner
notification is expected to begin during December 1998 and January 1999. Owners who do not
receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chrysler at
[NHTSA Recall No. 98V168003/Chrysler Recall No. 805]
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.