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US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 00V366
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 1211756


Summary:
Certain passenger vehicles, pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems." Some of the owner's manuals for these vehicles are missing instructions that provide a step-by-step procedure, including diagrams, for properly attaching a child restraint system's tether strap to the tether anchorage. In the event of a crash, the child seat may not be properly attached, increasing the risk of injury to the child.

Remedy:
Owners will be provided with an addendum to the owner's manuals. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Nov. 12, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free owner's manual addendum within a reasonable time should contact Daimler Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Dates of Manufacture:
June 1999 - October 2000

Models Involved:
Neon, Stratus, Intrepid, Viper, Prowler, Breeze, Concorde, LHS, 300M, Cirrus

Manufacturer Recall Number:
957 **********************************
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 01V154
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 353000


Summary:
On certain passenger vehicles, the brake booster vacuum hose could swell and loosen from the intake manifold, causing a loss of power brake assist and an increase in engine idle speed.

Remedy:
Dealers will replace the brake booster vacuum hose. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began July 2, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-843-1403.

Dates of Manufacture:
July 1999 - March 2001

Models Involved:
Dodge Neon, Plymouth Neon

Manufacturer Recall Number:
983 **********************************
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 99V043
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 380


Summary:
On certain passenger vehicles, some frontal (passenger side) air bags may not inflate properly. In the event of a crash, the passenger may not be adequately protected, increasing the risk of personal injury.

Remedy:
Dealers will replace the air bag module on the passenger side. Owner notification was to begin during April 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chrysler at 1-800-992-1997.

Dates of Manufacture:
November 1998 - January 1999

Models Involved:
Dodge/Plymouth Neon

Manufacturer Recall Number:
821 **********************************
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 00V194
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 263278


Summary:
On certain passenger vehicles, vapors from the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) system can condense and freeze inside of the throttle body when the vehicle is operated in cold ambient temperatures. This can prevent the throttle from fully returning to idle, which could cause a crash without warning.

Remedy:
Dealers will replace and relocate a PCV system tube. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was expected to begin Aug. 21, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-992-1997.

Dates of Manufacture:
November 1998 - June 2000

Models Involved:
Dodge Neon, Plymouth Neon

Manufacturer Recall Number:
886

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