Safety Ratings

Frontal Moderate Overlap Test Results
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Side Impact Test Results
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Side crash ratings - Passenger
NHTSA Rollover Resistance Rating

Recalls

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 00V366
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 1,211,756


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, Ram, Dakota, Durango, Prowler, Concorde, LHS, 300M, Sebring, PT Cruiser, Jeep Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee

Manufacturer Recall Number:
957 **********************************
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 00V415
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 1,504


Summary:
Certain passenger vehicles equipped with the sport appearance package fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 110, "Tire Selection and Rims." These vehicles with 16-inch wheels and tires were equipped with the incorrect tire placard. The label specifies the wrong recommended tire size. This could cause the owner to select incorrect replacement tires.

Remedy:
Owners will be provided with a new label or, if the owner wishes, their dealer can install the label for them. Owner notification began Dec. 14, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free label within a reasonable time should contact Daimler Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Dates of Manufacture:
June 1999 - October 2000

Manufacturer Recall Number:
961 **********************************
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 01V039
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 137


Summary:
These passenger vehicles, built with 16-inch wheels and equipped with an R/T package, have an incorrect tire placard. The vehicles were equipped with P195/50R16 tires but the tire placard indicated that the recommended tire sizes were P185/65R14 and P185/65R15. This does not comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 110, ATire Selection and Rims.

Remedy:
Owners will be provided with a correct label and installation instructions. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Feb. 14, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free label and installation instructions within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Dates of Manufacture:
June - October 2000

Manufacturer Recall Number:
972 **********************************
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 01V154
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 353,000


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

Disclaimer

The safety ratings and information is provided directly from the
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)


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