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DaimlerChrysler Recalls 493,076 Mini-Vans

Recall From: DaimlerChrysler Corporation

Models:

Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan Years: 1993-1994 Plymouth Voyager/Grand Voyager Years: 1993-1994 Chrysler Town and Country Years: 1993-1994

Number Involved: 493,076

Dates of Manufacture: July 1992 - September 1993

Defect: On certain minivans equipped with 2 spoke luxury steering wheels or equipped with 4 spoke sport steering wheels, the steering wheel mounting can crack and separate from the center hub attachment to the steering column.

Remedy: Dealers will inspect the steering wheel mounting for cracks and replace those steering wheels found with cracks. All other vehicles will have a reinforcement plate installed to prevent steering wheel separation in the event cracking occurs. Owner notification began Nov. 6, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-992-1997.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V305/DaimlerChrysler Recall No. 897]