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Recalled: DaimlerChrysler 2000-2001Models

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today released a list of auto safety recalls announced in November and December 2000 and urged consumers to have the problems fixed promptly

DaimlerChrysler Corporation

Models: Dodge Neon Years: 2000-2001 Dodge Stratus Years: 2000-2001 Dodge Intrepid Years: 2000-2001 Dodge Viper Years: 2000-2001 Dodge Ram Year: 2001 Dodge Dakota Year: 2001 Dodge Durango Year: 2001 Plymouth Neon Years: 2000-2001 Plymouth Prowler Years: 2000-2001 Plymouth Breeze Year: 2000 Chrysler Concorde Years: 2000-2001 Chrysler LHS Years: 2000-2001 Chrysler 300M Years: 2000-2001 Chrysler Cirrus Year: 2000 Chrysler Sebring Year: 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Year: 2001 Jeep Wrangler Year: 2001 Jeep Cherokee Year: 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Year: 2001

Number Involved: 1,211,756

Dates of Manufacture: June 1999 - October 2000

Noncompliance: 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. [NHTSA Recall No. 00V366/Daimler Chrysler