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Vehicle Make / Model Year(s) CHRYSLER / TOWN AND COUNTRY 1997-2007
Vehicle Make / Model Year(s) DODGE / CARAVAN 1996-2007
Vehicle Make / Model Year(s) PLYMOUTH / VOYAGER 1996-2004    

Equipment Brand Name / Part No. or Model No.: CURT / CLASS 3

Production Dates: Information not Available
Manufacturer: CURT MFG. INC.
Mfr's Report Date: AUG 09, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10E034000 N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected: 6686

Summary: CURT MFG IS RECALLING CERTAIN CLASS 3 RECEIVER HITCHES, P/N 13347, SOLD AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON 1997-2007 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY VANS, 1996-2007 DODGE CARAVANS, AND 1996-2004 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER VANS. WHEN THE HITCH IS LOADED TO THE MAXIMUM RATING, THE HITCH MAY FRACTURE OR BREAK AT THE BEND LOCATION WHERE THE MAIN BODY OF THE HITCH MEETS THE HITCH MUFFLER STRAP.

Consequence: IF THE AREA IN QUESTION FRACTURES OR BREAKS, THIS COULD CAUSE AN UNSTABLE DRIVING CONDITION, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A CRASH.

Remedy: CURT MFG WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND WILL REPLACE THE HITCH FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CURT MFG AT 1-715-831-8713.

Notes: OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .