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Chrysler Announces 1995 Dodge and Plymouth Neon Model Safety Recall

6 October 1997

Chrysler Notifies Minivan and Neon Owners

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 6 -- Chrysler Corporation
will voluntarily be notifying approximately 1.1 million U.S. minivan owners of
a potential safety concern related to seat belts, and 375,000 U.S. owners of
1995 Dodge and Plymouth Neon models of a steering column condition.
    The seat belt buckle covers on front and rear quad (bucket) seats on 1991-
1993 Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan, Plymouth Voyager and Grand Voyager, and
Chrysler Town & Country models might become dislodged, causing the release
button to stick inside the cover.  This could create the potential for the
buckle to be only partially latched.
    In the same vehicle population, the seat belt anchor hook on the right
outboard side of the second row rear seat might become unattached from the
floor anchor.
    An additional 150,000 vehicles in Canada and 64,000 in other countries are
affected by the minivan recall.
    Later model year vehicles are not affected by either condition, due to
design changes.
    Although Chrysler believes the population of vehicles that might
experience a problem to be small, the company is notifying all owners of 1991-
1993 Chrysler Corporation minivans to have their seat belts modified.
    Additionally, 375,000 owners of the 1995 Dodge and Plymouth Neon vehicles
will be notified to have their vehicle's steering column serviced.  An
intensive investigation has determined that severe impact to the car's
undercarriage might cause separation of the steering column coupling,
resulting in a possible loss of steering.  Later model year vehicles are not
affected, due to a design change.
    The Neon service action also affects 60,000 1995 vehicles sold in Canada
and 40,000 in other countries.
    All vehicles covered by these recall actions will be serviced at no
expense to the owners.

SOURCE  Chrysler Corporation