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Chrysler Recalls: 240,000 Minivans; 11,000 Sedans

DETROIT, Nov 1, 2004; Reuters reported that Chrysler said it was recalling about 240,000 minivans because of an electrical short circuit caused by water intrusion into their radios.

The problem has prompted nine reports of fires in the speaker systems of the car radios, the automaker said, adding that there had been no reports of fire-related injuries.

Vehicles affected by the recall are Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans from the 2001-2002 model years, Chrysler said.

It also said it was recalling about 11,100 Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Stratus cars from the 2005 model year to tighten the bolts that fasten the left and right rear passenger safety belts.