WASHINGTON (April 20, 2001) — DaimlerChrysler AG has announced two recalls for tire-related problems.
The auto maker recalled 2,000 Dodge Ram pickup trucks, model year 2000, manufactured between July and September 1999. These pickups have an antilock braking system (ABS) which doesn't fully clear the front tire and wheel. During full lock turns the tire or wheel could contact the brake hose/ABS sensor wire assembly, damaging the wire and wearing a hole in the brake line.
DaimlerChrysler dealers will replace the front brake hose assemblies free of charge, and also the ABS sensor wires if necessary.
In addition, the company has recalled 137 Dodge Neons, model year 2001, manufactured between June and October 2000. These vehicles have P195/50R16 tires as standard equipment, but the tire placards recommend P185/65R14 or P185/65R15 replacement tires. DaimlerChrysler will send corrected placards and installation instructions to owners of the vehicles.