my apologies... the story is probably coming out at CNN or other major news organizations.... but here it is:<br><br>AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler unit said it is voluntarily recalling 2000 and 2001 Neons to replace a brake booster vacuum hose.<br><br>Over time, the company said, "contact with oil may cause the vacuum hose to swell and loosen from the intake manifold resulting in a loss of power-brake assist and an increased idle speed." In such cases, the brakes would remain operational, but the pedal pressure required to stop the vehicle could increase.<br><br>Chrysler said its engineers discovered the problem through the analysis of returned parts. The remedy is to replace the hose with an oil-resistant version.<br><br>The recall covers about 352,000 Dodge and Plymouth-branded Neons in the U.S., 61,700 Chrysler-branded Neons in Canada, 60,500 Dodge Neons in Mexico and 40,000 Chrysler Neons in other markets.<br><br>A Chrysler spokesman said the recall "isn't a major concern as far as cost is concerned."<br><br>***<br>"Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people." -John Adams
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