anyone own a neon? they're being recalled

Posted by: johnengler

anyone own a neon? they're being recalled - 05/28/01 07:53 AM

Just so you know (don't have a free link) the WSJ is reporting that Chysler is recalling a lot of Neons in the US, Mexico and Canada. (someone tell Ca$h)<br><br>http://interactive.wsj.com/articles/SB990821982116604444.htm<br><br>***<br>"Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people." -John Adams
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: anyone own a neon? they're being recalled - 05/28/01 07:56 AM

what years? I'm not registered at the WSJ and don't feel like buying a subscription.
Posted by: johnengler

Re: anyone own a neon? they're being recalled - 05/28/01 08:04 AM

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