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Chrylser Minivans Recalled

Chrylser Minivans Recalled

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DETROIT (AP) -- Chrysler is recalling 240,000 minivans because the radios may short circuit and cause a fire, the automaker said Monday.

Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans from the 2001 and 2002 model years are affected in the recall. Chrysler Group said the short circuit may result from water seeping into the radio. The defect is most likely to occur in vehicles driven in hot, humid areas, Chrysler said.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating the defect in July after receiving reports of three fires and one injury.

Chrysler also announced it would recall 11,100 Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Stratus sedans from the 2005 model year after an internal audit revealed that bolts in some rear seat belt retractors may be improperly installed.

Chrysler will perform repairs for free in both cases.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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