March 20, 2006

Chrysler recalls vehicles for faulty wipers

DETROIT (Reuters) - DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler division
said on Monday it was recalling almost 269,000 vehicles to
replace a faulty windshield wiper motor.

Chrysler said it had notified the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration of the voluntary recall covering the 2005
and 2006 model years for one of its sport utility vehicles and
three minivan models.

The models covered by the recall are the Dodge Durango, the
Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan and the Chrysler Town &
Country, Chrysler said.

The company said no accidents had been reported because of
a failure of the windshield wiper motor on the vehicles.
Chrysler will notify owners when parts are available and
replace the wiper motors without charge, it said.

Last week, U.S. safety regulators said they were
investigating about 1.16 million Chrysler minivans, sport
utility vehicles and pickup trucks for possible defects ranging
from faulty air bag sensors to loose steering wheel coupling

The Dodge Durango SUV as well as the Dodge Caravan and
Chrysler Town & Country from 2005 and 2006 were part of that
engineering analysis by the National Highway Traffic Safety

NHTSA said it had received complaints about the failure of
front air bag crash sensors in the minivans, possibly because
of corrosion.