DaimlerChrysler Recalls 136,000 Minivans

DaimlerChrysler is recalling 136,500 new minivans to replace locks on sliding side doors.
Although the minivans passed the federal crash tests, the sliding doors flew open, which
concerned testers. DaimlerChrysler stated the key mechanism in the doors was responsible
for the problem, which had never occurred in the company’s own testing. DaimlerChrysler
will replace part of the lock for free on minivans with sliding doors that lock with keys,
which account for about one-third of 2001 model-year minivans. Minivans with keyless
systems are not affected.

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