Chrysler Recalls 212,000 Cars

April 11, 2008

Chrysler LLC is recalling 212,347 Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Avenger passenger cars worldwide to fix an electrical problem that could lead to engine stalling and other issues.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a posting on its Web site the recall involves 2007-2008 Sebring and Avenger vehicles with standard tire pressure monitoring systems.

NHTSA said unused electrical connectors for the monitoring system could become corroded and short circuit, leading to problems starting the engine, a dead battery, an inoperative cruise control or engine stalling.

Chrysler spokesman Max Gates said there have been no accidents or injuries reported. He said Chrysler has received nine reports of engine stalling.

About 180,000 of the recalled vehicles are in the United States. Nearly 15,000 are in Canada, more than 12,000 are in Mexico and the remainder are in European markets.

The recall is expected to begin in mid-April. Dealers will seal the wires for the tire pressure monitoring system at no cost to consumers.

Chrysler LLC.

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