The US government is investigating DaimlerChrysler minivans after getting 109 complaints about failing air bags, horns and cruise control systems, Associated Press (AP) reported.
The agency is reportedly investigating Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan, Plymouth Voyager and Grand Voyager and Chrysler Town & Country minivans from model years 1998 and 1999, all built after March 1998, but there have been no reports of injuries.
AP said the problem lies with the clockspring, which provides power to the steering wheel. If it fails, an air bag warning lamp may illuminate and the driver’s air bag, horn or cruise control may stop working.
AP noted that, in 2002, DaimlerChrysler recalled 500,000 of the same minivans built between 1996 and February 1998 but said at the time newer vehicles had stronger clocksprings so there was no need to recall them.