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U.S. Expands Probe Of Brakes

The government’s highway safety arm has expanded an investigation into the antilock brakes on six models of Chrysler vehicles after receiving hundreds of complaints that minivans with the same system took too long to stop.

The Chrysler vehicle models in the expanded investigation are the New Yorker, Fifth Avenue, Imperial, Eagle Premier, Dodge Dynasty and Monaco built from 1990 to 1993 with the Bendix-10 anti-lock brake system.

The move by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration widened the probe already under way into the Chrysler Town and Country, Plymouth Voyager and Dodge Caravan minivan models built from 1991 to 1993.

NHTSA files show more than 1,900 consumer complaints about the minivan brake system.

Tags: auto, defects