Chrysler to Fix Minivan Door Locks

From Bloomberg News

DaimlerChrysler’s Chrysler Group said it will fix a problem with sliding-door locks on about a third of its 2001 Chrysler and Dodge minivans after one of the doors came open in U.S. crash tests.

The voluntary move affects more than 136,000 Chrysler and Dodge minivans.

The problem affects only minivans with a keyhole on the sliding-door lock, the auto maker said.

No accidents or injuries have been reported because of the problem, a spokesman said. Owners will be notified in the next week or two and won’t be charged for the repair.


In 2001 models with key cylinders for the sliding door, a severe side impact could cause the door to open unintentionally, Chrysler said.

The replacement effort affects 104,000 minivans in the United States, about 26,000 in Canada and 6,700 in Mexico.