Safety Regulators to Examine Dodge Minivan Stalling Issue

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Problem could affect 160,000 Dodge Caravan minivans

A man filed a complaint earlier this month with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) citing his Chrysler minivan's sudden stalling issue as "an unreasonable risk to motor vehicle safety."

In his complaint, the man petitioned for an investigation after his minivan began to stall after refueling. The vehicle's steering wheel also locked up after it stalled, which could have caused a serious accident. He cited eight other complaints from drivers who experienced similar issues.

The NHTSA plans on evaluating this problem, as it may affect 160,000 Dodge Caravan minivans from 2007 and other model years. If these vehicles exhibit the same problem, the agency will begin a formal investigation.

“Complaint sparks probe of minivan stalling issue.” CBS News. Sept. 9, 2014.
“Complaint leads to probe of minivan stalling issue.” Detroit Free Press. Sept. 9., 2014.
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