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Safety Investigators Looking at Dodge Caravan Engine Stalls

 / Updated  / Source: Reuters

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Safety regulators are investigating about 160,000 Dodge Caravan minivans following reports of the engines stalling. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it is assessing "the scope, frequency and safety consequences" of alleged engine stalling after refueling in the Chrysler-made vans. A spokesman for Chrysler Group said on Wednesday the automaker "will actively support NHTSA's efforts to investigate" the claims, adding that the agency's investigation notice "cites no injuries or accidents related to this reported condition." A complaint posted to the agency's website in July referred to an incident where "my wife (with kids in car) stalled on the highway" in the couple's 2007 Grand Caravan. "She was on a turn and the steering wheel became impossible for her to turn," the complaint said. Another complaint posted in February said "vehicle stalls immediately after filling gas tank" and that the stalling "has happened repeatedly in traffic." NHTSA has received complaints about the same problem on 2004 and 2005 model year Chrysler Town & Country vans.

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