More than 400,000 vehicles manufactured by Honda, General Motors and DaimlerChrysler AG are being recalled under orders of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. GM and DaimlerChrysler (DCX: Research, Estimates) vehicles were cited for minor seat belt problems, while the Honda Odyssey minivan is being recalled for a wiring problem.
DaimlerChrysler is recalling the Dodge Intrepid, Chrysler Concorde, 300M and LHS and Jeep Grand Cherokee built in August 1999. Dealers will change a bolt on the shoulder height turning loop to replace one that could come loose in a crash. The recall affects 204,000 vehicles.
DaimlerChrysler spokeswoman Sheila Gruber McLean said only a small percentage of the recalled cars have the problem, but all were recalled as a precaution. Owners will receive notices in the mail with instructions to take their vehicles for repairs, McLean said Monday.