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Chrysler to fix crash sensors in 355,000 minivans

AUBURN HILLS, MICHIGAN (AP) -- Chrysler Group LLC is asking the owners of more than 355,000 minivans to take them to dealers to replace crash sensors that help to control the airbags.

Chrysler says the sensors can crack and fail in 2005 and 2006 Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan models.

The automaker is calling the move a safety improvement campaign and says it is not a recall. But National Highway Traffic Safety Administration spokeswoman Olivia Alair says the agency is monitoring the repairs like a recall.

Chrysler said Wednesday that in some weather conditions, the front crash sensors can crack, causing water to enter.

The automaker says it is not aware of any complaints, injuries or property damage from the problem. Owners should contact their dealer in June.

Online Reporter: Jill Courtney

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