AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (June 7)—Chrysler Group will offer tire pressure monitors as optional equipment on its 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee sport-utility vehicle and Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans, becoming the first manufacturer to offer the pressure-based devices on this class, according to the company. The Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation Act passed last year mandates pressure-warning systems by 2004. "We have been studying tire monitoring systems for quite some time and we feel that we have the right systems for our vehicles today, well in advance of TREAD," Bernard Robertson, senior vice president-engineering technologies and regulatory affairs, said in a prepared statement. "We will move forward to install tire pressure monitoring systems on all of our vehicles." Schrader-Bridgeport is supplying the sending units, Chrysler said.
Chrysler to offer tire pressure monitors on some 2002 SUVs, minivans
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