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The manufacturer has issued a safety recall notification as a result of this investigation.the recall affects 91,202 MY 2002-2003 subject vehicles produced from January 28, 2002, through March 22, 2003.the vehicle recall population was defined by the manufacturer's use of a new supplier for the chrome plating process beginning in January 2002, and a production change in March 2003 to improve adhesion of the plating to the door handle.vehicles being recalled represent 59 percent of the total MY 2002-2003 production, but account for 91 percent of the consumer complaints received.the process change for MY 2002 vehicles resulted in a dramatic increase in complaints (1200 percent on a per unit rate basis).MY 2003 vehicles built after March 2003 production change showed a similar decline in the complaint rate.based on the manufacturer's action, this investigation has been closed.
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