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DaimlerChrysler is offering tire pressure monitoring systems as original equipment options on its model year 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300M, Concorde Limited, Dodge Grand Caravan and Town & Country minivan.

“We will move forward to install tire pressure monitoring systems in all of our vehicles,” says Bernard Robinson, the auto manufacturer’s senior vice president of engineering technologies and regulatory affairs.

The system uses radio waves to signal drivers when air pressure losses occur. In the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300M and Concorde Limited vehicles, it includes an Electronic Vehicle Display warning graphic.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with the following original equipment tires and sizes: Goodyear Wrangler ST (P225/75R16), Goodyear all-season Wrangler SR-A (P235/65R17), Goodyear all-terrain Wrangler SR-A (P245/70R16), and Michelin LTX (P235/70R17).

Tires on the 300M include the P225/55R17 Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus. The Concorde Limited comes with size P225/60R16 Goodyear Eagles.

Between the two brands, Goodyear (77%) and Michelin (23%) accounted for 100% of DaimlerChrysler's OE tires in 2000, according to Modern Tire Dealer statistics.

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