WASHINGTON -- The Chrysler group is recalling nearly 240,000 minivans built for the 2001 and 2002 model years.
Moisture can enter the vehicles' radios, create a short circuit and start a fire.
The affected models are the Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan as well as the Chrysler Voyager and Town& Country.
The automaker told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that moisture from air conditioning ducts drips through vent holes in the top of the minivans' base-level radio.
Vehicles with other sound systems do not have the problem.
Dealers will apply protective tape to the top of the radio to keep water out, the Chrysler group says.
In a separate action, the Chrysler group is having dealers tighten bolts on rear seat-belt hardware on the 2005 Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Stratus sedans. About 8,000 cars are affected.
Fasteners may be loose on retractors and the loops that hold belt webbing at the C-pillars.