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Nhtsa campaign #: 01v119000 make: Dodge model: Ram year: 1999 mfr campaign #: 978 component description: Seat belts:front:retractor manufacturer: Daimlerchrysler ...


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Old 10-25-2010, 03:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ram Year: 2006
Engine: 5.9 CTD
Default Recall 01v119000: Front seat belt
Nhtsa campaign #: 01v119000
make: Dodge
model: Ram
year: 1999
mfr campaign #: 978
component description: Seat belts:front:retractor
manufacturer: Daimlerchrysler corporation
begin date of manufacturing: 19981218
end date of manufacturing: 19990115
potential # of units affected: 161682
date owner notified by mfr: 20010820
manufacturers of recalled vehicles/products: Chrysler group llc
report received date: 20010411
record creation date: 20010424
regulation part #: 571
federal motor vehicle safety standard #: 209
defect summary:
Vehicle description: Certain van, wagon, pickup trucks, passenger and sport utility vehicles, fail to comply with requirements of fmvss no. 209, "seat belt assemblies." the front seat belt retractor may not comply with the requirements of the standard.

Consequence summary:
If the retractor does not work properly, it will not adequately protect occupants in the event of a crash.

Corrective summary:
Dealers will replace the seat belt retractor. Owner notification began august 20, 2001. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Recall notes:
Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).


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Old 10-25-2010, 03:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Ram Year: 2006
Engine: 5.9 CTD
Default Recall 01v153000: Airbag clockspring assembly
Nhtsa campaign #: 01v153000
make: Dodge
model: Ram
year: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
mfr campaign #: 982
component description: Air bags
manufacturer: Daimlerchrysler corporation
begin date of manufacturing: 20000530
end date of manufacturing: 20001031
potential # of units affected: 216100
date owner notified by mfr: 20010618
manufacturers of recalled vehicles/products: Chrysler group llc
report received date: 20010508
record creation date: 20010518
regulation part #:
Federal motor vehicle safety standard #:
Defect summary:
Vehicle description: Pickup trucks. Sound deadener material inside the steering wheel could become detached from the cover and housing. Note: The ram pickup trucks were built at the warren assembly plant ("s" in the 11th vin position) from may 16, 2000 through october 23, 2000; st. Louis north assembly plant ("j" in the 11th vin position) from may 19, 2000 through october 23, 2000; lago alberto assembly plant ("m" in the 11th vin position) from may 23, 2000 through october 23, 2000; and saltillo assembly plant ("g" in the 11th vin position) from may 23, 2000 through october 23, 2000. Important: Vehicles that have already had the proper clockspring installed, according to warranty records, have been excluded from this recall. In addition, 1997-2000 model year vehicles that have had a suspect replacement clockspring installed, according to warranty records, have been added to this recall.

Consequence summary:
When this occurs, the material could interfere with the clockspring ribbon and cause an open circuit. The driver air bag system will become disabled, and the air bag warning lamp will illuminate on the instrument panel.

Corrective summary:
Dealers will replace the clockspring assembly. Owner notification began june 18, 2001. Also some 1997-200 model year vehicles that, according to warranty records, have had a suspect replacement clockspring installed, will also be included in this campaign. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Recall notes:
Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).


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Old 10-25-2010, 03:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Ram Year: 2006
Engine: 5.9 CTD
Default Recall 01v184000: Lug nuts
Nhtsa campaign #: 01v184000
make: Dodge
model: Ram
year: 2001
mfr campaign #: 985
component description: Wheels:lugs/nuts/bolts
manufacturer: Daimlerchrysler corporation
begin date of manufacturing: 20010511
end date of manufacturing: 20010515
potential # of units affected: 212
date owner notified by mfr: 20010604
manufacturers of recalled vehicles/products: Chrysler group llc
report received date: 20010605
record creation date: 20010605
regulation part #:
Federal motor vehicle safety standard #:
Defect summary:
Vehicle description: Vans. A substitute wheel lug nut tightening process may not have been sufficient to assure proper torque of the lug nuts.

Consequence summary:
Improper wheel lug nut torque could allow a wheel to loosen and cause a crash without warning.

Corrective summary:
Dealers will inspect the wheel lug nuts for proper torque and correct if necessary. Owner notification began june 4, 2001. All owners have been contacted.

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Ram Year: 2006
Engine: 5.9 CTD
Default Recall 02v042000: Alternator wire connection
Nhtsa campaign #: 02v042000
make: Dodge
model: Ram
year: 2001
mfr campaign #: B04
component description: Electrical system:alternator/generator/regulator
manufacturer: Daimlerchrysler corporation
begin date of manufacturing: 20000101
end date of manufacturing: 20000828
potential # of units affected: 268740
date owner notified by mfr: 20020520
manufacturers of recalled vehicles/products: Chrysler group llc
report received date: 20020207
record creation date: 20020211
regulation part #:
Federal motor vehicle safety standard #:
Defect summary:
On certain pickup trucks, the alternator wire connection to the power distribution center (pdc) can loosen.

Consequence summary:
This could cause a vehicle fire.

Corrective summary:
Dealers will inspect the installation of the alternator wire connection to the pdc and if necessary, reposition the wire so that the crimp connection will face upward and tighten the fastener to the correct torque setting. Owner notification began may 20, 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Recall notes:
Daimlerchrysler recall no.b04.also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).


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Ram Year: 2006
Engine: 5.9 CTD
Default Recall 02v159000: Rear axle flange
Nhtsa campaign #: 02v159000
make: Dodge
model: Ram
year: 2002
mfr campaign #: B20
component description: Power train:axle assembly
manufacturer: Daimlerchrysler corporation
begin date of manufacturing: 20010701
end date of manufacturing: 20011130
potential # of units affected: 46000
date owner notified by mfr: 20021209
manufacturers of recalled vehicles/products: Chrysler group llc
report received date: 20020613
record creation date: 20020613
regulation part #:
Federal motor vehicle safety standard #:
Defect summary:
On certain 4x4 pickup trucks, the rear axle flange weld to the axle tube could fatigue and allow the brake caliper assembly to rotate.

Consequence summary:
During rotation, the brake line could separate from the caliper resulting in a brake fluid loss in the rear brake hydraulic system.

Corrective summary:
Dealers will install rear brake caliper reinforcements on the rear axle assemblies. Owner notification began december 9, 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Recall notes:
Daimlerchrysler recall no. B20.also, customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).


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Ram Year: 2006
Engine: 5.9 CTD
Default Recall 02v161000: Throttle linkage joints
Nhtsa campaign #: 02v161000
make: Dodge
model: Ram
year: 1997, 1998
mfr campaign #: B15
component description: Vehicle speed control
manufacturer: Daimlerchrysler corporation
begin date of manufacturing: 19960701
end date of manufacturing: 19971231
potential # of units affected: 97500
date owner notified by mfr: 20020729
manufacturers of recalled vehicles/products: Chrysler group llc
report received date: 20020614
record creation date: 20020626
regulation part #:
Federal motor vehicle safety standard #:
Defect summary:
On certain pickup trucks equipped with diesel engines only, the throttle linkage joints can corrode and cause the throttle to bind or stick.

Consequence summary:
This could potentially result in a loss of throttle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Corrective summary:
Dealers will replace the rod ends and ball studs. Owner notification began july 29, 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Recall notes:
Also, customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).


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Ram Year: 2006
Engine: 5.9 CTD
Default Recall 03v077000: Mirror detent retainer
Nhtsa campaign #: 03v077000
make: Dodge
model: Ram 1500
year: 2002
mfr campaign #: C10
component description: Visibility:rearview mirrors/devices:exterior
manufacturer: Daimlerchrysler corporation
begin date of manufacturing: 20010302
end date of manufacturing: 20030418
potential # of units affected: 195500
date owner notified by mfr: 20030410
manufacturers of recalled vehicles/products: Chrysler group llc
report received date: 20030310
record creation date: 20030317
regulation part #:
Federal motor vehicle safety standard #:
Defect summary:
On certain pickup trucks, the detent system on the exterior mirror housings may lose the functionality.

Consequence summary:
This could potentially affect rearward field of vision, increasing the risk of a crash.

Corrective summary:
Dealers will install a mirror detent retainer kit to correct this condition. Owner notification began on april 10, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Recall notes:
Daimlerchrysler recall no. C10.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).


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Ram Year: 2006
Engine: 5.9 CTD
Default Recall 03v078000: Hvac blower motor circuit connector
Nhtsa campaign #: 03v078000
make: Dodge
model: Ram 1500
year: 2002
mfr campaign #: C11
component description: Steering:column
manufacturer: Daimlerchrysler corporation
begin date of manufacturing: 20010701
end date of manufacturing: 20020701
potential # of units affected: 287725
date owner notified by mfr: 20030410
manufacturers of recalled vehicles/products: Chrysler group llc
report received date: 20030310
record creation date: 20030317
regulation part #:
Federal motor vehicle safety standard #:
Defect summary:
On certain pickup trucks, the electrical connector at the bottom of the steering column contains an under-sized terminal for the hvac blower motor circuit. Localized heating from current flow with the blower speed set on high may cause the terminal contacts to relax and lose electrical contact. This can cause the hvac blower motor to become inoperative.

Consequence summary:
This condition could cause impairment of visibility in inclement weather, increasing the risk of a crash.

Corrective summary:
Dealers will install a wiring harness overlay to correct this condition. Owner notification began april 15, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Recall notes:
Daimlerchrysler recall no. C11.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).


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Ram Year: 2006
Engine: 5.9 CTD
Default Recall 03v504000: Snow plow package tires
Nhtsa campaign #: 03v504000
make: Dodge
model: Ram 1500
year: 2000, 2001, 2002
mfr campaign #: C40
component description: Tires
manufacturer: Daimlerchrysler corporation
begin date of manufacturing: 19990701
end date of manufacturing: 20010731
potential # of units affected: 214
date owner notified by mfr: 20031222
manufacturers of recalled vehicles/products: Chrysler group llc
report received date: 20031210
record creation date: 20031211
regulation part #: 571
federal motor vehicle safety standard #: 120
defect summary:
On certain 4x4 pickup trucks equipped with the snow plow preparation package, the tires supplied on some vehicles may have gross axle weight ratings that slightly exceed the maximum tire load capacity as defined in federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 120, 'tire selection and rims for motor vehicles other than passenger cars.'

consequence summary:

Corrective summary:
Dealers will provide replacement p245/75r16 tires to meet the load carrying capacity specified on the vehicle certification label and accommodate the addition of a commercially available snow plow and hardware. Owner notification began on december 22, 2003. Owners should contact daimlerchrysler at 1-800-992-1997.

Recall notes:
Daimlerchrysler recall no. C40.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).


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Ram Year: 2006
Engine: 5.9 CTD
Default Recall 04v185000: Abs control module connector
Nhtsa campaign #: 04v185000
make: Dodge
model: Ram
year: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
mfr campaign #: D20
component description: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module
manufacturer: Daimlerchrysler corporation
begin date of manufacturing: 19970701
end date of manufacturing: 20030630
potential # of units affected: 44588
date owner notified by mfr: 20040927
manufacturers of recalled vehicles/products: Chrysler group llc
report received date: 20040412
record creation date: 20040420
regulation part #:
Federal motor vehicle safety standard #:
Defect summary:
On certain van and wagon vehicles equipped with 4-wheel antilock brake systems (abs), aftermarket batteries may leak electrolyte onto the abs control module connector, which can compromise sealing integrity of the connector.

Consequence summary:
This may allow development of a short circuit in the connector, which could eventually lead to a fire.

Corrective summary:
Dealers will inspect the abs control module connector for electrolyte damage and replace the connector as necessary. The recall will begin on september 27, 2004. Owners should contact daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Recall notes:
Daimlerchrysler recall no. D20.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).


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