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    This tread contains a listing of all Recalls Registered with the US Government for Dodge Ram trucks.

    To check open recalls specific to your VIN please use https://www.dodge.com/hostb/crossbrand/owners/en/

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    Recall 00v007000: Lower control arm

    Nhtsa campaign #: 00v007000
    make: Dodge
    model: Ram
    year: 2000
    mfr campaign #: 861
    component description: Suspension:front:control arm:lower arm
    manufacturer: Daimlerchrysler corporation
    begin date of manufacturing: 19991003
    end date of manufacturing: 19991105
    potential # of units affected: 76
    date owner notified by mfr: 20000320
    manufacturers of recalled vehicles/products: Chrysler group llc
    report received date: 20000111
    record creation date: 20000114
    regulation part #:
    Federal motor vehicle safety standard #:
    Defect summary:
    Vehicle description: Light duty pickup trucks. The welds at the right side lower control arm bracket to axle tube attachment may have inadequate fatigue life due to poor weld quality. This can lead to separation of the control arm bracket from the axle tube.

    Consequence summary:
    If the bracket separates the vehicle could experience reduced directional stability, braking degradation and/or vehicle pull under braking.

    Corrective summary:
    Dealers will replace the front axle with a properly welded front axle.

    Recall notes:
    Daimlerchrysler recall no. 861.owner notification began march 20, 2000.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 1-800-992-1997.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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    Recall 00v107000: Trailer hitches

    Nhtsa campaign #: 00v107000
    make: Dodge
    model: Ram
    year: 2000
    mfr campaign #: 872
    component description: Trailer hitches
    manufacturer: Daimlerchrysler corporation
    begin date of manufacturing: 19980101
    end date of manufacturing: 19990930
    potential # of units affected: 357000
    date owner notified by mfr: 20000424
    manufacturers of recalled vehicles/products: Chrysler group llc
    report received date: 20000411
    record creation date: 20000428
    regulation part #:
    Federal motor vehicle safety standard #:
    Defect summary:
    Vehicle description: Pickup trucks equipped with optional trailer hitch. The trailer hitch side brackets were manufactured using material with insufficient strength.

    Consequence summary:
    Brackets built without proper material could fatigue and fracture in the area where the trailer hitch mounts to the frame.

    Corrective summary:
    Dealers will inspect the trailer hitches and replace any trailer hitch showing signs of fatigue cracking. If no evidence of cracking exists, the dealer will install two reinforcement brackets.

    Recall notes:
    Owner notification began april 24, 2000.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 1-800-992-1997. 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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    Recall 00v135000: Ignition switch

    Nhtsa campaign #: 00v135000
    make: Dodge
    model: Ram
    year: 1994, 1995, 1996
    mfr campaign #: 875
    component description: Electrical system:ignition:switch
    manufacturer: Daimlerchrysler corporation
    begin date of manufacturing: 19930601
    end date of manufacturing: 19960415
    potential # of units affected: 690000
    date owner notified by mfr: 20000626
    manufacturers of recalled vehicles/products: Chrysler group llc
    report received date: 20000510
    record creation date: 20000511
    regulation part #:
    Federal motor vehicle safety standard #:
    Defect summary:
    Vehicle description: Light duty pickup trucks. The affected vehicles were built with an ignition switch and wiring that could overheat. High electrical current loads pass through the switch when the blower motor is operated on high for an extended periods of time.

    Consequence summary:
    This could cause the ignition switch and wiring to overheat.

    Corrective summary:
    Dealers will install a relay and overlay harness.

    Recall notes:
    Owner notification began june 26, 2000. 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 1-800-992-1997.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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    Recall 00v307000: Upper control arm

    Nhtsa campaign #: 00v307000
    make: Dodge
    model: Ram
    year: 2001
    mfr campaign #: 955
    component description: Suspension:front:control arm:upper arm
    manufacturer: Daimlerchrysler corporation
    begin date of manufacturing: 20000715
    end date of manufacturing: 20000719
    potential # of units affected: 480
    date owner notified by mfr: 20001030
    manufacturers of recalled vehicles/products: Chrysler group llc
    report received date: 20001012
    record creation date: 20001024
    regulation part #:
    Federal motor vehicle safety standard #:
    Defect summary:
    Vehicle description: Quad cab pickup trucks. The upper control arms attached with cadmium coated nuts can cause the bolts to stretch due to the application of a higher than specified clamp load. Breakage of the upper control arm fasteners could cause the axle to rotate forward under braking conditions.

    Consequence summary:
    This rotation could twist the steering linkage and possibly separate the brake lines, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Corrective summary:
    Dealers will replace the upper control arm bolts and nuts.

    Recall notes:
    Owner notification began october 30, 2000.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 1-800-992-1997. 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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    Recall 00v366000: Child seat

    Nhtsa campaign #: 00v366000
    make: Dodge
    model: Ram
    year: 2001
    mfr campaign #: 957
    component description: Child seat
    manufacturer: Daimlerchrysler corporation
    begin date of manufacturing: 19990615
    end date of manufacturing: 20001031
    potential # of units affected: 1211756
    date owner notified by mfr: 20001112
    manufacturers of recalled vehicles/products: Chrysler group llc
    report received date: 20001109
    record creation date: 20001115
    regulation part #: 571
    federal motor vehicle safety standard #: 225
    defect summary:
    Vehicle description: Certain passenger vehicles, pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of fmvss no. 225, "child restraint anchorage systems." some of the owner's manuals for these vehicles are missing instructions that provide a step-by-step procedure, including diagrams, for properly attaching a child restraint system's tether strap to the tether anchorage.

    Consequence summary:
    In the event of a crash, the child seat may not be properly attached increasing the risk of injury to the child.

    Corrective summary:
    Owners will be provided with an addendum to the owner's manuals.

    Recall notes:
    Owner notification began november 12, 2000.owners who do not receive the free owner's manual addendum within a reasonable time should contact daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403.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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    Recall 01v008000: Rear suspension

    Nhtsa campaign #: 01v008000
    make: Dodge
    model: Ram
    year: 2001
    mfr campaign #: 966
    component description: Suspension:rear
    manufacturer: Daimlerchrysler corporation
    begin date of manufacturing: 20000623
    end date of manufacturing: 20000731
    potential # of units affected: 2400
    date owner notified by mfr: 20010205
    manufacturers of recalled vehicles/products: Chrysler group llc
    report received date: 20010105
    record creation date: 20010111
    regulation part #:
    Federal motor vehicle safety standard #:
    Defect summary:
    Vehicle description: Quad cab pickup trucks equipped with a camper package and overload springs. The rear axle spacer plate could lead to deformation of the upper spring plate during assembly of the axle to the vehicle resulting a soft joint.

    Consequence summary:
    The soft joint could cause the rear axle u-bolts to lose clamp load, resulting in displacement of the rear axle and a loss of vehicle control. This could increase the risk of a crash.

    Corrective summary:
    Dealers will remove the spacer plates and the spring plates will be replaced. Owner notification began february 5, 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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    Recall 01v037000: Throttle cable and upper bell crank lever

    Nhtsa campaign #: 01v037000
    make: Dodge
    model: Ram
    year: 1994, 1995, 1996
    mfr campaign #: 970
    component description: Vehicle speed control
    manufacturer: Daimlerchrysler corporation
    begin date of manufacturing: 19930701
    end date of manufacturing: 19960731
    potential # of units affected: 157000
    date owner notified by mfr: 20010803
    manufacturers of recalled vehicles/products: Chrysler group llc
    report received date: 20010212
    record creation date: 20010213
    regulation part #:
    Federal motor vehicle safety standard #:
    Defect summary:
    Vehicle description: Pickup trucks equipped with diesel engines. The throttle cable could unravel (fray) or break resulting in loss of throttle control.

    Consequence summary:
    A throttle that does not return to idle could result in unexpected acceleration, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Corrective summary:
    Dealers will inspect and replace the throttle cable and upper bell crank lever. Owner notification began august 3, 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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    Recall 01v038000: Abs sensor wire assembly

    Nhtsa campaign #: 01v038000
    make: Dodge
    model: Ram
    year: 2000
    mfr campaign #: 971
    component description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings
    manufacturer: Daimlerchrysler corporation
    begin date of manufacturing: 19990708
    end date of manufacturing: 19990903
    potential # of units affected: 2000
    date owner notified by mfr: 20010308
    manufacturers of recalled vehicles/products: Chrysler group llc
    report received date: 20010212
    record creation date: 20010213
    regulation part #:
    Federal motor vehicle safety standard #:
    Defect summary:
    Vehicle description: Pickup trucks equipped with an anti-lock braking system (abs). Some vehicles may have inadequate clearance between the front tire/wheel and the brake hose/abs sensor wire assembly. During full lock turns, it is possible for the tire or wheel to contact the brake hose/abs sensor wire assembly.

    Consequence summary:
    This could ultimately result in wire damage and/or a hole in the brake line, affecting brake effectiveness, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Corrective summary:
    Dealers will replace the front brake hose assemblies, and the abs sensor wire will be inspected and replaced if necessary. Owner notification began march 8, 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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    Recall 01v040000: Hood latch

    Nhtsa campaign #: 01v040000
    make: Dodge
    model: Ram
    year: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
    mfr campaign #: 973
    component description: Latches/locks/linkages:hood:latch
    manufacturer: Daimlerchrysler corporation
    begin date of manufacturing: 19930723
    end date of manufacturing: 19990510
    potential # of units affected: 701000
    date owner notified by mfr: 20010917
    manufacturers of recalled vehicles/products: Chrysler group llc
    report received date: 20010212
    record creation date: 20010213
    regulation part #:
    Federal motor vehicle safety standard #:
    Defect summary:
    On certain pickup trucks originally sold in or currently registered in the following "salt belt" states: Maine, new hampshire, vermont, massachusetts, rhode island, connecticut, new york, new jersey, pennsylvania, delaware, maryland, the district of columbia, west virginia, ohio, indiana, michigan, illinois, wisconsin, minnesota, iowa, and missouri. Corrosion of the return spring on the hood secondary latch could cause the mechanism to bind in the "release position."

    consequence summary:
    If the primary latch is not engaged, the hood could open unexpectedly.

    Corrective summary:
    Dealers will replace the secondary hood latch. Owner notification began september 17, 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:
    Daimlerchrysler recall no.973.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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