it says the 1999's were recalled for this problem, it is still happening on later years like mine, why are the 2000 year not recalled for them
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2000 Dodge Durango Question: 2000 durango that was made dec 99, gas tank straps completely rotted away
Answer #1mastertech6371 August 20, 2011, 22:22Master
Safety Recall # 842 - Fuel Tank Straps
February 2000 Dealer Service Instructions for:
1998-1999 (DN) Dodge Durango
Dealers Service Instructions for:
Safety Recall # 842 - Fuel Tank Straps
NOTE : This recall applies only to the above vehicles built from May 22, 1998 through September 25, 1998 (MDH 0522XX through 0925XX)
NOTE : Safety Recall No. 841 also involves fuel tank strap replacement but applies to earlier built vehicles that also require a brake tube inspection.
RECALL MATERIAL ENCLOSED
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED
The envelope contains one copy of the dealer recall service instruction letter. In addition, a VIN listing is included for those dealers to whom involved vehicles were invoiced.
THE OWNER NOTIFICATION MAILING FOR THIS RECALL WILL BEGIN IN ABOUT ONE WEEK. Please advise the appropriate dealer personnel to forward the orange bordered recall envelope to your service manager as soon as it is received. Doing so will insure that 'our dealership is ready to schedule and repair involved vehicles 3 soon as possible.
Additional copies of the recall notification letter will be forwarded via DCMMS mail and the MDS2 in the near future.
The entire dealer recall notification letter (excluding graphics) is provided below for your information.
IMPORTANT : Some of the involved vehicles may be in dealer used vehicle inventory. Dealers should complete this recall service on these vehicles before retail delivery. Dealers should also perform this recall on vehicles in for service. Involved vehicles can be determined by using the DIAL VIP System.
The fuel tank straps on about 55,000 of the above vehicles may fatigue and separate. If this occurs, the fuel tank will loosen and could leak fuel. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in an underbody fire.
The front and rear fuel tank straps must be replaced.
Part Number Description
CBNF841O Fuel Tank Strap Package
Each package contains the following components:
1 Fuel Tank Strap - Front
1 Fuel Tank Strap - Rear
1 Rubber Isolator
NOTE : The rubber isolator that is included in the package is not used for this recall service procedure.
Each dealer to whom vehicles in the recall were invoiced (or the current dealer at the same street address) will receive enough Fuel Tank Strap Packages to service about 25% of those vehicles.
1. Raise the vehicle on an appropriate hoist.
2. For vehicles equipped with a fuel tank skid plate:
a. Place a transmission jack under the fuel tank skid plate and support the skid plate.
b. Remove the inboard screws that attach the skid plate to the frame crossmember.
C. Remove the bolts that attach the skid plate to the frame rail .
d. Lower the skid plate and remove it from under the vehicle.
3. Place a transmission jack under the fuel tank and support the fuel tank.
4. Remove the front tank strap mounting nut and remove the front tank strap.
NOTE: Lower the fuel tank slightly to ease removal of the strap from the mounting hole.
5. Install the provided front tank strap. Tighten the strap mounting nut to 30 ft-lbs (41 Nm).
6. Remove the rear tank strap mounting nut and remove the rear tank strap.
NOTE : Lower the fuel tank slightly to ease removal of the strap from the mounting hole.
7. Install the provided rear tank strap. Tighten the strap mounting nut to 30 ft-lbs (41 Nm).
Remove the transmission jack.
9. For vehicles equipped with a fuel tank skid plate:
a. Position the skid plate under the vehicle and support it with a transmission jack.
b. Install the inboard screws that attach the skid plate to the frame crossmember. Tighten the screws to 30 ft-lbs (41 Nm)
C. Install the bolts that attach the skid plate to the frame rail (Figure 1). Tighten the bolts to 17 ft-lbs (23 Nm)
d. Remove the transmission jack.
10. Lower the vehicle.
Completion Reporting and Reimbursement
Claims for vehicles that have been serviced must be submitted on the DIAL System. claims submitted will be used by DaimlerChrysler to record recall service completions and provide dealer payments.
Use one of the following labor operation numbers and time
i would call the dealer, give them your vin number and verify the recall applies to your vehicle. recalls never expire.
Replyrustbucket, August 20, 2011, 23:30Rookie
i called chrysler, they took my vin # and told me it was not under the recall, mine was a 2000 , the 2000 models and probably more should be recalled for the gas tank straps, i mean they completely rot away and break, leaving the gas tank hanging there, not right to do to people
Replymastertech6371, August 21, 2011, 09:03Master
depends on a lot of factors like the area of the country with high salt and sea water.
Replytsimms, August 26, 2012, 17:58Rookie
We also have this problem. Bought NOV 1999.......2000 Durango. One of the gas tank straps completely rotted away. We DO NOT live near the ocean salt water. From want we have discover from talking to other Dodge Durango owners... There is a deficient rusting problem on the whole underside of these vehicles.