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Dodge Dakota Recall 00V197000

Chrysler Recalls 2000 Dodge Dakotas Because Transmission Fluid May Leak from Fill Tube

Drive Train, September 11, 2000

RepairPal Expert Overview

Summary:

Automatic transmission fluid may be expelled from the fill tube during normal temperature operation. The expelled transmission fluid could come into contact with the hot exhaust, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will shorten the vent hose and assure adequate clearance.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2000

Manufacturer's Report Date: September 11, 2000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 00V197000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Potential Number of Units Affected: 20,000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 4.7L ENGINE AND AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION MAY EXPEL FLUID FROM THE FILL TUBE DURING NORMAL TEMPERATURE OPERATION.

Consequence: THE TRANSMISSION FLUID COULD COME INTO CONTACT WITH THE HOT EXHAUST SYSTEM AND IGNITION OF THE TRANSMISSION FLUID COULD RESULT.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL SHORTEN THE VENT HOSE AND ASSURE ADEQUATE CLEARANCE.

Notes: OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 11, 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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