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Dodge Dakota recall 03V389000

Chrysler Recalls 2001-2003 Dodge Dakotas Due to Damaged Dash Wire Harness
Electrical & Lights, November 3, 2003

RepairPal Expert Overview

The dashboard wiring harness may be damaged by operation of the clutch pedal. This can cause erratic operation of the wipers, turn signals, horn, or lighting systems, which could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect, repair if necessary, and reroute the wire harness to correct this issue.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2001, 2002, 2003

Mfr's Report Date:
November 3, 2003

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 03V389000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Potential Number of Units Affected: 50082

Summary: ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS, THE HEADLAMP AND DASH WIRING HARNESS MAY BE CHAFED BY THE ACTUATION OF THE CLUTCH PEDAL. THIS COULD RESULT IN ABNORMAL OPERATION OF THE WIPERS, TURN SIGNALS, HORN OR LIGHTING SYSTEMS.

Consequence: THIS COULD AFFECT DRIVER VISIBILITY, COULD PREVENT A DRIVER FROM SOUNDING A WARNING BY USING THE HORN, AND, WHEN THE TURN SIGNALS ARE INOPERATIVE, THE DRIVER CANNOT USE THEM TO SIGNAL INTENT TO TURN, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REROUTE THE WIRE HARNESS AND REPAIR THE HARNESS IF NECESSARY. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN NOVEMBER 3, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-992-1997.

Notes: DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. C35. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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