Dodge Dakota Recall 96V094000

Recall 96V094000

Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s):
Manufacturer's Report Date:

November 8, 1996

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:

96V094000

NHTSA Action Number:

PE96003

Component:

STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)

Potential Number of Units Affected:

140,000

Summary:

THE FRAME CAN CRACK AT THE STEERING GEAR ATTACHMENT AND/OR THE STEERING GEAR MOUNTING BOLTS CAN FRACTURE.

Consequence:

THE STEERING GEAR CAN SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE FRAME RESULTING IN A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL ADD REINFORCEMENTS TO THE FRAME AND REPLACE THE STEERING GEAR MOUNTING BOLTS. IF THE FRAME IS ALREADY CRACKED, THE STEERING GEAR WELD NUTS WILL ALSO BE REPLACED.

Notes:

OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NO RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CALL CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

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