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Dodge Dakota recall 96V094000

Recall 96V094000
Suspension & Steering, November 8, 1996
Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 1990

Mfr'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: 140000

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.

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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