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Dodge Durango Recall 04V020000

Gas Pedal May Stick and Cause Uncontrolled Acceleration

Drive Train, January 19, 2004

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

A problem with the accelerator cable may make the gas pedal stick and cause uncontrolled acceleration in freezing temperatures. If the throttle sticks open, a crash could occur.

What Should You Do?

Please contact your Dodge dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary:

On vehicles equipped with the 3.7L and 4.7L engines, the throttle cable may ingest water and freeze during cold weather. If the throttle sticks open, a crash could occur. Dealers will replace the throttle control cable. The recall began January 19, 2004. The Chrysler recall number is D02.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2004

Manufacturer's Report Date: January 19, 2004

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V020000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES

Potential Number of Units Affected: 21,053

Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.7L AND 4.7L ENGINES, THE THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE MAY INGEST WATER AND FREEZE DURING EXTENDED COLD TEMPERATURE.

Consequence: THIS COULD CAUSE THE THROTTLE TO STICK IN THE OPEN POSITION AND RESULT IN A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON JANUARY 19, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

Notes: DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. D02.CUSTOMERS CAN 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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