Chrysler has recalled certain 1998-2003 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models equipped with four-wheel ABS because aftermarket batteries may leak electrolyte onto the ABS control module connector, which can compromise the sealing integrity. This may allow development of a short circuit in the connector, which could eventually lead to a fire. Dealers will inspect the ABS control module connector for electrolyte damage and replace it if necessary.
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Recalls
Chrysler has recalled certain 1994-1999 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models in areas that use road salt because corrosion of the return spring on the hood secondary latch could cause the mechanism to bind in the "release position." This may cause the hood to open unexpectedly. Dealers will replace the secondary hood latch.
Chrysler is recalling certain 1997-2000 Dodge Dakota, 1998-2000 Dodge Durango, and 1997-2001 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models because sound deadening material inside the steering wheel may become dislodged and interfere with the clock spring ribbon, which can cause an open electrical circuit. An open circuit in the clock spring will illuminate the air bag warning light and disable the air bag system. With the air bag system disabled, there is an increased chance of injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the clock spring to correct this concern.
Chrysler has recalled certain 1998-2000 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 trucks equipped with the optional trailer hitch. The trailer hitch side brackets are composed of a material with insufficient strength, which could fatigue and fracture in the area where the trailer hitch mounts to the frame. Dealers will inspect the trailer hitches and replace any trailer hitch showing signs of fatigue cracking. If no evidence of cracking exists, the dealer will install two reinforcement brackets.
Chrysler has recalled certain 1994-1999 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models equipped with manual transmissions, V-10 engines, and 4WD transfer cases. Under max load while climbing a steep grade in hot weather, the hydraulic clutch line may overheat and possibly rupture. This may cause the fluid to ignite, which may result in a fire. Dealers will replace the hydraulic clutch assembly.
Chrysler has recalled certain 1999 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models with gasoline engines and manual transmissions because the underbody hydraulic clutch line heat shield is too short, which directly exposes the plastic clutch line material to exhaust temperatures. This can cause the line to melt, which may lead to a hydraulic fluid leak onto the exhaust and an underbody fire. Dealers will install the proper length heat shield.
Chrysler has recalled certain 1999 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 vans equipped with compressed natural gas (CNG). Incorrect fuel tank straps were installed on the small fuel tank, which may cause the tank to move. This can cause a fire or an explosion. Dealers will replace the mounting straps for the small fuel tank.
Chrysler has recalled certain 1999 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 vans and wagons equipped with compressed natural gas (CNG). The fuel hose that connects the left and right fuel rails may shrink and leak fuel if exposed to high engine operating temperatures. In the presence of an ignition source, a fuel leak may result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel rail assembly.