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.
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Recalls
Chrysler has recalled certain 2000-2002 Dodge Ram 1500 models equipped with the snow plow preparation package because the tires may have gross axle weight ratings that slightly exceed the maximum tire load capacity. Dealers will provide replacement tires to meet the load carrying capacity and accommodate the addition of a commercially available snow plow and hardware.
Chrysler has recalled certain 2001 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models because the alternator wire connection to the power distribution center (PDC) can loosen, which can result in a vehicle fire. Dealers will inspect the installation of the alternator wire connection to the PDC and reposition the wire.
Chrysler has recalled certain 2001 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models because they were equipped with incorrect load range tires. If the vehicle is operated at maximum gross weight, this could cause a blow out. Dealers will replace the tires.
Chrysler has recalled certain 2000-2001 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models without power front seats because in the presence of road salt, water, or other road debris, the power seat connector located beneath the driver's seat could develop a high resistive short circuit that cycles the circuit breaker. If the circuit breaker cycles for an extended period of time, the resulting heat could start a fire. Owners and dealers will receive instructions for removing the circuit breaker from the fuse panel.
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 2001 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models because a substitute wheel lug nut tightening process may not have been sufficient enough to insure proper torque of the lug nuts. This may cause wheels to loosen, which increases the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the wheel lug nuts for proper torque and correct if necessary.
Chrysler has recalled certain 2001 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models equipped with a camper package and overload springs because the rear axle spacer plate could lead to deformation of the upper spring plate during assembly of the axle to the vehicle. This can cause a soft joint, which may cause the rear axle U-bolts to lose clamp load. This may result in displacement of the rear axle and a loss of vehicle control. Dealers will remove the spacer plates and replace the spring plates.
The information on how to secure a car seat properly using tether anchors using step by step, illustrated procedures is missing. Improper attachment of child seat tether straps to vehicle tether anchors could cause a child safety issue in a collision. Owners were sent an addendum to the owners manual that addresses tether strap installation.
Chrysler has recalled certain 2001 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 quad cab pickup models because the upper control arms can cause the bolts to stretch due to the application of a higher than specified clamp load. If the fasteners break, the axle may rotate forward when braking. This rotation may twist the steering linkage and separate the brake lines. Dealers will replace the upper control arm bolts and nuts.