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Dodge Ram 1500 recall 00V135000

Chrysler Recalls 1994-1996 Dodge Rams Due to Overheating Ignition Switch and Wiring
Electrical & Lights, June 26, 2000

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Chrysler has recalled certain 1994-1996 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 light duty pickup trucks because they were built with an ignition switch and wiring that may overheat. Dealers will install a relay and overlay harness.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 1994, 1995, 1996

Mfr's Report Date:
June 26, 2000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 00V135000

NHTSA Action Number: EA99027

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

Potential Number of Units Affected: 690000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS. THE AFFECTED VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH AN IGNITION SWITCH AND WIRING THAT COULD OVERHEAT. HIGH ELECTRICAL CURRENT LOADS PASS THROUGH THE SWITCH WHEN THE BLOWER MOTOR IS OPERATED ON HIGH FOR AN EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME.

Consequence: THIS COULD CAUSE THE IGNITION SWITCH AND WIRING TO OVERHEAT.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A RELAY AND OVERLAY HARNESS.

Notes: OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 26, 2000. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLER CHRYSLER AT 1-800-992-1997. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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