Dodge Ram 1500 Recall 04V385000

Chrysler Recalls 2004 Dodge Rams Due to Possible Short Circuit

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Summary:

Chrysler has recalled certain 2004 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models with 4.7L engines because the generator wiring harness may short circuit due to contact with a valve cover stud. This can lead to an underhood fire. Dealers will inspect and repair the alternator wiring insulation and add a tie-strap clip to the valve cover stud to retain the wiring.

Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s):
Manufacturer's Report Date:

August 13, 2004

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:

04V385000

NHTSA Action Number:

N/A

Component:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR

Potential Number of Units Affected:

2,261

Summary:

ON CERTAIN PICK-UP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 4.7L ENGINES, THE GENERATOR WIRING HARNESS MAY SHORT CIRCUIT DUE TO CONTACT WITH A VALVE COVER STUD.

Consequence:

A SHORT CIRCUIT IN THE GENERATOR HARNESS CAN CAUSE AN UNDER HOOD FIRE.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE ALTERNATOR WIRING INSULATION FOR DAMAGE AND REPAIR AND ADD A TIE-STRAP CLIP TO THE VALVE COVER STUD TO RETAIN THE WIRING. THIS RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 13, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLER CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

Notes:

RECALL NO. D34.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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Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration