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Dodge Ram 1500 Recall 96V027000

Chrysler Recalls 1996 Dodge Rams Due to Improper Tire/Wheel Information on Label

Body, Interior & Misc., March 22, 1996

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Summary:

Chrysler has recalled certain 1996 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models because the vehicle certification labels indicate a smaller tire size than is actually required. Tires that are too small may not have sufficient load capacity for the vehicle's specified gross weight rating, which increases the risk for premature tire failure. Owners will be mailed an overlay label with the correct information and instructions for installing them. If owners prefer, their dealer can install the label for them.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 1996

Manufacturer's Report Date: March 22, 1996

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 96V027000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,500

Summary: THE INVOLVED VEHICLES HAVE TIRE/WHEEL SPECIFICATION INFORMATION ON THE VEHICLE CERTIFICATION LABEL WHICH INDICATES A SMALLER SIZE TIRE THAN REQUIRED. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH LABEL REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 120, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES OTHER THAN PASSENGER CARS."

Consequence: CONSEQUENCE OF NON-COMPLIANCE: THE SMALLER TIRES WOULD NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT LOAD CAPACITY FOR THE VEHICLES SPECIFIED GROSS WEIGHT RATING, INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A PREMATURE TIRE FAILURE AND AN ACCIDENT.

Remedy: OWNERS WILL BE MAILED AN OVERLAY LABEL WITH THE CORRECT TIRE/WHEEL CERTIFICATION INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLING THE LABEL ON THEIR VEHICLES. IF OWNERS PREFER, THEIR DEALER CAN INSTALL THE LABEL FOR THEM.

Notes: SYSTEM: EQUIPMENT; CERTIFICATION LABEL. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS AND VANS, 6800 AND 9000 LB. GVW ONLY. NOTE: IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A NEW CERTIFICATION LABEL WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

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