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Dodge Ram 1500 recall 99V023000

Chrysler Recalls 1995-1997 Dodge Rams Due to Air Bag Problem
Body, Interior & Misc., March 8, 1999

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Chrysler has recalled certain 1995-1997 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models because the air bag electronic control module (AECM) may corrode if water or road salt gets onto the floor of the vehicle. This may cause the air bag to deploy inadvertently, which may increase the risk of injury and a crash. Dealers will install an AECM that is sealed from moisture intrusion.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 1995, 1996, 1997

Mfr's Report Date:
March 8, 1999

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 99V023000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Potential Number of Units Affected: 250845

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: VAN AND WAGON MODEL PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF WATER/ROAD SALT GETS ON THE INTERIOR FLOOR OF THE VEHICLE IN THE PROXIMITY OF THE AIR BAG ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (AECM), THE AECM CAN CORRODE. THE RESULTING CORROSION CAN CAUSE THE DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG TO DEPLOY INADVERTENTLY.

Consequence: DEPLOYMENT OF THE AIR BAG WITHOUT WARNING COULD CAUSE A DRIVER TO LOSE VEHICLE CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH AND PERSONAL INJURY.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE AECM WITH AN AECM THAT IS SEALED FROM MOISTURE INTRUSION.

Notes: OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 8, 1999. 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 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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