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Dodge Ram 2500 Recall 09V078000

The Clutch May Not Disengage Due to a Disconnected Clutch Pedal Connecting Rod

Drive Train, June 1, 2009

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

The clutch operates with a hydraulic system, much like the brake system. The rod that connects the clutch pedal to this hydraulic system may come apart, which would keep the clutch from working.

What Should You Do?

We at RepairPal have designated this a medium priority recall; this would change to high if any problems are noted with the operation of the clutch. Please contact your Dodge dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary:

The clutch pedal connecting rod to the clutch master cylinder may become disconnected. This would make the clutch impossible to disengage. Dealers will replace the clutch master cylinder hydraulic system. The Chrysler recall number is J08. This recall began during April, 2009.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2009

Manufacturer's Report Date: June 1, 2009

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V078000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY:PEDAL/LINKAGE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 504

Summary: CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 504 MY 2009 DODGE RAM 2500/3500 PICKUP TRUCKS HEAVY DUTY CAB CHASSIS WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION AND POWER ADJUSTABLE PEDAL PACKAGE. THE CLUTCH PEDAL CONNECTING ROD TO THE CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER MAY SEPARATE FROM THE MASTER CYLINDER. THIS MAY NOT ALLOW DISENGAGEMENT OF THE CLUTCH WHEN THE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED, WHICH COULD RESULT IN UNINTENDED VEHICLE MOVEMENT.

Consequence: INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCE AND ENGINE STALLING MAY OCCUR INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER HYDRAULIC SYSTEM FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

Notes: CHRYSLER RECALL NO. J08. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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