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Car Recalls

Recalls are issued for cars with safety-related defects or problems

Dodge Dakota recalls

 

For Models: Dodge Caravan, Dodge Dakota, Dodge Grand Caravan

Body, Interior & Misc., March 1, 2004

Summary: ON CERTAIN MINIVANS AND 4X2 PICKUP TRUCKS, THE VEHICLE CERTIFICATION LABEL MAY HAVE GROSS AXLE WEIGHT RATINGS (GAWR) THAT EXCEED THE MAXIMUM TIRE LOAD CAPACITY AS DEFINED IN FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 120, ┬┐TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES OTHER THAN PASSENGER CARS.┬┐

For Models: Dodge Dakota

Electrical & Lights, November 3, 2003

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The dashboard wiring harness may be damaged by operation of the clutch pedal. This can cause erratic operation of the wipers, turn signals, horn, or lighting systems, which could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect, repair if necessary, and reroute the wire harness to correct this issue.

For Models: Dodge Dakota, Dodge Durango

Electrical & Lights, December 23, 2002

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Chrysler is recalling certain 2003 Dodge Dakota and Durango models because the right headlamp low beam may stop working. This caused by an internal fault with the central timer module (CTM). Loss of the right low beam can cause reduced visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the CTM to correct this issue.

For Models: Dodge Dakota

Suspension & Steering, August 27, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 4X2 PICKUP TRUCK CONVERTIBLES EQUIPPED WITH V6 ENGINES (BUILT FROM NOVEMBER 1988 - JUNE 1990) AND 4X2 PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH THE SHELBY PACKAGE (BUILT OCTOBER 1988 - JUNE 1989). THE FRAME CAN CRACK AT THE STEERING GEAR ATTACHMENT AND/OR THE STEERING GEAR MOUNTING BOLTS CAN FRACTURE.

For Models: Chrysler Concorde, Chrysler LHS, Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Caravan, Dodge Dakota, Dodge Durango, Dodge Intrepid, Dodge Ram 1500, Dodge Ram 2500, Jeep Grand Cherokee

Body, Interior & Misc., August 20, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN VAN, WAGON, PICKUP TRUCKS, PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES." THE FRONT SEAT BELT RETRACTOR MAY NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD.

For Models: Dodge Dakota

Body, Interior & Misc., July 19, 2001

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The front outboard seat belt anchor bolts may not be tightened correctly, which can limit occupant restraint in the event of a crash. Dealers will inspect the bolts and tighten to specification.

 

For Models: Dodge Dakota, Dodge Durango, Dodge Ram 1500, Dodge Ram 2500

Body, Interior & Misc., June 18, 2001

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Chrysler is recalling certain 1997-2000 Dodge Dakota, 1998-2000 Dodge Durango, and 1997-2001 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models because sound deadening material inside the steering wheel may become dislodged and interfere with the clock spring ribbon, which can cause an open electrical circuit. An open circuit in the clock spring will illuminate the air bag warning light and disable the air bag system. With the air bag system disabled, there is an increased chance of injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the clock spring to correct this concern.

For Models: Dodge Dakota, Dodge Durango

Drive Train, April 9, 2001

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Chrysler is recalling certain 2001 Dodge Dakota and Durango models equipped with 4WD because the transfer case may not fully engage when the selector switch is activated. This could allow the transfer case to unexpectedly end up in the neutral position, which may cause the vehicle to roll, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will reprogram the transfer case control module.

For Models: Chrysler 300M, Chrysler Cirrus, Chrysler Concorde, Chrysler LHS, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Dakota, Dodge Durango, Dodge Intrepid, Dodge Neon, Dodge Ram 1500, Dodge Ram 2500, Dodge Stratus, Dodge Viper, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler, Plymouth Breeze, Plymouth Neon, Plymouth Prowler

Body, Interior & Misc., November 12, 2000

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The information on how to secure a car seat properly using tether anchors using step by step, illustrated procedures is missing. Improper attachment of child seat tether straps to vehicle tether anchors could cause a child safety issue in a collision. Owners were sent an addendum to the owners manual that addresses tether strap installation.

For Models: Dodge Dakota

Engine, September 25, 2000

RepairPal Expert Overview:

There may be inadequate clearance between the fuel line and the cab underbody. Contact between the fuel line and the underbody could wear the fuel line and cause a fuel leak. Leaking fuel increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect for proper fuel line clearance. Fuel lines with inadequate clearance will be replaced with the redesigned fuel line.