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Car Recalls

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

Dodge Dakota recalls

 

For Models: Dodge Dakota

Brakes, September 11, 2000

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Vehicles may not have adequate clearance between the left front brake tube and the power steering hose, which can cause the brake tube to wear and a brake fluid leak. Loss of brake fluid can reduce braking efficiency, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the brake tube and power steering hose for wear and replace them if necessary. A power steering bracket will be installed to insure adequate clearance between the brake pipe and power steering hose.

 

For Models: Dodge Dakota

Drive Train, September 11, 2000

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Automatic transmission fluid may be expelled from the fill tube during normal temperature operation. The expelled transmission fluid could come into contact with the hot exhaust, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will shorten the vent hose and assure adequate clearance.

For Models: Dodge Dakota

Brakes, August 21, 2000

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The rear axle vent hose may contact the rear brake hose, causing damage to the hose and a possible brake fluid leak. Brake fluid loss can result in a loss of braking efficiency, which may increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the rear brake hose for wear and worn hoses will be replaced. In addition, the rear axle vent hose will be shortened and secured to assure adequate clearance.

For Models: Dodge Dakota

Drive Train, June 5, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH A500 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. INADVERTENT PLACEMENT OF THE SHIFT LEVER IN REVERSE CAN OCCUR WHEN THE DRIVER BELIEVES THAT THE TRANSMISSION HAS BEEN PLACED IN PARK.

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

Body, Interior & Misc., September 21, 1998

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Chrysler is recalling certain 1998 Dodge Dakota, Ram 1500, and Ram 2500 models because the bolts used to attach the cab and core support to the frame may fail. This may cause the cab to separate from the frame and increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the affected bolts with properly hardened ones.

 

For Models: Dodge Dakota

Brakes, November 15, 1997

RepairPal Expert Overview:

A front brake hose or anti-lock brake system (ABS) wheel speed sensor wire may be damaged by contact with the wheelhouse splash shield. A damaged brake hose may leak brake fluid, reducing braking efficiency and/or illuminating the brake warning light. A damaged ABS sensor wire may illuminate the the ABS warning light and/or cause a loss of ABS function. This may result in reduced braking efficiency and an increased risk of a crash. Dealers will trim the front wheelhouse splash shields and inspect the brake hoses and sensor wire. Hoses and sensor wires showing signs of abrasion will be replaced.

For Models: Dodge Dakota, Dodge Neon, Dodge Viper, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler, Plymouth Neon

Body, Interior & Misc., July 15, 1997

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Chrysler is recalling certain 1997 Dodge Dakota, Neon, and Viper; Jeep Grand Cherokee and Wrangler; and Plymouth Neon models because the air bag may deploy without warning when the ignition switch is turned off. Unexpected air bag deployment can result in occupant injury. Dealers will replace the air bag control module.

For Models: Dodge Dakota

Suspension & Steering, November 8, 1996

Summary: THE FRAME CAN CRACK AT THE STEERING GEAR ATTACHMENT AND/OR THE STEERING GEAR MOUNTING BOLTS CAN FRACTURE.

For Models: Dodge Dakota, Dodge Ram 50

Suspension & Steering, December 20, 1995

Summary: THE STEERING WHEEL ARMATURE STAMPING CAN CRACK DUE TO FATIGUE AND SEPARATE FROM THE CENTER HUB ATTACHMENT TO THE STEERING COLUMN.

For Models: Dodge Dakota

Brakes, November 29, 1995

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The power brake booster vacuum hose may become disconnected, which can cause a high idle speed and loss of power brake assist. This may increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the power brake vacuum hose to make sure it is fully seated and clamped at the brake booster.