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Dodge Ram 1500 recalls

 

For Models: Dodge Ram 1500, Dodge Ram 2500

Electrical & Lights, August 27, 2001

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Chrysler has recalled certain 2000-2001 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models without power front seats because in the presence of road salt, water, or other road debris, the power seat connector located beneath the driver's seat could develop a high resistive short circuit that cycles the circuit breaker. If the circuit breaker cycles for an extended period of time, the resulting heat could start a fire. Owners and dealers will receive instructions for removing the circuit breaker from the fuse panel.

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 Ram 1500, Dodge Ram 2500

Drive Train, August 3, 2001

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Chrysler has recalled certain 1994-1996 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models equipped with Diesel engines because the throttle cable could unravel (fray) or break, which may cause a loss of throttle control. A throttle that does not return to idle may lead to unexpected acceleration. Dealers will inspect and replace the throttle cable and upper bell crank lever.

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

Body, Interior & Misc., June 18, 2001

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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 Ram 1500, Dodge Ram 2500

Drive Train, June 4, 2001

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Chrysler has recalled certain 2001 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models because a substitute wheel lug nut tightening process may not have been sufficient enough to insure proper torque of the lug nuts. This may cause wheels to loosen, which increases the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the wheel lug nuts for proper torque and correct if necessary.

For Models: Dodge Ram 1500, Dodge Ram 2500

Brakes, March 8, 2001

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Chrysler has recalled certain 2000 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models with ABS systems because some vehicles may have inadequate clearance between the front tire/wheel and the brake hose/ABS sensor wire assembly, which can cause them to come into contact with each other. This can lead to wire damage or a hole in the brake line, which adversely affects braking performance. Dealers will replace the front brake hose assemblies and the ABS sensor wire will be inspected and replaced if necessary.

For Models: Dodge Ram 1500, Dodge Ram 2500

Suspension & Steering, February 5, 2001

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Chrysler has recalled certain 2001 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models equipped with a camper package and overload springs because the rear axle spacer plate could lead to deformation of the upper spring plate during assembly of the axle to the vehicle. This can cause a soft joint, which may cause the rear axle U-bolts to lose clamp load. This may result in displacement of the rear axle and a loss of vehicle control. Dealers will remove the spacer plates and replace the spring plates.

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

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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 Ram 1500, Dodge Ram 2500

Suspension & Steering, October 30, 2000

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Chrysler has recalled certain 2001 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 quad cab pickup models because the upper control arms can cause the bolts to stretch due to the application of a higher than specified clamp load. If the fasteners break, the axle may rotate forward when braking. This rotation may twist the steering linkage and separate the brake lines. Dealers will replace the upper control arm bolts and nuts.

For Models: Dodge Ram 1500, Dodge Ram 2500

Electrical & Lights, June 26, 2000

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Chrysler has recalled certain 1994-1996 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 light duty pickup trucks because they were built with an ignition switch and wiring that may overheat. Dealers will install a relay and overlay harness.

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