Dodge Ram 1500 Recalls

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Chrysler has recalled certain 1994-1996 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models equipped with gasoline engines because the fuel tank mounted rollover valve may allow liquid fuel to leak onto the ground. In the presence of an ignition source, a fuel leak may result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel tank rollover valve with a float type rollover valve.

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Chrysler has recalled certain 1997 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models equipped with Diesel engines because the exhaust pipe may contact or be in close proximity to the outer dash panel silencer pad. If the pipe gets too hot, the pad material may smolder and ignite adjacent materials, which could result in a fire. Dealers will remove the dash silencer pad adjacent to the exhaust pipe and replace it with a thermal heat shield on the exhaust pipe.

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Chrysler has recalled certain 1994-1997 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models because under certain high load conditions, the transmission fluid temperature can exceed the melting point of the material used in the connector. If this happens, fluid may spray onto the exhaust manifold, which can cause a fire. Dealers will replace the high temperature side of the transmission fluid cooler line connector fittings with connectors that incorporate a stainless steel retainer.

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Chrysler has recalled certain 1995-1996 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models equipped with Diesel engines. Due to the absence of an internal check valve, the vacuum pump may allow engine oil into the vacuum hoses. The oil may cause the hoses to deteriorate and collapse, which would reduce vacuum supply to the brake booster. This may increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a vacuum pump check valve and the vacuum hose connected to the vacuum pump will be replaced with a hose that is engine oil resistant.

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Chrysler has recalled certain 1994-1995 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models because the lower steering shaft may separate from the upper steering shaft. This can cause a loss of vehicle control, which can increase the risk of a crash. If the plastic pins and metal clip are broken, dealers will add a restraining sleeve to the intermediate steering shaft in order to limit the motion of the axial steering column shaft.

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Chrysler has recalled certain 1996 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models because the vehicle certification labels indicate a smaller tire size than is actually required. Tires that are too small may not have sufficient load capacity for the vehicle's specified gross weight rating, which increases the risk for premature tire failure. Owners will be mailed an overlay label with the correct information and instructions for installing them. If owners prefer, their dealer can install the label for them.

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Chrysler has recalled certain 1996 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models because the fasteners that secure the generator cartridge fuse to the power distribution center may have an improper clamp load. This can result in arcing at the connection, which may cause a fire in the engine compartment. Dealers will tighten the generator cartridge fuse fasteners properly.

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Chrysler has recalled certain 1994-1995 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models because the secondary hood latch rod can bind on the guide bracket, which will prevent engagement of the secondary latch. This may cause the hood to fly open during vehicle operation, which increases the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the secondary hood latch bracket.

Summary:
WHILE MAKING A TURN, THE EXTRA KEYS ON A VEHICLE OPERATOR'S KEY RING CAN BECOME TEMPORARILY LODGED IN THE SCREW ACCESS HOLES IN THE BACK COVER OF THE STEERING WHEEL.
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Chrysler has recalled certain 1994 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models because the cinch bar component in the passenger side safety belt buckle assembly may shatter, which can cause the belt to release. The passenger may not be properly restrained, which increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the cinch bar with a newly designed part.