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Dodge Dakota Recall 94V043000

Suspension & Steering, April 14, 1994

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
April 14, 1994
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,500
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
94V043000
Component
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM

Summary
SOME UPPER CONTROL ARM ATTACHING BOLTS CAN FAIL DUE TO IMPROPER HEAT TREATMENT. THE BOLTS ARE TOO SOFT TO WITHSTAND THE STRESSES IN THE STEERING SYSTEM AND CAN BREAK.
Consequence
IF THE ATTACHING BOLTS OF THE UPPER CONTROL ARM BREAK, THE VEHICLE CAN EXPERIENCE LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL WHICH COULD RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT.
Remedy
REPLACE THE UPPER CONTROL ARM ATTACHING BOLTS.
Notes
SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; INDEPENDANT FRONT CONTROL ARM.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCK WITH 4WD.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME AND FREE OF CHARGE OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT OR NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE CONTACT CHRYSLER SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-992-1997. ALSO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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