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Dodge Dakota Recall 96V094000

Suspension & Steering, November 8, 1996

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
November 8, 1996
NHTSA Action Number
PE96003
Potential Number of Units Affected
140,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
96V094000
Component
STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)

Summary
THE FRAME CAN CRACK AT THE STEERING GEAR ATTACHMENT AND/OR THE STEERING GEAR MOUNTING BOLTS CAN FRACTURE.
Consequence
THE STEERING GEAR CAN SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE FRAME RESULTING IN A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL ADD REINFORCEMENTS TO THE FRAME AND REPLACE THE STEERING GEAR MOUNTING BOLTS. IF THE FRAME IS ALREADY CRACKED, THE STEERING GEAR WELD NUTS WILL ALSO BE REPLACED.
Notes
OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NO RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CALL CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
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