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Dodge Durango Recall 98V019000

Electrical & Lights, March 2, 1998

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
March 2, 1998
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
37,900
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
98V019000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS. THE FASTENER WHICH SECURES THE GENERATOR CABLE TO THE POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER (PDC) HAS AN INSUFFICIENT CLAMP LOAD, RESULTING IN A LOOSE CONNECTION AND ELECTRICAL ARCING AT THE CONNECTION.
Consequence
THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE A FIRE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL RETIGHTEN THE GENERATOR CABLE AND BATTERY CABLE FASTENERS TO THE PROPER TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS.
Notes
OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN MARCH 2, 1998. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-992-1997.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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