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Dodge Ram 1500 Recall 00V135000

Chrysler Recalls 1994-1996 Dodge Rams Due to Overheating Ignition Switch and Wiring

Recall Details

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.

Electrical & Lights, June 26, 2000

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
June 26, 2000
NHTSA Action Number
EA99027
Potential Number of Units Affected
690,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
00V135000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS. THE AFFECTED VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH AN IGNITION SWITCH AND WIRING THAT COULD OVERHEAT. HIGH ELECTRICAL CURRENT LOADS PASS THROUGH THE SWITCH WHEN THE BLOWER MOTOR IS OPERATED ON HIGH FOR AN EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME.
Consequence
THIS COULD CAUSE THE IGNITION SWITCH AND WIRING TO OVERHEAT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A RELAY AND OVERLAY HARNESS.
Notes
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 26, 2000. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLER 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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