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Dodge Ram 1500 Recall 03V033000

Chrysler Recalls 2003 Dodge Rams Due to Elevated Idle Speed

Recall Details

Chrysler has recalled certain 2003 Dodge Ram 1500/2500/3500 models with Cummins Diesel engines and manual transmissions because they may experience an elevated idle speed after extended cruise control use. This can result in unintended acceleration and a reduction in braking effectiveness, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will reprogram the software in the Cummins engine controller.

Drive Train, March 10, 2003

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
March 10, 2003
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
19,500
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
03V033000
Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Summary
CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, EQUIPPED WITH CUMMINS DIESEL ENGINES AND MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS, MAY EXPERIENCE AN ELEVATED IDLE SPEED AFTER EXTENDED CRUISE CONTROL USE.
Consequence
THIS CAN RESULT IN UNINTENDED ACCELERATION AND A REDUCTION IN BRAKING EFFECTIVENESS, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE SOFTWARE IN THE CUMMINS ENGINE CONTROLLER. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON MARCH 10, 2003. 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 1-800-853-1403.
Notes
DAIMLER CHRYSLER RECALL NO. C02. CUSTOMERS CAN 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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