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Dodge Ram 1500 Recall 06V038000

Chrysler Recalls 2006 Dodge Vehicles Because the Rear Brakes May Lock Prematurely

Recall Details

Chrysler is recalling certain 2006 Dodge Dakota, Ram 1500, Ram 2500, and Ram 3500 models because the rear brakes may lock prematurely during certain braking conditions. Locking up of the rear wheels during braking could result in loss of vehicle control and an increased risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the ABS control unit.

Brakes, July 17, 2006

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
July 17, 2006
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
39,274
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
06V038000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

Summary
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH FOUR-WHEEL ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEMS (ABS), THE ABS ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) MAY CAUSE A LOSS OF FRONT TO REAR BRAKE BALANCE, AND THE REAR BRAKES COULD LOCK UP PREMATURELY DURING CERTAIN BRAKING CONDITIONS.
Consequence
THIS COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ABS ECU. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING THE WEEK OF JULY 17, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Notes
DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. F05. (MITSUBISHI RECALL NO. SR-06-003). CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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