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Dodge Ram 1500 Recall 95V237000

Chrysler Recalls 1996 Dodge Rams Due to Improper Clamp Load on Fasteners

Recall Details

Chrysler has recalled certain 1996 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models because the fasteners that secure the generator cartridge fuse to the power distribution center may have an improper clamp load. This can result in arcing at the connection, which may cause a fire in the engine compartment. Dealers will tighten the generator cartridge fuse fasteners properly.

Electrical & Lights, February 15, 1996

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
February 15, 1996
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
12,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
95V237000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR

Summary
THE FASTENERS WHICH SECURE THE GENERATOR CARTRIDGE FUSE TO THE POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER MAY HAVE AN IMPROPER CLAMP LOAD. IMPROPER CLAMPING CAN RESULT IN ARCING AT THE CONNECTION.
Consequence
THIS CONDITION CAN POTENTIALLY CAUSE A FIRE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL TIGHTEN THE GENERATOR CARTRIDGE FUSE FASTENERS PROPERLY.
Notes
SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL; ALTERNATOR; GENERATOR.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VANS AND WAGONS. NOTE: 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 CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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