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Dodge Stratus Recall 96V006000

Engine, April 22, 1996

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
April 22, 1996
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
40,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
96V006000
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

Summary
IN CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE ENGINE CYLINDER HEAD OIL GALLEY PLUG DOES NOT SEAL PROPERLY AND ENGINE CYLINDER HEAD OIL IS NOT ADEQUATELY RETAINED.
Consequence
INADEQUATE SEALING AND RETENTION OF THE PLUG CAN RESULT IN OIL LEAKAGE WHICH COULD CAUSE A FIRE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSTALL AN EXPANSION PLUG AND RETAINING BRACKET OVER THE CYLINDER HEAD OIL GALLEY PLUG.
Notes
SYSTEM: ENGINE.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.4L ENGINES.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 1-800-853-1493. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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