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Recall 00V199000

Chrysler Recalls 1997 Dodge Dakotas for Potential Fuel Leak.

Recall Details

There may be inadequate clearance between the fuel line and the cab underbody. Contact between the fuel line and the underbody could wear the fuel line and cause a fuel leak. Leaking fuel increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect for proper fuel line clearance. Fuel lines with inadequate clearance will be replaced with the redesigned fuel line.

Affected Cars

Engine, September 25, 2000

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 25, 2000
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
91,610
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
00V199000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PICKUP TRUCKS WITH A 131-INCH WHEELBASE. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH INADEQUATE CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE FUEL LINE AND THE CAB UNDERBODY.
Consequence
THIS CONTACT CAN RESULT IN WEAR, AND AFTER EXTENDED CONTACT, COULD CAUSE A PERFORATION IN THE FUEL LINE, RESULTING IN LEAKAGE. FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLES FOR PROPER CLEARANCE. FUEL LINES THAT EXHIBIT INADEQUATE CLEARANCE WILL BE REPLACED WITH A REDESIGNED FUEL LINE THAT WILL ASSURE PROPER CLEARANCE.
Notify
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 25, 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 CONTACTDAIMLERCHRYSLER 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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