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Recall 02V042000

Chrysler Recalls 2001 Dodge Rams Due to Loose Connection at PDC

Recall Details

Chrysler has recalled certain 2001 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models because the alternator wire connection to the power distribution center (PDC) can loosen, which can result in a vehicle fire. Dealers will inspect the installation of the alternator wire connection to the PDC and reposition the wire.

Electrical & Lights, May 20, 2002

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 20, 2002
NHTSA Action Number
PE01034
Potential Number of Units Affected
268,740
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
02V042000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
Summary
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, THE ALTERNATOR WIRE CONNECTION TO THE POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER (PDC) CAN LOOSEN.
Consequence
THIS COULD CAUSE A VEHICLE FIRE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE INSTALLATION OF THE ALTERNATOR WIRE CONNECTION TO THE PDC AND IF NECESSARY, REPOSITION THE WIRE SO THAT THE CRIMP CONNECTION WILL FACE UPWARD AND TIGHTEN THE FASTENER TO THE CORRECT TORQUE SETTING. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 20, 2002. 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.
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DAIMLER CHRYSLER RECALL NO.B04. 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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