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Recall 03V212000

Aluminum Wheels Crack

Recall Details

The aluminum wheels equipped on some trucks may crack, causing wheel failure. Dealers will inspect the wheels and replace them as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The aluminum wheels can crack and fail, causing loss of vehicle control.

What Should You Do?

Dodge notified owners of affected vehicles starting in June 2003. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Dodge recall number is C21.

Suspension & Steering, June 5, 2003

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 5, 2003
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,086
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
03V212000
Component
WHEELS
Summary
CERTAIN HEAVY DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS, THE ALUMINUM WHEELS MAY HAVE EXCESSIVE POROSITY IN THE CENTER HUB AREA WHICH CAN CAUSE A WHEEL TO CRACK.
Consequence
THIS COULD CAUSE A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND RESULT IN A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WHEELS AND REPLACE THEM IF NECESSARY. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN JUNE 17, 2003.. 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 DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-992-1997.
Notify
DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. C21. CUSTOMERS CAN 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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