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Recall 06V380000

Some Trucks May Have Incorrect Passenger Side Mirror

Recall Details

Some trucks were assembled with right side mirrors with curved (convex) mirrors. This does not conform to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard and makes it difficult for drivers of large vehicles to judge distance and could cause a crash without warning. Dealers will replace the convex mirror glass with a flat mirror glass. The recall began October 10, 2006. The Chrysler recall number is F46.

Our Quick Take

Some trucks were assembled with passenger side mirrors with curved (convex) mirrors, which does not conform to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. This makes it difficult for drivers of large vehicles to judge distance and could cause a crash without warning.

What Should You Do?

Please contact your Dodge dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

 

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., October 10, 2006

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 10, 2006
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
309
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
06V380000
Component
VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES
Summary
CERTAIN TRUCKS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 111, "REAR VIEW MIRRORS". THE RIGHT OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR GLASS HAS A CURVED (CONVEX) MIRROR GLASS INSTALLED INSTEAD OF FLAT GLASS. CURVED GLASS CREATES A WIDER VIEW, BUT DISPLAYS IMAGES FURTHER AWAY THAN THEY ACTUALLY ARE.
Consequence
DRIVERS OF LARGE VEHICLES MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY JUDGING DISTANCE RELATIONSHIPS, WHICH COULD CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE RIGHT OUTSIDE CONVEX MIRROR GLASS WITH A FLAT MIRROR GLASS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 10, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
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DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. F46.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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