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Recall 08V641000

Potential Under Hood Fire

Recall Details

The under hood silencer could sag and contact the exhaust gas recirculation cooler. This could result in an engine compartment fire. Dealers will install a bracket to support the silencer pad adjacent to the cooler. This recall is expected to begin during December 2008. The Chrysler recall number is H34.

Our Quick Take

As a result of improperly resting on the exhaust gas recirculation cooler. The under hood silencer pad could catch fire.

What Should You Do?

Consider this a high priority recall. The under hood silencer pad could catch fire without warning. 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.

Engine, January 26, 2009

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
January 26, 2009
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
108,429
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
08V641000
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL
Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 108,429 MY 2007-2008 DODGE RAM 2500 AND 3500 PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 6.7L DIESEL ENGINES. A SILENCER PAD CAN SAG AND CONTACT THE EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION (EGR) COOLER.
Consequence
THIS COULD RESULT IN AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL ADD A BRACKET TO SUPPORT THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT SILENCER PAD ADJACENT TO THE EGR COOLER. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Notify
CHRYSLER RECALL NO. H34. CUSTOMERS MAY 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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