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Recall 10V474000

Improper Weight And Seating Capacity Provided On Certification Label

Recall Details

The vehicle certification label may list improper weight and seating capacity information, which could result in overloading the vehicle and lead to a crash. Chrysler sent replacement labels free of charge to owners of affected vehicles. Dealers can verify completion and replace the label if not done yet free of charge.

Our Quick Take

The vehicle certification label may have erroneous information on it, which could lead to overloading the vehicle. This could lead to a crash.

What Should You Do?

Chrysler provided owners of affected vehicles replacement labels starting in late December 2010. You can check to see if your vehicle is affected by this program by contacting your dealer. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

Suspension & Steering, October 07, 2010

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 07, 2010
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
772
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
10V474000
Component
EQUIPMENT
Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 DODGE RAM D2, DJ, AND DS-BODY VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF PART 567, "CERTIFICATION." SOME VEHICLES HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH CERTIFICATION AND/OR SUPPLEMENTAL TIRE PRESSURE INFORMATION LABELS PRINTED WITH INCORRECT WEIGHT OR SEATING CAPACITY INFORMATION.
Consequence
THE MISINFORMATION ON THESE LABELS COULD LEAD TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, FAILURE TO FOLLOW PROPER VEHICLE LOADING SPECIFICATIONS THAT COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH REPLACEMENT CERTIFICATION AND/OR SUPPLEMENTAL TIRE PRESSURE INFORMATION LABELS. AT THE CUSTOMER'S OPTION, THEY MAY TAKE THEIR VEHICLE TO A CHRYSLER DEALER FOR INSTALLATION. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 22, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
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CHRYSLER'S CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS K27. OWNERS 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
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