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Recall 95V056000

Chrysler Recalls 1994-1995 Dodge Rams Due to Defective Secondary Hood Latch

Recall Details

Chrysler has recalled certain 1994-1995 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models because the secondary hood latch rod can bind on the guide bracket, which will prevent engagement of the secondary latch. This may cause the hood to fly open during vehicle operation, which increases the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the secondary hood latch bracket.

Body, Interior & Misc., August 03, 1995

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 03, 1995
NHTSA Action Number
RQ00012
Potential Number of Units Affected
175,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
95V056000
Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
Summary
THE SECONDARY HOOD LATCH ROD CAN BIND ON THE GUIDE BRACKET AND PREVENT ENGAGEMENT OF THE SECONDARY LATCH.
Consequence
THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE THE HOOD TO FLY UP OBSTRUCTING THE DRIVER'S VISION INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SECONDARY HOOD LATCH BRACKET.
Notify
SYSTEM: STRUCTURE; HOOD ASSEMBLY; LATCHES. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS. NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, PLEASE CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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