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Recall 98V075000

Chrysler Recalls 1998 Dodge Rams Due to Defective Brake Rotors

Recall Details

Chrysler has recalled certain 1998 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 trucks because the brake rotor material strength is insufficient, which can cause a hub fatigue fracture. This may result in crack propagation around the wheel mounting bolt circle, which may cause the wheel to separate. Dealers will inspect the rotors and replace them if necessary.

Brakes, May 25, 1998

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 25, 1998
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,550
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
98V075000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DISC:ROTOR
Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS. THE BRAKE ROTOR MATERIAL STRENGTH IS NOT SUFFICIENT CAUSING A HUB FATIGUE FRACTURE.
Consequence
THIS FRACTURE CAN RESULT IN CRACK PROPAGATION AROUND THE WHEEL MOUNTING BOLT CIRCLE ULTIMATELY RESULTING IN A WHEEL SEPARATION.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BRAKE ROTORS AND IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THESE ROTORS.
Notify
OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 1998.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 CHRYSLER AT 1-800-992-1997.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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