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Recall 98V182000

Chrysler Recalls 1998 Dodge Rams Due to Possible Fuel Leak

Recall Details

Chrysler has recalled certain 1998 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 trucks equipped with 8.0L V-10 or 5.9L V-8 gasoline engines. An exhaust system heat shield attaching screw is too close to the underbody fuel line. If they rub together, it could lead to a fuel leak. In the presence of an ignition source, a fuel leak may result in a fire. Dealers will remove the underbody heat shield attaching screw and replace it with rubber adhesive. The chassis fuel line will be inspected for signs of wear and will be replaced if necessary.

Engine, August 17, 1998

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 17, 1998
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
8,144
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
98V182000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH EITHER A 8.0L V-10 ENGINE OR A 5.9L V-8 HEAVY DUTY GASOLINE ENGINE. AN EXHAUST SYSTEM HEAT SHIELD ATTACHING SCREW IS TOO CLOSE TO THE UNDERBODY FUEL LINE. THE LINE CAN RUB AGAINST THE SCREW, POSSIBLY CAUSING FUEL LEAKAGE.
Consequence
FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE CAN RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE UNDERBODY HEAT SHIELD ATTACHING SCREW AND REPLACE IT WITH RUBBER ADHESIVE. THE CHASSIS FUEL LINE WILL BE INSPECTED FOR SIGNS OF WEAR AND ANY TUBES INDICATING WEAR WILL BE REPLACED.
Notify
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 17, 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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