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Recall 99V190000

Chrysler Recalls 1999 Dodge Rams Due to Possible Underbody Exhaust Fire

Recall Details

Chrysler has recalled certain 1999 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models with gasoline engines and manual transmissions because the underbody hydraulic clutch line heat shield is too short, which directly exposes the plastic clutch line material to exhaust temperatures. This can cause the line to melt, which may lead to a hydraulic fluid leak onto the exhaust and an underbody fire. Dealers will install the proper length heat shield.

Drive Train, August 9, 1999

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 9, 1999
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
8,378
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
99V190000
Component
POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH GASOLINE ENGINES AND MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS. THE UNDERBODY HYDRAULIC CLUTCH LINE HEAT SHIELD IS TOO SHORT, ALLOWING THE PLASTIC CLUTCH LINE MATERIAL TO BE DIRECTLY EXPOSED TO EXHAUST TEMPERATURES. IT IS POSSIBLE TO EXCEED THE MELTING TEMPERATURE OF THE CLUTCH LINE MATERIAL.
Consequence
IF THE LINE MELTS, HYDRAULIC FLUID CAN LEAK ONTO THE VEHICLE EXHAUST AND CAUSE AN UNDERBODY FIRE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSTALL THE PROPER LENGTH HEAT SHIELD.
Notify
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 9, 1999.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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