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August 31, 2000

Dodge Dakota model year 1997-2000 Recall

Detroit, MI  (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has announced  the recall of certain Dodge Dakota model year 1997-2000 vehicles because certain pickup trucks built with 2.5L engines were built with inadequate clearance between the left front brake tube and the power steering hose. A puncture of the left front brake tube can result in a loss of braking force at the front wheels, increasing the risk of a crash.

40,000 vehicles manufactured between July 1996 and September 1999 are affected by this recall.

Dealers will inspect the brake tube and power steering hose for wear. If wear is evident, the brake tube and/or power steering hose will be replaced. A power steering standoff bracket will be installed on all vehicles to ensure that adequate clearance between the brake tube and power steering hose is maintained. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during September 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-992-1997.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V193/DaimlerChrysler Recall No. 870]

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CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
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when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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