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