August 31, 2000
2000 Dodge Dakota Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has announced the recall of certain Dodge
Dakota year 2000 vehicles because on some of the pickup trucks equipped with 4.7L engine
and automatic transmissions, the automatic transmission may expel fluid from the fill tube
during normal temperature operation. The transmission fluid could come into contact with
the hot exhaust system and ignition of the transmission fluid could result.
20,000 vehicles manufactured between
December 1999 and March 2000 are affected by this recall.
Dealers will shorten the vent hose and assure
adequate clearance. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to
begin during August 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable
time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-992-1997.
[NHTSA Recall No.
00V197/DaimlerChrysler Recall No. 890]
Regarding Auto Recalls
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auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
How many did you hear
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