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August 31, 2000

Dodge Dakota years 1997 through 2000 Recalled

Detroit, MI  (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has announced  the recall of certain Dodge Dakota years 1997 through 2000 vehicles because certain pickup trucks may have been built with inadequate clearance between the rear axle vent hose and the brake hose. Abrasion of the rear brake hose can result in a leak and a loss of braking force at the rear wheels, increasing the risk of a crash.

437,000 vehicles manufactured between July 1996 and August 1999 are affected by this recall.

Dealers will inspect the rear brake hose for evidence of wear. Worn brake hoses will be replaced. The rear vent hose will be shortened by 3 inches and a clip will be installed to ensure that clearance between the axle vent line and brake 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. 00V198/DaimlerChrysler Recall No. 891]

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

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