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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