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August 31, 2000

1997 Dodge Dakota Recalled

Detroit, MI  (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has announced  the recall of certain Dodge Dakota model year 1997 vehicles because certain pickup trucks with a 131-inch wheelbase may have been built with inadequate clearance between the fuel line and the cab underbody. This contact can result in wear, and after extended contact, could cause a perforation in the fuel line, resulting in leakage. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.

92,000 vehicles manufactured between July 1996 and June 1997 are affected by this recall.

Dealers will inspect the vehicles for proper clearance. Fuel lines that exhibit inadequate clearance will be replaced with a redesigned fuel line that will ensure proper clearance. 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. 00V199/DaimlerChrysler Recall No. 892]

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
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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 about?

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