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]
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
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
SafetyAlerts by Email -
The free internet newsletter that could
some day literally save your life - or
the life of someone you know.
Safety Alerts compiles comprehensive safety recall information for
the United States. SafeMail is a free email service to warn consumers of faulty products
and contaminated foods. For complete information regarding current recalls, past recalls
and timely product warning notification visit: www.safetyalerts.com.