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March 12, 2001

2001 Dodge Ram Recalled

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a  recall affecting the 2001 Dodge Ram Quad Cab pickup truck.  The affected automobiles were manufactured between June and July 2000.

On certain Quad Cab pickup trucks equipped with a camper package and overload springs, the spacer plate could lead to deformation of the upper spring plate during assembly of the axle to the vehicle, resulting in a soft joint. The soft joint could cause the rear axle U-bolts to lose clamp load, resulting in displacement of the rear axle and a loss of vehicle control.

2,400 automobiles are affected by this recall.

Dealers will remove the spacer plates and the spring plates will be replaced.

The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Feb. 4, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free label within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

[NHTSA Recall No. 01V008/DaimlerChrysler Recall No. 966]

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers March 12, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

Important Note 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 about?

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