May 23, 2001
2001 Dodge Dakota and Durango Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting certain 2001
Dodge Dakota and Durango automobiles manufactured between July 1999 and January 2001.
On certain pickup trucks and sport utility
vehicles equipped with 4-wheel drive, the electric shift transfer case may not fully
engage into gear when the operator moves the transfer case selector switch. This could
cause the transfer case to end up in the neutral position unexpectedly and allow the
vehicle to roll away if the parking brake is not applied.
85,400 vehicles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will reprogram the transfer case control
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began April 9, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
[NHTSA Recall No.
01V077/DaimlerChrysler Recall No. 975]
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
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