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August 1, 2001

1997-2000 Dodge Dakota, Durango and 1997-2001 Dodge Ram Recalled

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting certain 1997-2000 Dodge Dakota, Durango and 1997-2001 Dodge Ram automobiles manufactured between August 1996 and April 2001.

On certain pickup trucks, the sound deadening material inside the steering wheel could become detached from the cover and housing. When this occurs, the material could interfere with the clockspring ribbon and cause an open circuit.

The driver air bag system will become disabled, and the air bag warning lamp will illuminate on the instrument panel.

216,100 vehicles are affected by this recall.

Dealers will replace the clockspring assembly.

The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began June 18, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-843-1403.

[NHTSA Recall No. 01V153/DaimlerChrysler Recall No. 982]

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers August 1, 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 
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!

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