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October 6, 2001

DaimlerChrysler Corporation Recalls 1989-1990 Dodge Dakota Trucks

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting certain 1989-1990 Dodge Dakota Trucks manufactured between October 1988 - June 1990.

Number involved:
4,000

Defect:
On certain 4x2 convertible pickup trucks equipped with V6 engines and 4x2 pickup trucks equipped with an optional Shelby package, the steering gear could potentially separate from the vehicle frame. Should this happen, there could be a loss of steering control.

Remedy:
Dealers will add reinforcements to the frame and have the steering gear mounting bolts replaced. If the frame is already cracked, the steering gear weld nuts will also be replaced. The manufacturer reported that owner notification would begin during August 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

[NHTSA Recall No. 01V232/DaimlerChrysler Recall No. 988]

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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