October 6, 2001
DaimlerChrysler Corporation Recalls 1989-1990 Dodge
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting
1989-1990 Dodge Dakota Trucks
manufactured between October 1988 - June 1990.
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.
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
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V232/DaimlerChrysler Recall No. 988]
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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