October 30, 2001
DaimlerChrysler Corporation Recalls 2000-2001 Dodge
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting
2000-2001 Dodge Ram Van manufactured between
August 1999 - March 2001.
Number Involved: 98,000
On certain vans and wagons not equipped with power front
seats, in the presence of road salt, water, and possibly other debris, the
power seat connector located beneath the driver's seat could develop a high
resistive short circuit that cycles the circuit breaker. If the circuit
breaker cycles for an extended period of time, heat could build up in the
connector, possibly resulting in a fire.
Owners are to receive instructions for removing the
circuit breaker from the fuse panel. If an owner desires, their dealer can
perform the repair. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification
was expected to begin during September 2001. Owners who do not receive the
free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V253/DaimlerChrysler Recall No. 990]
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!
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