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May 1, 2002

DaimlerChrysler Corporation Has Recalled the 2001 Dodge Ram

(SafetyAlerts) -  DaimlerChrysler Corporation  Has Recalled the 2001 Dodge Ram because the alternator wire connection to the power distribution center (PDC) can loosen, resulting a vehicle fire.

Potential Number of Units Affected: 268,740

Manufacture: January – August 2000

Defect: On certain pickup trucks, the alternator wire connection to the power distribution center (PDC) can loosen, resulting a vehicle fire.

Remedy: Dealers will inspect the installation of the alternator wire connection to the PDC and, if necessary, reposition the wire so that the crimp connection will face upward and tighten the fastener to the correct torque setting. The manufacturer reported that owner notification was expected to begin during late April or early May 2002. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

[NHTSA Recall No. 02V042/DaimlerChrysler Recall No. B04]
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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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