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March 10, 2000

1999 Dodge Durango Recalled

Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has published the recall of certain 1999 Dodge Durango automobiles, manufactured between August 1997 - May, 1998,  because the rear brake tube can contact an underbody crossmember, eventually wearing a hole in the tube.

If the tube is perforated, there will be a reduction in braking from the rear wheels, increasing stopping distances.

Approximately 99,000 vehicles are affected by this recall.  Dealers will inspect all vehicles and will install a rubber isolator on all vehicles that do not show any indication of tube contact. Vehicles that show contact and have less than 45,000 miles with no signs of red rust will have the rubber isolator installed with silicone to protect the tube where the coating has worn off. Vehicles that exhibit contact, and have more than 45,000 miles or show signs of red rust, will have the brake tube replaced with the production tube and isolator.

Owner notification began in January, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chrysler at 1-800-992-1997.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99V341/Chrysler Recall No. 841]

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers March 10, 2000.

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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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