|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|Monday, December 29 1997
||Contact: Tim Hurd
|Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
NHTSA PUBLISHES LIST
OF NOVEMBER RECALLS
|Dodge Ram Truck
Number Involved: 497,000
Dates of Manufacture: July 1994 - December 1995
NHTSA Recall No.: 97V199 Chrysler Campaign No. 748
Vehicle Description: Light duty pickup trucks equipped with gasoline engines.
Description of Defect: A valve on the fuel tank can allow liquid fuel to leak onto
the ground under certain vehicle operating conditions.
Consequence of Defect: Fuel leakage could result in a fire if an ignition source
Corrective Action: Dealers will replace the fuel tank valve.
Owner Notification: Not yet available.
Note: Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon
service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact
Chrysler at 1-800-992-1997.
NHTSA said it is publicizing the recalls to alert
consumers about safety problems and encourages them to take action. Under federal law,
safety problems must be remedied without cost to consumers. Currently, 70 percent of the
owners of vehicles with safety problems have the recall work performed.
NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall
notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with
federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive
notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair
work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.