September 10, 1999
Models: Dodge Ram Year: 1999
Number Involved: 9,000
Dates of Manufacture: February -
Defect: The underbody hydraulic
clutch line heat shield is too short, allowing the plastic clutch line material to be
directly exposed to exhaust temperatures. If the line melts, hydraulic fluid can leak onto
the vehicle exhaust and cause an underbody fire.
Remedy: Dealers will install the
proper length heat shield. Owner notification is expected to begin during September 1999.
Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chrysler
[NHTSA Recall No. 99V190/Chrysler Recall No. 838]
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