Models: Dodge Ram Truck Year: 1998
Number Involved: 30,000
Dates of Manufacture: December 1997 - May 1998
Defect: On certain pickup trucks equipped with 5.9-liter, 24-valve diesel engines, an intermittent high engine idle condition can occur due to a malfunction of the vehicle speed sensor. This creates a signal which is misinterpreted by the engine control software, causing a high idle speed condition, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the engine controller software to correct erroneous speed sensor signals. Owner notification was to begin during October 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chrysler at 1-800-992-1997.
No.98V209/Chrysler Recall No. 799]