Safety Alerts Saves Lives
Safety Alerts  
 
Home Privacy About Us Contact Us Change Preferences

spacer.gif (43 bytes)
SafetyAlerts
February 21, 2003

DaimlerChrysler Has Recalled the 2003 DODGE RAM

(SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the following information.

Make : DODGE Model : RAM 2500 Year : 2003
Make : DODGE Model : RAM 3500 Year : 2003
Make : DODGE Model : RAM Year : 2003

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V033000 Recall Date : FEB 04, 2003

Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Potential Number Of Units Affected : 19500

Summary:
CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, EQUIPPED WITH CUMMINS DIESEL ENGINES AND MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS, MAY EXPERIENCE AN
ELEVATED IDLE SPEED AFTER EXTENDED CRUISE CONTROL USE.

Consequence:
THIS CAN RESULT IN UNINTENDED ACCELERATION AND A REDUCTION IN BRAKING EFFECTIVENESS, INCREASING THE RISK
OF A CRASH.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE SOFTWARE IN THE CUMMINS ENGINE CONTROLLER. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO
BEGIN DURING MARCH 2003. 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 DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT
1-800-853-1403.

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?

Sign-up for SafetyAlerts by Email -
The free internet newsletter that could
some day literally save your life - or
the life of someone you know.

 

The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.