February 21, 2003
DaimlerChrysler Has Recalled the 2003 DODGE RAM
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
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
CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, EQUIPPED WITH CUMMINS DIESEL ENGINES AND MANUAL
TRANSMISSIONS, MAY EXPERIENCE AN
ELEVATED IDLE SPEED AFTER EXTENDED CRUISE CONTROL USE.
THIS CAN RESULT IN UNINTENDED ACCELERATION AND A REDUCTION IN BRAKING
EFFECTIVENESS, INCREASING THE RISK
OF A CRASH.
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
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During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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