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April 29, 2003

DaimlerChrysler Has Recalled the 2002 Dodge Ram

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


Models: Dodge Ram Year: 2002

Number Potentially Involved: 287,725

Dates of Manufacture: July 2001 – July 2002

Defect: On certain pickup trucks, the electrical connector at the bottom of the steering column contains an under-sized terminal for the HVAC blower motor circuit. Localized heating from current flow with the blower speed set on high may cause the terminal contacts to relax and lose electrical contact. This can cause the HVAC blower motor to become inoperative. This condition could cause poor defroster performance, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy: Dealers will install a wiring harness overlay to correct this condition. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began April 7, 2003. Owners may contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

[NHTSA Recall No. 03V078/DaimlerChrysler Recall No. C11].

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?

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