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SafetyAlerts
June 8, 2003

Dodge Has Recalled the 2003 2500, 3500 Trucks

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


Make : DODGE Model : 2500 Year : 2003

Make : DODGE Model : 3500 Year : 2003

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V212000

Component: WHEELS:CENTER SECTION

Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1086

Summary:
CERTAIN HEAVY DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS, THE ALUMINUM WHEELS MAY HAVE EXCESSIVE POROSITY IN THE CENTER HUB AREA WHICH CAN CAUSE A WHEEL TO CRACK.

Consequence:
THIS COULD CAUSE A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND RESULT IN A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WHEELS AND REPLACE THEM IF NECESSARY. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN JUNE 17, 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 1-800-992-1997.

Notes:
DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. C21. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONS AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
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when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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