October 16, 2003
Dodge Has Recalled the 2001-2003 Dakota
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
Make : DODGE Model : DAKOTA Year : 2001
Make : DODGE Model : DAKOTA Year : 2003
Make : DODGE Model : DAKOTA Year : 2002
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V389000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 50082
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS, THE HEADLAMP
AND DASH WIRING HARNESS MAY BE CHAFED BY THE ACTUATION OF THE CLUTCH PEDAL.
THIS COULD RESULT IN ABNORMAL OPERATION OF THE WIPERS, TURN SIGNALS, HORN OR
THIS COULD AFFECT DRIVER VISIBILITY, COULD PREVENT A DRIVER FROM SOUNDING A
WARNING BY USING THE HORN, AND WHEN THE TURN SIGNALS ARE INOPERATIVE, THE
DRIVE CANNOT USE THEM TO SIGNAL INTENT TO TURN, INCREASING THE RISK OF A
DEALERS WILL REROUTE THE WIRE HARNESS AND REPAIR THE HARNESS IF NECESSARY.
OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2003. OWNERS SHOULD
CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-992-1997.
DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. C35. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL
HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONS AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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