Recall: 1994-1995 Ram (2500): STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

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[FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1612,1613[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Make: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]DODGE
Model: RAM 2500
Model Year: 1994-1995[/FONT]

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Description: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report[/FONT][FONT=&quot]: CHRYSLER CORPORATION
Begin Date of MFG: 7/1/1993
End Date of MFG: 7/31/1995
Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

Number of units affected: 475,000[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Date owner notified by MFG:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] 2/7/1997[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

Recall Initiator: ODI
MFG's of Recalled Vehicles/Products: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Defect Summary: IF THE PLASTIC PINS AND METAL CLIP THAT RETAIN THE LOWER STEERING SHAFT IN THE UPPER SHAFT BREAK, THE LOWER STEERING SHAFT CAN SEPARATE FROM THE UPPER SHAFT.[/FONT]

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[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Consequence Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] IF THE LOWER STEERING SHAFT SEPARATES FROM THE UPPER SHAFT, LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL CAN OCCUR INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.[/FONT]


[FONT=&quot]Corrective Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] DEALERS WILL ADD A RESTRAINING SLEEVE TO THE INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFT TO LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF AXIAL STEERING COLUMN SHAFT MOVING IN THE EVENT THE PLASTIC PINS AND METAL CLIP ARE BROKEN.[/FONT]
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[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Recall Notes: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]OWNER NOTIFICATION:CHRYSLER PLANS TO NOTIFY OWNERS IN LATE JANUARY 1997.NOTE: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 CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.[/FONT]
 

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