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Recall: 1994-1996 Ram (1500): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

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    [FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]20883/20884/20885[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] Make: DODGE
    Model: RAM
    Model Year: 1994-1996
    MFG Campaign #: 875

    Description: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

    Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report: DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION
    Begin Date of MFG: 6/1/1993
    End Date of MFG: 4/15/1996
    Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

    Number of units affected: 690,000
    Date owner notified by MFG: 6/26/2000

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

    Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS. THE AFFECTED VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH AN IGNITION SWITCH AND WIRING THAT COULD OVERHEAT. HIGH ELECTRICAL CURRENT LOADS PASS THROUGH THE SWITCH WHEN THE BLOWER MOTOR IS OPERATED ON HIGH FOR AN EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME.
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    [FONT=&quot]Consequence Summary:[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]THIS COULD CAUSE THE IGNITION SWITCH AND WIRING TO OVERHEAT. [/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Corrective Summary:[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]DEALERS WILL INSTALL A RELAY AND OVERLAY HARNESS. [/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Recall Notes:[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 26, 2000. 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.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).[/FONT]
     

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