Recall: 1994-1997 Ram (2500): POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT/LINE

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[FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]31134,31135,31136,31137[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Make: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]DODGE
Model: RAM 2500
Model Year: 1994-1997[/FONT]

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Description: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report[/FONT][FONT=&quot]: CHRYSLER CORPORATION
Begin Date of MFG: 1/1/1994
End Date of MFG: 2/1/1997
Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V[/FONT]

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Number of units affected: 960,000[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Date owner notified by MFG:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] 5/19/1997[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

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

Defect Summary: UNDER CERTAIN HIGH LOAD OPERATING CONDITIONS, THE TRANSMISSION FLUID TEMPERATURE CAN EXCEED THE MELTING POINT OF THE MATERIAL USED IN THE CONNECTOR TO RETAIN THE FLUID LINE TO THE TRANSMISSION.[/FONT]

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[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Consequence Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] WHEN THESE TEMPERATURES OCCUR, THE FLUID LINE WILL NOT STAY CONNECTED WITH THE TRANSMISSION AND FLUID CAN SPRAY ONTO THE EXHAUST MANIFOLD, RESULTING IN SMOKE OR FIRE.[/FONT]


[FONT=&quot]Corrective Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HIGH TEMPERATURE SIDE OF THE TRANSMISSION FLUID COOLER LINE CONNECTOR FITTINGS WITH CONNECTORS THAT INCORPORATE A STAINLESS STEEL RETAINER.[/FONT]
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[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Recall Notes: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 19, 1997. 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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