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Recall: 1994-1999 Ram (1500): POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

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    [FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]53020,53021,53022,53023,53024,53025[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Make: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]DODGE
    Model: RAM
    Model Year: 1994-1999[/FONT]

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    Description: POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report[/FONT][FONT=&quot]: DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION
    Begin Date of MFG: 7/31/1993
    End Date of MFG: 4/30/1999
    Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]MFG Campaign #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]828[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

    Number of units affected: 8,883[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Date owner notified by MFG:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] 12/27/1999[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

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

    Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION, V10 ENGINES AND FOUR-WHEEL-DRIVE TRANSFER CASES. UNDER SUSTAINED MAXIMUM RATED VEHICLE LOAD, WHILE DRIVING UP A STEEP GRADE IN FOUR-WHEEL-DRIVE LOW RANGE IN HOT AMBIENT CONDITIONS, THE LOCAL EXHAUST TEMPERATURE PROXIMATE TO THE HYDRAULIC CLUTCH LINE CAN GENERATE LINE TEMPERATURES THAT EXCEED THE TEMPERATURE LIMIT OF THE CLUTCH LINE MATERIAL. IF THIS CONDITION OCCURS AND THE CLUTCH IS DEPRESSED, THE LINE COULD RUPTURE.[/FONT]

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    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Consequence Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] THE FLUID COULD IGNITE ON THE HOT EXHAUST POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE FIRE.[/FONT]


    [FONT=&quot]Corrective Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HYDRAULIC CLUTCH ASSEMBLY.[/FONT]
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    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Recall Notes: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DECEMBER 27, 1999. 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 1-800-992-1997. 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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