Recall: 1994-2002 Ram (2500): ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

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[FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]47162,47164,47173,47182,47183,47186,47187,47188,47194[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot] Make: DODGE
Model: RAM 2500
Model Year: 1994-2002

Description: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report[/FONT][FONT=&quot]: K&N ENGINEERING, INC.
Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: E

Number of units affected: 44,386
Date owner notified by MFG: 4/20/2006

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

Defect Summary: CERTAIN REPLACEMENT K&N FUEL PERFORMANCE KITS, P/NOS. 57-1509, 57-1511, 57-1511-1, 57-1517, 57-1517-1, 57-1527, AND 57-1530. ALSO, A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF THESE KITS WERE SOLD UNDER THE MOPAR PERFORMANCE PARTS BRAND NAME (P/NOS. P5007069 AND P5007070). ALL KITS WERE MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 20, 1999, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 23, 2004. THESE ASSEMBLIES WERE MANUFACTURED AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR CERTAIN DODGE PICKUP TRUCKS AND SUVS. A SMALL PIECE OF MATERIAL FROM THE TUBE WALL COULD BE SUCKED INTO THE ENGINE THROTTLE BODY, WHICH COULD CAUSE THE THROTTLE TO BECOME JAMMED IN THE OPEN POSITION.[/FONT]


[FONT=&quot]Consequence Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] A JAMMED OPEN THROTTLE COULD CAUSE UNINTENDED ACCELERATION OF THE VEHICLE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A CRASH OR INCREASED STOPING DISTANCES WHEN BRAKING.[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Corrective Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] K&N WILL PROVIDE OWNERS WITH A FREE REPAIR KIT ALONG WITH REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 20, 2006. [/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Recall Notes: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO REPLACEMENT K&N FUEL PERFORMANCE KITS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON DODGE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY DAIMLERCHRYSLER.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153).[/FONT]
 

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