Recall: 1994 Dakota: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM

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[FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]54464[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Make: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]DODGE
Model: DAKOTA
Model Year: 1994[/FONT]

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Description: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report[/FONT][FONT=&quot]: CHRYSLER CORPORATION
Begin Date of MFG: 1/11/1993
End Date of MFG: 11/1/1994
Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

Number of units affected: 1,500
Date owner notified by MFG: 4/14/1994

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

Defect Summary: SOME UPPER CONTROL ARM ATTACHING BOLTS CAN FAIL DUE TO IMPROPER HEAT TREATMENT. THE BOLTS ARE TOO SOFT TO WITHSTAND THE STRESSES IN THE STEERING SYSTEM AND CAN BREAK.[/FONT]

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[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Consequence Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] IF THE ATTACHING BOLTS OF THE UPPER CONTROL ARM BREAK, THE VEHICLE CAN EXPERIENCE LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL WHICH COULD RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT.[/FONT]


[FONT=&quot]Corrective Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] REPLACE THE UPPER CONTROL ARM ATTACHING BOLTS.[/FONT]
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[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Recall Notes: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; INDEPENDANT FRONT CONTROL ARM.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCK WITH 4WD.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME AND FREE OF CHARGE OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT OR NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE CONTACT CHRYSLER SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-992-1997. ALSO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.[/FONT]
 

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