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Recall: 1994 Ram (1500): SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER

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    [FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]31957[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Make: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]DODGE
    Model: RAM
    Model Year: 1994[/FONT]

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    Description: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report[/FONT][FONT=&quot]: CHRYSLER CORPORATION
    Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

    Number of units affected: 17,000
    Date owner notified by MFG: 1/3/1994

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

    Defect Summary: THE SEAT BACK LATCH LEVER PIVOT RIVETS ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO DISTORTION. THE DISTORTED ASSEMBLIES ALLOW THE SEAT BACK RELEASE LATCH LEVER TO REMAIN IN THE RELEASED POSITION WHICH IS IN NON-COMPLIANCE WITH FMVSS NO. 207, "SEATING SYSTEMS."[/FONT]

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    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Consequence Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] IN THE EVENT OF A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT THE FORCES ONTHE SEAT BACK MAY SUBJECT SEAT OCCUPANTS TO AN INCREASED RISK OF INJURY.[/FONT]


    [FONT=&quot]Corrective Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SUSPECT SEAT BACK LATCH ASSEMBLY WITH A REVISED ASSEMBLY.[/FONT]
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    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Recall Notes: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]SYSTEM: INTERIOR SYSTEMS; SEAT LATCH; FMVSS 207.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT TRUCKS.NOTE: IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEM OBTAINING THE NEEDED REPAIR, PLEASE CONTACT THECHRYSLER ZONE SERVICE OFFICE IN YOUR AREA. IT IS LISTED UNDER "SERVICEASSISTANCE" IN YOUR OWNER'S MANUAL. A ZONE REPRESENTATIVE WILL ARRANGE FORPROMPT ATTENTION TO YOUR VEHICLE. ALSO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFICSAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.[/FONT]
     

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