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Recall: 1995-1997 Powerwagon: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

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    [FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]21132,21133,21134[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Make: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]DODGE
    Model: POWERWAGON
    Model Year: 1995-1997[/FONT]

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    Description: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report[/FONT][FONT=&quot]: DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION
    Begin Date of MFG: 8/1/1994
    End Date of MFG: 8/15/1997
    Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]MFG Campaign #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]815[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

    Number of units affected: 250,845[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Date owner notified by MFG:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] 3/8/1999[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

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

    Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: VAN AND WAGON MODEL PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF WATER/ROAD SALT GETS ON THE INTERIOR FLOOR OF THE VEHICLE IN THE PROXIMITY OF THE AIR BAG ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (AECM), THE AECM CAN CORRODE. THE RESULTING CORROSION CAN CAUSE THE DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG TO DEPLOY INADVERTENTLY.[/FONT]

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    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Consequence Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] DEPLOYMENT OF THE AIR BAG WITHOUT WARNING COULD CAUSE A DRIVER TO LOSE VEHICLE CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH AND PERSONAL INJURY.[/FONT]


    [FONT=&quot]Corrective Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] DEALERS WIL REPLACE THE AECM WITH AN AECM THAT IS SEALED FROM MOISTURE INTRUSION.[/FONT]
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    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Recall Notes: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 8, 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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