Recall: 1996 Dakota: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST

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[FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]76480[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Make: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]DODGE
Model: DAKOTA
Model Year: 1996[/FONT]

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Description: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:pOWER ASSIST[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report[/FONT][FONT=&quot]: CHRYSLER CORPORATION
Begin Date of MFG: 7/1/1995
End Date of MFG: 9/1/1995
Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

Number of units affected: 600[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Date owner notified by MFG:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] 11/29/1995[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

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

Defect Summary: THE POWER BRAKE BOOSTER VACUUM HOSE COULD BE IMPROPERLY INSTALLED AND NOT CLAMPED TO THE BRAKE BOOSTER VACUUM NIPPLE.[/FONT]

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[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Consequence Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] A DISCONNECTED VACUUM HOSE CAN CAUSE AN INCREASE IN ENGINE IDLE SPEED AND LOSS OF BRAKE POWER ASSIST DURING BRAKE APPLICATION WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.[/FONT]


[FONT=&quot]Corrective Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLES TO INSURE THAT THE BRAKE BOOSTER VACUUM HOSE CONNECTION IS FULLY SEATED AND CLAMPED TO THE VACUUM CHECK VALVE NIPPLE AT THE BRAKE BOOSTER.[/FONT]
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[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Recall Notes: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]SYSTEM: BRAKES; HYDRAULIC; POWER ASSIST; VACUUM SYSTEM.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 2.5L ENGINE.NOTE: 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 1-800-853-1403. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.[/FONT]
 

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