Recall: 1997 Dakota: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

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[FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1391[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Make: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]DODGE
Model: DAKOTA
Model Year: 1997[/FONT]

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

[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report[/FONT][FONT=&quot]: CHRYSLER CORPORATION
Begin Date of MFG: 7/1/1996
End Date of MFG: 9/15/1996
Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

Number of units affected: 125,000[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Date owner notified by MFG:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] 7/151997[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

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

Defect Summary: THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT DESIGN ALLOWS THE POTENTIAL FOR AN INADVERTENT AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT UPON VEHICLE IGNITION SHUT DOWN.[/FONT]

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[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Consequence Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] UNEXPECTED AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT CAN RESULT IN OCCUPANT INJURY.[/FONT]


[FONT=&quot]Corrective Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE AIR BAG ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE WITH A NEWLY DESIGNED MODULE.[/FONT]
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[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Recall Notes: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DURING JULY 1997. 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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