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Recall: 1998 Ram (1500): SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DISC:ROTOR

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    [FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]21229[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Make: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]DODGE
    Model: RAM
    Model Year: 1998[/FONT]

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    Description: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR, DISC:ROTOR[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report[/FONT][FONT=&quot]: CHRYSLER CORPORATION
    Begin Date of MFG: 10/15/1997
    End Date of MFG: 10/31/1997
    Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V[/FONT]

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    Number of units affected: 1,550[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Date owner notified by MFG:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] 5/25/1998[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

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

    Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS. THE BRAKE ROTOR MATERIAL STRENGTH IS NOT SUFFICIENT CAUSING A HUB FATIGUE FRACTURE.[/FONT]

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    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Consequence Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] THIS FRACTURE CAN RESULT IN CRACK PROPAGATION AROUND THE WHEEL MOUNTING BOLT CIRCULE ULTIMATELY RESULTING IN A WHEEL SEPARATION.[/FONT]


    [FONT=&quot]Corrective Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BRAKE ROTORS AND IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THESE ROTORS.[/FONT]
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    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Recall Notes: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 1998.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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