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Recall: 1998 Ram (1500): STRUCTURE

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    [FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]53003[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Make: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]DODGE
    Model: RAM
    Model Year: 1998
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    Description: STRUCTURE
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    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report[/FONT][FONT=&quot]: CHRYSLER CORPORATION
    Begin Date of MFG: 3/31/1998
    End Date of MFG: 6/15/1998
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    [FONT=&quot]Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report:[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] V[/FONT]
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    Number of units affected: 12,400
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    [FONT=&quot]Date owner notified by MFG:[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] 9/21/1998[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

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

    Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH BOLTS THAT WERE NOT PROPERLY HARDENED. THE BOLTS WERE USED TO ATTACH THE CAB AND THE CORE SUPPORT TO THE FRAME.
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    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Consequence Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] THIS CONDITION CAN ALLOW THE CAB TO SEPARATE FROM THE FRAME INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Corrective Summary:[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] DEALERS WILL REPLACE THESE BOLTS WITH PROPERLY HARDENED BOLTS.[/FONT]
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    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Recall Notes: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 21, 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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