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Recall: 1999 Ram (1500): POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

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    [FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]41019[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Make: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]DODGE
    Model: RAM
    Model Year: 1999[/FONT]

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    Description: POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report[/FONT][FONT=&quot]: DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION
    Begin Date of MFG: 2/2/1999
    End Date of MFG: 6/21/1999
    Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]MFG Campaign #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]838[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

    Number of units affected: 8,378[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Date owner notified by MFG:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] 8/9/1999[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

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

    Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH GASOLINE ENGINES AND MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS. THE UNDERBODY HYDRAULIC CLUTCH LINE HEAT SHIELD IS TOO SHORT, ALLOWING THE PLASTIC CLUTCH LINE MATERIAL TO BE DIRECTLY EXPOSED TO EXHAUST TEMPERATURES. IT IS POSSIBLE TO EXCEED THE MELTING TEMPERATURE OF THE CLUTCH LINE MATERIAL.[/FONT]

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    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Consequence Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] IF THE LINE MELTS, HYDRAULIC FLUID CAN LEAK ONTO THE VEHICLE EXHAUST AND CAUSE AN UNDERBODY FIRE.[/FONT]


    [FONT=&quot]Corrective Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] DEALERS WILL INSTALL THE PROPER LENGTH HEAT SHIELD.[/FONT]
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    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Recall Notes: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 9, 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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