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Recall: 2000 Ram: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

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  1. 07FX4Chick

    07FX4Chick LIFETIME SUPPORTER

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    [FONT=&quot]NHTSA #:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] 75469
    Make: DODGE
    Model: RAM
    Model Year: 2000
    MFG Campaign #: 861

    Description: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

    Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report: DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION
    Begin Date of MFG: 10/03/1999
    End Date of MFG: 11/05/1999
    Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

    Number of units affected: 76
    Date owner notified by MFG: 3/20/2000

    Recall Initiator: MFG
    MFG(s) of Recalled Vehicles/Products: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

    Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS. THE WELDS AT THE RIGHT SIDE LOWER CONTROL ARM BRACKET TO AXLE TUBE ATTACHMENT MAY HAVE INADEQUATE FATIGUE LIFE DUE TO POOR WELD QUALITY. THIS CAN LEAD TO SEPARATION OF THE CONTROL ARM BRACKET FROM THE AXLE TUBE.

    Consequence Summary: IF THE BRACKET SEPARATES THE VEHICLE COULD EXPERIENCE REDUCED DIRECTIONAL STABILITY, BRAKING DEGRADATION AND/OR VEHICLE PULL UNDER BRAKING.

    Corrective Summary: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT AXLE WITH A PROPERLY WELDED FRONT AXLE.

    Recall Notes: DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. 861.OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 20, 2000.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 DAIMLERCHRYSLER 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).
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  2. Shanks12

    Shanks12 Will You Join My WolfPack?

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    that can't be good...

    Good Info Shanin
     
  3. vansdonk

    vansdonk That's not buffing out

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    Great info, it sure could help peeps here. Too bad I refuse to buy American vehicles.
     
  4. Cashezo

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    Good info.
     

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