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Recall: 2001 Ram (1500): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR

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    [FONT=&quot]NHTSA #:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] 314[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] Make: DODGE
    Model: RAM
    Model Year: 2001
    MFG Campaign #: B04

    Description: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR[/FONT]


    [FONT=&quot]Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report[/FONT][FONT=&quot]: DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION
    Begin Date of MFG: 1/1/2000
    End Date of MFG: 8/28/2000
    Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

    Number of units affected: 268,740
    Date owner notified by MFG: 5/20/2002

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

    Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, THE ALTERNATOR WIRE CONNECTION TO THE POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER (PDC) CAN LOOSEN.[/FONT]


    [FONT=&quot]Consequence Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] THIS COULD CAUSE A VEHICLE FIRE.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Corrective Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE INSTALLATION OF THE ALTERNATOR WIRE CONNECTION TO THE PDC AND IF NECESSARY, REPOSITION THE WIRE SO THAT THE CRIMP CONNECTION WILL FACE UPWARD AND TIGHTEN THE FASTENER TO THE CORRECT TORQUE SETTING. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 20, 2002. 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 1-800-853-1403.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Recall Notes:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] 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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