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Recall: 2001 Ram (1500): SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER ARM

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    [FONT=&quot]NHTSA #:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] 20766[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
    Make: DODGE
    Model: RAM
    Model Year: 2001
    MFG Campaign #: 955

    Description: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER ARM[/FONT]


    [FONT=&quot]Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report[/FONT][FONT=&quot]: DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION
    Begin Date of MFG: 7/15/2000
    End Date of MFG: 7/19/2000
    Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

    Number of units affected: 480
    Date owner notified by MFG: 10/30/2000

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

    Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: QUAD CAB PICKUP TRUCKS. THE UPPER CONTROL ARMS ATTACHED WITH CADMIUM COATED NUTS CAN CAUSE THE BOLTS TO STRETCH DUE TO THE APPLICATION OF A HIGHER THAN SPECIFIED CLAMP LOAD. BREAKAGE OF THE UPPER CONTROL ARM FASTENERS COULD CAUSE THE AXLE TO ROTATE FORWARD UNDER BRAKING CONDITIONS. [/FONT]


    [FONT=&quot]Consequence Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] THIS ROTATION COULD TWIST THE STEERING LINKAGE AND POSSIBLY SEPARATE THE BRAKE LINES, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH. [/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Corrective Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE UPPER CONTROL ARM BOLTS AND NUTS.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Recall Notes:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN OCTOBER 30, 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).[/FONT]
     

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