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Recall: 2001 Ram (1500): SUSPENSION:REAR

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    [FONT=&quot]NHTSA #:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] 853[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] Make: DODGE
    Model: RAM
    Model Year: 2001
    MFG Campaign #: 966

    Description: SUSPENSION:REAR
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    [FONT=&quot]Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]: DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION
    Begin Date of MFG: 6/23/2000
    End Date of MFG: 7/31/2000
    Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

    Number of units affected: 2400
    Date owner notified by MFG: 2/5/2001

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

    Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: QUAD CAB PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH A CAMPER PACKAGE AND OVERLOAD SPRINGS. THE REAR AXLE SPACER PLATE COULD LEAD TO DEFORMATION OF THE UPPER SPRING PLATE DURING ASSEMBLY OF THE AXLE TO THE VEHICLE RESULTING A SOFT JOINT.
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    [FONT=&quot]Consequence Summary:[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]THE SOFT JOINT COULD CAUSE THE REAR AXLE U-BOLTS TO LOSE CLAMP LOAD, RESULTING IN DISPLACEMENT OF THE REAR AXLE AND A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL. THIS COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.. [/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Corrective Summary:[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE SPACER PLATES AND THE SPRING PLATES WILL BE REPLACED. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN FEBRUARY 5, 2001. 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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