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Recall: 2002 Ram (1500): POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

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    [FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]51315[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] Make: DODGE
    Model: RAM
    Model Year: 2002
    MFG Campaign #: B20

    Description: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY[/FONT]


    [FONT=&quot]Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report[/FONT][FONT=&quot]: DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION
    Begin Date of MFG: 7/1/2001
    End Date of MFG: 11/30/2001
    Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

    Number of units affected: 46,000
    Date owner notified by MFG: 12/9/2002

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

    Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN 4X4 PICKUP TRUCKS, THE REAR AXLE FLANGE WELD TO THE AXLE TUBE COULD FATIGUE AND ALLOW THE BRAKE CALIPER ASSEMBLY TO ROTATE.[/FONT]


    [FONT=&quot]Consequence Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] DURING ROTATION, THE BRAKE LINE COULD SEPARATE FROM THE CALIPER RESULTING IN A BRAKE FLUID LOSS IN THE REAR BRAKE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Corrective Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] DEALERS WILL INSTALL REAR BRAKE CALIPER REINFORCEMENTS ON THE REAR AXLE ASSEMBLIES. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DECEMBER 9, 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] DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. B20.ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN 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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