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Recall: 2009-2010 Ram (1500): REPROGRAM HVAC CONTROL HEAD AND INSPECT/REPLACE ACT.

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    [FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]TBD[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Make: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]DODGE
    Model: RAM 1500
    Model Year: 2009-2010[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]MFG Campaign #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]K17[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

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    [FONT=&quot]Description: REPROGRAM HVAC CONTROL HEAD AND INSPECT/REPLACE ACTUATORS.[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report[/FONT][FONT=&quot]: CHRYSLER LLC
    Begin Date of MFG: 9/1/2009
    End Date of MFG: 5/22/2010
    Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

    Number of units affected: 225,000
    Date owner notified by MFG: 10/15/2010

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

    Defect Summary: THE HVAC MODE DOOR ACTUATOR GEARS ON ABOUT 225,000 VEHICLES MAY BREAK AND RESULT IN THE INABILITY TO FULLY CONTROL THE HVAC FUNCTIONS. [/FONT]

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    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Consequence Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] THIS COULD LEAD TO LOSS OF HVAC CONTROL IN VEHICLE.[/FONT]


    [FONT=&quot]Corrective Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE HVAC CONTROL HEAD SOFTWARE AND THE MODE DOOR ACTUATORS WILL BE TESTED AND REPLACED AS REQUIRED. THE SOFTWARE UPDATE WILL TAKE 1 HOUR TO COMPLETE. IF THERE ARE MODE DOOR ACTUATORS THAT NEED REPLACING, UP TO AN ADDITIONAL 4 HOURS WILL BE REQUIRES. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-853-1403.[/FONT]
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    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Recall Notes: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]CHRYSLER SAFETY RECALL NO. K17.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).[/FONT]
     

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