1998 Dodge DAKOTA Air Bags Recall

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1998 Dodge DAKOTA Air Bags Recall

 NHTSA Recall #4683
NHTSA Compaign #01V153000
MFG Compaign #982
 ManufacturerDAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION
 SupplierDODGE
 BrandDODGE
 ModelDAKOTA
 Model Year1998
 ComponentAIR BAGS
 Date of notification18/06/01
 Begin date of manufacuring15/08/96
 End date of manufacturing31/10/00
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received08/05/01
 Report created18/05/01
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units216100
 Defect summaryVehicle description: pickup trucks. Sound deadener material inside the steering wheel could become detached from the cover and housing. Note: the ram pickup trucks were built at the warren assembly plant ("s" in the 11th vin position) from may 16, 2000 through october 23, 2000; st. Louis north assembly plant ("j" in the 11th vin position) from may 19, 2000 through october 23, 2000; lago alberto assembly plant ("m" in the 11th vin position) from may 23, 2000 through october 23, 2000; and saltillo assembly plant ("g" in the 11th vin position) from may 23, 2000 through october 23, 2000. Important: vehicles that have already had the proper clockspring installed, according to warranty records, have been excluded from this recall. In addition, 1997-2000 model year vehicles that have had a suspect replacement clockspring installed, according to warranty records, have been added to this recall.
 Consequence summaryWhen this occurs, the material could interfere with the clockspring ribbon and cause an open circuit. The driver air bag system will become disabled, and the air bag warning lamp will illuminate on the instrument panel.
 Corrective actionDealers will replace the clockspring assembly. Owner notification began june 18, 2001. Also some 1997-200 model year vehicles that, according to warranty records, have had a suspect replacement clockspring installed, will also be included in this campaign. 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.
 Recall notesAlso contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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