1999 Dodge STRATUS Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Ball Joint Recall

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1999 Dodge STRATUS Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Ball Joint Recall

 NHTSA Recall #68261
NHTSA Compaign #09E056000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerQUALIS AUTOMOTIVE LLC
 SupplierDODGE
 BrandDODGE
 ModelSTRATUS
 Model Year1999
 ComponentSUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
 Date of notification09/11/09
 Begin date of manufacuring31/05/20
 End date of manufacturing31/05/20
Type of recallE
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received09/10/09
 Report created13/10/09
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units5787
 Defect summaryQualis automotive is recalling certain aftermarket ball joints sold for use on certain passenger vehicles. The socket may have been excessively hardened which could cause it to crack near the retaining ring groove allowing the ball stud to separate under impact load. The subject ball joints were sold as four part numbers, d10945, d10946, g10945, and g10946. The affected control arms, d10945 and d10946, are stamped with the following dates on the ball joints: 134308, 135708, 100109, 102709, 104109, 105509, 107609, 108909, 110309, 113209, and 116609. The g10945 and g10946 are the same part as the d10945 and d10946 respectively. They are labeled differently depending on the aftermarket customer.
 Consequence summarySeparation of the ball stud from the socket of the ball joint housing would allow the control arm to collapse and the wheel to fold in causing loss of steering control, possibly resulting in a crash.
 Corrective actionQualis automotive will replace the ball joints free of charge. The safety recall began on november 9, 2009. Owners may contact qualis automotive at 1-800-493-4128.
 Recall notesThis recall only pertains to aftermarket ball joints and has no relation to any original equipment installed on vehicles produced by chrysler. Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www. Safercar. Gov .
  • What is Recall?

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