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1998 DODGE RAM Recall - Campaign #99V115000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

1998 DODGE RAM RECALL - #99V115000

RECALL FOR POWER TRAIN : CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION, V10 ENGINES AND FOUR-WHEEL-DRIVE TRANSFER CASES. UNDER SUSTAINED MAXIMUM RATED VEHICLE LOAD, WHILE DRIVING UP A STEEP GRADE IN FOUR-WHEEL-DRIVE LOW RANGE IN HOT AMBIENT CONDITIONS, THE LOCAL EXHAUST TEMPERATURE PROXIMATE TO THE HYDRAULIC CLUTCH LINE CAN GENERATE LINE TEMPERATURES THAT EXCEED THE TEMPERATURE LIMIT OF THE CLUTCH LINE MATERIAL. IF THIS CONDITION OCCURS AND THE CLUTCH IS DEPRESSED, THE LINE COULD RUPTURE.

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Vehicle 1998 DODGE RAM
Manufacturer DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION
Manufactured between 7/31/1993 - 4/30/1999
Recalled on 5/12/1999
Influenced by OFFICE OF DEFECTS INVESTIGATION
Owners Notified on 12/27/1999
# Affected 8,883
Recalled for POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
 
Description VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION, V10 ENGINES AND FOUR-WHEEL-DRIVE TRANSFER CASES. UNDER SUSTAINED MAXIMUM RATED VEHICLE LOAD, WHILE DRIVING UP A STEEP GRADE IN FOUR-WHEEL-DRIVE LOW RANGE IN HOT AMBIENT CONDITIONS, THE LOCAL EXHAUST TEMPERATURE PROXIMATE TO THE HYDRAULIC CLUTCH LINE CAN GENERATE LINE TEMPERATURES THAT EXCEED THE TEMPERATURE LIMIT OF THE CLUTCH LINE MATERIAL. IF THIS CONDITION OCCURS AND THE CLUTCH IS DEPRESSED, THE LINE COULD RUPTURE.
Consequences THE FLUID COULD IGNITE ON THE HOT EXHAUST POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE FIRE.
Corrective action DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HYDRAULIC CLUTCH ASSEMBLY.
Notes OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DECEMBER 27, 1999. 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 CHRYSLER AT 1-800-992-1997. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
See also 1998 DODGE RAM Recall for SERVICE BRAKES, AIR, DISC, ROTOR

1998 DODGE RAM Recall for SEAT BELTS, FRONT, BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

1998 DODGE RAM Recall for FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE, DELIVERY, HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

1998 DODGE RAM Recall for ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING, ENGINE, DIESEL

1998 DODGE RAM Recall for STRUCTURE

1998 DODGE RAM Recall for ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING, ENGINE, DIESEL

1998 DODGE RAM Recall for AIR BAGS

1998 DODGE RAM Recall for TRAILER HITCHES

1998 DODGE RAM Recall for LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES, HOOD, LATCH

1998 DODGE RAM Recall for AIR BAGS

1998 DODGE RAM Recall for VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

1998 DODGE RAM Recall for SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, ANTILOCK, CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
Technical Service Bulletins Jan 26, 2006 - 063000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
ILLUMINATED MIL AS THE RESULT OF A DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0420 - CATALYST EFFICIENCY, OR MAY HAVE FAILED A CALIFORNIA SMOG OR STATE I/M TEST BUT WITHOUT AN ILLUMINATED MIL, OR A RATTLING SOUND FROM THE UNDERSIDE OF THE VEHICLE. CAT

Dec 18, 2003 - 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
GENERIC CUMMINS ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (PCM) PROCEDURE. *TT THIS BULLETIN REPLACED 18-030-03. *TT THIS BULLETIN REPLACED 18-030-03A DATED 10/17/03. TO ALSO INCLUDE 2005 RAM TRUCK. *TT

Oct 23, 2003 - 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
GENERIC CUMMINS ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (PCM) PROCEDURE. *TT

Feb 21, 2003 - 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ENGINE KNOCK OR RATTLE SOUND WHEN CLIMBING A LONG GRADE AND TOWING A HEAVY TRAILER. *TT

Oct 30, 2002 - 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
INFORMATION ON TAMPERING WITH VP44 FUEL PUMP ON CUMMINS DIESEL ENGINE. *TT

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