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News of May 09, 2000
|DaimlerChrysler recalls Dodge Ram pickups
|Auburn Hills, Mich. - DaimlerChrysler is voluntarily recalling
approximately 380,000 Dodge Ram trucks to replace or reinforce their trailer hitches.
Dodge Quad Ram
|The company discovered that the hitches' side
brackets were made, for a time, with substandard steel which may crack. The recall affects
1998-2000 model year vehicles built between January 1998 and September 1999. There have
been no reports of hitches breaking as a result of this problem.
were mailed to owners last week. They can call their dealers to schedule a free inspection
and repair. Service technicians will inspect the hitches and replace any that show signs
of cracking. Hitches which have not cracked will be reinforced with a pair of brackets. It
takes about an hour to complete the repair.
(May 5, 2000)
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