DODGE RAM 2001: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER ARM

Make : DODGE Model : RAM Year : 2001
Build Dates : 2000-07-15 - 2000-07-19
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 00V307000
Date Owner's Notified: 2000-10-30 Date Received by ODI: 2000-10-12 Date Added to Database: 2000-10-24
Manufacturers Involved: Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) (Stellantis)
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 955
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER ARM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 480
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: QUAD CAB PICKUP TRUCKS. THE UPPER CONTROL ARMS ATTACHED WITH CADMIUM COATED NUTS CAN CAUSE THE BOLTS TO STRETCH DUE TO THE APPLICATION OF A HIGHER THAN SPECIFIED CLAMP LOAD. BREAKAGE OF THE UPPER CONTROL ARM FASTENERS COULD CAUSE THE AXLE TO ROTATE FORWARD UNDER BRAKING CONDITIONS.
Consequence:
      THIS ROTATION COULD TWIST THE STEERING LINKAGE AND POSSIBLY SEPARATE THE BRAKE LINES, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE UPPER CONTROL ARM BOLTS AND NUTS.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN OCTOBER 30, 2000.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 1-800-992-1997. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.