DODGE RAM 2001: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Make : DODGE Model : RAM Year : 2001
Build Dates : 1999-08-01 - 2001-03-05
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 01V253000
Date Owner's Notified: 2001-08-27 Date Received by ODI: 2001-08-02 Date Added to Database: 2001-08-02
Manufacturers Involved: Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) (Stellantis)
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 990
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 98000
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: VANS AND WAGONS NOT EQUIPPED WITH POWER FRONT SEATS. IN THE PRESENCE OF ROAD SALT, WATER, AND POSSIBLY OTHER DEBRIS, THE POWER SEAT CONNECTOR LOCATED BENEATH THE DRIVER'S SEAT COULD DEVELOP A HIGH RESISTIVE SHORT CIRCUIT THAT CYCLES THE CIRCUIT BREAKER.
Consequence:
      IF THE CIRCUIT BREAKER CYCLES FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, HEAT COULD BUILD UP IN THE CONNECTOR, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A FIRE.
Remedy:
      OWNERS WILL RECEIVE INSTRUCTIONS FOR REMOVING THE CIRCUIT BREAKER FROM THE FUSE PANEL. IF AN OWNER DESIRES, THEIR DEALER CAN PERFORM THE REPAIR. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 27, 2001. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
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