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MOPAR Recalls

Trucks too light and lights not too bright

Andy Bolig - April 03, 2014 10:59 AM

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Amid a flurry of recalls hitting the news recently, MOPAR has even had a few vehicles come back home for touch-up.

Amid a flurry of recalls hitting the news recently, MOPAR has even had a few vehicles come back home for touch-up.

Way Too Light: Chrysler Group is recalling just under two-hundred 2014 Ram 5500 trucks manufactured between August 14, 2013, and January 7, 2014. The certification label has the incorrect Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). Thus, these vehicles do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 567 "Certification Regulations." If the Certification Label has the incorrect Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), the operator may overload the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace all existing certification labels with corrected certification labels, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2014. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number associated with this recall is P07.
 
Not Enough Light: Under NHTSA Campaign Number 14V101000, Chrysler is also recalling model year 2011-2012 Dodge Chargers manufactured between May 20, 2010, and November 8, 2011, and equipped with halogen headlamps. In the 43,452 affected vehicles, a sub-harness for the headlights may overheat and cause the low beam headlights to go out.
 
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the headlamp jumper harnesses and bulbs, or the headlamp assemblies, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2014. Owners may contract Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number associated with this recall is P08. This recall concerns non-police vehicles. A separate campaign was launched in 2012 to address police vehicles. See NHTSA recall 12V-042.

Brakes That Don't Work Right: There is also a recall on certain model year 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango vehicles manufactured from January 5, 2010, through September 8, 2013. The subject vehicles have a brake booster with a center shell that may corrode and allow water to get inside. The water inside could freeze and limit the braking ability of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will add a water diverter shield to the booster after the booster has been tested to confirm it can hold an acceptable amount of vacuum pressure. If the booster inspection confirms an unacceptable loss of vacuum pressure, the booster will be replaced. Repairs will be made free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2014. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's recall campaign number is P14.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


 

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