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RECALL 98V209000: VEHICLE SPEED SENSOR
« on: October 21, 2010, 10:48:38 pm »
NHTSA CAMPAIGN #: 98V209000
MAKE: DODGE
MODEL: RAM
YEAR: 1998
MFR CAMPAIGN #:
COMPONENT DESCRIPTION: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL
MANUFACTURER: CHRYSLER CORPORATION
BEGIN DATE OF MANUFACTURING: 19971215
END DATE OF MANUFACTURING: 19980531
POTENTIAL # OF UNITS AFFECTED: 30747
DATE OWNER NOTIFIED BY MFR: 19980928
MANUFACTURERS OF RECALLED VEHICLES/PRODUCTS: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC
REPORT RECEIVED DATE: 19980908
RECORD CREATION DATE: 19980909
REGULATION PART #:
FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD #:
DEFECT SUMMARY:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION:  LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 5.9L - 24 VALVE DIESEL ENGINE.    AN INTERMITTENT HIGH ENGINE IDLE CONDITION CAN OCCUR DUE TO A MALFUNCTION OF THE VEHICLE SPEED SENSOR.

CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY:
THIS CREATES A SIGNAL WHICH IS MISINTERPRETED BY THE ENGINE CONTROL SOFTWARE, CAUSING A HIGH IDLE SPEED CONDITION.

CORRECTIVE SUMMARY:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ENGINE CONTROLLER SOFTWARE TO CORRECT ERRONEOUS SPEED SENSOR SIGNALS.

RECALL NOTES:
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 28, 1998. 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).

 

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