Dodge Diplomat 1978



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Dodge Diplomat 1978 recalls
CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES - HOOD - LATCH
77V240000CHRYSLER CORPORATION V (Vehicle)120745801/03/1978MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC12/28/197710/12/1979
Defect SummaryOn the involved vehicles, the hood secondary catch system may be misaligned which may cause the secondary catch to malfunction. consequently, the hood may not be securely latched.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryDealer will adjust the catch system to fully secure the hood, without charge.
NotesVehicle description: passenger vehicles.system: structure; hood secondary latch/striker.consequences of defect: the hood could spring open during vehicle operation,obscuring the drivers view of the road and, possibly, causing an accident.note: if the vehicle was previously recalled for correction of the servicebrake hydraulic system, the secondary hood catch service should also have beencompleted.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
77V188000CHRYSLER CORPORATION V (Vehicle)122500011/28/1977MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC10/25/197710/12/1979
Defect SummaryOn the involved vehicles, damage to the front wheel brake hydraulic system could occur due to front wheel brake line tube corrosion. front wheel brake hoses may become brittle and crack due to prolonged operation in cold temperatures.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryThe dealer will replace both front hoses if found necessary and in addition, will install a plastic shield between the battery thermo-guard and the tubes to prevent corrosion.
NotesVehicle description: passenger vehicles.system: service brakes; steel brake tubes.consequences of defect: loss of front wheel braking capability could resultwhich would increase the vehicle stopping distance and could lead to anaccident.note: illumination of the red warning signal on the instrument panel shouldalert driver that brake malfunction has occurred.
STEERING - WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
77V211000CHRYSLER CORPORATION V (Vehicle)2200001/11/1978MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC11/28/197710/12/1979
Defect SummaryThe columns may contain steering shafts in which the steering column coupling roll pin retaining notch was machined too deep. this may cause the steering wheel shaft to become disengaged from the rest of the steering assembly.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryDealer will install a cotter pin through the roll pin to ensure retention, at no cost to owner.
NotesVehicle description: passenger vehicles equipped with tilt steering wheels.system: steering assembly; steering column coupling.consequences of defect: this condition would result in loss of steeringcapability and, possibly, loss of vehicle control and an accident.
Dodge Diplomat 1978 bulletins
BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
STRUCTURE - BODY
23-30-8006/01/198048477Unknown1995-11-01