Dodge Pickup 1996



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Dodge Pickup 1996 recalls
CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
06E026000PRO-A MOTORS, INC. E (Equipment)6194404/03/2006OVSCCHRYSLER GROUP LLC03/23/200603/23/2006571108
Defect SummaryCertain pro-a motors corner lamps, turn signals, and headlights sold as replacement lamps for use on certain passenger vehicles listed above. some combination lamps that are not equipped with amber side reflectors fail to conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.
Consequence SummaryWithout the amber reflectors, the vehicle will be poorly illuminated, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash without warning.
Corrective SummaryPro-a motors will notify owners and offer to repurchase the lamps. the recall began on april 3, 2006. owners may contact pro-a motors at 323-838-2988.
NotesThis recall only pertains to pro-a motors aftermarket lamps and has no relation to any original equipment installed on the listed passenger vehicles.for more information on the lamp model numbers, click on document search and view document titled lamp model numbers.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration
Dodge Pickup 1996 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
AIR BAGS - FRONTAL
04/05/19990
 Consumer was in an accident, and air bags did not deploy. *ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
07/01/20002
 On two separate occasions experienced an engine compartment fire. when turning off vehicle and removing key from ignition, car was still running. took vehicle to dealer, and they replaced the fuel shut off relay & wire. one week later, fire occurred again. consumer felt this had something to do with ignition.*ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
12/18/2000976791
 Smoke came from up under the dashboard near the light switch. removed dash panel to inspect the switch and found that the switch to the bottom left fire wall was burned. contacted dodge dealer. *mr *nlm *dimsii ivoq entry posted after 12/12/02 cut-over to artemis*739168
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM - RADIATOR ASSEMBLY
11/01/1997403/15/1996
 Rear leaf springs sagging/engine cylinder heads malfunctioned/thermostat gasket leak and replaced 3 of 8 fuel injectors.
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
11/01/1997403/15/1996
 Rear leaf springs sagging/engine cylinder heads malfunctioned/thermostat gasket leak and replaced 3 of 8 fuel injectors.
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - EMISSION CONTROL - CATALYTIC CONVERTOR
11/01/1998110/01/1997
 Catalytic converter system failed. *yc
07/16/1997
 Vehicle caught on fire . according to the dealer, the pipes are too close to the heat shield and it caught on fire. there is a technical advisory out on the vehicle. *ak
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY
07/05/2000202/01/1996
 I believe that this is a safety as well as an environmental issue. the failed components are firmly attached to the chasis of the vehicle. as there is no associated accident the part failure is premature and a manufacturing defect. please advise if you wish me to retain the parts for investigation. no safety defect mentioned in the summary. *ak
07/01/20002
 On two separate occasions experienced an engine compartment fire. when turning off vehicle and removing key from ignition, car was still running. took vehicle to dealer, and they replaced the fuel shut off relay & wire. one week later, fire occurred again. consumer felt this had something to do with ignition.*ak
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
1
 The consumer received recall on throttle cable and linkages. while the vehicle was in dealers shop for recall fixing, the fuel pump broke, the dealer said the consumer is responsible for the fuel pump breaking that it was brought into the dealership that way. *yh
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM - INJECTORS
11/01/1997403/15/1996
 Rear leaf springs sagging/engine cylinder heads malfunctioned/thermostat gasket leak and replaced 3 of 8 fuel injectors.
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
05/19/1997002/01/1996
 Fuel tank sold as a 35 gallon tank, however will only hold 30 gallons.
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
07/01/1999
 There is vibration within the front of the vehicle and shaking within the steering wheel. also, transmission is slipping and the vehicle isn't shifting properly. *ak
11/01/1998110/01/1997
 Torque converter / gear band failed. *yc
1
 Transmission failed.
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - TORQUE CONVERTER
11/01/1998110/01/1997
 Torque converter / gear band failed. *yc
SEAT BELTS - FRONT
06/01/200424410106/01/2004
 Dt:the contact stated the driver's side and passenger's side seat belts are not large enough to accommodate the driver or passenger . the seat belts are too confining, and fit too tightly around the occupants of the vehicle. while wearing the seat belts they do not allow proper movement to drive the vehicle safely. the vehicle has not been inspected by a dealer to determine if there was a problem with the seat belts or if it was the design of the seat belts. the dealer was contacted, and they suggested installing a seat belt extender. she did not have the seat belt extender installed due to the cost of the equipment. the manufacturer confirmed that the contact would have to cover the cost of the added equipment. she noticed the problem with the seat belts directly after she acquired the vehicle. *ak
SEATS - FRONT ASSEMBLY - RECLINER
03/04/2002109/01/1996
 While driving the seat hinges on the drivers side broke causing the seatback to collapse on driver's side, driver temporarily lost control of vehicle. consumer feels this is very unsafe.*ak the seat hinge on the drivers side broke, dealer replaced broken hinge at owners expense. *tt
0
 Seat back will not lock.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
09/07/199704/16/1996
 Owner has to constantly pumped the brakes in order for the vehicle to stop, vehicle has abs. the truck has been at the dealer three times for the same problem. owner was not eligible for the lemon law. *ak
05/12/1997205/27/1996
 When the consumer is driving and prepares to slow down or stop by applying pressure to the brakes, the vehicle itself starts to pull to the left/right directions involuntarily. consumer took vehicle to dealership, replaced brakes pads and rotors. due to improper service, thie defect still occurs. dealership claims does not know cause of problem. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
3
 Brakes failed several times.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC
03/20/1996311/01/1995
 Front brakes locked up 3 times on wet pavement, once causing accident.
05/12/1997205/27/1996
 When the consumer is driving and prepares to slow down or stop by applying pressure to the brakes, the vehicle itself starts to pull to the left/right directions involuntarily. consumer took vehicle to dealership, replaced brakes pads and rotors. due to improper service, thie defect still occurs. dealership claims does not know cause of problem. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - PADS
12/27/2000103/01/1996
 The failure and near fatalities involved the installation of napa brake pads by a local dodge dealer. i was supposed to have had dodge brake pads installed but napa pads were substituted without my knowledge. the failure involved the inside brake pad. somehow, the inside brake pad separated from the metal pad plate. then at the most inopportune time, when i needed to apply the brakes, the brake pad slipped out of the caliper housing. i was on an interstate highway, traveling about 60 mph in a 4-wheel drive pickup in fairly heavy traffic when brake lights started to go off. when i suddenly hit my brakes, they went all the way to the floor. i was horrified. i had no braking power. absolutely nothing. i was forced to begin defensive maneuvers to avoid crashing into other vehicles, nearly rolled over several times and finally made it to the shoulder of the highway. throughout all of this, i was desperately pumping my brakes. after what seemed like an eternity, but most likely 4 or 5 pumps of the brakes before braking power finally reappeared and i was able to stop. i got out of the truck to look for brake fluid but could see nothing, so decided to head home. id had had enough, as i had nearly killed my daughter, others and myself. because of the holidays, the dealer who had earlier installed these brakes and several other shops that i had called were unable to do the job right away. i reluctantly decided to do it myself. the brake pads, when removed, had about 20,000 miles on them but from a wear standpoint seemed to show very little wear. upon disassembly, i discovered that the inside brake pad on the right side of the truck had separated from the metal pad plate and had somehow worked its way out of the caliper housing. im not an expert, but i think it may have been the gap created by the missing brake pad that caused the braking system failure that i experienced. again, im not sure but i think that this gap must be hydraulically eliminated fi
08/01/1998110/01/1997
 Front brake rotors and pads failed. *yc
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - ROTOR
08/01/1998110/01/1997
 Front brake rotors and pads failed. *yc
STEERING
08/28/1998107/29/1998
 Something popped in the steering mechanism and caused driver to loose control and hit a guard rail.
STEERING - HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST - HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS
1
 The power steering fluid was leaking. *yh
STEERING - WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
05/16/1996
 When attempting to make a left / right hand turn. there was excessive play in the steering wheel column. consumer contacted the dealer, dealer has modified the steering wheel. there is still play in the steering wheel. * ak *yc
STRUCTURE - BODY - DOOR
12/01/2000
 Lock opens even after locking the door. these are not power locks, after locking the door from inside, if you pull the handle, the door unlocks by itself by pulling the handle and opens the door. this is very dangerous as my jeans got stuck in the handle opened the door accidentally (passenger) but we were going slow, so no injuries.
SUSPENSION
06/06/2001
 Traveling at 75 mph, hit a bump. this caused a violent shimmy in the front end. the only way to keep control was to brake aburtly. a bulletin was sent to dealerships but no one contacted the buyers.
SUSPENSION - FRONT
07/01/1999
 There is vibration within the front of the vehicle and shaking within the steering wheel. also, transmission is slipping and the vehicle isn't shifting properly. *ak
SUSPENSION - REAR - SPRINGS - LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY
11/01/1997403/15/1996
 Rear leaf springs sagging/engine cylinder heads malfunctioned/thermostat gasket leak and replaced 3 of 8 fuel injectors.
TIRES
11/19/2000107/05/1996
 Consumer has a 1996 dodge heavy duty pickup. consumer was traveling 70mph, and rear passenger's tire separated. truck started to shimmy before tire blewout. there was no loss of control. consumer just pulled over to change tire. tire size lt245/75r16 and original tires with 38,000 miles. goodyear customer service referred consumer to bell tire which did not make the tire anymore. service men offered to replace goodyear tires with wrangler /at blackwall with the impression that goodyear would pay for them.then vehicle was picked up consumer who received a bill of $320. consumer had no argument because of a good deal for the set. consumers are concerned that tires had caused 9-15 deaths based on media information. *ak the tire did not blow. the ply separated from the tire and started bouncing so the customer could not control the vehicle. *yh
TIRES - TREAD/BELT
11/09/2001203/01/1996
 Complete tread separation. occurred previously with goodyear wranger a/t.*ak (dot number: pj11cblv20 tiresize: 245/75r16)
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL - ACCELERATOR PEDAL
1
 The consumer received recall on throttle cable and linkages. while the vehicle was in dealers shop for recall fixing, the fuel pump broke, the dealer said the consumer is responsible for the fuel pump breaking that it was brought into the dealership that way. *yh
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL - CRUISE CONTROL
12/23/2002100000510/01/1997
 Intermittently while driving and brakes are applied the abs warning lights start flashing and the brakes don't hold. the dealership cannot fix problem, cause it cannot be duplicated. model b2200. ts consumer found tsb regarding leaking vacuum hose at speed control servo located under battery and this seemed to remedy the problem. *tt
VISIBILITY - WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER - MOTOR
03/18/2004720002
 While driving in rainy weather, intermittently the front windshield wiper would fail. the dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. please provide more information. *nm
Car dealers selling Dodge Pickup 1996
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MNST. PAULBARNARD PLYMOUTH