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Dodge Ram 1995
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
May 21, 1998
Location:
Lorain, OH

tow bar broke causing load to spill. (ohio state police)

Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph.

Dodge Ram 2500 1995
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Nov 01, 1998
Location:
Taos, NM

hitch cracked at the bolt holes.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7KC26C6SS. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Dodge RAM 2500 1995 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: diesel. Dodge RAM 2500 1995 Trailer Hitches Transmission Type: MAN .

Dodge Dakota 1999
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Location:
Greenfield, IN

i was recently notified that the tow rating of the dodge dakota r/t only was lowered from 6400 lbs to 2000 lbs. i found out on a website. i contacted chrysler and was told this was true, that it was lowered in feb 99 and i would receive a letter in the mail regarding my options. they would not tell me why it was lowered. i asked if it was a safety or performance issue. they would not say. it took 2 months to get the letter and all it was a yellow card to put in my owner's manual saying that the tow capacity was now 2000 lbs. all the literature i have along with my owner's manual says 6400 lbs and apparently, chrysler is still advertising 6400 lbs.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7GL22Z9XS. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 01, 1998. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dodge DAKOTA 1999 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Dodge Dakota 1999
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Location:
Bakersfield, CA

truck was advertised to be able to tow 6400lb as equiped, letter was sent stating towing was now max of 2000lb.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7GL22Z9XS. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dodge DAKOTA 1999 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Dodge Dakota 1998
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
June 23, 1999
Location:
Cave Creek, AZ

dodge incorrectly or falsely advertised and informed prospective purchasers of the dakota r/t that the towing capacity was 6400#. over one year after purchase, they sent a simple form letter stating that the safe capacity was actually 2000#. in spite of this, their website and product information still indicates the capacity to be either 6400# or over 8000# depending on the source. while continuing to deceive new customers, they also are stonewalling current owners who are attempting to individually deal with dodge regarding corrective action, buybacks, etc. i am aware of at least one reported accident in new mexico attributable to the incorrect critical information not being disclosed to owners and dealt with by daimler chrysler corp.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7GL26Z7WS. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 1998. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dodge DAKOTA 1998 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.

Dodge Durango 1998
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Aug 26, 1999
Location:
Morrision, CO

consumer was driving at 15 to 20 mph with a trailer attached to the vehicle, and the trailer came unwelded from the tongue of the trailer and took off. consumer was able to get the trailer back, and this was the second time, the trailer came unwelded. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4P1500B11X1. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dodge Dakota 1995
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
July 05, 1999
Location:
Aberdeen, MD

the two lifters fail. the instrument panel has a short circuit causing the gas indicator to malfunction. the engine is experiencing noise. took vehicle to dealer & was informed the timing chain was causing the engine problem. *yc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7FL26X1SW. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dodge Ram 1999
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Aug 02, 1999
Location:
Owatonna, MN

trailer hitches have a crack. dealer/mfr. notified, and willing to replace them. consumer concern if replacment would be another defective part. can nhtsa help or provide additional information. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7MF3369XJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 10, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Dodge RAM 1999 Trailer Hitches Transmission Type: AUTO.

Dodge Ram 2500 1995
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Location:
Holiday, FL

trailer hitch is starting to crack. mjs

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3B7KC23C6SM. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 1994. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dodge RAM 2500 1995 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: diesel. Dodge RAM 2500 1995 Trailer Hitches Transmission Type: AUTO.

Dodge Ram 2500 1995
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Location:
Front Royal, VA

receiver platform failed. yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3B7KF23W8SM. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 1996. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dodge RAM 2500 1995 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: gas. Dodge RAM 2500 1995 Trailer Hitches Transmission Type: AUTO.

Dodge Ram 1998
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Feb 18, 2000
Location:
Berea, OH

the trailer hitch ball was not the correct size for the new trailer, resulting in the trailer detaching and chains breaking, trailer came off and went into ditch (ohio traffic crash report). *mjs

Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph.

Dodge Ram 1998
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Location:
Santa Teresa, NM

consumer was told by dealer's service advisor that she will be charged to perform recall 00v107000 repairs/ other pieces: trailer, hitches and attachments. consumer did not receive an explaination or reason why she is being charged for recall repairs. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7HF13Y5WJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Dodge Ram 1999
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Mar 11, 2000
Location:
Detroit, MI

while towing a trailer hitch bent. then consumer received recall 00v107000 concerning trailer hitch bracket cracking due to fatigue. dealer could not replace hitch because it was not cracked. they could put a bracket on according to the recall. consumer felt this was unsafe. also, when using anti-lock brakes, consumer would lose braking power if going over a bump or over some gravel. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1878F13Y7XJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Dodge RAM 1999 Drive type:4WD. Dodge RAM 1999 Trailer Hitches Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Dodge Ram 1998
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
May 11, 2000
Location:
Henderson, NV

manufacturer's recall 872 solution for trailer hitch was unacceptable. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7KC23Z7WJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dodge RAM 1998 Drive type:RWD. Fuel type: gas. Dodge RAM 1998 Trailer Hitches Transmission Type: AUTO.

Dodge Ram 1999
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
May 10, 2000
Location:
Cold Spring, KY

dealer refused to honor manufacturer's recalls notice concerning a sliding camper being attached to the vehicle. seeking help from nhtsa on this matter.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7MF3360XJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dodge Ram 2000
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Location:
Yulee, FL

consumer received recall 00v107000 concerning trailer hitch and attachment. consumer stated that the recall repairs were not sufficient enough to correct the problem. *ak *ml

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):187HC13Z4YJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dodge RAM 2000 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Dodge RAM 2000 Trailer Hitches Transmission Type: AUTO.

Dodge Ram 1998
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Location:
Sebring, FL

the trailer hitch is tearing away from under the truck. a recall has been issued. however, this vehicle was not included due to vin. *ak *ml

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7MF33D6WJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 03, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dodge RAM 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: diesel. Dodge RAM 1998 Trailer Hitches Transmission Type: MAN .

Dodge Ram 1999
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
June 01, 2000
Location:
Wellsboro, PA

consumer received a recall letter concerning trailer hitch and attachments. dealer refused to fix defect. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7KS23Z4XJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Dodge Ram 1999
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
May 18, 2000
Location:
Goffstown, NH

consumer took vehicle to dealer to have hitch recall 00v-107 performed, dealer indicated that before this could be done there would be a charge for the removal of the custom exhaust so the hitch could be fixed consumer reluctantly agreed but feels she should not have paid for the removal of the exhaust. nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3B7HC13Y3XG. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dodge Ram 2500 1999
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
July 01, 1999
Location:
Mira Loma, CA

consumer replaced trailer hitch prior to recall notification, requesting reimbursement (00v-107). *mjs

Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.


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