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Recall List for the 1996 Dodge Ram Van 2500

Official recall notices have been issued for the 1996 Dodge Ram Van 2500 by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It's important to note that most recalls won't cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Dodge service shop immediately!

  1. 1996 Dodge Ram Van 2500 EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #09E012000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 07, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 16,270

    Summary: Sabersport is recalling 16,270 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. These headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." These lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors.

    Consequence: Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Sabersport will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. The safety recall began on May 11, 2009. Owners may contact sabersport at 1-909-598-7589. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E012000 »

  2. 1996 Dodge Ram Van 2500 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #08E050000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 11, 2008
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,921

    Summary: K2 motor is recalling 1,921 aftermarket headlamps of various models sold for use on the above listed vehicles. These headlamps are missing the amber side reflex reflector which fails to conform with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

    Consequence: Without the amber side reflex reflectors, the lighting visibility may be affected, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: K2 motor will notify owners and offer a full refund. The recall began on decemeber 17, 2008. Owners may contact K2 motor at 1-909-839-2992. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08E050000 »

  3. 1996 Dodge Ram Van 2500 EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #06E060000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 29, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 87,745

    Summary: Certain aai motorsports combination lamps sold as replacement lamps for use on the above list passenger vehicles. Combination lamps not equipped with amber side reflectors fail to conform with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

    Consequence: Lack of amber side reflectors in the lamps will decrease lighting visibility to other drivers and may possibly result in a vehicle crash

    Actions: Aai motorsports will notify owners and replace the lamps free of charge. The recall began on August 1, 2006. Owners may contact aai motorsports at 909-923-9188. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E060000 »

  4. 1996 Dodge Ram Van 2500 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL NHTSA Campaign #01V037000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 12, 2001
    • Vehicles Affected: 157,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Pickup trucks equipped with diesel engines. The throttle cable could unravel (fray) or break resulting in loss of throttle control.

    Consequence: A throttle that does not return to idle could result in unexpected acceleration, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect and replace the throttle cable and upper bell crank lever. Owner notification began August 3, 2001. 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 DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #01V037000 »

  5. 1996 Dodge Ram Van 2500 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH NHTSA Campaign #01V040000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 12, 2001
    • Vehicles Affected: 701,000

    Summary: On certain pickup trucks originally sold in or currently registered in the following "salt belt" states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Missouri. Corrosion of the return spring on the hood secondary latch could cause the mechanism to bind in the "release position."

    Consequence: If the primary latch is not engaged, the hood could open unexpectedly.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the secondary hood latch. Owner notification began September 17, 2001. 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 DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #01V040000 »

  6. 1996 Dodge Ram Van 2500 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH NHTSA Campaign #00V135000

    • Date Announced: MAY 10, 2000
    • Vehicles Affected: 690,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Light duty pickup trucks. The affected vehicles were built with an ignition switch and wiring that could overheat. High electrical current loads pass through the switch when the blower motor is operated on high for an extended periods of time.

    Consequence: This could cause the ignition switch and wiring to overheat.

    Actions: Dealers will install a relay and overlay harness. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V135000 »

  7. 1996 Dodge Ram Van 2500 POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #99V115000

    • Date Announced: MAY 06, 1999
    • Vehicles Affected: 8,883

    Summary: Vehicle description: Pickup trucks equipped with manual transmission, V10 engines and four-wheel-drive transfer cases. Under sustained maximum rated vehicle load, while driving up a steep grade in four-wheel-drive low range in hot ambient conditions, the local exhaust temperature proximate to the hydraulic clutch line can generate line temperatures that exceed the temperature limit of the clutch line material. If this condition occurs and the clutch is depressed, the line could rupture.

    Consequence: The fluid could ignite on the hot exhaust possibly resulting in a vehicle fire.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the hydraulic clutch assembly. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #99V115000 »

  8. 1996 Dodge Ram Van 2500 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL NHTSA Campaign #99V023000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 05, 1999
    • Vehicles Affected: 250,845

    Summary: Vehicle description: Van and wagon model passenger vehicles. If water/road salt gets on the interior floor of the vehicle in the proximity of the air bag electronic control module (aecm), the aecm can corrode. The resulting corrosion can cause the driver side air bag to deploy inadvertently.

    Consequence: Deployment of the air bag without warning could cause a driver to lose vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash and personal injury.

    Actions: Dealers wil replace the aecm with an aecm that is sealed from moisture intrusion. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #99V023000 »

  9. 1996 Dodge Ram Van 2500 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS NHTSA Campaign #97V199000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 13, 1997
    • Vehicles Affected: 497,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Light duty pickup trucks equipped with gasoline engines. The fuel tank mounted rollover valve can allow liquid fuel to leak onto the ground under certain vehicle operating conditions.

    Consequence: Fuel leakage could result in a fire if an ignition source was present.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the fuel tank rollover valve with a float type rollover valve. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #97V199000 »

  10. 1996 Dodge Ram Van 2500 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES NHTSA Campaign #97V084000

    • Date Announced: MAY 05, 1997
    • Vehicles Affected: 960,000

    Summary: Under certain high load operating conditions, the transmission fluid temperature can exceed the melting point of the material used in the connector to retain the fluid line to the transmission.

    Consequence: When these temperatures occur, the fluid line will not stay connected with the transmission and fluid can spray onto the exhaust manifold, resulting in smoke or fire.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the high temperature side of the transmission fluid cooler line connector fittings with connectors that incorporate a stainless steel retainer. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #97V084000 »

  11. 1996 Dodge Ram Van 2500 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS NHTSA Campaign #97V068000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 28, 1997
    • Vehicles Affected: 58,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Pickup trucks equipped with diesel engines. The engine driven vacuum pump can allow engine oil into the vacuum hoses due to the absence of an internal check valve. The oil can cause the hose to deteriorate and partially collapse, reducing the vacuum supply to the brake booster.

    Consequence: Reduced power brake assist can result increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Dealers will add a vacuum pump check valve to the vacuum pump. In addition, the vacuum hose connected to the vacuum pump will be replaced with a hose that is engine oil resistant. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #97V068000 »

  12. 1996 Dodge Ram Van 2500 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS NHTSA Campaign #96V027000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 05, 1996
    • Vehicles Affected: 2,500

    Summary: The involved vehicles have tire/wheel specification information on the vehicle certification label which indicates a smaller size tire than required. This does not comply with label requirements of FMVSS no. 120, "tire selection and rims for motor vehicles other than passenger cars."

    Consequence: Consequence of non-compliance: The smaller tires would not have sufficient load capacity for the vehicles specified gross weight rating, increasing the potential for a premature tire failure and an accident.

    Actions: Owners will be mailed an overlay label with the correct tire/wheel certification information and instructions for installing the label on their vehicles. If owners prefer, their dealer can install the label for them. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #96V027000 »

  13. 1996 Dodge Ram Van 2500 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR NHTSA Campaign #95V237000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 12, 1995
    • Vehicles Affected: 12,000

    Summary: The fasteners which secure the generator cartridge fuse to the power distribution center may have an improper clamp load. Improper clamping can result in arcing at the connection.

    Consequence: This condition can potentially cause a fire in the engine compartment.

    Actions: Dealers will tighten the generator cartridge fuse fasteners properly. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #95V237000 »

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