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Dodge Recall 973: Daimlerchrysler/Hood Latch

1999 Dodge Ram 3500

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

Latches/Locks/Linkages — Hood — Latch

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."
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.
Documents (6)

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Date Announced
FEB 12, 2001
Vehicles Affected
701,000
Dodge Recall #
973
NHTSA Campaign #
01V040000
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