August 8, 2002

143,500 Dodge Ram pickups to be recalled

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. NHTSA (National Highway and Transportation Safety Authority) released a list of vehicle recalls for June this week. DaimlerChrysler is recalling 46,000 Dodge Ram pickups, model year 2002, to fix a rear brake assembly that could break and result in fluid loss. As well, DaimlerChrysler is recalling 97,500 diesel-engined Ram pickups, model years, 1997 and 1998, to fix a throttle linkage that could stick, increasing the risk of a crash. DaimlerChrysler is also recalling 77,000 PT Cruisers, model year 2001, to fix a rear child seat anchor.

Nissan is recalling 161,000 Nissan Maxima, Infiniti I30 and Q45 sedans, model years 1997 to 1998, to replace the alternator because of the possibility of a short circuit and electrical fire.

Ford has issued a recall for 15,355 Thunderbirds, model year 2002, to install a protective shield over the seat recliner to prevent it from severing the lap belt during a collision.

Hyundai is recalling 34,086 Accent models, model years 2000 to 2002, to re-inforce the windshield A-pillars and add energy absorbing materials to help prevent injury in a crash.

BMW’s top-of-the-line 745i sedan, model year 2002, is being recalled to reprogram the fuel pump system to prevent internal damage and an inadequate supply of fuel to the engine when the fuel tank is less than one-third full.

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