June 10, 2002
Chrysler Group to recall Dodge Ram pickup trucks
Auburn Hills, Michigan – The Chrysler Group is recalling some 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 pickups to reinforce an axle bracket, and also 1997-1998 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups with diesel engines to replace a fitting in the engine compartment.
In the first instance, the Chrysler Group is recalling approximately 46,000 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 pickups to address a potentially weak weld on a rear axle bracket. The recall affects only four-wheel drive models built prior to November, 2001. No complaints have been received on this long-term durability issue that may affect less than four percent of vehicles. Dealers will install a reinforcement bracket.
The second recall involves approximately 111,000 1997-1998 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups with diesel engines which will be recalled to replace a fitting in the engine compartment that could corrode from road salt used during winter months in the Midwest. Dealers will install new fittings in the engine compartment with improved corrosion resistance.