Recall- Dodge Ram 1500 2000 to 2002

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Rustic Goat, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
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    SafetyAlerts December 12, 2003

    DODGE Has Recalled RAM 1500
    The U.S. Department of Transportation?s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced.

    Make : DODGE Model : RAM 1500 Year : 2000

    Make : DODGE Model : RAM 1500 Year : 2001

    Make : DODGE Model : RAM 1500 Year : 2002

    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V504000

    Component: TIRES
    Potential Number Of Units Affected : 214
    Summary:
    ON CERTAIN 4X4 PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH THE SNOW PLOW PREPARATION PACKAGE, THE TIRES SUPPLIED ON SOME VEHICLES MAY HAVE GROSS AXLE WEIGHT RATINGS THAT SLIGHTLY EXCEED THE MAXIMUM TIRE LOAD CAPACITY AS DEFINED IN FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 120, TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES OTHER THAN PASSENGER CARS.

    Remedy:
    DEALERS WILL PROVIDE REPLACEMENT P245/75R16 TIRES TO MEET THE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY SPECIFIED ON THE VEHICLE CERTIFICATION LABEL AND ACCOMMODATE THE ADDITION OF A COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE SNOW PLOW AND HARDWARE. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-992-1997.

    Notes:
    DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. C40. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY
    ADMINISTRATIONS AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
     
  2. UNISCAPER

    UNISCAPER LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am surprized they offer a 1500 series truck with a snow plow package. The smallest truck we would ever consider plowing with is a 3/4 ton, minimum of 8600# GVW.

    Using a smaller series is asking for long term trouble early on.
     
  3. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,446

    the 2000-2001's have dana 44 front axles that are able to support that much stress pretty easily.
    Not sure about the ifs on the 2002.
     
  4. UNISCAPER

    UNISCAPER LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We had 44's under an old Jeep CJ-5...Our '78 Ford F-250 had Dana 60's and those blew under load. What I am talking about is not the pumpkin size, the springs, brakes, and suspension of a 1/2 ton truck is not enough to support the weight of a plow catilevered over the nose. The gearing and tranny are also issues. 1/2 ton trucks might work in a pinch to plow, but I would not have one to rely on a daily basis.
     
  5. snap12.5

    snap12.5 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 288


    What is the GVW (gross vehicle weight) of a 94-98 ram 1500?
     

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