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"Recall Alerts"

05-06-2002

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Publishes Recall Affecting Auto Meter Fuel Pressure Gauge and Sending Units
  2. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Publishes Recall Affecting 2001 Dodge Ram


(1) NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (NHTSA) PUBLISHES RECALL AFFECTING AUTO METER FUEL PRESSURE GAUGE AND SENDING UNITS

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting Auto Meter fuel pressure gauge and sending units because in the presence of an ignition source, the vehicle could catch fire. This recall potential affects 6,247 units manufactured between October 1999 and March 2002.

These units are commonly known as the "short-sweep" gauges, part nos. 2659, 3309, 3509, 4309, 4409, and 5709. The defect is due to premature failure and may leak fuel.

Consumer can contact Auto Meter Products at (815) 895-8141.

The National Highway Safety Administration Campaign No. is 02E025000. The Announcement can be viewed at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/.


(2) NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (NHTSA) PUBLISHES RECALL AFFECTING 2001 DODGE RAM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the 2001 Dodge Ram because the alternator wire connection to the power distribution center (PDC) can loosen, resulting in a vehicle fire.

The potential number of units affected are 268,740 manufactured between January and August of 2000.

Consumers can contact DaimlerChrysler at (800) 853-1403.

The National Highway Safety Administration Campaign Identification No. 02V042/DaimlerChrysler Recall No. B04. The Announcement can be viewed at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

Mr. Lynch can be reached at Cozen and O'Connor, 501 West Broadway, Suite 1610, San Diego, California 92101, 800-782-3366 (voice), 619-234-7831 (fax), palynch@cozen.com (e-mail), http://www.cozen.com. Follow us on Twitter at @firesandrain.

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