Dodge Aries 1981

Dodge Aries 1981 model

Dodge Aries 1981 recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FLUID
81V021000CHRYSLER CORPORATIONfrom 01/01/1981 to 01/01/1981V (Vehicle)3205/06/1981MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC02/11/198103/06/1981
Defect SummaryBrake fluid may contain an excessive amount of water. this can cause degradation of braking performance or brake failure under a variety of circumstances.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryExisting brake fluid will be removed from brake system and brake system will be refilled with fresh brake fluid.
NotesVehicle description: passenger vehicles.system: service brakes; brake fluid.consequences of defect: poor brake performance may increase stopping distances.brake failure could occur without prior warning. either condition may result inan accident.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - SWITCHES - BRAKE LIGHT
81V093000CHRYSLER CORPORATIONfrom 03/01/1981 to 06/01/1981V (Vehicle)11000008/13/1981MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC08/05/198108/11/1981
Defect SummaryThe stop lamp switches installed on the subject vehicles may have inadequate internal switch contact pressure due to an incorrect formation of the switch contact terminals. this lack of switch contact continuity may render the (stop) brake warning lights inoperative.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryThe stop lamp switches on all involved vehicles will be replaced and properly formed terminals will be installed at no cost to owner.
NotesVehicle description: passenger vehicles.system: lighting and communications; stop lamp switch.consequences of defect: other drivers would not be alerted to vehicle brakingand a rear end collision could result.
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM - LOWER ARM
89V052000CHRYSLER CORPORATIONfrom 08/01/1980 to 07/01/1983V (Vehicle)50000006/29/1989ODICHRYSLER GROUP LLC03/29/198904/13/1989
Defect SummaryFront suspension crossmember may corrode and fail at lower control arm rear pivot mounts if operated where salt is used to aid in snow removal.
Consequence SummaryControl arm could detach from the crossmember, adverselyaffecting directional stability, which could result in an accident.
Corrective SummaryInstall attachment reinforcement brackets to prevent control arm detachment as a result of corrosion weakening.
NotesSystem: front suspension crossmember.vehicle description: passenger cars.
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
81V111000CHRYSLER CORPORATIONfrom 08/01/1980 to 07/01/1981V (Vehicle)15000010/06/1981MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC09/22/198109/28/1981
Defect SummaryThe automatic speed control switch may stick in the resume position restricting return movement. this will not allow the normal brake pedal operation to deactivate the system.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryThe shield portion of the resume slide lever in the speed control unit will be replaced without charge.
NotesVehicle description: passenger vehicles equipped with automatic speed controlsystems.system: electric power accessories; automatic speed control switch.consequences of defect: failure of the speed control to deactivate could causeloss of vehicle control and an accident.note: manufacturer advises disconnection of the speed control device to preventits use prior to having it repaired.

Dodge Aries 1981 bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
EQUIPMENT - ELECTRICAL - AIR CONDITIONER
14-48-8412/01/1984TEST76477Engine sag/poor performance after hot restart due to fuel foaming- procedur es and1999-01-01

Dodge Aries 1981 investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
PE85011CHRYSLER GROUP LLC11/14/198407/31/1985ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES84V147000
 There is no summary currently available
EQUIPMENT - ELECTRICAL - AIR CONDITIONER
DP82011CHRYSLER GROUP LLC06/10/198212/03/1982HIGH PRESSURE AC HOSE RUPTURED
 High pressure ac hose ruptured
POWER TRAIN
EA91010CHRYSLER GROUP LLC12/10/199012/31/1991TRANS PARK SYSTEM FAILURE
 There is no summary currently available
SUSPENSION
PE89093CHRYSLER GROUP LLC03/01/198903/29/1989FRAME CORROSION89V052000
 There is no summary currently available

Dodge Aries 1981 Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
STRUCTURE - FRAME AND MEMBERS
08/01/2000105/01/1981
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM - LOWER ARM
07/31/2000111/17/1980
 Right lower cross suspension is corroded, took to dealer and they installed an attachment reinforcement bracket.*ak the vehicle had safety recall (89v-052) on corrosion of the front suspension cross member due to road salt used for snow removal. but the customer says corrosion occured due to a/c water discharging on to rear pivot mounts. *yh