Dodge Mb300 1979

Model Mb300 made in 1979 by Dodge got 4 recalls. There were some recalls concerningequipment, steering and suspension.

Model 1979


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
79V176000CHRYSLER CORPORATIONfrom 08/01/1978 to 05/01/1979V (Vehicle)6800008/06/1979MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC07/24/197910/12/1979
Defect SummaryCondensate water may accumulate in the air conditioning blower housing; there is a high probability that this water will cause the blower motor to fail. blower motor failure would disable the air condtioning unit and there would be no way to defrost or defog the windshield.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryDealer will drill a 1/4 inch drain hole in the bottom of the air conditioning blower housing to prevent water accumulation, without charge to owner.
NotesVehicle description: light trucks.system: air conditioning; blower housing.consequences of defect: under adverse weather conditions, this would result inpoor visibility and, possibly, a vehicle accident.
80V039000CHRYSLER CORPORATIONfrom 01/01/1979 to 05/01/1979V (Vehicle)350005/14/1980MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC03/28/198004/02/1980567
Defect SummaryThe federal motor vehicle safety standard certification labels on the involved vehicles may contain incorrect data for the incomplete vehicle (chassis) date of manufacture and for the date of federal motor vehicle safety standard conformance effectiveness.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryDealer will provide certification labels with the proper dates of manufacture at no charge to owner. new labels may be installed by owners or by dealers at owners request.
NotesVehicle description: vans and light trucks.system: equipment; certification labels.consequences of defect: incorrect dates on the label may give vehicle ownersthe following two wrong impressions: 1) the chassis/cowl section was builtlater than its actual build date and 2) the vehicle complies with new federalmotor vehicle safety standards effective as of the date given on label.
79V047000CHRYSLER CORPORATIONfrom 08/01/1978 to 09/01/1978V (Vehicle)420003/22/1979MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC02/13/197910/12/1979
Defect SummaryIncorrect steering linkage components may have been installed on the involved vehicles. these vehicles were assembled with light duty steering linkage tie rod and center link assemblies in place of the specified heavy duty components. these light duty components are not compatible for attachment to the heavy duty knuckle arms, resulting in an inflexible (no ball joint movement) attachment of the tie rod to knuckle arm. this could, eventually, result in fatigue failure of that attachment on one of the components.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryThe steering linkage system tie rods and center link will be inspected and, if necessary, light duty components will be replaced with heavy duty components at no cost to owner.
NotesVehicle description: trucks, light.system: steering linkages; tie rod.consequences of defect: fatigue failure could cause loss of vehicle control andan accident.
79V104000CHRYSLER CORPORATIONfrom 08/01/1978 to 10/01/1978V (Vehicle)2700006/12/1979MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC04/30/197910/12/1979
Defect SummaryLower control arms may fracture in the area adjacent to the lower ball joint, resulting in separation of the ball joint from the arm.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryDealer will increase the strength of both lower control arms by installing welded reinforcements.
NotesVehicle description: light trucks.system: suspension; independent front control arm, lower.consequences of defect: if this condition exists, the vehicles controllabilitymay be adversely affected. this could cause an accident and personal injury.