Dodge Mb400 1978

Model Mb400 made in 1978 by Dodge got 2 recalls. There were some recalls concerningsteering, structure.

Model 1978


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
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.
80V027000CHRYSLER CORPORATIONfrom 03/01/1970 to 08/01/1978V (Vehicle)100000004/18/1980ODICHRYSLER GROUP LLC03/14/198004/04/1980
Defect SummaryThe front rail extension may experience fatigue cracking near the area where the power steering gear attaches to the frame. if the crack progresses through most or all of the rail section, steering system free play accompanied by metallic rattle noise will be experienced.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryAffected vehicles will be weld repaired and a reinforcement rod will be installed over the cracked area.
NotesVehicle description: light trucks.system: structure; left front frame rail.consequences of defect: the crack condition may cause a complete loss ofsteering and an accident.