Dodge Mb400 1979

Model Mb400 made in 1979 by Dodge got 2 recalls. There were some recalls concerningequipment, steering.

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.
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.