Dodge Mini Ram Van 1988

Model Mini Ram Van made in 1988 by Dodge got 1 consumer complain there are 2 investigations as well as 3 recalls. Consumer complaints with reference to latches/locks/linkages. . The car had some investigations: power train, structure. There were some recalls concerningfuel system, gasoline, suspension.

Model 1988


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
88V107000CHRYSLER CORPORATIONfrom 04/01/1988 to 05/01/1988V (Vehicle)400009/07/1988MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC07/01/198807/14/1988
Defect SummaryFuel tanks may be constructed of improper material.
Consequence SummaryFuel could leak at the tank seam which, in presence ofan ignition source, could result in a fire.
Corrective SummaryReplace suspect fuel tanks.
NotesSystem: fuel tanks.vehicle description: vans.
88V010000CHRYSLER CORPORATIONfrom 12/01/1987 to 12/01/1987V (Vehicle)37504/06/1988MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC01/26/198801/29/1988
Defect SummaryFuel tanks may have been damaged during tank manufacture.
Consequence SummaryThis could result in fuel leakage with the potential fora fire.
Corrective SummaryReplace fuel tanks as necessary.
NotesSystem: fuel tanksvehicle description: vans
08E033000FEDERAL-MOGUL CHASSIS PRODUCTS E (Equipment)690305/22/2008MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC04/14/200804/17/2008
Defect SummaryFederal mogul is recalling 6,903 aftermarket ball joint assemblies shipped between november 9, 2007 and march 26, 2008, which may have been packaged with incorrect nuts. the part numbers packaged with incorrect nuts are: k7147, k7329, k8683, and 104353. these parts were made for use on the various vehicles listed above.
Consequence SummaryThe nuts included in the packaging for these ball joint assemblies are missing the intended prevailing torque (self-locking) feature. if the incorrect nut was to become loose, the joining members may loosen leading to a separation of the ball joint. this may result in loss of vehicle control, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.
Corrective SummaryFederal mogul will notify owners and replace the parts free of charge. the recall began on may 22, 2008. owners can contact federal mogul at 877-489-6659.
NotesThis recall only pertains to aftermarket ball joint assemblies and has no relation to any original equipment installed on vehicles manufactured by the vehicle manufacturers.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
 There is no summary currently available
EA94005CHRYSLER GROUP LLC01/31/199410/25/1995LIFTGATE LATCHES95I001000
 Liftgate latches in the subject vehicles have failed in low and moderate speed impacts resulting in occupant ejections, injuries, and fatalities.there are two failure modes associated with latch failure: fork bolt-detent lever bypass, and inertial unlatching.nhtsa analyses of chrysler and peer minivans took the form of static and dynamic crash testing, engineering evaluations, complaint and field analyses, and real world data analyses.a technical report discussing these analyses can be found in the engineering analysis technical report in the public viewing has advised nhtsa that it will conduct a campaign to replace the latches on all the subject vehicles.the chrysler campaign will consist of notification letters to all owners; free replacement of all latches with stronger, safer latches regardless of the age of the minivans; national advertising to promote customer awareness of the campaign; quarterly reports regarding campaign completion rates; as well as additional measures to ensure a high completion rate, above and beyond the actions that normally would be taken in a formal safety recall.these include follow up written and telephonic notifications to owners who do not bring their vehicles in for corrective action.nhtsa firmly believes that the crash performance of the latches on these minivans raises serious safety concerns, and that the campaign addresses these concerns.the chrysler corrective action will increase the strength of the liftgate latches and decrease the potential for inertial unlatching, thereby reducing the risk of crash-related openings of the liftgate and possible occupant ejection through the liftgate opening.owners of chrysler minivans will get a stronger, safer latch free of charge at the earliest possible time, without the need for further technical investigation and complex and time-consuming litigation with an uncertain outcome.based on the above, odi is closing this investigation.

Consumer Complaints

Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
 Defective rear liftgate latch. *aw