Dodge Ramcharger 1978

Model Ramcharger made in 1978 by Dodge got 2 recalls. There was one recall concerning steering .

Model 1978


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
77V176000CHRYSLER CORPORATION V (Vehicle)60012/09/1977MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC10/14/197710/12/1979
Defect SummaryThe steering columns on the involved vehicles may have been misassembled, resulting in the master serration for steering wheel indexing being mislocated by 180 degrees. the tie rod may have been adjusted in attempting to overcome this condition and this may have caused insufficient tie rod thread engagement to the sleeve attachment.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryDealer will replace the lower steering shaft assembly with a correctly indexed assembly which will locate the steering wheel in the correct position. tie rod assembly will also be inspected and adjusted to ensure proper thread engagement.
NotesVehicle description: light trucks.system: steering; steering columns.consequences of defect: the tie rod could become disengaged, causing a loss ofsteering control without prior warning, and a vehicle accident.
78V038000CHRYSLER CORPORATIONfrom 11/01/1977 to 12/01/1977V (Vehicle)900005/01/1978MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC02/17/197810/12/1979
Defect SummaryAn intermediate steering shaft containing a mismatched pot coupling assembly may have been installed on the involved vehicles. this coupling may have an oversized serration diameter. an oversized serration could prevent the coupling from adequately tightening onto the gear or shaft splines.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryThe dealer will inspect and, if necessary, install a replacement shaft coupling.
NotesVehicle description: light trucks and utility trucks.system: steering; steering shaft coupling.consequences of defect: coupling slippage could occur which could result inloss of steering control without prior warning and a vehicle accident.note: if slippage occurs, a raspy noise will be apparent in the steeringsystem, accompanied by excessive free play when the steering wheel is turned.