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Dodge Ram 1500 Recall; Parking Brake Failure Danger

Chrysler recalls 6,000 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks
for Parking Brake Failure and Crash Danger
Report Receipt Date: APR 03, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V128000 
Component(s): PARKING BRAKE 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,574 

SUMMARY:
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 vehicles manufactured December 17, 2012, through January 22, 2013. The parking brake cable equalizer was set incorrectly and may not hold the vehicle on a 20% grade. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the parking brake performance requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."
CONSEQUENCE:
If the parking brake fails to operate as designed, the vehicle could roll when parked, increasing the risk of a crash.


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