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1991 Dodge Stealth Recalls

Courtesy of the NHTSA
(National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)



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NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  93V033001
Component:  POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE (INDICATOR FORWARD OR REVERSE)
Manufacturer:  CHRYSLER CORPORATION

Year: 1991 Make: DODGE Model: STEALTH Recall Date: 04/28/1993
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2700
Manufactured: 04/1990 - 04/1991
Defect Summary:
A CONDITION EXISTS THAT ALLOWS OIL TO LEAK FROM THE ALL WHEEL DRIVE TRANSFER CASE. LOW OIL LEVELS IN THE TRANSFER CASE CAN CAUSE BEARING DAMAGE AND FAILURE.
Consequence Summary:
BEARING FAILURE IN THE TRANSFER CASE RESULTS INPOWER TRAIN LOCKUP WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING, WHILE THE VEHICLE IS AT HIGHWAY SPEED.THIS COULD CAUSE IN A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.
Corrective Summary:
INSTALL A C-RING TO TRANSFER CASE TO PREVENT OIL LEAKAGE, OR REPLACE TRANSFER CASE TO MAINTAIN SUFFICIENT OIL LEVELS IN THE TRANSFER CASE.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  95V103003
Component:  INTERIOR SYSTEMS:ACTIVE RESTRAINTS:BELT BUCKLES
Manufacturer:  CHRYSLER CORPORATION

Year: 1991 Make: DODGE Model: STEALTH Recall Date: 05/24/1995
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 920000
Manufactured: 01/1986 - 12/1991
Defect Summary:
THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTONS CAN BREAK. THESE RED PLASTIC RELEASE BUTTONS ARE MARKED "PRESS." IF A BUTTON BREAKS, PIECES CAN FALL INTO THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE BUCKLE TO OPERATE IMPROPERLY.
Consequence Summary:
THE SAFETY BELTS WOULD NOT PROVIDE ADEQUATE PROTECTION TO AN OCCUPANT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Corrective Summary:
OWNERS SHOULD PROMPTLY CHECK THE CONDITION AND OPERATION OF BOTH FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLES AND CAREFULLY INSPECT THE RED RELEASE BUTTON FOR ANY BREAKS OR CRACKS. THEY SHOULD ENSURE THAT BOTH BUCKLES ARE OPERATING PROPERLY BY INSERTING EACH LATCH PLATE INTO ITS BUCKLE, TUGGING ON THE BELT TO MAKE SURE THE LATCH IS SECURELY LOCKED, AND THEN PRESSING THE RELEASE BUTTON. THE LATCH PLATE SHOULD POP OUT OF THE BUCKLE WHEN THE BUTTON IS PRESSED. IF EITHER RELEASE BUTTON SHOWS A SIGN OF BREAKING OR CRACKING OR IF EITHER BUCKLE FAILS TO OPERATE PROPERLY, OWNERS SHOULD PROMPTLY CONTACT THEIR AUTHORIZED DEALER TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE THE BUCKLE REPLACED OR REPAIRED, FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER IS DEVELOPING A REMEDY DESIGNED TO PREVENT FAILURE OF THE BUTTONS THAT ARE NOT CURRENTLY BROKEN.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  96V143003
Component:  BRAKES:HYDRAULIC:LINES:HOSE:NON-METALLIC
Manufacturer:  CHRYSLER CORPORATION

Year: 1991 Make: DODGE Model: STEALTH Recall Date: 10/17/1996
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 23000
Manufactured: 07/1990 - 11/1994
Defect Summary:
UNDER CONDITIONS OF FULL LOCK STEERING AND FULL SUSPENSION TRAVEL, THE LEFT OR RIGHT FRONT WHEEL-SIDE BRAKE HOSE CAN CRACK, RESULTING IN BRAKE FLUID LEAKAGE.
Consequence Summary:
BRAKE FLUID LEAKAGE WILL CAUSE ILLUMINATION OF THE BRAKE WARNING LAMP AND REDUCTION IN BRAKING EFFECTIVENESS INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT WHEEL-SIDE BRAKE HOSES WITH REVISED HOSE ASSEMBLIES.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  96V143000
Component:  BRAKES:HYDRAULIC:LINES:HOSE:NON-METALLIC
Manufacturer:  MITSUBISHI AMERICA

Year: 1991 Make: DODGE Model: STEALTH Recall Date: 07/29/1996
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 126000
Manufactured: 07/1990 - 11/1994
Defect Summary:
UNDER CONDITIONS OF FULL LOCK STEERING AND FULL SUSPENSION TRAVEL, THE LEFT OR RIGHT FRONT WHEEL-SIDE BRAKE HOSE CAN CRACK, RESULTING IN BRAKE FLUID LEAKAGE.
Consequence Summary:
BRAKE FLUID LEAKAGE WILL CAUSE ILLUMINATION OF THE BRAKE WARNING LAMP AND REDUCTION IN BRAKING EFFICIENCY INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT WHEEL-SIDE BRAKE HOSES WITH REVISED HOSE ASSEMBLIES.

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