1978 Dodge Diplomat Recall Information

Component

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH

Manufacturer

CHRYSLER CORPORATION

NHTSA Campaign ID77V240000
SummaryON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES, THE HOOD SECONDARY CATCH SYSTEM MAY BE MISALIGNED WHICH MAY CAUSE THE SECONDARY CATCH TO MALFUNCTION. CONSEQUENTLY, THE HOOD MAY NOT BE SECURELY LATCHED.
RemedyDEALER WILL ADJUST THE CATCH SYSTEM TO FULLY SECURE THE HOOD, WITHOUT CHARGE.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: STRUCTURE; HOOD SECONDARY LATCH/STRIKER.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THE HOOD COULD SPRING OPEN DURING VEHICLE OPERATION,OBSCURING THE DRIVER'S VIEW OF THE ROAD AND, POSSIBLY, CAUSING AN ACCIDENT.NOTE: IF THE VEHICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY RECALLED FOR CORRECTION OF THE SERVICEBRAKE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM, THE SECONDARY HOOD CATCH SERVICE SHOULD ALSO HAVE BEENCOMPLETED.

Component

STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

Manufacturer

CHRYSLER CORPORATION

NHTSA Campaign ID77V211000
SummaryTHE COLUMNS MAY CONTAIN STEERING SHAFTS IN WHICH THE STEERING COLUMN COUPLING ROLL PIN RETAINING NOTCH WAS MACHINED TOO DEEP. THIS MAY CAUSE THE STEERING WHEEL SHAFT TO BECOME DISENGAGED FROM THE REST OF THE STEERING ASSEMBLY.
RemedyDEALER WILL INSTALL A COTTER PIN THROUGH THE ROLL PIN TO ENSURE RETENTION, AT NO COST TO OWNER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH TILT STEERING WHEELS.SYSTEM: STEERING ASSEMBLY; STEERING COLUMN COUPLING.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THIS CONDITION WOULD RESULT IN LOSS OF STEERINGCAPABILITY AND, POSSIBLY, LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.

Component

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Manufacturer

CHRYSLER CORPORATION

NHTSA Campaign ID77V188000
SummaryON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES, DAMAGE TO THE FRONT WHEEL BRAKE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM COULD OCCUR DUE TO FRONT WHEEL BRAKE LINE TUBE CORROSION. FRONT WHEEL BRAKE HOSES MAY BECOME BRITTLE AND CRACK DUE TO PROLONGED OPERATION IN COLD TEMPERATURES.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL REPLACE BOTH FRONT HOSES IF FOUND NECESSARY AND IN ADDITION, WILL INSTALL A PLASTIC SHIELD BETWEEN THE BATTERY THERMO-GUARD AND THE TUBES TO PREVENT CORROSION.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: SERVICE BRAKES; STEEL BRAKE TUBES.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LOSS OF FRONT WHEEL BRAKING CAPABILITY COULD RESULTWHICH WOULD INCREASE THE VEHICLE STOPPING DISTANCE AND COULD LEAD TO ANACCIDENT.NOTE: ILLUMINATION OF THE RED WARNING SIGNAL ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL SHOULDALERT DRIVER THAT BRAKE MALFUNCTION HAS OCCURRED.

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated October 2019

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