1977 Dodge Aspen 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

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE

Manufacturer

CHRYSLER CORPORATION

NHTSA Campaign ID77V037000
SummaryTHE REQUIRED MUFFLER TO FLOOR PAN HEAT SHIELDS WERE OMITTED FROM THE INVOLVED VEHICLES. THESE HEAT SHIELDS ARE NECESSARY TO PROTECT THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT INTERIOR MATERIALS, INCLUDING SEAT BELT WEBBING, FROM HEAT DAMAGE.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL INSTALL THE NECESSARY HEAT SHIELDS ON ALL AFFECTED VEHICLES, FREE OF CHARGE.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES (POLICE MODELS).SYSTEM: EHAUST; MUFFLER, RESONATOR.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: PASSENGERS COULD RECEIVE SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY DUE TOEXCESSIVE HEAT.

Component

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:CARBURETOR SYSTEM

Manufacturer

CHRYSLER CORPORATION

NHTSA Campaign ID77V242000
SummaryON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES, THE CARBURETOR ACCELERATOR PUMP SEAL CAN BECOME DISTORTED DUE TO CONTACT WITH CERTAIN TYPES OF GASOLINE. NORMALLY, WHEN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL IS DEPRESSED, THE ACCELERATOR PUMP IS ACTIVATED TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL GASOLINE REQUIRED FOR ACCELERATION. A DISTORTED SEAL HOWEVER, MAY PREVENT THE PUMP FROM DELIVERING THE PROPER AMOUNT OF FUEL.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE CARBURETOR ACCELERATOR PUMP SEAL WITH A NEW SEAL HAVING IMPROVED DISTORTION RESISTANCE AND WILL ENSURE PROPER ADJUSTMENT. THIS WILL BE DONE FREE OF CHARGE.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; CARBURETOR ACCELERATOR PUMP.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: SHOULD STALLING OCCUR IN CERTAIN TRAFFIC SITUATIONS, ANACCIDENT MAY RESULT.

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.

Component

SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER ARM

Manufacturer

CHRYSLER CORPORATION

Mfr Report Date19751201
NHTSA Campaign ID78V097000
SummaryPOSSIBLE FATIGUE FAILURE CAN OCCUR IN THE FRAME SUPPORT PLATES (FRONT SUSPENSION PIVOT BAR SUPPORT PLATE) THAT CONNECTS A PORTION OF THE FRONT SUSPENSION TO THE VEHICLE FRAME ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL INSPECT SUPPORT PLATES FOR INDICATIONS OF FAILURE AND, IF NECESSARY, WILL REPLACE THE PLATES. ADDITIONAL SUPPORT BRACKETS WILL ALSO BE INSTALLED TO REINFORCE THE SUPPORT PLATE AT THE PIVOT BAR ATTACHMENTS.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; FRAME SUPPORT PLATE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: UNDER CERTAIN DRIVING CONDITIONS, THIS FAILURE COULDAFFECT VEHICLE DIRECTIONAL CONTROL, PARTICULARLY DURING HEAVY BRAKEAPPLICATION. THIS WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL WITHOUT PRIOR WARNINGAND A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated December 2018

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