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1978 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

STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/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.

Component

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Manufacturer

CHRYSLER CORPORATION

NHTSA Campaign ID77V179000
SummaryTHE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH A FUEL SUPPLY TUBE, ROUTED IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT INTERFERES WITH THE FRAME CROSSMEMBER BRACKET. THIS TUBE IS LOCATED BETWEEN THE FUEL PUMP AND THE FUEL FILTER.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL INSPECT THE INVOLVED VEHICLES TO ENSURE ADEQUATE FUEL TUBE AND FRAME CROSSMEMBER BRACKET CLEARANCE. THE DEALER WILL ALSO MAKE SURE THAT THE TUBE IS SECURELY CLIPPED TO MAINTAIN CLEARANCE TO THE BRACKET AS WELL AS OTHER ENGINE COMPONENTS. IF THE FUEL SUPPLY TUBE IS FOUND TO BE DAMAGED FROM THIS CONTACT WITH THE CROSSMEMBER BRACKET, IT WILL BE REPLACED AT NO CHARGE.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SIX-CYLINDER ENGINES.SYSTEM: FUEL LINES; FUEL SUPPLY TUBE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: CONTINUED CONTACT WITH THE BRACKET MAY EVENTUALLYPUNCTURE THE TUBE AND RESULT IN FUEL LEAKAGE AND A POSSIBLE ENGINE COMPARTMENTFIRE. A FIRE MAY PRESENT A SAFETY HAZARD TO VEHICLE OCCUPANTS.

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 January 2021


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