1986 DODGE CHARGER

Report Date:
April 14, 2008
Campaign Number:
08E033000
Component:
SUSPENSION

Summary:
FEDERAL MOGUL IS RECALLING 6,903 AFTERMARKET BALL JOINT ASSEMBLIES SHIPPED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 9, 2007 AND MARCH 26, 2008, WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN PACKAGED WITH INCORRECT NUTS. THE PART NUMBERS PACKAGED WITH INCORRECT NUTS ARE: K7147, K7329, K8683, AND 104353. THESE PARTS WERE MADE FOR USE ON THE VARIOUS VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE.

Consequence Summary:
THE NUTS INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGING FOR THESE BALL JOINT ASSEMBLIES ARE MISSING THE INTENDED PREVAILING TORQUE (SELF-LOCKING) FEATURE. IF THE INCORRECT NUT WAS TO BECOME LOOSE, THE JOINING MEMBERS MAY LOOSEN LEADING TO A SEPARATION OF THE BALL JOINT. THIS MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Summary:
FEDERAL MOGUL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE PARTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 22, 2008. OWNERS CAN CONTACT FEDERAL MOGUL AT 877-489-6659.

1986 DODGE CHARGER

Report Date:
April 11, 1991
Campaign Number:
91V056000
Component:
SUSPENSION:REAR

Summary:
REAR SUSPENSION TRAILING ARM-TO-HANGER BRACKET PIVOT BOLTS MAY FAIL FROM STRESS CORROSION CRACKING POSSIBLY CAUSED BY PROCESSING DEVIATIONS IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PIVOT BOLT.

Consequence Summary:
FAILURE OF BOLTS MAY RESULT IN PARTIAL SEPARATION OF THEREAR SUSPENSION FROM THE VEHICLE, RESULTING IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL WITHOUTWARNING AND A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Summary:
REPLACE THE REAR SUSPENSION TRAILING ARM-TO-HANGER BRACKET PIVOT BOLT WITH A PROPERLY PROCESSED BOLT.