2005 dakota recall

For all who don't yet know there is a recall on the 2005 Dodge Dakota. Recall document (copied from http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/recalls/recallsearch.cfm )

Make : DODGE Model : DAKOTA Year : 2005 Manufacturer : DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V460000 Mfg's Report Date : OCT 04, 2005 Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION Potential Number Of Units Affected : 256409
Summary: ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, SPORT UTILITY AND PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 42RLE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS, THE CUP PLUG THAT RETAINS THE PARK PAWL ANCHOR SHAFT MAY BE IMPROPERLY INSTALLED. IF THE SHAFT MOVES OUT OF POSITION, THE VEHICLE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ACHIEVE 'PARK' POSITION.
Consequence: IF THIS OCCURS AND THE PARKING BRAKE IS NOT APPLIED, THE VEHICLE MAY ROLL AWAY AND CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE TRANSMISSIONS AND INSTALL A BRACKET TO ENSURE THE PARK PAWL ANCHOR SHAFT IS RETAINED IN THE PROPER POSITION. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Notes: DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. E14. CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236; (TTY:1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
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Kevin wrote:

Sounds like this affects several models (cars and trucks) with the V-6 and automatic, and another affects Dodge diesels.
"Chrysler recall affects 583,000 vehicles
The Chrysler group is recalling nearly 600,000 cars and light trucks because they may roll away when parked.
In one group are about 300,000 vehicles with six-cylinder engines and automatic transmissions built for the 2005 model year. The affected models are Chrysler 300; Dodge Magnum, Dakota and Durango; and Jeep Liberty and Wrangler. Dealers are to install a bracket to ensure that the park pawl anchor shaft operates properly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said last week.
In a separate action, the Chrysler group said it is installing alarms in about 283,000 Dodge Ram pickups with diesel engines and automatic transmissions built for the 2003-05 model years. The alarms will warn motorists if they have not properly shifted into park before exiting the trucks. The company says it has not identified a particular defect in the vehicles."
John
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