Year: 1977 Make: DODGE Model: Diplomat

Number of OPEN Recalls 2


NHTSA Recall Number:  77V240000
Recall Date:  28 December 1977

SUMMARY
ON 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.

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE 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.

NHTSA Recall Number:  77V188000
Recall Date:  25 October 1977

SUMMARY
ON 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.

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE 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.