In the 1998 Dodge Ram model (BR/BE) the emissions control for Rams trucks built through July 15, 1998 build code MDH 0715XX that have the 5.9L Cummins 24 valve diesel engine have been placed on recall. If your 1998 Dodge Ram has a 6 in the eighth position of the VIN and is equipped with federal emissions control system with a NAA sales code, your recall number is 8001. If it is equipped with the California emissions control system with a NAE sales code, your recall number is 8002.
These engines and ECM (Electronic Control Module) on the emissions control for rams trucks may emit oxides of nitrogen (NOx) greater than the maximum allowed levels as pre-defined to protect public health and pollution levels. The unburned combustible emissions can cause ozone and smog to be formed in the atmosphere.
This recall on the emissions control for Rams trucks must be performed prior to registration in California. In California the dealer servicing this recall on your vehicle must provide a proof of correction form number 81-016-1053 after the recall services have been performed for recall number 8002 if you wish to renew your vehicle registration.
To correct this default in the emissions control for Rams trucks, the ECM software must be updated by being reflashed. When this recall service is performed any other software update between the date of manufacturer and the recall service date will be added to the ECM.
The Mopar diagnostic system running release 21 or newer with TIL CD release 1169 or newer must be installed. The 1693/1694 trouble codes can cause the check engine light to illuminate during the ECM reflash process. The computer must have a diagnostic run to check for these codes before the vehicle is returned to the customer.
After updating the ECM there must be an Authorized Modification Label printed and adhered to the ECM and covered with clear tape.
Some of the vehicle under these recalls on the emissions control for Rams trucks may still be in dealer inventory around the country and Federal law needs the dealer to complete the recall service on the inventory vehicles before delivery to the customer. Even used vehicles in any dealers inventory that are included in this recall must be serviced before delivery to the customer.
In addition to the 8001 and 8002 recall many of these vehicles also need the 788 and 799 recall service.
These are important and crucial recalls to the emissions control for Rams trucks to protect the environment and health of the public. If these recall services are not performed, you may be breaking any number of local, state and Federal laws and regulations. These laws and regulations have been passed to protect public health and to aid in the reduction of pollution and global warming.