DODGE GRAND CARAVAN | POWER STEERING BELT COMES OFF WHEN DRIVING THROUGH SNOW GREATER THAN 6 INCHES IN DEPTH. | RAYMORE,MO | 1998

POWER STEERING BELT COMES OFF WHEN DRIVING THROUGH SNOW GREATER THAN 6 INCHES IN DEPTH. CAUSED SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER STEERING AND LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL. TECHNICAL BULLETIN FROM REPAIR SHOP INDICATES THAT THE TENSIONER ARM ON THIS MODEL IS DEFECTIVE (INSUFFICIANT TENSION TO KEEP BELT ON), AND THAT IT NEEDS A SNOW SHIELD. SNOW UNDER VEHICLE GETS PUSHED INTO BELT ASSEMBLY CAUSING BELT TO FALL OFF. TECHNICAL BULLETIN INDICATES THE CORRECTIVE PROCEDURE (STRONGER TENSIONING ARM AND SNOW SHIELD) WILL BE COVERED ONLY IF VEHICLE IS UNDER WARRANTY. FOR QUESTIONS, PLEASE USE E-MAIL ADDRESS. THE WORK PHONE LISTED WILL ONLY BE CURRENT UNTIL 01/24/00. NEW WORK PHONE IS UNDETERMINED AT THIS TIME. *AK Date Reported:Dec 01, 2000. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Car problem was reported in RAYMORE, MO. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 19980901. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 MPH.