The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1988 Dodge Aries, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: TRANS PARK SYSTEM FAILURE

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA91010

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: December 10, 1990
    • Date Closed: December 31, 1991
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Power Train

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: STEERING GEAR BOLTS LOOSEN

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE91065

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: April 16, 1991
    • Date Closed: August 30, 1991
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Steering

    Summary: There is no summary currently available