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Dodge Recalls 44,000 Pickup Trucks

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On: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 12:51PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Dodge Recalls 44,000 Pickup Trucks

Chrysler has announced a recall of 44,300 of its Dakota and Ram trucks. The trucks in question have build dates between July 1, 2009 - November 30, 2009. It seems that the pinion nut may not have been manufactured with the proper amount of adhesive, and thus may be prone to coming loose causing the axle to lock up. If the axle locks up unexpectedly, it can cause the driver to lose control and crash.

Chrysler has said it will fix the problem free of charge by installing a pinion nut retainer on all potentially affected trucks. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753 to schedule their free fix. Read on for the full report.

Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
Dodge / Dakota2009-2010
Dodge / Ram 15002009-2010
Manufacturer:Chrysler Group LLC
Mfr's Report Date:Sep 28, 2012
NHTSA Campaign ID Number:12V474000
NHTSA Action Number:PE12021
Component:Power Train: Driveline: Differential Unit
Potential Number of Units Affected:44,300

Summary:

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2009-2010, Ram 1500 and Dodge Dakota trucks, manufactured from July 1, 2009, through November 30, 2009, because a rear axle pinion nut may loosen due to a lack of adhesive.

Consequence:

If the rear axle pinion nut loosens, the axle can lock up and cause a loss of vehicle control and/or a vehicle crash with little warning.

Remedy:

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a pinion nut retainer, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2012. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753.

Notes:

Chrysler's recall campaign number is M34. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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