The North American based automotive giant, Chrysler Group LLC, has recently announced a recall for some of its vehicles, because of a problem with the rear axle.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 278,222 vehicles, made by the Chrysler Group, will be affected by this recall across the United States. The NHTSA says that the reason of this new recall is a rear axle pinion nut which might lack a necessary adhesive patch, causing the nut to loosen. This is actually an expansion of the rear axle recall announced a few months ago.
“The rear axle pinion nut may loosen due to a omission of an adhesive patch. 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”, as the NHTSA says in its report.
The affected vehicles are the Ram 1500 trucks, made between February 27, 2008 and June 30, 2009, and between December 1, 2009 and October 20, 2011, the Dodge Dakota, manufactured between February 27, 2007 and June 30, 2009, and from December 1, 2009 through September 30, 2011, the Chrysler Aspen, made between January 3, 2008 and December 18, 2008, and the Dodge Durango, made between t January 3, 2008 and December 18, 2008. Owners of the vehicles may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.