Chrysler has recently announced a recall for the Ram 1500 and Dodge Dakota pickup trucks because of a problem with the rear axle pinion nut.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 44,300 units of the 2009-2010 Ram 1500 and Dodge Dakota pickup trucks will be affected by this problem and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of an improper installation of the rear axle pinion nut. The NHTSA say that 12 incidents have been confirmed yet, including one crash.
“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”, as the NHTSA is saying in its recalls summary of the problem.
Owners will be notified by Chrysler and the company’s dealers will install the pinion nut retainer free of charge. The recall will begin next month (November 2012) but until then owners are being advised to contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.