Recall roundup: Several Chrysler vehicles for transmission problems image

The Chrysler Group has recently announced a recall for several of its models because of a problem with the transmission.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 4,194 vehicles will be affected by this recall in the United States, 1,424 in Canada and 45 outside of the NAFTA region, as their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a transmission output shaft, which may fracture.

“Output shafts installed in some model-year 2013 vehicles were shaped using a two-stage forging method employed during early production. The resulting components may be subject to fracture in rare circumstances”, said the carmaker in its official press release.

Some of the Chrysler Group cars affected by this recall are the Dodge Charger, the Chrysler 300 and the Ram 1500. All of them have been equipped with a V6 engine and they are getting the 8-speed ZF 8HP45 automatic transmissions. Chrysler is unaware of any associated injuries or crashes related to this incident. The company’s dealership network will inspect the affected vehicles and do the necessary repairs / replacements free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January, 2014. Meanwhile you can find out more about the subject by contacting the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.