Tuesday 11:13pm
October 21, 2014
Currently 56°F
Posted: Saturday, October 6th 2012 at 11:21am

Chrysler recalls trucks because of axle nut issue

By The Associated Press
EMAIL STORY CONTACT EDITOR PRINT
click to enlarge
DETROIT Chrysler says it's recalling Ram 1500 and Dodge Dakota trucks from the 2009-2010 model year because a lack of adhesive may cause the rear axle pinion nut to loosen.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday that if the part loosens, the axle can lock up, and the vehicle could lose control. That potentially could result in a crash.

The agency says there have been 12 reports of rear axle failure, including four that resulted in a loss of vehicle control. The driver crashed into a concrete barrier in one case.

The recall involves 44,300 vehicles manufactured from July 1 to Nov. 30, 2009.

Chrysler will notify owners of the recall beginning next month. Dealers will install a retainer to secure the pinion nut free of charge.
Associated Categories: National News, Business News

© Copyright 2014 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.


  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
0.039782
icon
56°F
Gainesville, GA 30501
Clear
Wind: North 0 mph
Dew point: 47°F