According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Chrysler Group, LLC is recalling approximately 44,300 Dodge vehicles due to a defective differential unit in the drive line of the power train. A rear axle pinion nut may become loose from lack of adhesive, causing the rear axle to lock up. This can lead to a loss of vehicle control and/or a car accident.
The vehicles affected by this recall include model year 2009-2010 Dodge Ram 1500 and Dodge Dakota pick-up trucks that were produced from July 1, 2009 through November 30, 2009. Owners of these vehicles should be notified by Chrysler commencing 11/2012 to the present time, and dealers will install a pinion nut retainer at no cost. Owners can call Chrysler for additional information at (800) 247-9753. You can also call the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236.
A lot of power is transferred to a vehicle’s axles and wheels in order to facilitate motion, and it is imperative that these parts function correctly to prevent the possibility of a crash. If a car manufacturer makes mistakes in the manufacturing process, it can endanger the lives of everyone in the vehicle.
If you have been injured as the result of a defective auto part, the New Jersey defective car lawyers at Blume Forte can help you understand your legal rights and potential options. To speak to one of our attorneys, call us for a no-cost consultation at (973) 635-5400.