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Chrysler recalling over 250,000 model year 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks because rear axle pinion can loosen

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks manufactured January 28th, 2004, to August 3rd, 2005.

In the affected vehicles, the rear axle pinion nut may loosen due to an undersized spline on the pinion gear.

Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks

Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks

Vehicle Information

Manufacturer: Chrysler Group LLC

Report Receipt Date: December 16th, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V796000
Component(s): Power Train
Potential Number of Units Affected: 256,956

 

Vehicle Make / Model Model Year(s)
Dodge / Ram 1500 2005

Consequence

If the pinion nut loosens, the rear axle may seize, and/or the driveshaft may detach resulting in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a retention feature to the pinion nut, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 13th, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1.800.853.1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is P77.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 (TTY 1.800.424.9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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