Chrysler, for the second time, has recalled hundreds of thousands of pickup trucks and SUVs because their rear axles can lock up unexpectedly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a nut in the rear axle can come loose because of a missing adhesive patch, resulting in the axle locking and the driver losing control of the vehicle.
The recall covers many Ram 1500 pickups from 2009-12 model years as well as Dodge Dakota pickups from 2009-11. Also included are Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango SUVs from 2009. Chrysler said there have been 15 reported accidents, but no injuries as a result of the defect. Chrysler will install a retainer to keep the nut in place.
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