Chrysler recalls Dodge Journey crossovers, Ram trucks for various defects

Come February 2011 and some of the Dodge Journey crossovers and Ram Trucks from Chrysler Group would be called back by the company for reasons that differ from model to model. For instance, it can be a defective steering wheel or a side impact airbag sensor not functioning or a noisy rear axle which are the factors that has led to the recall being issued. There are 65 units of the car which have a defective airbag issue. All these vehicles have been manufactured between November 1st 2007 till September 7th 2008. The NHTSA for National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website indicates that the wires within the front door wire harnesses could fatigue and break. This would lead to the side-impact sensors from not functioning and leading to inoperative side airbags.

The left and right door wiring harnesses would be replaced by Chrysler free of charge. The rear axle issue relates to 56,611 Ram 1500 trucks that were manufactured between September 2009 through to December 2010. The noise that emanates from the rear axle could finally lead to the seizure of the vehicle.

A fault has been detected due to which there is a weakening of the left ball stud on the tie rod of the Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 model trucks. Loss of steering could be experienced by drivers of these defective units. The defect has been found in cars manufactured in 2008 to 2011 and includes 22,274 units in all. Free replacement of the left outer tie rod has been promised by the manufacturer.

Source: 4wheelsnews

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