Different issues related to defective steering wheel systems, noisy rear axles and side-impact airbag sensors have led to a recalling made by the Chrysler Group and it concerns certain Dodge Journey crossovers and Ram trucks.
It appears that the airbag issue is the most serious of all as no more than 65,180 Dodge Journey vehicles which were produced from November 1, 2007, through September 7, 2008, are the subject of reparation before they are deemed safe again.
As regarding the side-impact sensors, NHTSA has recently posted on its official website that the wires within the front door wire harnesses might fatigue and break, thus causing an issue by preventing the sensors from working properly and leading to inoperative side airbags.
According to Chrysler representatives, the left and right door wiring harnesses will be replaced free of charge.
Over 50,000 Ram 1500 trucks are affected by the second recall, concerning those vehicles manufactured from September 2009 through December 2010, because of issues of the rear axle. A statement made by NHTSA announced that some vehicles might produce a noise coming from the rear axle bearing which could eventually seize.
A total of 22,274 Model Year 2008-2011 Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 trucks are the subject of the last company’s recall, as Ram drivers were in danger of experiencing a weakening and fracture of the left ball stud on the tie rod causing a potential loss of steering. The issue will be repaired by replacing the left outer tie rod free of charge, by the Detroit automaker.
All three recalls are likely to start in February 2011 and they appear to be pretty serious.
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