Chrysler recalling 278,222 trucks and SUVs over bad rear axles

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Report Receipt Date: FEB 06, 2013 NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V038000 Component(s): POWER TRAIN Potential Number of Units Affected: 278,222
All Products Associated with this Recall Vehicle Make - Model - Model Year(s)
CHRYSLER ASPEN 2009 DODGE DAKOTA 2009-2011 DODGE DURANGO 2009 DODGE RAM 1500 2009-2012
Manufacturer: Chrysler Group LLC
SUMMARY
Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 Ram 1500 trucks manufactured from February 27, 2008, through June 30, 2009, and from December 1, 2009, through October 20, 2011; model year 2009-2011 Dodge Dakota trucks manufactured from February 27, 2007, through June 30, 2009, and from December 1, 2009, through September 30, 2011; model year 2009 Chrysler Aspen trucks manufactured from January 3, 2008, through December 18, 2008; and model year 2009 Dodge Durango trucks manufactured from January 3, 2008, through December 18, 2008. The rear axle pinion nut may loosen due to a omission of an adhesive patch.
CONSEQUENCE
If the rear axle pinion nut loosens, the axle can lock up and cause a loss of vehicle control and/or a vehicle crash with little warning.
REMEDY
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a pinion nut retainer, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during March 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753.
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