Chrysler recalls AWD 300, Charger, Ram 1500 over ZF transmission

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RECALL Subject : Transmission Output Shaft may Fracture Report Receipt Date: DEC 06, 2013 NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V610000
Component(s): POWER TRAIN Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,194 Manufacturer: Chrysler Group LLC
SUMMARY: Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2013 Chrysler 300 AWD, Dodge Charger AWD, and Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 vehicles equipped with ZF all wheel drive ("AWD") 8HP45 transmissions. In the affected vehicles, the transmission output shaft may fracture.
CONSEQUENCE: The transmission output shaft fracture could result in a loss of power, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, if the parking brake is not applied before exiting the vehicle, the vehicle may roll away despite the transmission being placed in 'Park'.
REMEDY: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the transmissions, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is to begin in January 2014. Customers may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's recall number is N65.
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