Finally...A Recall for the rear diff pinion nut!
I had this sent to my email. Don't think mine is affected since my build date was 1/2010. Has anyones pinion nut come loose out of this build cycle (July 1, 2009 to November 30, 2009)?
"You are receiving this message because you have requested to be notified if there is a safety recall regarding Vehicles from NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation.
Please click on the following NHTSA Campaign ID links to view the recall information.
NHTSA Campaign ID Number : 12V474
Manufacturer : CHRYSLER GROUP LLC
Make / Model Years : DODGE / 2009-2010
Subject : Rear Axle pinion Nut May Loosen at Differential
Recalls Subscription Team
Office of Defects Investigation (ODI)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)"
Report Date : October 6, 2012 at 02:07 PM
NHTSA Campaign ID number : 12V474000
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
DODGE / DAKOTA 2009-2010
DODGE / RAM 1500 2009-2010
Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC Report Receipt Date: SEP 28, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V474000 PE12021
NHTSA Action Number: PE12021
Component: POWER TRAIN : DRIVELINE : DIFFERENTIAL UNIT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 44,300
Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2009-2010, Ram 1500 and Dodge Dakota trucks, manufactured from July 1, 2009, through November 30, 2009, because a rear axle pinion nut may loosen due to a lack of adhesive.
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.
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a pinion nut retainer, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2012. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753.
Chrysler's recall campaign number is M34. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
I see that the NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety had to get involved, for it be called a Safety issue
It is about time !!
Fantastic. A big issue that is finally getting taken care of. Going to walk outside and have a look at my build date just because I'm curious...
Edit: My build date is 07/09. Hmm...
Glad this is finally being taken care of. I can rest a bit easier now since my Build date was March 19 2010. I checked and there is no recall listed against my VIN for this issue. You guys with that build date range should see it come up when checked against your VINs. Here is the link to check. https://www.moparownercenter.com/oc/...nersLogin.aspx
Looks like I'm part of the recall.
11/09 here. :sad:
Do not take this lightly. There is not much of a warning before it happens. I think the recall is to little to late. Especially since I am stuck with paying for a rental vehicle.
We both share the same Build date...:4-dontknow:
so i checked my build date. 05-10 so i guess im outside of the recall. and i never hit on the recall when i entered my VIN.
hopefully they put in this pinion nut retainer when they replaced my rear end...
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