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Old 02-23-2013, 11:51 PM
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Recalls
POWER TRAINRIVELINEIFFERENTIAL UNIT
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Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

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Recall Number:
13V038000 Dates Manufactured:
Feb 2008 to Jun 2009 Number of Vehicles Affected:
278222 Date Owners Notified On:
N/A
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Defect Description:
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 an undersized pinion spline that can allow relative motion between the nut and companion flange.

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Consequence of Defect:
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.

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Corrective Action:
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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POWER TRAINRIVELINEIFFERENTIAL UNIT
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Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

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Recall Number:
12V474000 Dates Manufactured:
Jul 2009 to Nov 2009 Number of Vehicles Affected:
44300 Date Owners Notified On:
N/A
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Defect Description:
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.

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Consequence of Defect:
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.

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Corrective Action:
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.

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STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
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Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

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Recall Number:
10V657000 Dates Manufactured:
Aug 2007 to Sep 2010 Number of Vehicles Affected:
22274 Date Owners Notified On:
N/A
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Defect Description:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2011 DODGE RAM 4500 AND 5500 VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A WEAKENING AND FRACTURE OF THE LEFT BALL STUD ON THE TIE ROD RESULTING IN THE POTENTIAL LOSS OF STEERING.

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Consequence of Defect:
LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

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Corrective Action:
CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE LEFT OUTER TIE ROD FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
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Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

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Recall Number:
10V009000 Dates Manufactured:
Aug 2009 to Dec 2009 Number of Vehicles Affected:
20045 Date Owners Notified On:
Feb 2010
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Defect Description:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 CHRYSLER SEBRING; DODGE AVENGER AND NITRO; JEEP LIBERTY, COMMANDER AND GRAND CHEROKEE; AND MODEL YEAR 2009-2010 DODGE RAM TRUCK. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH AN IMPROPERLY FORMED OR MISSING BRAKE BOOSTER INPUT ROD RETAINING CLIP.

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Consequence of Defect:
THIS COULD RESULT IN BRAKE FAILURE WITHOUT WARNING WHICH COULD CAUSE A CRASH.

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Corrective Action:
CHRYSLER WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE BOOSTER INPUT ROD RETAINING CLIP FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:AIR CONDITIONER
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Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

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Recall Number:
09V158000 Dates Manufactured:
Apr 2008 to Jan 2009 Number of Vehicles Affected:
36793 Date Owners Notified On:
Aug 2009
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Defect Description:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 36,793 MY 2009 DODGE RAM LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TEMPERATURE CONTROL (MTC) ONLY. THE SOFTWARE PROGRAMMED INTO THE HEATING VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING MODULE MAY CAUSE THE WINDSHIELD DEFROSTING AND DEFOGGING FUNCTIONS TO BECOME INOPERATIVE.

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Consequence of Defect:
THIS CAN DECREASE THE DRIVER'S VISIBILITY UNDER CERTAIN DRIVING CONDITIONS AND RESULT IN A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

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Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE HVAC MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 3, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-835-1403.

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VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR
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Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

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Recall Number:
09V084000 Dates Manufactured:
Apr 2008 to Oct 2008 Number of Vehicles Affected:
65896 Date Owners Notified On:
Aug 2009
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Defect Description:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 65,896 MY 2008-2009 LIGHT AND HEAVY DUTY DODGE RAM PICKUP TRUCKS. THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MODULE MOTOR ASSEMBLY MAY BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO WATER INTRUSION THAT COULD RESULT IN PARTIAL OR COMPLETE LOSS OF WINDSHIELD WIPING CAPABILITY.

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Consequence of Defect:
WHEN THE WIPER SYSTEM FAILS, THE OPERATOR WILL HAVE REDUCED VISIBILITY WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

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Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WIPER MODULE ASSEMBLIES WITH VENTED WIPER MOTOR HOUSINGS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 17, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

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POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY:PEDAL/LINKAGE
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Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

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Recall Number:
09V078000 Dates Manufactured:
Aug 2008 to Jan 2009 Number of Vehicles Affected:
504 Date Owners Notified On:
Jun 2009
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Defect Description:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 504 MY 2009 DODGE RAM 2500/3500 PICKUP TRUCKS HEAVY DUTY CAB CHASSIS WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION AND POWER ADJUSTABLE PEDAL PACKAGE. THE CLUTCH PEDAL CONNECTING ROD TO THE CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER MAY SEPARATE FROM THE MASTER CYLINDER. THIS MAY NOT ALLOW DISENGAGEMENT OF THE CLUTCH WHEN THE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED, WHICH COULD RESULT IN UNINTENDED VEHICLE MOVEMENT.

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Consequence of Defect:
INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCE AND ENGINE STALLING MAY OCCUR INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

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Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER HYDRAULIC SYSTEM FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

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VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
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Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

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Recall Number:
09E009000 Dates Manufactured:
N/A to N/A Number of Vehicles Affected:
1364 Date Owners Notified On:
Aug 2009
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Defect Description:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 1,364 WINDSHIELD WIPER MODULES, P/N 55077098AJ, SOLD DURING THE 2008 AND 2009 CALENDAR YEAR FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT ON MY 2002-2009 DODGE RAM PICKUP TRUCKS. THESE WIPER MODULE ASSEMBLIES MAY BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO WATER INTRUSION THAT COULD RESULT IN PARTIAL OR COMPLETE LOSS OF WINDSHIELD WIPER CAPABILITY.

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Consequence of Defect:
WHEN THE WIPER SYSTEM FAILS, THE OPERATOR WILL HAVE REDUCED VISIBILITY WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

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Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WIPER MODULE ASSEMBLIES WITH VENTED WIPER MOTOR HOUSINGS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 28, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

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