Went to the dealer for a problem with my RAM (RPM’s going up while sitting on idle) and found a new Recall on my paper work. RECALL K36 it is for the rear axle pinion bearing for 2011 Dodge built through December 04, 2010. Contact your local dealer as soon is possible. The service tech told me that they will install a new axle cover.
Use the link bellow and enter your VIN number on recalls box on the left side.
DODGE RAM 1500 2011: SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:SPINDLE
Make : DODGE
Model : RAM 1500
Year : 2011
Build Dates : 2009-09-01 - 2010-12-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 10V656000
Date Owner's Notified: 0000-00-00
Date Received by ODI: 2010-12-24
Date Added to Database: 2010-12-29
Manufacturers Involved: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: K36
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 56611
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 RAM 1500 TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 2009 THROUGH DECEMBER 2010. SOME VEHICLES MAY HAVE EXPERIENCE A NOISE "GROWL, GRIND" COMING FROM THE REAR AXLE BEARING WHICH COULD EVENTUALLY SEIZE.
A FAILURE OF THE BEARING COULD CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO STALL INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND WILL INSTALL AN OIL PORT INSERT INTO THE REAR AXLE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Report Initiator: MFR