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Chrysler recalls some 278,000 vehicle in US for rear-axle failure

A recent recall by Chrysler had a number of California residents scrambling to their dealers last month after the automotive manufacturer announced that certain models of their vehicles could put drivers at considerable risk of injury or death.

The recall may not have been that much of a surprise to some who were already aware of another recall that had occurred in October after Chrysler had received multiple complaints surrounding the rear axle locking up on certain models of pickup trucks. This initial automotive recall only consisted of two models of vehicles: the Ram 1500 with model years between 2009 and 2012, and Dodge Dakota pickup trucks from 2009 through 2011.

But after a number of customer complaints and field reports came pouring in showing that the same problem existed in other vehicles not covered by the first recall, Chrysler realized that they had a bigger problem on their hands than previously thought.

Now, the recall is including the 2009-model Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango full-size SUVs. According to Chrysler, these models along with the two from the previous recall, have a fastener on the rear axle that can loosen which can cause the axle to lock up and make the driver lose control of the vehicle.

Although the automotive defect has not been associated with any injuries as of yet, it has been attributed to at least 15 accidents. Though it's a miracle that no one has been seriously injured as a result of this defect, some experts aren't ruling out the fact that something tragic could happen if the word doesn't get out to the mass population.

Readers of our blog are no strangers to product recalls, but for those that don't follow our constant updates, who knows if they are getting the information they need to make sure that their vehicle is as safe as possible.

Source: Reuters, "Chrysler recalls 370,297 trucks for possible loose fastener," Feb. 14, 2013

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