In February, Chrysler will begin recalling 288,000 older models of Ram 1500 pick-up units in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and elsewhere, due to a faulty rear-axle pinion nut that may loosen and cause the rear axle to seize up or the drive shaft to fall off, the Associates Press revealed on December 19.
Investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) showed 15 complaints related to the issue. Chrysler said similar problems have resulted in three crashes and one injury. The automaker assured consumers that dealers will start installing repairs on all the affected vehicles for free.
Affected consumers may call Chrysler for questions.
Automotive defects like this could have been prevented if the automaker had not failed to ensure that each of the car’s components was manufactured within safety standards. If your injury has been a result of a defective vehicle in Atlanta, a lawyer at the Ausband & Dumont might be of help. Call us at (404) 812-0051 to discuss a wide range of legal options available to you.