WASHINGTON – Chrysler Group is recalling 44,300 Dodge Ram 1500 and Dodge Dakota trucks because a rear axle pinion nut may loosen due to a lack of adhesive. This condition could trigger a potential loss of vehicle control with little warning, the NHTSA reported.
To remedy the problem, Chrysler dealers will install a pinion nut retainer. There will be no charge for this service. The recall covers Dodge Ram 1500 and Dodge Dakota trucks manufactured from July 1, 2009 through Nov. 30, 2009.
Truck owners can reach Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753.