Dodge Challenger R/T Recall 09V420000
Front Wheel Spindle Nut May Be Missing
Suspension & Steering, November 9, 2009
RepairPal Expert Overview
Our Quick Take:
Each front wheel of the car is secured to the vehicle with a spindle nut. On some Chrysler vehicles, the nut was not installed by mistake. If the nut is missing, the wheel could separate from the vehicle and cause an accident.
What Should You Do?
We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; a wheel could separate from the vehicle without warning. Please contact your Chrysler or Dodge dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
The spindle nut may be missing from the front wheels of some vehicles. A front wheel may come off and cause an accident. Dealers will inspect for missing nuts and will repair affected wheels. This recall started on November 2, 2009. The Chrysler recall number is J27.
Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s): 2009, 2010
Manufacturer's Report Date: November 9, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V420000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12,656
Summary: CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 THROUGH 2010 PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH REAR WHEEL DRIVE. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITHOUT A FRONT WHEEL SPINDLE NUT.
Consequence: WHILE DRIVING, A TIRE AND WHEEL SEPARATION COULD OCCUR INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE TIRE AND WHEEL ASSEMBLY AND IF FOUND WITHOUT A SPINDLE NUT IT WILL BE REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 2, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-835-1403.
Notes: CHRYSLER RECALL NO. J27.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration