Steering Knuckle May Fracture
Suspension & Steering, November 8, 2006
RepairPal Expert Overview
Our Quick Take:
A manufacturing defect may cause the right front steering knuckle to fracture. This could cause a loss of steering control and a crash without warning.
What Should You Do?
We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the steering knuckle could fracture without warning. Please contact your 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 right front steering knuckle could have a casting defect due to a problem with the manufacturing equipment. The steering knuckle may fracture, which would cause a loss of steering control and a crash without warning. Dealers will inspect the vehicles to identify the defective parts and replace them as needed. The recall began November 8, 2006. The Chrysler recall number is F48.
Mfr's Report Date:
November 8, 2006
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Potential Number of Units Affected:
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE RIGHT FRONT STEERING KNUCKLE MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED. BECAUSE OF A BROKEN COOLING LINE, PARTS CAST IN TOOL CAVITY #63 ON JULY 18 AND JULY 19, 2006, MAY HAVE A COLD SHUT CONDITION AND COULD FRACTURE.
THIS COULD CAUSE A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL AND RESULT IN A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE RECALLED VEHICLES TO IDENTIFY THE DEFECTIVE PARTS AND REPLACE IF THEY ARE WITHIN THAT LOT. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 8, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. F48. CUSTOMERS CAN 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