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Recall 14V796000

Driveshaft / Rear Axle Concern

Recall Details

Because of an undersized spline on the rear axle pinion gear the pinion nut can loosen. If the pinion nut loosens, the rear axle may seize, and/or the driveshaft may detach resulting in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a retention feature to the pinion nut to correct this concern.

Our Quick Take

Vehicle control may be lost unexpectedly due to a fault with the dirveshaft / rear axle.

What Should You Do?

Chrysler will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning February 13, 2015. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Chrysler recall number is P77.

Affected Cars

Drive Train, December 16, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 16, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
PE14019
Potential Number of Units Affected
256,956
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V796000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks manufactured January 28, 2004, to August 3, 2005. In the affected vehicles, the rear axle pinion nut may loosen due to an undersized spline on the pinion gear.
Consequence
If the pinion nut loosens, the rear axle may seize, and/or the driveshaft may detach resulting in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a retention feature to the pinion nut, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 13, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P77.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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