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Recall 16V273000

Power Steering Hose Ruptures And Leaks

Recall Details

The power steering return hose may rupture and leak at engine start up after being exposed to cold temperatures. Dealers will replace the power steering return hoses, steel tubes and power steering oil cooler free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

A power steering hose may rupture and leak at the time of engine start up after being exposed to cold temperatures. This would increases steering effort, and leaking fluid could cause a fire hazard.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Dodge must be performed by a Dodge dealership. Dodge began notifying known owners of affected vehicles beginning in May, 2016. If you did receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Dodge dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Chrysler recall number is S08.

Suspension & Steering, May 6, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 6, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
10,944
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V273000
Component
STEERING
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2009-2016 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured July 31, 2007, to November 12, 2016. After exposure to cold temperatures, the power steering return hose may rupture at engine start-up causing a loss of power steering assist.
Consequence
A loss of power steering assist may require extra steering effort, especially at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power steering return hoses, steel tubes, and power steering oil cooler, free of charge. The recall began on May 24, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S08.
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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