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Recall 18V281000

Front Driveshaft Detaches From The Vehicle

Recall Details

For police pursuit vehicles equipped with a V8 engine and all wheel drive, the front driveshaft universal joint may seize or fracture, causing the shaft to detach from the vehicle. Dealers will replace the front driveshaft free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

For police pursuit vehicles equipped with all wheel drive and V8 engines, the front driveshaft universal joint may seize or fracture, resulting in the shaft detaching from the vehicle. This would cause a road hazard, increasing risk or a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Dodge must be performed by a Dodge dealership. Chrysler will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in June, 2018 If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Chrysler or Dodge dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete 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 U37.

Affected Cars

Drive Train, May 1, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 1, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
13,928
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V281000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Dodge Charger pursuit police vehicles equipped with all-wheel drive and V8 engines. The front driveshaft universal joint may seize or fracture causing the shaft to detach from the vehicle.
Consequence
If the front driveshaft detaches from the vehicle it may become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front driveshaft, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 20, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U37.
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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