Chrysler adds 278,000 trucks to axle recall
Chrysler said Thursday that it is recalling 278,000 pickup trucks and SUVs because their rear axles can lock up unexpectedly.
The recall covers many Ram 1500s from the 2009 through 2012 model years as well as Dodge Dakotas from 2009 through 2011. Also included are Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango SUVs from 2009.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said a nut in the rear axle can come loose because of a missing adhesive patch. If that happens, the axle can lock and the driver could lose control of the vehicle.
Chrysler said there have been 15 reported accidents but no injuries due to the problem.
It's the second time Chrysler has recalled trucks for this problem.
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