Chrysler Group LLC is recalling certain model-year 2013 Ram 1500 pickup trucks equipped with four-wheel drive (4WD/4X4), the eight-speed automatic transmission and the Pentastar V6 engine.
“Output shafts installed in some model-year 2013 vehicles were shaped using a two-stage forging method employed during early production. The resulting components may be subject to fracture in rare circumstances.
The process has been replaced by a single-stage forging method.
Chrysler Group is unaware of any associated injuries or accidents.
The recall is limited to certain Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Ram 1500 models equipped with a specific set of features and equipment: 4×4 or all-wheel drive, an 8-speed transmission and a V-6 engine. Chrysler Group will inspect and test their transmission output shafts and, if necessary, replace their transmission assemblies at no cost to customers.
Affected customers number approximately 4,194 in the U.S., 1,424 in Canada and 45 outside the NAFTA region. They will be notified when to schedule service appointments with their dealers.
Customers who have concerns may call 1-800-853-1403” – – Chrysler Group LLC Media
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