Chrysler is finishing 2010 off with three more vehicle recalls, bringing their total number of recalls for the year to 1.6 million vehicles.
Chrysler Group LLC. announced three vehicle recall campaigns, affecting nearly 144,00 vehicles.
According to news reports, the vehicles included in the recall are:
- 65,18 2009 Dodge Journeys: The recall is because of a front door harness that may break and cause the airbag sensor to default and not inflate in the event of a car accident. There have already been 23 reports of the air bag warning lights warning consumers about the problem.
- 56,611 2011 Ram 1500 trucks: The trucks are being recalled because of a faulty rear axle bearing that could break and cause the vehicle to stall or crash. Twenty people have reported noise or bearing failure, but no injuries have been reported.
- 22,274 2008-2011 Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 trucks. The vehicles may have a weakening or cracking tire rod part that could cause drivers to loose the ability to steer.
As a North Charleston car accident attorney, , I'm glad to hear that none of the problems have resulted in any injuries. 2010 has been a poor year for auto safety, and not just for Chrysler. Automakers have recalled more than 19 million vehicles in 2010 - the most in a year since 2004, when they recalled a record 30.8 million vehicles, according to news reports. I hope automakers can make 2011 safer. If you have been injured by a vehicle recall contact a Personal Injury lawyer in North Charleston.