Chrysler recalls 370,297 pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles over fastener


Reuters

DETROIT–Chrysler Group LLC said on Thursday it was recalling 370,297 pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles globally because a loose fastener could cause the rear axle to lock up and make a driver lose control. The recall, which expands on another recall announced last fall, affects 278,222 vehicles in the United States, 63,321 in Canada, 23,767 in Mexico and 4,987 in the rest of the world, Chrysler said. Chrysler, which is controlled by Italy’s Fiat, said it was recalling some Ram 1500 pickups from model years 2009 through 2012, Dodge Dakota pickup trucks from model years 2009 through 2011, and 2009-model Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango full-size SUVs. A Chrysler spokesman said the U.S. automaker was aware of 15 accidents related to the recall, but no injuries.