Thursday, June 13, 2013

Chrysler recalling Ram pickup trucks over axle fracture issue.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune (6/13, 335K) reports, “Chrysler Group is recalling 6,900 heavy-duty Ram pickup trucks from the 2012 model year because part of the front axle could fracture and cause them to lose power.” The Star Tribune notes that “the automaker said Wednesday that the front prop shaft, which connects the engine to the axle, can bind or fracture.” According to the Star Tribune, “Chrysler investigated the issue after getting two reports of damage” but the company doesn’t know of any accidents related to the defect.
        Reuters (6/13, Woodall) also reports

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