Chrysler Recalls Nearly 250,000 Vehicles

 
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Defective Motor Vehicles

Chrysler is recalling more than 247,000 defective automobiles, SUVs and pickup trucks for a number of problems.

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The Chrysler recall includes about 78,500 2007 and 2008 two-wheel-drive Dodge Nitro and Jeep Liberty SUVs because the drive shafts may break. Chrysler said the heat shields in these models can drop, rubbing against the drive shafts and causing them to wear prematurely and break. If the drive shaft breaks, these vehicles may lose power and their side air bags may inflate.

Chrysler is also recalling about 30,000 Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass four-wheel-drive vehicles from the 2012 model year because faulty hoses in the gas tanks can cause the vehicles to run out of fuel without warning. For more information about the dangerous effects of faulty fuel lines, please see our Defective Fuel Systems page.

The recall also affects about 139,000 Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger sedans from the 2011 and 2012 model years. Flawed wiring in these vehicles can cause the air bag warning lights to illuminate.

Chrysler is additionally recalling about 9,300 2013 Ram 1500 pickup trucks, which have parking brakes that may not function properly.

Defective vehicles and faulty vehicle components can contribute to auto accidents that in turn cause severe injuries and result in overwhelming physical, emotional and financial stresses.

If you were hurt or a loved one was killed due to a vehicle defect, please search our directory to locate a qualified defective vehicle lawyer in your area.