Chrysler Group LLC announced today that it is recalling approximately 5,663 cars and trucks equipped with automatic transmissions in order to inspect the output shafts. All of the recalled vehicles are of the 2013 model year and newer, in which the output shafts were shaped using a two-stage forging method used during early production which may lead the resulting components to fracture in rare circumstances. The process has since been replaced by a single-stage forging method.
The recall does not follow the occurrence of any associated injuries or accidents.
Potentially affected vehicles include certain Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, and Ram 1500 models with specific features and equipment including 4x4 or all-wheel drive, 8-speed transmissions, and V-6 engines. The vehicles brought in for inspection will have transmission output shafts tested and transmission assemblies will be replaced if necessary. Customers will obviously not be charged for the service.
Approximately 4,194 of the potentially affected cars and trucks are registered in the United States, while 1,424 are in Canada, and 45 are outside of the NAFTA region. Those customers will be notified when it is time to schedule service appointments with dealers.
If you have any questions or concerns about your own Chrysler vehicle, call 1-800/853-1403.