Chrysler Corporation is issuing a recall of 278,000 pickups and SUVs to repair potentially loose rear axle fasteners. This recall is in addition to the recalls Chrysler has already issued for certain 2009 and 2010 Dodge Dakota and Ram pick-up trucks. Chrysler is recalling the vehicles because the rear axle pinion nut may loosen due to the omission of an adhesive patch. If that happens, it could cause the rear axles to lock up, resulting in a loss of vehicle control and an increased risk of crash. The Washington Post is reporting that there have been 15 reports of accidents and no reports of minor injury in 2009 and 2010 model year vehicles related to this issue. The affected vehicles include certain 2009 through 2012 Ram 1500 pickups, 2009 through 2011 Dodge Dakota pickups, 2009 Dodge Durango SUVs, and 2009 Chrysler Aspen SUVs. If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a defective vehicle, you should contact Virginia personal injury attorney to find out what compensation you may be entitled to for any pain and loss you have suffered.
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