Vehicles Affected: Approximately 290,000 model-year 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 and 4x2 pickup trucks manufactured Jan. 28, 2004, to Aug. 3, 2005
The Problem: Affected pickups were assembled in such a way that the rear axle pinion nut can loosen and possibly detach from the driveshaft, potentially causing axle lock up and increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will install a retention clip, free of charge, that will not allow the axle nut to loosen.
What Owners Should Do: Chrysler will begin notifying owners beginning Feb. 13. Owners can call Chrysler at 800-853-1403 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.
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