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Chrysler star is rising despite latest recall on Ram 1500 and Dodge Dakota pickups

GasBuddy Blog -- Chrysler is recalling 278,000 pickup trucks and SUVs to fix a problem that can cause the rear axles to lock up unexpectedly.

The recall covers many Ram 1500 pickups from the 2009 through 2012 model years, as well as Dodge Dakota pickups from 2009 through 2011. Also included are Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango SUVs from 2009, according to AP reports.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a nut in the rear axle can come loose due to a missing adhesive patch. If that happens the axle can lock and cause drivers to lose control.

Chrysler will install a retainer to keep the nut in place starting next month.

It's the second recall for the same problem. Last October the company recalled about...


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Submitted Feb 18, 2013 By: PD
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 6:57:16 AM

no surprise about the recalls. People got sloppy about their work b/c they lack pride.
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phpearso
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 6:33:43 PM

They stole our Jeep!
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hskerven
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:39:29 PM

Sounds like bull to me, stop making bad vehicles
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Close1out
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 7:28:01 PM

What reason would one use to purchase something on a recall list. Maybe to get paid.
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JMW1942
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 10:09:23 AM

Did this one already.
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DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 11:52:58 PM

Bad mgmt brought down all big 3 auto cos. Much better mgmt and leadership as well as more realistic union contracts is making for better sales trends
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endymion
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 11:22:28 PM

that 1980's bailout is finally paying off!
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lesndave
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 11:20:54 PM

Old news
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bell05
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:29:21 PM

Old news.
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ritaarn88
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 2:39:39 PM

Same topic, different article....... I love my old dakota!
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Alaydown
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 2:34:44 PM

The US taxpayer is the loser regarding Chrysler which is owned by the Italian company Fiat. We lost at least $1.3 billion on the deal to bail them out after Chrysler paid us all they were going to pay us. I would never own a Chrysler.
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Rick52
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 2:29:27 PM

Good for them..
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 2:23:51 PM

ok
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Carol7777
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 2:21:20 PM

Never owned a Chrysler. However, a friend of mine bought a Jeep Laredo last & absolutely loves it. Go, Chrysler!
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marinedad1949
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 2:20:33 PM

Old but good news!
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defense
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 2:20:08 PM

ok
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f250dieselrat
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 2:19:32 PM

old this has been here before
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labombaOH
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 2:12:40 PM

You clowns always talk about ford and not taking a bailout.They were 7 weeks from the potty .They got the money to stay alive before Georgie tanked the country.Enough said......Doo you like milk at $2.50 a gal.? GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY!If it wasn't a good chance it would be $5.00 a gal.......You like gas a $3.50 a gal?....No....but the gas tax is low because The GOVERNMENT Subsidizes road Construction!. You like Corn flakes in the morning with that cup of Joe and hot roll....The flour to make the roll is subed to.oh yea and the electricity to run the water well pump that fills the comod in your home?................You got it.........So we are all welfare queens.Elvis is leaving the building.Now go clean your AR-15 like a good redneck and pray to Jesus to kill someone.
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nskmda
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 2:12:08 PM

not driving chrysler anyway...
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BigBillMI
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 2:11:09 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 2:08:52 PM

things happen
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marion1739
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 2:05:55 PM

Better a recall than dead people
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wshutton
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 2:03:57 PM

Good to see all vehicles are improving in number of problems reported per vehicle. Though differences remain, all appear to be better than they were 5 years ago.
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JaegerWMeister
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 2:02:51 PM

Keep making great caravans!
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mstearno
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:57:34 PM

old news
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:51:07 PM

ok
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aalix
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:49:44 PM

Because Chrysler is owning up to rapid repair of problems, consumers are now starting to trust Chrysler brand again. Sales are picking up.
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Hugo40
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:48:46 PM

Don't see the star rising far. Would not buy one myself.
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calwdstk
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:47:42 PM

Didn't this Ram truck get an award from Motor Trend recently? Now that it is owned by Fiat, do the profits stay here or go overseas? I'll stick with the only auto company that took no bailout, while the other two still owe the country. But they were basically given to the unions.
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idigau22
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:47:39 PM

I just received a Recall notice on my GMC truck!
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pecos
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:46:39 PM

Will they ever be as good as Honda or Toyota?
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:46:11 PM

Quality control needs to be watched closely.
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Fox4834
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:44:16 PM

thank gawd I stick with Fords lol
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:42:27 PM

Good for them.
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CAD69
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:41:28 PM

That's not too bad
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bigmace111
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:36:14 PM

At lest they are not trying to blame something or someone else for the problem.
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mjdave
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:35:23 PM

oh well!

[Edited by: mjdave at 2/19/2013 1:35:39 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:33:22 PM

Good that Chrysler will take care of it. I have three chrysler products one of which I bought back in 1998 and still runnuning right in good condition. its with anything its how you take care of things and they will last
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jnseyeongas
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:33:10 PM

Good
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checkitnow
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:32:19 PM

read yesterday
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ScottTee
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:31:19 PM

Hope they fix it quick
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:31:11 PM

Ooopsss
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:31:01 PM

Poor quality vehicles.
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smgrb2012
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:28:48 PM

Production gets in too big a hurry.
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garywa01
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:27:58 PM

this makes me happy
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georged12
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:25:30 PM

In the old days you were stuck with the repairs, at least now they have recalls.
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flydudemi
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:25:09 PM

hmmmm
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:24:55 PM

That's all you hear knew days recall recall
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rodzilla123
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:24:19 PM

And I thought I saw an article here about their Huge Recall of the Ram 1500 Pickup???
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johnnyg1200
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:19:39 PM

How could they not be doing better after a tax payer gift of 1.3 billion dollars? Money used to sweeten the sale to Fiat. I will ride a bicycle before I ever buy another Mopar product.
By the way I do have one now and it will be the last.
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