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Chrysler recalling 144,000 Dodge vehicles


Dodge is recalling more than 144,000 of its vehicles due to three different issues, according to a trio of filings by parent Chrysler Group on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.

In one recall, 65,180 Dodge Journey vehicles from model year 2009 are affected due to faulty wiring that can prevent the side airbag from deploying.

According to the recall notice, "The wires within the front door wire harnesses may fatigue and break, which can interrupt the circuits for the side impact sensor(s), resulting in an airbag warning lamp illumination and loss of side crash sensing capability."

To remedy the issue, Chrysler dealers will for free replace the left and right door wiring harnesses. The recall campaign is expected to begin in February.

The second recall affects 56,611 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks from model year 2011. According to the NHTSA recall notice, "some vehicles may experience a noise (growl, grind) coming from the rear axle bearing, which could eventually seize." If that happens, the vehicle could stall.

To remedy this issue, dealers will make a repair, though the filing did not indicate what exactly it will be. The campaign is also expected to begin in February.

In the third recall also affects Dodge Ram trucks, 22,274 Ram 4500 and 5500 vehicles from model years 2008-2011 over a tie-rod assembly.

According to the recall notice, "These vehicles may experience  a weakening and fracture of the left ball stud on the tie rod, resulting in a potential loss of steering." This could result in a crash, according to the NHTSA filing.

To remedy this issue, Chrysler dealers will for free replace the left outer tie rod in affected vehicles. The official campaign is also slated to begin in Februrary.

If you have questions or concerns about any of these recalls, you can contact Chrysler's customer-service line at 800-853-1403.

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