DETROIT, Mi - Trouble for tens of thousands of pick-up trucks, involved in a national recall. Chrysler has announced nearly 45,000 vehicles could have rear axle problems.
2009-2010 models of the Ram 1500 and Dodge Dakota could have a lack of an adhesive, which could cause the rear axle pinion nut to loosen. If that nut does become loose, the axle can lock up, and the driver could lose control and crash.
According to Chrysler, there have been 15 reports of axle failure which resulted in three minor injuries.
The recall involves 44,300 vehicles built between July and November of 2009.
Chrysler will notify owners of the recall beginning next month. Dealers will install a retainer to secure the pinion nut free of charge.