Chrysler is recalling more than 26,000 vehicles in various models because of a faulty power-steering pressure hose.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2010 Chrysler Sebring, 300, Charger (LX), Dodge Challenger (LC) Avenger (JS), Journey (JC), and 2011 Dodge Ram Light Duty pickup (DS) are all included in the recall.
The faulty power-steering pressure hose may separate under pressure and leak power-steering fluid onto the hot engine components, which could cause a fire.
Chrysler said it is not aware of any car accidents or injuries related to the faulty power-steering pressure hose. The open recall should begin by the end of October, according to a news article.
As a Seattle car accident lawyer, I suggest owners of the recalled cars talk to Chrysler or their dealer immediately to fix the problem. Oftentimes, people ignore important vehicle recalls, leaving nearly one in three cars on the roads with recalled parts or problems. Luckily, Chrysler caught the problem and is working with owners to fix the power-steering pressure hose before any injuries occurred.
Owners can call Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403 or the NHTSA vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236.