RECALL Incorrectly Heat Treated Rear Axle Shaft

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RECALL Subject : Incorrectly Heat Treated Rear Axle Shaft
Report Receipt Date: OCT 15, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V661000
Component(s): POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 65,760
Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

SUMMARY:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Ram 1500 trucks manufactured June 17, 2015, to September 28, 2015. The affected vehicles may have been built with rear axles that were incorrectly heat treated.

CONSEQUENCE:
If the rear axle shaft was not properly heated treated, it may fracture and a wheel separation could occur, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace the axle assemblies, as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R59.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Statement: Heat-treating

October 27, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 65,760 U.S.-market trucks – most of which are in dealer hands – to inspect and replace, as required, their rear axle shafts or rear axles.

An FCA US investigation discovered axle shafts produced by a supplier may not have been properly heat-treated. This may contribute to increased wear and overheating sufficient to illuminate a vehicle's Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) warning light; if ignored, the condition may lead to component fracture and possible wheel separation.

The Company is aware of a single potentially related accident, but no injuries.

The recall is limited to certain 2015-2016 Ram 1500 pickups produced between mid-June and late September of this year. Additional vehicles are affected in other markets. They include an estimated 16,647 in Canada; 1,924 in Mexico; and 1,715 outside the NAFTA region.

Affected customers will be advised when they may schedule service. FCA US will provide, free of charge.

Customers who observe an ABS warning light, or any other item of concern, should contact their dealers. Customers with additional questions may call the FCA US Customer Information Center at 1-800-853-1403.
 

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Took my truck in for a service couple of weeks ago they never states anything to me and my truck was built right in that timeline...