2013 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger & Ram 1500 Recalled Over Transmission Issues

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Chrysler Group is recalling approximately 5,663 cars and pickup trucks to inspect their automatic transmissions, the Detroit-based manufacturer announced last week.
“Output shafts installed in some model-year 2013 vehicles were shaped using a two-stage forging method employed during early production. The resulting components may be subject to fracture in rare circumstances. The process has been replaced by a single-stage forging method,” Chrysler said in a statement, adding that there have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the issue.

The recall affects certain Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans and Ram 1500 pickup trucks equipped with a V6 engine, an eight-speed transmission and 4x4 or all-wheel drive. About 4,194 vehicles were sold in the United States, while 1,424 were delivered in Canada and 45 outside the NAFTA region.

There’s no word on when the recall will start, but Chrysler says it will inspect and test the vehicle’s transmission output shafts and, if necessary, replace the transmission assemblies at no cost to customers. Owners can contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
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