The list of involved vehicles includes the 2010 Model Year Chrysler 300, Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Avenger, Dodge Challenger and Dodge Journey, as well as the 2011 Dodge Ram, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration informs us.
The power steering pressure hose assembly might develop a crack and allow the power steering fluid to leak. This can reach hot engine components and lead to a fire.
"Some of these vehicles may experience a separation at the crimped end of the power steering pressure hose assembly," stated a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration release. "Leaked power steering fluid onto hot engine components could cause a fire."
Chrysler filled an official documentation with the authorities, stating that it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.
The safety campaign is expected to debut by the end of the current month. Chrysler will contact owners of the affected cars and invite them to pay a visit to their Chrysler and Dodge dealer. The company’s specialists will replace the power steering pressure hoses, with the operation being performed free of charge.
Owners of the aforementioned vehicles can contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. They can also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or use the safecar website.