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Recall Issued for Dodge 2009-2011 Ram

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 RAM 1500 due to noise (growl, grind) coming from rear axle bearing.

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
DODGE / RAM 1500 2011
Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC Mfr's Report Date: DEC 24, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V656000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:SPINDLE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 56,611
Summary:
 CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 RAM 1500 TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 2009 THROUGH DECEMBER 2010. SOME VEHICLES MAY HAVE EXPERIENCE A NOISE (GROWL, GRIND) COMING FROM THE REAR AXLE BEARING WHICH COULD EVENTUALLY SEIZE.
Consequence:
 A FAILURE OF THE BEARING COULD CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO STALL INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIR AS NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Notes:
 OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .