Chrysler recalls over 26,000 vehicles to repair power steering systems

2010 Chrysler 300C

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced today that Chrysler is recalling a total of 26,397 vehicles to inspect and repair power steering systems that could cause a fire.

The recall consists of certain model year 2010 Chrysler Sebring, 300, Charger (LX) and Dodge Challenger (LC), Dodge Avenger (JS) and Journey (JC). The recall also consists some model year 2011 Dodge Ram light duty pickup (DS) vehicles.

Chrysler said that some of these vehicles may experience a separation at the crimped end of the power steering pressure hose assembly. Leaked Power steering fluid onto the hot engine components could cause a fire.

The safety recall is expected to start later this month. Dealers will inspect and replace the power steering pressure hose free of charge. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

– By: Omar Rana