In a recent, huge move by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Chrysler Fiat is finding themselves in a position that will cost them hundreds of millions. NHTSA is requiring that Chrysler Fiat buy back as many as half a million Ram pickups and also pay compensation for repairs to over a million Jeeps.
You can read more about the recall here, but below we show what the recalls are for and if your car may be on the list.
The Dodge Ram recall is due to a faulty steering part that may cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles, causing accidents and even wrongful death. The Jeeps are being recalled due to a fuel tank that is located in the back of the vehicle, behind the rear axle. If these Jeeps get hit from behind, it is possible for the fuel tank to rupture. The spilled gasoline could ignite and cause a fire that can also cause injury and death. All of the Jeeps involved in this recall are referred to as "older," so it is imperative that you get your vehicle checked by a licensed mechanic or dealer as soon as possible.
Due to these malfunctions, the NHTSA is requiring the following vehicles to be bought back:
- Some Ram 1500 models made between 2009-2012
- 2008 Ram 1500 Mega Cab 4x4
- 2008-2012 Ram 2500 4x4
- 2008-2012 Ram 3500 4x4
- 2008-2012 Ram 4500 4x4
- 2008-2012 Ram 5500 4x4
- 2009 Chrysler Aspen
- 2009 Dodge Durango
- 2009-2011 Dodge Dakota
What To Do If Your Vehicle May Be On The List
If you own one of the above-listed vehicles, your vehicle is liable to be bought-back by Chrysler Fiat. The best thing to do in this situation is to contact our Los Angeles lemon law attorney, Howard D. Silver. Mr. Silver has been representing members of our community for decades, helping them to get compensation for a vehicle that is a lemon. A lemon is a vehicle that doesn't function properly when you purchase it and can't be repaired. However, there are many rules that surround this law, so it is imperative to get help from an experienced attorney. For help with your lemon law case, please contact us today by calling (855) 341-2611.