The Chrysler Group Limited Liability Company has issued a voluntary recall of 289 of its Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Caravan passenger vehicles manufactured in model year 2012 due to their potential for rear suspension failure.
Some of these vehicles may have come equipped with right rear bearing and hub assemblies that have been inadequately machined by the auto manufacturer, potentially allowing for premature degradation of these parts which can cause the right rear wheel to become separated from the vehicle, potentially increasing the likelihood of an auto collision. Chrysler will begin notifying the owners of the affected vehicles later this month, at which time the automaker will begin replacing the potentially defective auto parts with properly manufactured right rear hub and bearing assemblies at no cost to the consumer. Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the manufacturer and reference Chrysler recall number M13 or call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline and reference NHTSA Campaign ID Number 12V141000.
As a highly experienced San Jose car accident lawyer, I know the damage improperly manufactured automobiles can cause, and I sincerely hope that this recall is carried out swiftly and efficiently to minimize the chance that this defective auto part will result in accident or injury. If you have been involved in a collision linked to malfunctioning auto parts, please consider contacting a licensed San Jose personal injury attorney.