Chrysler Group and Ford Motor Company both issued multiple recalls of trucks and SUVs to address steering, air bag, potential stalling problems, and electrical issues.
According to the recall information, Chrysler has recalled more than 121,000 vehicles in two recalls involving the 2009 Dodge Journey crossover and the 2011 Ram 1500 pickup.
The recall of 65,180 2009 Dodge Journeys was for defective wires in the front-door wiring harness that could break over time in some vehicles. The wiring failure could cause the side air bag sensors to be deactivated and disable the side bags so they would not go off in a crash.
2011 Ram 1500 pickup recalled for issue with rear axle bearing and 56,611 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup trucks over potential seizing by the rear axle bearing, which could cause a crash. Some of the trucks were not given the proper amount of lubricant to prevent bearing failure, which likely would be apparent within the first few hundred miles of the truck’s use.
Ford initiated the recall of its vehicles to address potential electrical shorts that could lead to fires in unattended vehicles. The recalled Ford vehicles include the Ford F150, F250, F350, F450, and F550 pickup trucks and the 2011 Ford Edge and 2011 Lincoln MKX crossovers.
NHTSA Recall link: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=DateSearch&date=12/01/2010&type=V&SCR323=false&summary=true&prod_id=0&PrintVersion=YES