Approximately 520 model-year 2019 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs are being recalled because the front differential may have been assembled with insufficiently hardened pinion gears which can lead to the gear teeth wearing down. This could cause a loss of power while driving and loss of the PARK function when stationary, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dodge and Jeep parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will begin notifying owners on May 15. Owners can call the automaker at 800-853-1403 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will replace the front differential.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.