Jeep has announced a recall on approximately 3,400 Gladiator pickup trucks due to a lack of lubricant in the rear driveshaft. No grease in a portion of the rear driveshaft could cause overheating and the monoblock joint to seize up. This could cause the driveshaft to fracture, resulting in a sudden loss of drive power and increasing the risk of a crash.
Jeep manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles began notifying owners on Oct. 18. 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 driveshaft.
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.