chryslerChrysler Group is recalling 26,397 cars and trucks to repair power-steering hoses that may become disconnected and leak fluid, raising the potential for vehicle fires.

Models involved include the Chrysler Sebring and 300 and the Dodge Challenger, Charger, Avenger and Journey from the 2010 model year, as well as 2011 Ram light-duty pickup trucks, according to a recall notice posted on the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration website.

On some of the vehicles, the crimped end of the power-steering pressure hose may separate from the power-steering assembly, resulting in fluid leaking onto hot engine parts and possibly igniting a fire, NHTSA said.

As a remedy, dealers will inspect and replace the power-steering hoses as necessary, at no cost to owners of the recalled vehicles. Recall notices are expected to begin being sent out this month, the agency said.

In June, Chrysler recalled nearly 600,000 vehicles for a wide range of problems including failing brakes, sticky accelerators and electrical fires. Among models recalled at the time were nearly 290,000 Jeep Wrangler sport utility vehicles from model years 2007 through 2010 that could experience brake failures caused by leaking brake fluid.

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moparman426w

First off it's just a power steering hose, very easy and inexpensive to replace. And it's only 26k vehicles. Overall Chrysler has far less safety recalls than any major auto manufacturer. And the vehicles that had faulty accelerators were just a few thousand calibers. But there was no danger of the cars accelerating out of control, because unlike toyota chrysler was smart enough to equip their cars with brake override systems, ever since they built their first electronic throttle controls in 99!

October 21 2010 at 6:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
stripedbass7

In other words, GM & Chrysler are at the top of the Heap, Regarding Junk Car makers.....

October 21 2010 at 1:33 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
stripedbass7

Government motors bailed out The Crappiest co. Glad they saved the Jobs. But They still make junk.

October 21 2010 at 1:32 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Iselin007

Chrysler should install a potty in the driver seat so when you look at the Bill of Sale an see your name on it you'll be ready.

October 21 2010 at 12:53 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Iselin007

Who cares go buy a Honda then reserve this space for talking about the economy!

October 21 2010 at 12:50 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
My Name

Where are all the UAW posters? The earth has seemed to swallowed'um all up!

October 20 2010 at 11:13 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Jim

I really liked 3 of my last 4 FORD cars...1988 Mercury Grand Marquis Wagon with a 5.0 V8 Great car. Didn't like my 1996 FORD Windstar Van with the 3.8 V6 that didn't make it to 100K before it had major engine (antifreeze in the oil due to head problems) and transmission problems... then I got a 2003 Ford Taurus 3.0 24V with leather and all the bells and whistles...and it is a good car still... about 20 mpg average around town and about 25 mpg on the highway...Then I picked up a used 1997 Grand Marquis 4.6 SOHC v8 and it is a great highway ride...problems with the plastic intake manifold and trouble replacing the heater core ( believe it or not the steering wheel needs to be pulled to do the heater core)

October 20 2010 at 10:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jim

I HAVE HAD THREE "AISAN" CARS...2006 HONDA CIVIC COUPE GREAT ON GAS, GREAT HANDLEING BUT A LOT OF ROAD NOISE. 1995 HUNDAI ELANTRA 5 SPEED THAT WAS A DECENT RIDE IN WHICH EVERYTHING IN THE CAR WORKED WELL FOR A LONG TIME. SORT OF LIKE A TIMEX WATCH...NOT MUCH TO LOOK AT BUT HEY IT WORKS. THE OTHER ONE I HAD WAS AN 1981 TOYOTA TACOMA PICKUP. IT WAS A TOUGH LITTLE TRUCK. GOT NOT TO GOOD OF GAS MILEAGE BUT IT LASTED FOREVER UNTIL IT WAS TOWED FROM A NO PARKING ZONE AND THAT WAS THAT...GENERALLY SPEAKING THE ASIAN CARS THAT I CAN AFFORD ARE AVERAGE HANDLEING, ROAD NOISE, AND TAKE SOME ABUSE AND KEEP ON GOING...

October 20 2010 at 10:11 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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sonjaab

I see all you traitors to America FORGOT about those runaway toyoyos! Read a JD Powers survey lately and see the Detroit 3 cars score higher than those Pacific rim junks almost every time. You poor brainwashed fools!

October 20 2010 at 10:05 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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Jim

FORD has made some nice products recently. HOWEVER, FORD is involved in a lawsuit brought by aftermarket filter and parts manufactorers, because FORD is NOT HONORING WARRANTIES where aftermarket parts and filters are used. THIS IS A DIRECT VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW DESIGNED TO PROTECT THE CONSUMER. SHAME ON FORD FOR MAKING THIS AN ISSUE, FORD IS JUST WAYING WHICH WILL COST THEM MORE AND WHEN. CHRYSLER is involved in a class action suit because CHRYSLER is not honoring warranty issues on their 4.7 L "sludge" engine...They also are thinking that the consumer won't have the funds or the will power to stay the course in a court battle. shame on whoever owns CHRYSLER AT THIS TIME...

October 20 2010 at 10:00 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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