The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating Chrysler’s Ram pickup truck and the Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV after consumer complaints about safety issues.
Ram owners have complained that the rear wheels can lock up in 2009 and 2010 models, potentially causing a car accident. The gears on the truck allow that for the wheels to turn at different speeds can fail, causing the wheels to freeze while the vehicles are moving. The majority of consumers complained that they were traveling over 35 mph or faster when the truck’s wheels locked.
The NHTSA says the 2012 Grand Cherokee’s power steering hose can leak fluid into the engine, possibly causing a fire hazard. The agency has received reports of engine fires in the SUV.
According to the Associated Press, the Ram and the Grand Cherokee are two of Chrysler’s top-selling vehicles.
Depending on the outcomes of the investigations, recalls could be issued for the vehicles.
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