Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling more than 69,000 vehicles for a defect that could cause a loss of power while being driven.
The voluntary safety recall includes model year 2014 - 2017 Dodge Chargers and model year 2014 - 2017 Chrysler 300s. According to a notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website, the problem involves the potential loosening of front driveshaft bolts, which could lead to the loss of power if the driveshaft becomes disconnected. Driveshafts are mechanical components that send power to a vehicle's front wheels. They are also often used to connect other components of a car's drive train.
If the driveshaft becomes disconnected, it could contact the road or even completely detach from car. Besides the potential damage to cars, the issue could expose passengers to the risk of a car crash.
FCA says consumers who own any of the recalled vehicles should be on the lookout for unusual car vibration or noise. The automaker says it has received no reports of accidents or injuries involving the problem so far. It says it discovered the problem after it reviewed warranty data.
FCA says owners can expect to receive notifications on March 31st. Owners can get additional details by calling the company at 800-853-1403 or www.safercar.gov. You can also read about other recent auto recalls here.