Chrysler Faces Class Action Over Dodge Wheel-Locking Defect

Law360, Los Angeles (August 20, 2012, 8:56 PM ET) -- Chrysler Group LLC was hit with a putative class action Friday in California federal court alleging its line of Dodge Ram trucks have a defect that causes the vehicles' rear wheels to lock up, posing a serious safety hazard.

The problem is present in 2009-2010 model Dodge Ram trucks and is caused by a defective rear differential that locks the rear tires and causes the vehicles to spin out, often at speeds in excess of 30 miles per hour, the lawsuit says. One consumer has reported...
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