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Chrysler recalls 150k trucks, SUVs

Chrysler is recalling nearly 150,000 trucks and SUVs to address several problems, including steering, air bag issues and the potential for trucks to stall. 

The recalls were posted Thursday on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website.

Chrysler is conducting three separate recalls to fix the problems.  Models manufactured at the Chrysler facility in Belvedere, Illinois are unaffected. 

The first recall covers about 22,000 Dodge Ram trucks from the 2008-2011 model years to address steering problems. The second involves about 65,000 2009 model year Dodge Journey SUVs to fix side air bags that might not deploy.  The last includes about 57,000 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks from the 2011 model year to fix components in rear axles that could cause the trucks to stall.  Chrysler says owners can call (800) 853-1403 for more information.

Meanwhile, the Ford Motor Co announced a separate recall of nearly 15,000 vehicles. The recall affects seven 2011 models.  They include the F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 trucks, as well as the Ford Edge and the Lincoln MKX. 

Models manufactured at Chicago's Torrence Avenue Assembly plant are unaffected by this recall.  Ford notified the NHTSA of the recall after fires erupted in two attended F-150 trucks at its assembly plant in Dearborn, Michigan. 


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