DETROIT —Chrysler is recalling about
26,000 cars and pickup trucks because power steering fluid can leak onto a hot
engine and cause a fire.
The National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration says on its website that the recall includes some 2010 models of
the Chrysler 300 and Sebring, the Dodge Avenger, Challenger and Journey, and
some 2011 Dodge Ram pickups.
NHTSA said Wednesday that a power
steering hose assembly can separate at the crimped end and leak fluid onto the
engine. Dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace the hoses for free.