Ford, Chrysler recall almost 160,000 vehicles
US automakers Ford and Chrysler are recalling tens of thousands of vehicles due to safety problems, the government said Friday.
Chrysler Group was recalling about 143,000 vehicles over the 2008-2011 model years in three separate filings, according to a report on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website.
The number-three US automaker, managed by Italy's Fiat, recalled more than 22,000 2008-2011 Dodge Ram trucks to address a potential steering problem.
Chrysler also recalled about 65,000 2009 Dodge Journey sport utility vehicles that could fail to deploy air bags, and 56,000 2011 Ram trucks to fix a bearing that could cause them to stall.
Ford Motor, the nation's second-largest automaker, recalled almost 15,000 2011 model years of pickup trucks, Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX SUVs to address an electrical problem that could cause a fire, the government said.