Chrysler recalls 26,000 vehicles for fluid leak

The company logo on the grille of a 2006 Chrysler 300 sedan on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

October 20, 2010 7:54:59 AM PDT
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. Owners with questions can contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403 or