Auburn Hills, MI – November 20, 2021 – Stellantis (NYSE: STLA), which owns the Dodge brand, is recalling 4,837 2021 Dodge Durango SUVs with rear spoilers that may detach while driving. This creates a road hazard that may increase the risk of a crash or injury for other motorists.
Vehicles that are part of this Stellantis recall have a spoiler, which is a piece of external trim whose purpose is to give the vehicle a slicker appearance.
In affected vehicles, the spoiler may have been fitted incorrectly, allowing it to press against the roof when opening the liftgate. This contact may damage the spoiler over time.
The component in question is a rear spoiler, with part number 7DY53TZZAB or 7DY56TZZAB.
A loose spoiler may detach while driving and hit other vehicles, increasing the risk of a crash and injury. It can also land on the road, where it becomes an obstacle that may cause other vehicles to crash.
When the spoiler is touching the roof, it will create a sound that the driver and passengers can hear. Additionally, if it becomes loose, it will rattle while driving.
Other Dodge Durango recalls
Earlier this year, Dodge recalled some of the 2021 Durango SUVs that had a missing side airbag fastener. This may cause the airbag to deploy incorrectly in a crash, increasing the risk of an injury.
Dealers will inspect the spoilers on affected vehicles and replace them with redesigned variants if needed. Notifications about the repair will be sent to vehicle owners around December 17, 2021.
Is your vehicle a part of this recall?
This recall includes almost 5,000 vehicles. To see if yours is affected by it or any other Chrysler recall, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.