I've been wondering about this as I noticed something dripping the other day, and I once in a great while and
will get a noise like the steering rod/arm is shuttering across some old rubber. I started looking things up and
it looks like there is a TSB on 2010 Challengers because of the hose getting crimped and sometimes breaking
causing the potential for an engine fire. Here is what I've been able to find:
RECALL - STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Model Year: 2010
Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC
Mfr's Report Date: OCT 07, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V475000
Component: STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM P
Potential Number of Units Affected: 26397
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 CHRYSLER SEBRING, 300, CHARGER (LX) AND DODGE CHALLENGER (LC), AVENGER (JS), AND JOURNEY (JC), AS WELL AS MODEL YEAR 2011 DODGE RAM LIGHT DUTY PICKUP (DS) VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A SEPARATION AT THE CRIMPED END OF THE POWER STEERING PRESSURE HOSE ASSEMBLY.
LEAKED POWER STEERING FLUID ONTO HOT ENGINE COMPONENTS COULD CAUSE A FIRE.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE AS NECESSARY THE POWER STEERING PRESSURE HOSES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
CHRYSLER'S CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS K26. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
And here is the time frame of when they were built and the approx number affected. My was born 2 days before the end of the time period of when they noticed the problem. See the attached picture.
I meant to call the dealship today about this but forgot. Something that all should know. I found this on line as I am not the original owner so the first owner must have got the notice. Dodge now knows I own the car so should get mailings now on these kinds of things.