Chrysler recalls 242,780 Dodge Ram pickup trucks due to possible tie rod assembly problem

By on Jul 13, 2011 in Lifestyle, Travel, United States Comments

Chrysler announced a voluntary recall for 242,780 Dodge Ram pickup trucks due to possible problem on their tie rod assembly.



2008 Ram 1500 Mega Cab file photo
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As noted at National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) official website on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, Chrysler is recalling several models of Dodge Ram pickup trucks.

Included in this latest Chrysler recall are 2008-2011 Ram 2500 and 3500 4×4 models, and 2008-2011 Ram 3500 Cab Chassis 4×2 models, which were manufactured from February 14, 2008 to March 28, 2011.

The NHTSA also mentioned the 2008 Ram 1500 Mega Cab 4×4 models which were manufactured from February 14, 2008 to August 15, 2008.

On the other hand, the 2003-2008 Ram 2500 and 3500 models were said to have possibly received the affected tie rod assembly as a replacement during their normal service.

According to NHTSA, the tie rod assembly problem may result in the potential loss of directional stability in the left front wheel, thus increasing the risk of crash; with no related incidents mentioned on the report.

Meanwhile, Chrysler said its dealers will inspect the tie rod assembly of the affected models and will replace the left outer tie rod as required and shall perform a front end toe alignment if necessary for free of charge.

Nevertheless, Chrysler noted that they have not yet informed the affected owners for the schedule of inspection but invited them to call their office at 1-800-853-1403, or to visit SaferCar.gov for more information.



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