This went out last July, so first owners have probably all been notified. People who bought their trucks used might not have been in that information loop.
Chrysler recalled 242,780 Dodge Ram pickup trucks because the left side tie rod can break when the driver is making a tight turn at slow speeds, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. |
Once the tie rod breaks, the left front wheel could move independently without being controlled by the steering wheel, creating a loss of directional stability and increasing the risk of a crash. The NHTSA knows of 12 complaints from consumers about the tie rod breaks and opened a preliminary investigation into the issue in April.Included in the Dodge recall are:
But even if your Dodge Ram truck wasn't made within those manufacture dates, it still could be part of the recall. The NHTSA said model years 2003 and 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks may have received the defective tie rod assembly as a replacement part during normal garage service.
Dealership will inspect the tie rods and replace them as needed for free.
Chrysler and tie rods ... yeesh. [/VoiceOfExperienceAndItWasNotFun]