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Recall: 2003-2008 Ram (1500): STEERING:LINKAGES

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    [FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]84074,84075,84076,84078,84079,84080[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Make: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]DODGE
    Model: RAM 1500
    Model Year: 2003-2008
    MFG Campaign #: H46

    Description: STEERING:LINKAGES[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report[/FONT][FONT=&quot]: CHRYSLER LLC
    Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: E

    Number of units affected: 18,000
    Date owner notified by MFG: 6/6/2009

    Recall Initiator: MFR
    MFG's of Recalled Vehicles/Products: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

    Defect Summary: CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 18,000 AFTERMARKET STEERING LINKAGES USED FOR SERVICE ON SOME MY 2003 THROUGH 2008 DODGE RAM HEAVY DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS. THE SUBJECT LINKAGES MAY EXPERIENCE DRAG LINK INNER TIE ROD TO PITMAN ARM BALL STUD FRACTURE, ALSO, THE STEERING LINKAGE DAMPER ATTACHING BRACKET MAY YEILD AND SHIFT ON THE LINKAGE. THE PART NUMBERS OF THE AFFECTED ASSEMBLIES IS 52122362AA THROUGH 52122362AD. [/FONT]

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    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Consequence Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] THIS COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL AND THE RESTRICTED ABILITY TO TURN THE VEHICLE IN ONE DIRECTION INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.[/FONT]


    [FONT=&quot]Corrective Summary:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STEERING LINKAGE DRAG LINK INNER TIE ROD END ASSEMBLY, AND INSPECT THE STEERING LINKAGE DAMPER BRACKET FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 6, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.[/FONT]
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    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Recall Notes: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]CHRYSLER RECALL NO. H46.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).[/FONT]
     

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