Recall: 2008-2009 Ram (2500): STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY

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[FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]9031,9032[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Make: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]DODGE
Model: RAM 2500
Model Year: 2008-2009
MFG Campaign #: H36

Description: STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report[/FONT][FONT=&quot]: CHRYSLER LLC
Begin Date of MFG: 2/29/2008
End Date of MFG: 11/03/2008
Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

Number of units affected: 32,782
Date owner notified by MFG: 2/16/2009

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

Defect Summary: CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 32,782 MY 2008-2009 DODGE RAM 2500, 3500 AND 3500 CAB CHASSIS PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH POWERS AND SONS STEERING LINKAGE. THE STEERING LINKAGE DRAG LINK INNER TIE ROD TO PITMAN ARM BALL STUD MAY FRACTURE. ALSO THE STEERING LINKAGE DAMPER ATTACHING THE BRACKET MAY YIELD AND SHIFT ON THE LINKAGE. [/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 IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 16, 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. H36.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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