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Recall: 2011 Ram (1500): STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

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    [FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]10V475000[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
    Make: DODGE
    Model: RAM 1500
    Model Year: 2011
    MFG Campaign #: K26

    Description: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

    Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC
    Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

    Number of units affected: 26,397
    Date owner notified by MFG: 10/21/2010

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

    Defect Summary: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]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.[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

    Consequence Summary: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]LEAKED POWER STEERING FLUID ONTO HOT ENGINE COMPONENTS COULD CAUSE A FIRE.[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

    Corrective Summary: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]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.[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

    Recall Notes: CHRYSLER SAFETY RECALL NO. 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). [/FONT]
     

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