Ram Truck Recall Issued for 1.2M Vehicles Due to Steering Problems

Recalls have been issued for roughly 1.2 million Dodge Ram pickup trucks due to possible problems with the tie rods assembly, which may cause a loss of steering for some drivers.  

The Dodge Ram truck recalls were announced by Chrysler Group LLC, on November 8, after the company received at least seven accident reports where the driver experienced loss of steering, including two reports involving injuries.

One of the recalls was issued for about 842,000 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks from the 2003 through 2008 model years. A second includes 294,000 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks from the model years 2008 through 2012, as well as 2008 Ram 1500 4×4 Mega Cabs. A third recall affects 43,500 Ram 4500 and 5500 trucks from the 2008 through 2012 model years.

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Chrysler announced that the tie rod assemblies in some of the vehicles may have been misaligned during the manufacturing process or steering system service. These components are essential for steering capability.

Of the 1.2 million vehicles included in the recall, Chrysler estimates that only about 453,000 have affected tie rod assemblies requiring repair. However, the wide range of possibly impacted vehicles have been included to ensure they are safe.

About 968,000 of the recalled trucks were sold in the U.S. Another 157,000 were sold in Canada, 37,100 in Mexico and 18,000 were sold abroad.

Chrysler Group plans to notify all customers next month by mail with warnings and instructions on how to receive a free inspection and repair. Chrysler anticipates beginning repairing the affected vehicles as early as January 2014. Customers with questions can call (800) 853-1403.

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3 Comments

  • RichardFebruary 23, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Tie rod end broke while driving down the road and a complete loss off steering and CONTROL was felt and was lucky to get the truck to the side of the road without incident,the local Dodge dealership says that it is not covered by the recall

  • JustinJanuary 12, 2014 at 6:59 am

    I have a dodge ram 3500 with the 5.9l cummins. I received a recall in the mail for the front left tie rod end and made arrangements to have my truck checked. 2 nights before on my driveway my right tie rod end broke and I completely lost control of the vehicle and it ran up a bank before I could get it stopped. While this happened I broke one of my toes trying to keep from flipping it off the bank[Show More]I have a dodge ram 3500 with the 5.9l cummins. I received a recall in the mail for the front left tie rod end and made arrangements to have my truck checked. 2 nights before on my driveway my right tie rod end broke and I completely lost control of the vehicle and it ran up a bank before I could get it stopped. While this happened I broke one of my toes trying to keep from flipping it off the bank on the left which I had no control of luckily the truck went right. The truck was towed to my nearest dodge dealer and they said and I quote. The recall is for the left the right ones don't brake.......well I think he might have been confused. I have talked with everyone at dodge and filed complaints with everyone I can get a number for but cant afford an attorney. If I could I would have to hire one.....Hope I can get my truck fixed but they should have to buy me a Chevrolet as now I am scared to death to haul my family in a dodge ever again. I don't understand how the recall can call for replaceing both tie rods but I cant qualify because my left is not broke and due to a steering section that has a stud and not a u bolt holding it together. Bottom line is no matter the recall a faulty product that dodge has notoriously had problems with has failed yet again and now I have a broken toe and a broken truck and dodge doesn't seem to care either way.

  • VIDONovember 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    2008 RAM/1500 QUADE. never WAS told of recall, just recently 11/2013, I spent $550.00 on frontend work, and was told by mechanic, that I also need replace tie rods. why has DODGE not told me of recall?? I love Dodge vehicles but not if dodge have me drive them unsafe. I hope you fix your error in my truck and keep me safe

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