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Certain Model Year Dodge Rams to be recalled by Chrysler


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)Chrysler is recalling certain Model Year 2008-2011 Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 vehicles. These vehicles may experence a weakening and fracture of the left ball studd on the tie rod resulting in the potential for loss of steering.

Consequence: Loss of steering control of the vehicle could increase the risk of a crash.

Product Information

Vehicle Make / Model: Dodge / Ram     

Model Year(s): 2009-2011
Manufacturer: Chrysler Group LLC Mfr’s

NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 10V657000 
Component: Steering:Linkages: Tie rod Assembly

Potential Number of Units Affected: 22,274

Remedy: Chrysler will notify owners and replace the left outer tie rod Free of Charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during February 2011. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
Notes: Chrysler Safety Recall No. K28. Owners may also contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety HOTLINE at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to .

About The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

NHTSA was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 to carry out safety programs previously administered by the National Highway Safety Bureau. Specifically, the agency directs the highway safety and consumer programs established by the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966, the Highway Safety Act of 1966, the 1972 Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act, and succeeding amendments to these laws. Dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety, NHTSA works daily to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial. The agency strives to exceed the expectations of its customers through its core values of Integrity, Service, and Leadership.




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