Chrysler Recalls Dodge Ram Trucks
Chrysler has initiated a recall of 242,780 Dodge Ram trucks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the recall was prompted by a defect increasing the risk that the left tie rod ball stud may fracture. This could result in a loss of directional stability in the left front wheel, increasing the risk of a car accident. These fractures most commonly occur when vehicles are performing low speed parking lot-type maneuvers such as making a tight turn.
The following vehicles are included in the recall:
- 2008-2011 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 4×4
- 2008-2011 Dodge Ram 3500 Cab Chassis 4×2
- 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Mega Cab 4×4
- 2003-2008 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 trucks receiving the defective tie rod assembly as a replacement part
According to a Chrysler spokesperson, there have been several minor car accidents caused by these defective autos, resulting in one minor injury. Dodge dealers will inspect the tie rod ends on all recalled vehicles and replace the left outer tie rod if necessary. A front toe alignment will also be performed as needed.
Currently, Chrysler has not set a time line for the recall. You can call Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403 for additional information.
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by one of these defective Dodge Ram trucks, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. An experienced defective auto attorney can help ensure your rights are fully protected.