Dodge has issued a recall for Dodge Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 models for a steering linkage problem. Please read below for the specific models and details.
Manufacturer: Chrysler LLC
2008-2009 Dodge Ram 2500
2008-2009 Dodge Ram 3500
NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V005000
Potential Units Affected: 32865
Problem: Chrysler is recalling 32,865 model year 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. 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.
Corrective Action: Dealers will replace the steering linkage drag link inner tie rod end assembly, and inspect the steering linkage damper bracket free charge. The recall is expected to begin during January 2009. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.