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Dodge Ram Recall

Equipment Brand Name / Part No. or Model No.:   Production Dates:
    CHRYSLER / STEERING LINKAGE   Information not Available
Vehicle Make / Model:   Model Year(s):
     DODGE / RAM   2003-2008
Manufacturer: CHRYSLER LLCMfr's Report Date: JAN 06, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E001000NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES
Potential Number of Units Affected: 18000
Summary: 
  CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 18,000 AFTERMARKET STEERING LINKAGES USED FOR SERVICE ON SOME MY 2003 THROUGH 2008 DODGE RAM HEAVY DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS. THE SUBJECT LINKAGES MAY EXPERIENCE DRAG LINK INNER TIE ROD TO PITMAN ARM BALL STUD FRACTURE, ALSO, THE STEERING LINKAGE DAMPER ATTACHING BRACKET MAY YEILD AND SHIFT ON THE LINKAGE. THE PART NUMBERS OF THE AFFECTED ASSEMBLIES IS 52122362AA THROUGH 52122362AD.
Consequence: 
  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.
Remedy: 
  DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STEERING LINKAGE DRAG LINK INNER TIE ROD END ASSEMBLY, AND INSPECT THE STEERING LINKAGE DAMPER BRACKET.

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