Chrysler Group has announced that 250.000 units of the Dodge Ram are being recalled in order to replace a steering component which could brake, increasing the risk of a crash.
The popularity of Dodge Ram is decreasing after being recalled two times since December, last year, when the manufacturer replaced a left outer tie rod.
The new recall of Dodge Rams covers 168.458 build in 2008, 2500, 3500, 3500 4×4 and 3500 Cab Chassis two wheel drive models, with 2008 Ram 1500 Mega Cam four wheel drive and 74.322, 2003-2008 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 vehicles which received that part in services.
These incidents aren’t isolated and in February 2008 the Ram’s steering system was changed in another recall.
Twelve complaints were made for vechicles produced between 2008 and 2011 of the Ram 2500 and 3500 four wheel drive models, and NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) opened a preliminary investigation.
Initially Crysler Group refused to recall the 2500 and 3500 models because company’s officials thinked that the steering linkage was a different design.
The Crysler Group hasn’t decided when it will notify dealers and owners about the new recall.