Chrysler recalls 1.2 million Ram pickup trucks

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2007 Dodge Ram 3500

Chrysler has announced that it will issue three separate recalls that will cover as many as 1.2 million Ram pickup trucks for “steering-system tie rods that may have been misaligned during assembly or steering-system service.” The vast majority of these trucks were sold in the United States, though some trucks in Mexico, Canada or overseas will be called in, as well.

The largest of the three recalls covers an estimated 842,400 model-year 2003-2008 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks. Two smaller campaigns will bring 294,000 model-year 2008-2012 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups, chassis cabs and 2008 Ram 1500 4×4 Mega Cabs; plus 43,500 model-year 2008-2012 Ram 4500 and 5500 4×4 chassis cabs into the dealer to be checked and repaired if necessary.

This is a very large recall, and Chrysler says it is “casting the net wider than necessary to identify those vehicles that require repair.” The automaker estimates that “as many as 726,000 may not need repair.”

Feel free to read all the details in the press releases from Chrysler and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration below.

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