Chrysler Dodge Ram recalls

On December 23, 2010 the Chrysler Group LLC announced a recall on the Dodge Ram, 4500 and 5500 vehicles.

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2008 - 2011 because of a weakening and a fracture of the left ball stud on the tie rod.

What is the danger?

This weakening could result in a potential loss of steering which to lead to loss of steering control. This increases your risk of having a car crash.

What should I do?

Chrysler will notify the owners of the affected vehicles. Chrysler will pay to replace the left outer tie rod free of charge. This is Chrysler Safety Recall No. K28. If you wish to contact Chrysler you may do so at 1-800-853-1403 or go to their website.

Further recall notices

Chrysler had an earlier recall on October 7, 2010 for certain on the 2010 Chrysler Sebring, 300, Charger (LX) and Dodge Challenger (LC), Avenger (JS), Journey (JC) and the 2011 Dodge Ram Light Duty Pickup (DS).

The problem at that time was a separation at the crimped end of the power steering pressure hose assembly that could cause a fire after leaking power steering fluid onto hot engine components.

December 7, 2010 Chrysler also had a problem with certain model year 2010-2011 Dodge Ram trucks that were manufactured from March 2009 through to October 2010.

Some of these vehicles were equipped with diesel engine and a hydroboost brake system may be equipped with a power steering reservoir cap with excessive heat vent pressure levels. this can result in brake pedals that are slow to return.

Brake lights that are slow to extinguish could mislead what you are doing to other vehicles and increase the risk of a car crash.

On December 24, 2010 Chrysler recalled certain model year 2011 Ram 1500 trucks manufactured from September 2009 through December 2010. Some of these truck have experienced a growling or grinding noise coming from the rear axle bearing which could eventually seize.

The failure of the bearing could cause the vehicle to stall increase the risk of a crash. This is another case of Chrysler notifying the owners and doing the repair free of charge.

January 3, 2011 there is a recall on the Dodge/Journey model year 2009. The affected units were manufactured from November 1, 2007 through September 7, 2008. The potential number of vehicles affect is 65,180.

The wires within the front door wire harnesses may fatigue and break. this can interrupt the circuits for the side impact sensor(s) resulting in an airbag warning lamp illumination and loss of the side crash sensing capability.

In the event of a car crash the side air bag may not deploy. This reduces the protection intended for the occupants and increases the risk of injuries.

Chrysler will notify the owners and replace the left and right door wiring harnesses free of charge. This safety recall is expected to begin during February 2011.

For any questions or concerns you may go to the Chrysler website.