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Old 07-13-2011, 12:58 PM
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Dodge is recalling nearly a quarter of a million Ram pickups for a bad tie rod assembly in the front steering system. The company says the part may fracture, and it often occurs during low-speed turning maneuvers, like in parking lots. If a fracture happens, drivers could notice a loss in directional stability, increasing the risk of a crash.
The affected vehicles include a wide range of models and years, including:
  • 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Mega Cab 4x4 built between Feb. 14, 2008, through Aug. 15, 2008
  • 2008-2011 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 4x4 built between Feb. 14, 2008, through Aug. 15, 2008
  • 2008-2011 Dodge Ram 3500 Cab Chassis 4x2 built between Feb. 14, 2008, through Aug. 15, 2008
  • 2003-2008 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 may have received part during routine service
There is no date for the start of the recall, but dealers will inspect the affected vehicles and replace the left tie rod as needed for free. Owners can call Chrysler at1-800-423-6343 (1-800-4A-DODGE) or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 800-327-4236.
News info: http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2011/07...m-pickups.html
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110...kups-worldwide


Click on the link bellow to find out if your truck is on the list, click on I need RECALL OR CUSTOMER SATISFACTION NOTIFICATION INFORMATION tab. use the recall box and Enter the last 8 characters of your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): http://www.dodge.com/webselfservice/dodge/index.jsp
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that makes no sense, how can it affect model year 2008-2011 if the vehicles were built in 2008? i hope my 11 2500 was not built that far in advance.
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Why wouldnt my 08 quad cab 1500 not be on that list? I cant believe it would have different parts than the othe trucks.
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Why wouldnt my 08 quad cab 1500 not be on that list? I cant believe it would have different parts than the othe trucks.
It's all HD 2500/3500 parts. The mega cab uses some of the HD stuff due to it's size. The 1500 use different parts.
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that makes no sense, how can it affect model year 2008-2011 if the vehicles were built in 2008? i hope my 11 2500 was not built that far in advance.

They use some of the same parts over several years. Keeps manufacturing and R&D costs down.
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punched in my vin and my rig doesn't come up.
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I had a recall on the in I believe 07. There were 2 types used and mine was not the style. You'd think they would learn a lessen then.

I wonder if these were made / assembled by the guys found drinking in the park near the factory ?
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punched in my vin and my rig doesn't come up.

Mine doesnt come up either. Going to the dealer tomorrow for another issue and will check with them. Hoping it's just because it just came out and I'm just not listed yet.
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