Chrysler is recalling 1.2 million Ram trucks to correct a problem that could result in the loss of steering. The problem stems from tie rods that may have been misaligned during assembly or service—a condition that could cause the component to break. In a statement, the company said the following models are affected:
- 2003-2008 Ram 2500 and 3500
- 2003-2008 Ram chassis cabs
- 2008 Ram 1500 4x4 Mega Cabs
- 2008-2012 Ram 4500 and 5500 4x4 chassis cabs
Affected customers will be notified in January with instructions for making service appointments. Customers who own affected 4500 and 5500 models may bring their vehicles to Chrysler Group dealers for interim service because replacement parts may not be available until late 2014. Concerned customers may call 1-800-853-1403.