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jmgratz
07-15-2011, 07:58 AM
Just saw a story on tv news that Dodge is recalling Dodge pickups (2003-2011) for defects in the steering that can cause loss of control. Guess you Dodge p/u owners will be hearing about this soon if you haven't already.

jpdoggett
07-15-2011, 08:15 AM
Just after your truck goes in the ditch ( we hope not)

TandT
07-15-2011, 11:26 AM
This has been around for at least a year or two. It's a clip on the tie rod ends. I had mine checked and I did not have it, Mine was bolted.

branson4020
07-15-2011, 03:55 PM
Yup, had mine checked over a year ago.

jmgratz
07-15-2011, 05:48 PM
This has been around for at least a year or two. It's a clip on the tie rod ends. I had mine checked and I did not have it, Mine was bolted.

R u sure this is the same one cause I heard it on the news about 3 days ago.

branson4020
07-15-2011, 06:16 PM
Mine was the H46 recall - steering linkage. Maybe there is another one?

Moose
07-15-2011, 07:46 PM
The models named in the recall have a left tie rod ball that may fracture in certain situations, including during low speed manoeuvres where the driver is making a tight turn.

The affected are as follows: 2008-2011 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 4x4, manufactured from February 14, 2008, through March 28, 2011; model year 2008-2011 Dodge Ram 3500 cab chassis 4x2, manufactured from February 14, 2008, through March 28, 2011; and model year 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Mega Cab 4x4, manufactured from February 14, 2008, through August 15, 2008.

Check your VIN on this site. Scroll down a bit and on the left side you can enter the VIN and see if your unit is affected.

https://www.ramtrucks.com/hostb/crossbrand/owners/en/

HarleyRyder
07-15-2011, 09:09 PM
This is a new recall issued on 7-6-11 as quoted from the recall notice by Moose.

The previous recall was issued in 2009 and only applied to about 35000 Ram trucks. It recalled a similar part on the inner tie rod where it connected to the pitman arm.

TandT
07-15-2011, 11:14 PM
This is a new recall issued on 7-6-11 as quoted from the recall notice by Moose.

The previous recall was issued in 2009 and only applied to about 35000 Ram trucks. It recalled a similar part on the inner tie rod where it connected to the pitman arm.

So are you saying it is a different defect? Or, is it the same defect expanded to more vehicles? Thanks.

HarleyRyder
07-16-2011, 08:14 AM
T that is a good obs but in my reading of the two recalls from the NHTSA recall website, the locations of the affected parts are different. Here is the description of the first steering linkage recall. Similar parts so you would think that they would check all of them. I'll be waiting for my recall notice. I tried to use the link provided by Moose to check my VIN but it is "Down for Maintenance, Check Back Later".

CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 32,782 MY 2008-2009 DODGE RAM 2500, 3500 AND 3500 CAB CHASSIS PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH POWERS AND SONS STEERING LINKAGE. THE STEERING LINKAGE DRAG LINK INNER TIE ROD TO PITMAN ARM BALL STUD MAY FRACTURE. ALSO THE STEERING LINKAGE DAMPER ATTACHING THE BRACKET MAY YIELD AND SHIFT ON THE LINKAGE.

hoefler
07-17-2011, 07:17 AM
I have subscribed to the NHSTA web site and entered my vehicles and the send me any recall notice that may be related. Here is the recent recall from the NHTSA web site:







Report Date :
July 17, 2011 at 08:12 AM


NHTSA Campaign ID number :
11V350000























Vehicle Make / Model:

Model Year(s):


DODGE / RAM 1500

2008



DODGE / RAM 2500

2003-2011



DODGE / RAM 3500

2003-2011



Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC
Mfr's Report Date: JUL 06, 2011


NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V350000
PE11009
NHTSA Action Number: PE11009 (javascript:openRelatedDefectsWindow('11V350000',' Vehicles','VEHICLE');)





Component: STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY


Potential Number of Units Affected: 242,780


Summary:
//heartlandowners.org/images/spacer.gif CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2011 DODGE RAM 2500/3500 4X4, MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 14, 2008, THROUGH MARCH 28, 2011; MODEL YEAR 2008-2011 DODGE RAM 3500 CAB CHASSIS 4X2, MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 14, 2008, THROUGH MARCH 28, 2011; AND MODEL YEAR 2008 DODGE RAM 1500 MEGA CAB 4X4, MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 14, 2008, THROUGH AUGUST 15, 2008, BECAUSE THE LEFT TIE ROD BALL STUD MAY FRACTURE. THIS CONDITION TENDS TO OCCUR DURING LOW SPEED PARKING LOT TYPE MANEUVERS WHEN THE CUSTOMER IS MAKING A TIGHT TURN. ADDITIONALLY, MODEL YEAR 2003-2008 DODGE RAM 2500/3500 VEHICLES MAY HAVE RECEIVED THE AFFECTED TIE ROD ASSEMBLY AS A REPLACEMENT PART DURING NORMAL SERVICE.


Consequence:
//heartlandowners.org/images/spacer.gif THIS CONDITION COULD RESULT IN THE POTENTIAL LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL STABILITY IN THE LEFT HAND FRONT WHEEL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.


Remedy:
//heartlandowners.org/images/spacer.gif DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE TIE ROD ENDS FOR RELATIVE ORIENTATION AND REPLACE THE LEFT OUTER TIE ROD AS REQUIRED AND PERFORM A FRONT END TOE ALIGNMENT AS NEEDED. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.


Notes:
//heartlandowners.org/images/spacer.gif CHRYSLER SAFETY RECALL NO. L16. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV (http://www.safercar.gov/) .