DETROIT (AP) – Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 660,000 trucks worldwide, as a loose nut can lead to a loss of steering control.
The recall concerns ram 3500 Ram from 2013 to 2017, as well as 2500 pickups and 3500 chassis cabs from 2014 to 2017.
The company said it knew of eight accidents and one injury that could be related.
Fiat Chrysler does not have a notification date yet. Dealers will inspect a steering link nut. If it is properly tightened, it will be welded to a sleeve to hold it in place. If it is loose, a direction will be replaced.
Most trucks are in the United States and Canada.
The recall comes after the US Road Safety Administration began investigating in December the management failures of some Ram trucks. The agency opened the probe after two owners complained that the connection between the steering box and the front wheels could separate.
Homeowners with questions can call (800) 853-1403 or go to https://www.mopar.com/en-us/my-vehicle/recalls/search.html to find out if their vehicles are included.
The Ram brand also recalls nearly 194,000 light trucks in the United States because the brake pedals may fall.
Some Ram 2019 microphones with adjustable brake pedals are covered. More than a third are still in dealerships and will be repaired before delivery. The 2019 Ram Classic is not affected.
The adjustable brake pedals are activated by a switch in the cab and powered by an electric motor. An investigation revealed that, according to Fiat Chrysler, if people move the most rear pedals, the brake pedal can come off.
The company said it knew of no accidents or injuries. That's why we encourage people not to adjust the pedals until the trucks are repaired and never adjust them while driving.
Fiat Chrysler has no date to inform the owners. Dealers will install a tie and spacer to limit pedal movement and solve the problem.(Copyright (c) 2019 The Associated Press Inc. All rights reserved This document may not be published, disseminated, rewritten or redistributed.)