DETROIT – 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 the Ram 3500 pickups from 2013 to 2017, as well as 2500 pickups and 3500 chassis cabs from 2014 to 2017. The company said it was aware of eight collisions and one injury that could to be linked. Fiat Chrysler does not have a date yet to notify the owners. Dealers will inspect a steering link nut. If it is properly tightened, it will be welded to a sleeve to hold it in place. Management says that nearly 63,000 vehicles in Canada will be recalled, in addition to some 574,000 trucks in the United States, plus some in Mexico and outside North America.
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. Owners with questions can call (800) 853-1403 or go to en-us / my-vehicle / reminders / 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 Ram Classic 2019 is not affected.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 moved the most rear pedals, the brake pedal could come off. The company said it knew of no accidents or injuries. That's why we urge people not to adjust the pedals until the trucks are repaired and never adjust them while driving. Fiat Chrysler has no date to inform owners. Dealers will install a tie and spacer to limit pedal movement and solve the problem.