Latest Recalls(3)

March 12, 2009
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Chrysler is recalling 18,000 aftermarket steering linkages used for service on some
model year 2003 through 2008 Dodge Ram heavy duty pickup trucks.
The subject
linkages may experience drag link inner tie rod to pitman arm ball stud fracture. The part
numbers of the affected assemblies are 52122362AA through 52122362AD. This could result in
a loss of steering control and the restricted ability to turn the vehicle in one direction
increasing the risk of a crash without warning. Dealers will replace the steering linkage
drag link inner tie rod end assembly, and inspect the steering linkage damper bracket free
of charge. Owners may contact Chrysler at (800) 853-1403. Chrysler is also
recalling 32,865 model year 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. This could result in a loss of
steering control and the restricted ability to turn the vehicle in one direction increasing
the risk of a crash without warning. Dealers will replace the steering linkage drag link
inner tie rod end assembly, and inspect the steering linkage damper bracket free of charge.
Ford is recalling 11,134 model year 2009 4X2 Ranger pickups. Some front
wheel spindles were improperly manufactured creating the risk that a spindle may fracture
during the normal useful life of the truck. If a spindle fractures, the wheel may separate
from the vehicle increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the front spindle if
necessary free of charge. Owners may contact Ford at (866) 436-7332.

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