Chrysler recalls 242,000 Dodge Ram pickups  In a dose of sour news for one of the so-called Big Three U.S. automakers, Chrysler announced this week that it will recall thousands of vehicles after a manufacturing defect was discovered, according to a published report.

The Detroit Free Press reports that Chrysler will recall more than 242,000 Dodge Ram pickups after reports surfaced that some of the vehicles suffer from a defect in their steering system. According to the news provider, the recall will affect certain Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups from the 2008 to 2011 model years.

A study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that a part near the left wheel can fracture, potentially causing a loss of steering control that can lead to crashes. An investigation concluded that the problem mainly occurs when drivers are operating their vehicles at low speeds and making right turns. Thus far, only a few minor crashes have occurred as a result of the defect, according to Chrysler officials, with only one minor injury reported.

The Dodge Ram is Chrysler's best-selling vehicle and the company said it will inspect the trucks and fix any defects for free.
Share To:

Strategic Sourceror

Post A Comment:

0 comments so far,add yours