Dodge recalls 1000's of pickups

Fiat Chrysler recalls 660K trucks over steering failure issue

Fiat Chrysler recalls 660K trucks over steering failure issue

Fiat Chrysler issued a recall for more than 660,000 Rams trucks on Tuesday to fix an issue that could cause a loss of steering control.

The automaker announced two separate recalls Tuesday. It includes Ram 3500s from the 2013-2017 model year, Ram 2500 pickups and 3500 Chassis Cabs from the 2014-2017 model years.

FCA says an investigation found a specific steering-linkage configuration on certain vehicles may separate over time.

"Once separation occurs, turning the steering wheel has no effect, and there is no way for the driver to control or maintain the direction of the vehicle", the NHTSA wrote in its inquiry notice.

SpaceX, Boeing (and NASA) Push Back 1st Test Launches of Private Spaceships
SpaceX had been targeting February 23 for Crew Dragon's shakeout cruise to the ISS, an uncrewed flight called Demo-1. But launch dates for both flights have just been pushed to the right, NASA announced today (Feb. 6).

The first recall affects nearly 574,000 heavy-duty trucks. If a driver sets the pedal to its rearmost position, the pedal could become detached from the braking system which is obviously very unsafe.

"If this were to happen, the brake pedal may detach", the company said. The Italian-American brand said it had received reports of eight accidents and one injury that may be related to the steering issue.

FCA noted the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic is unaffected.

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