Fiat Chrysler began the week with a headache, facing the recall of more than 750,000 Ram trucks for two separate defects. The first recall, which affects nearly 574,000 heavy duty trucks including Ram 3500s from the 2013 to 2017 model years and Ram 2500 pickups and 3500 chassis cabs from the 2014 to 2017 model years, is due to a faulty steering-linkage configuration – a loose nut — that could fail and lead to loss of steering.
The company has revealed that it’s aware of eight crashes and one injury that could be related to this defect, and that an internal investigation uncovered the problem. For this recall, dealers will be directed to inspect a steering linkage nut.
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