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Rams may face tie-rod recall

by David Zatz on

The NHTSA has opened a preliminary investigation into the 2008-2011 Ram heavy duty (2500 and 3500) pickups, due to 12 complaints about outer tie rod failures. A similar issue resulted in a recall of Ram 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs.

There are around 160,000 2008-11 Ram heavy duty pickups on the road today, but if the issue is a design or parts flaw, more failures could be possible. The failures reported so far represent around 0.0075% of the trucks sold, though other trucks may have had unreported issues.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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