As the final part of the massive Chrysler recall announced last week, the Auburn Hills, Michigan automaker is also recalling several of their RAM trucks. In all, Chrysler has issued 12 separate recall campaigns since early last month, during the tumultuous pushback of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommending that they recall the 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty sport utility vehicles for a design flaw in the placement of the fuel tanks. Ultimately, Chrysler relented in their request, recalling millions to install a trailer hitch to act as an additional buffer, in the event of a rear-end collision.
The first Chrysler recall is for over 69,000 2013 RAM 1500 pickup trucks with the stability-control warning light illuminating in vehicles equipped with four-wheel drive. Chrysler has received nine reports from dealers with this issue, as a warning light generally indicates that the stability control is not functioning properly. The automaker has not reported any accidents or injuries as a result of the defect.
The second recall is for 1,060 (747 in the United States, 311 in Canada) RAM 4500/5500 commercial trucks equipped with both a four-wheel drive. The issue concerns the track bar, which secures the axle during suspension travel. The track-bar bolt may have been fastened improperly, which may compromise the ability to steer the vehicle safely. Although there have been two reports of this issue in the field, they have not reported any accidents or injuries as a direct result of.
The latest Chrysler recalls will have dealership technicians update the stability control software, and inspect and (if necessary) replace the track-bar bolt at no charge, respectively. For more information, or to schedule a service appointment to correct the issues, registered owners can contact their local dealership.
Source: The Detroit News
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