"Contamination on the electric power steering control circuit board may cause a short and result in the loss of power steering assist," said NHTSA in its recall summary. "If the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required, especially at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash."
There are no injuries or accidents linked to the recall, Fiat-Chrysler spokesman Eric Mayne told Edmunds on Sunday.
The affected Ram 1500 trucks were built from January 22, 2015 to September 13, 2015.
Edmunds says: Owners should expect to receive a formal recall notice within 60 days, according to federal rules. Those with an immediate concern should contact their Ram dealer now.