2015-'16 Ram 1500 Recalled for Possible Loss of Power Steering Assist | Edmunds

2015-'16 Ram 1500 Recalled for Possible Loss of Power Steering Assist


WASHINGTON Fiat-Chrysler is recalling 442 2015-'16 Ram 1500 pickup trucks for a possible loss of power steering assist, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"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.

Ram dealers will replace the electric power steering unit. A date has not been set for the recall. Owners can contact Fiat-Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.

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.

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