2009 Dodge Ram 3500 Recalls
The 220 amp alternator may fail suddenly while driving the vehicle. This would cause the vehicle to eventually stall from a lack of available electrical power. This could cause an accident. Additionally, the alternator failure could cause a fire.
The passenger frontal air bag assembly is deployed by an inflator which contains propellant that makes the air bag deploy. This propellant may degrade over time, especially when exposed to humidity and temperature cycling. As a result, the inflator may rupture on deployment, which can send metal shrapnel through the air bag, striking vehicle occupants. This could result in serious injury or death.
When deployed in a crash, the driver's front air bag inflator can rupture. As a result, metal fragments from the inflator can strike occupants.
An unexpected loss of steering control can occur due to a broken tie rod assembly.
The left side outer tie rod ball stud may fracture. This could result in a loss of directional stability in the left side front wheel, increasing the risk of a crash.
The brakes could fail without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
The clutch operates with a hydraulic system, much like the brake system. The rod that connects the clutch pedal to this hydraulic system may come apart, which would keep the clutch from working.
The driver may experience a sudden loss of steering control, which can increase the risk of a crash without warning.