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Dodge Ram 50 Recall 95V089000

Suspension & Steering, December 20, 1995

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
December 20, 1995
NHTSA Action Number
PE95004
Potential Number of Units Affected
78,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
95V089000
Component
STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

Summary
THE STEERING WHEEL ARMATURE STAMPING CAN CRACK DUE TO FATIGUE AND SEPARATE FROM THE CENTER HUB ATTACHMENT TO THE STEERING COLUMN.
Consequence
THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE SEPARATION OF THE CENTER HUB ATTACHMENT TO THE STEERING COLUMN RESULTING IN A LOSS OF CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE STEERING WHEEL FOR ARMATURE CRACKS AND REPLACE ANY WHEELS EXHIBITING CRACKS. ALL OTHER VEHICLES WILL HAVE A REINFORCEMENT PLATE INSTALLED TO PREVENT STEERING WHEEL SEPARATION IF CRACKING OCCURS.
Notes
SYSTEM: STEERING; WHEEL AND COLUMN.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS, VANS AND WAGONS EQUIPPED WITH"PREMIUM" STEERING WHEELS.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, PLEASE CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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