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NHTSA: Chrysler Recalling 250,000 Dodge Rams

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Chrysler is recalling nearly a quarter-million trucks due to an auto defect.

According to officials with the NHTSA, the recall includes Dodge Ram pickup trucks from model years going back to 2003. A total of 242,780 U.S. units are being recalled to fix steering linkages in the tie rod assembly. Federal officials say the left tie rod ball stud may fracture, resulting in a directional stability in the left-hand front wheel and increasing the likelihood of an accident.

Investigators believe the problem tends to occur in low-speed, parking-lot type maneuvers when the driver is making a tight turn.

The federal agency announced that franchise dealers will inspect the tie rod ends for relative orientation and replace the left outer tie rod as required. Dealer service departments will also perform a front end toe alignment free of charge.

Chrysler has not yet determined when affected owners will be notified of the recall.

If you have been involved in an accident caused by an auto defect, please contact the Rhinelander car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.

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