Recall Central: 2003-2011 Dodge Ram Pickup Truck

July 13, 2011
2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab Front Three Quarter
Dodge is recalling nearly 250,000 of its Ram pickup trucks over issues with tie rods, which could result in fractures during low-speed maneuvers, loss of directional stability, and cause a crash.
Tie Rod Assembly on Dodge Ram Pickup Trucks
The Problem: Dodge is recalling Ram pickup trucks that utilize the “cross car” reverse pin tie rod assembly. It includes the 2008 Ram 1500 Mega Cab 4x4, the 2008-2011 2500 and 3500 4x4, the Ram 3500 Cab Chassis 4x2, and any 2003-2008 Ram 2500 or 3500 models that received the new linkage as a result of servicing.
The vehicles can experience a fracture of the left tie rod ball stud, which would most likely happen during low-speed, high-stress maneuvers such as driving around a parking lot. A fracture would result in the left front wheel losing directional stability, which could lead to a crash.
The Fix: Dodge will inspect tie rod orientation, replace the left outer tie rod if needed, and potentially perform a front-end toe alignment. Dodge has not yet released its plans to contact Ram owners, but owners are free to contact Dodge at 1-800-853-1403.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 242,780 2008 Dodge Ram 1500, 2003-2011 Dodge Ram 2500, and 2003-2011 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup trucks.

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2003 Dodge Ram 2500

ST RWD 2-Dr Reg Cab V8
starting at (MSRP)
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Engine
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Fuel Economy
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500