Dodge Ram 2011



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Dodge Ram 2011 recalls
CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
STEERING - ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
10V475000CHRYSLER GROUP LLCfrom 06/24/2010 to 08/28/2010V (Vehicle)26397MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC10/07/201010/13/2010
Defect SummaryChrysler is recalling certain model year 2010 chrysler sebring, 300, charger (lx) and dodge challenger (lc), avenger (js), and journey (jc), as well as model year 2011 dodge ram light duty pickup (ds) vehicles. some of these vehicles may experience a separation at the crimped end of the power steering pressure hose assembly.
Consequence SummaryLeaked power steering fluid onto hot engine components could cause a fire.
Corrective SummaryDealers will inspect and replace as necessary the power steering pressure hoses free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin during october 2010. owners may contact chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
NotesChrysler's campaign number is k26. owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
STEERING - HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST - POWER STEERING FLUID
10V616000CHRYSLER GROUP LLCfrom 03/01/2009 to 10/30/2010V (Vehicle)6216602/07/2011MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC12/07/201012/10/2010
Defect SummaryChrysler is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 dodge ram trucks manufactured from march 2009 through october 2010. some vehicles equipped with diesel engine and a hydroboost brake system may be equipped with a power steering reservoir cap with excessive vent pressure levels that may result in brake pedals that are slow to return.
Consequence SummaryBrake lights that are slow to extinguish could increase the risk of a crash.
Corrective SummaryChrysler will notify owners and dealers will replace the power steering reservoir cap free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin during february 2011. owners may contact chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
NotesChrysler safety recall no. k33. owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
STEERING - LINKAGES - TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
10V657000CHRYSLER GROUP LLCfrom 08/01/2007 to 09/30/2010V (Vehicle)22274MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC12/24/201012/29/2010
Defect SummaryChrysler is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 dodge ram 4500 and 5500 vehicles. these vehicles may experience a weakening and fracture of the left ball stud on the tie rod resulting in the potential loss of steering.
Consequence SummaryLoss of steering control of the vehicle could increase the risk of a crash.
Corrective SummaryChrysler will notify owners and replace the left outer tie rod free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin during february 2011. owners may contact chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
NotesChrysler safety recall no. k28.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
Dodge Ram 2011 investigations
NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
STEERING - LINKAGES - TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
PE11009CHRYSLER GROUP LLC04/04/2011Outer Tie Rod Failure
 On december 23, 2010 chrysler recalled (10v-657) certain 2008-2011 ram 4500 & 5500 vehicles for left (driver) side outer tie rod ball stud shear due to misalignment.the vehicles may experience a weakening and fracture of the left ball stud on the tie rod resulting in the potential loss of directional stability.odi is aware of 12 complaints of similar failures on 2008-2011 ram 2500 & 3500 vehicles.a preliminary evaluation has been opened to assess ball joint related issues on the subject vehicles.this investigation will determine if the subject vehicles have a similar steering system design that might also present a risk of ball joint failure.
Dodge Ram 2011 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
AIR BAGS
10/03/2011
 I had a car wreck in a 4 month old 2011 ram 1500 4 wd quad cab on oct 3 rd 2011, i was pushed into a metal guard rail and concrete wall at 70 mph, the fromt passenger wheel broke compltey off and both front side were impacted hard enough to bed the frame on both sides, no brakes before or after impact, i did habe my seat belt on, none of the front or side air bags deployed at any time. the car that hit me had sull air bag deplyment. i just had the truck into the dealer for an oil change at 17k miles and tire roation which told me quote this truck has several recalls that were not mailed out to the owners. they did not tell me what the recalls were they only said that they chaged the oil and roated the tires and checked the coumputer for issues.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
10/03/2011
 I had a car wreck in a 4 month old 2011 ram 1500 4 wd quad cab on oct 3 rd 2011, i was pushed into a metal guard rail and concrete wall at 70 mph, the fromt passenger wheel broke compltey off and both front side were impacted hard enough to bed the frame on both sides, no brakes before or after impact, i did habe my seat belt on, none of the front or side air bags deployed at any time. the car that hit me had sull air bag deplyment. i just had the truck into the dealer for an oil change at 17k miles and tire roation which told me quote this truck has several recalls that were not mailed out to the owners. they did not tell me what the recalls were they only said that they chaged the oil and roated the tires and checked the coumputer for issues.
06/05/201125500
 While driving down the highway pulling our gooseneck trailer i hit a bump on the highway. once i hit the bump the truck began to shake uncontrollably and the steering wheel was ripped from my hands. i could not hold on to the steering wheel. depressing the brake pedal only made the truck jerk to one side very quickly. all i could do was down shift the transmission and use the trailer brakes lightly to slow down. i had no steering control at all. while slowing down i ran 3 cars off the road on to the shoulder due to not being able to steer the truck at all. i could have easily killed myself and anyone else on the highway at that time. the truck is currently at stanley-lynd autoplex in cameron texas undergoing repairs. the service manager, mechanic and the dealership owner all stated and agreed that there is no known cause and no known repair to keep this from happening again. this is a very serious life and safety hazard. the truck continued to do this death wobble as it was named at the dealership at anytime the truck encountered a bump, expansion joint or un even pavement.
STEERING
06/05/201125500
 While driving down the highway pulling our gooseneck trailer i hit a bump on the highway. once i hit the bump the truck began to shake uncontrollably and the steering wheel was ripped from my hands. i could not hold on to the steering wheel. depressing the brake pedal only made the truck jerk to one side very quickly. all i could do was down shift the transmission and use the trailer brakes lightly to slow down. i had no steering control at all. while slowing down i ran 3 cars off the road on to the shoulder due to not being able to steer the truck at all. i could have easily killed myself and anyone else on the highway at that time. the truck is currently at stanley-lynd autoplex in cameron texas undergoing repairs. the service manager, mechanic and the dealership owner all stated and agreed that there is no known cause and no known repair to keep this from happening again. this is a very serious life and safety hazard. the truck continued to do this death wobble as it was named at the dealership at anytime the truck encountered a bump, expansion joint or un even pavement.
STEERING - LINKAGES - TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
04/07/201110000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2011 dodge ram 2500(na). the contact was driving 65 mph when the steering started to get loose and the wheel started vibrating. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told the tie rode on the front passenger side had broken. the vehicle was repaired and the dealer stated there is a nhtsa campaign id number: 10v657000 (steering: linkages: tie rod assembly) for the 4500 and 5500 model, but not the 2500. the failure mileage and current mileages were 10,000.
STEERING - WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
06/05/201125500
 While driving down the highway pulling our gooseneck trailer i hit a bump on the highway. once i hit the bump the truck began to shake uncontrollably and the steering wheel was ripped from my hands. i could not hold on to the steering wheel. depressing the brake pedal only made the truck jerk to one side very quickly. all i could do was down shift the transmission and use the trailer brakes lightly to slow down. i had no steering control at all. while slowing down i ran 3 cars off the road on to the shoulder due to not being able to steer the truck at all. i could have easily killed myself and anyone else on the highway at that time. the truck is currently at stanley-lynd autoplex in cameron texas undergoing repairs. the service manager, mechanic and the dealership owner all stated and agreed that there is no known cause and no known repair to keep this from happening again. this is a very serious life and safety hazard. the truck continued to do this death wobble as it was named at the dealership at anytime the truck encountered a bump, expansion joint or un even pavement.
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
06/21/20125100
 Tl- the contact owns a 2011 dodge ram. the contact stated while reversing out of a parking lot, the vehicle abnormally accelerated. the contact shifted to park and shut off the engine. the failure however, persisted once the vehicle was restarted. the contact was able to drive the vehicle home without incident. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or possible repair. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure and current mileage was 5,100. kmj
06/21/20125100
 Tl- the contact owns 2011 dodge ram. the contact stated while reversing out a parking lot he stated that the vehicle accelerated on its own. he was able to put the gear back in parking. he turn off and on his vehicle to reset it but the vehicle keep accelerating on its own. he was able to make it to his home. the vehicle has not be taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure and current was 5,100.jp
WHEELS
10/03/2011
 I had a car wreck in a 4 month old 2011 ram 1500 4 wd quad cab on oct 3 rd 2011, i was pushed into a metal guard rail and concrete wall at 70 mph, the fromt passenger wheel broke compltey off and both front side were impacted hard enough to bed the frame on both sides, no brakes before or after impact, i did habe my seat belt on, none of the front or side air bags deployed at any time. the car that hit me had sull air bag deplyment. i just had the truck into the dealer for an oil change at 17k miles and tire roation which told me quote this truck has several recalls that were not mailed out to the owners. they did not tell me what the recalls were they only said that they chaged the oil and roated the tires and checked the coumputer for issues.