Chrysler Recalls 242,780 Dodge Ram Trucks Over Steering Issue

Dodge Ram
Dodge Ram

Chrysler recalled 242,780 Dodge Ram pickup trucks because the left side tie rod can break when the driver is making a tight turn at slow speeds, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Once the tie rod breaks, the left front wheel could move independently without being controlled by the steering wheel, creating a loss of directional stability and increasing the risk of a crash. The NHTSA knows of 12 complaints from consumers about the tie rod breaks and opened a preliminary investigation into the issue in April.