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Update: Ram Recall Now Includes 2010 And 2011 Models

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On: Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 12:50PM | By: Sherry Christiansen

Update: Ram Recall Now Includes 2010 And 2011 Models

Chrysler Group has announced a recent recall of approximately 76,000 Dodge Ram pickup trucks, with diesel engines, for a glitch in the braking system that could cause braking problems resulting in a significant safety issue for drivers.

The Dodge Ram pickup models involved in the recall are model years 2010 and 2011. The trucks were built in Saltillo, Mexico, between March 2009 and October 2010, then shipped to the U.S.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that the problem involves brakes that draw additional power from the power steering system. There is a faulty design of the power steering fluid reservoir cap, which could cause the brakes to be slow to return after application.

Chrysler said that some trucks with diesel engines and a hydroboost brake system could be equipped with a power steering reservoir cap with excessive vent pressure levels. The excessive levels could lead to brake pedals that are slow to return and make the brake lights remain on, potentially causing a crash. Chrysler also reports that 175 consumer complaints were received regarding a delay in brake lights, which stayed on longer than expected when brakes were applied.

The supply company that provided a new reservoir cap was a Japanese auto supplier, JTEKT North America. The new cap was designed in October to fix the problem in all Dodge Ram pickups produced after October of 2010.

Chrysler Group will begin to notify customers in February 2011 of the recall and offer to replace the defective power steering cap at no charge to Dodge truck owners

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