Fiat Chrysler re­calls over 660,000 trucks

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Classified -

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler is re­call­ing over

660,000 heavy-duty trucks world­wide be­cause a loose nut can cause a loss of steer­ing con­trol.

The re­call cov­ers Ram

3500 pick­ups from 2013 through 2017, as well as 2500 pick­ups and 3500 Chas­sis cabs from 2014 through 2017.

The com­pany says it’s aware of eight crashes and one in­jury that could be re­lated.

Fiat Chrysler doesn’t have a date yet for own­ers to be no­ti­fied. Deal­ers will in­spect a steer­ing link­age nut. If it’s prop­erly tight­ened it will be welded to a sleeve to keep it in place.

If it’s loose, a steer­ing assem­bly will be re­placed.

Most of the trucks are in the U.S. and Canada. The com­pany says an in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion found the prob­lem. Own­ers with ques­tions can call 800-853-1403 or go to www.mopar.com/en-us/ my-ve­hi­cle/re­calls/ search.html to find out if their ve­hi­cles are in­cluded.

The Ram brand also is re­call­ing nearly 194,000 light­duty trucks in the U.S. be­cause the brake ped­als can fall off.

Cov­ered are cer­tain 2019 Ram pick­ups with ad­justable brake ped­als. More than one third are still at deal­ers and will be fixed be­fore they’re de­liv­ered.

Ad­justable brake ped­als are ac­ti­vated by a switch in the cab and pow­ered by an elec­tric mo­tor.

Fiat Chrysler says an in­ves­ti­ga­tion found that if peo­ple move the ped­als to their rear-most po­si­tion, the brake pedal can de­tach.

It’s urg­ing peo­ple not to ad­just ped­als un­til the trucks have been fixed and

to never ad­just ped­als while driv­ing.

Deal­ers will in­stall a fas­tener

and spacer to re­strict travel of the ped­als and fix the prob­lem.

GENE J. PUSKAR/AP 2016

Fiat Chrysler says it’s aware of eight crashes and one in­jury that could be re­lated be­cause of the steer­ing de­fect.

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