GMC 1500 2016: STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Make : GMC Model : 1500 Year : 2016
Build Dates : 2015-01-22 - 2015-09-13
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V167000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-05-16 Date Received by ODI: 2016-03-23 Date Added to Database: 2016-03-23
Manufacturers Involved: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: S19
Component: STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 440
Summary:
      Chrysler "FCA US LLC" is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Ram 1500 trucks manufactured January 22, 2015, to September 13, 2015. Contamination on the Electric Power Steering "EPS" control circuit board may cause a short and result in the loss of power steering assist.
Consequence:
      If the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required, especially at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy:
      Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the EPS unit, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on May 16, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S19.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.