RAM 1500 2019: STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Make : RAM Model : 1500 Year : 2019
Build Dates : 2019-08-26 - 2019-09-28
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 19V812000
Date Owner's Notified: 2019-12-12 Date Received by ODI: 2019-11-14 Date Added to Database: 2019-11-14
Manufacturers Involved: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: VB8
Component: STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 193
Summary:
      Chrysler "FCA US LLC" is recalling certain 2019 Ram 1500 trucks. These vehicles may have been built with a contaminated electric power steering "EPS" gear that may short circuit, potentially resulting in an intermittent loss of power steering assist.
Consequence:
      An intermittent loss of power steering assist may cause an inconsistent steering effort, especially during lower speed maneuvers, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the EPS gear assembly, free of charge. The recall began December 12, 2019. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA's number for this recall is VB8.
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.