Chrysler is recalling 76,122 Ram 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickups from 2010-11 with diesel engines because of brake lights that are slow to turn off, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Ram HD pickups with 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engines have a hydroboost brake system, which uses the truck's power-steering pressure to provide brake assist. On the affected trucks, which were built between March 2009 and October 2010, residual pressure in the power steering system caused by inadequate venting of the power steering reservoir cap could lead to brake pedals that are slow to return. As a result, the brake lights may remain lit longer, increasing the risk of a crash.
Approximately 175 incidents of slow brake lights have been reported to Chrysler.
Chrysler will notify owners in February, and dealers will replace the reservoir cap for free. For more info, owners can call Chrysler at 800-853-1403 or NHTSA’s safety hotline at 888-327-4236.
[Source: NHTSA via Kicking Tires]