Recall Alert: 2010-11 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty Diesels

Recall Alert: 2010-11 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty Diesels

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]

Comments

@ Lou I wasn`t trying to single you out. I just see that comment way to often. The automobile industry is truly global. A few days ago I installed a blower motor resistor in a newer Caravan. The part was from Mopar and it said made in slovenia on it. It makes you wonder how incredibly cheap parts can be produced in other places. The resistor sells for $35 in Canada. So Chrysler buys it from the supplier
then has it shipped over seas. Once it reaches port its then shipped by rail to warehouses where it is then sold to the dealerships then sold again to the customer. After taking a trip half way around the world and getting marked up several times the part still only sells for $35. Makes you wonder what it would cost if it was built and distributed in North America.

I think you all dont realize some things...

1. the brake light switch is on the pedal, so yes, it is the pedal thats being held down longer.

2. im sure its not staying on for more then a few seconds. theres no way it holds pressure for more then 15 seconds MAX.



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