January 25, 2019, Auburn Hills, Mich. – FCA US LLC is recalling certain 2019 Ram 1500 pickups, to tighten an improperly secured battery ground-circuit fastener. Affected vehicles were built before October 25, 2018, and could lose power steering assist if the ground-circuit fastener becomes loose enough to create an open circuit. Steering ability would be retained in the event of a failure but it could lead to inconsistent steering feedback, which may contribute to oversteer or understeer, increasing the risk of a crash.
FCA is unaware of any injuries or accidents related to this condition. This recall affects an estimated 159,740 vehicles in the U.S (1/3 of those are still in dealers hands). Also affected are 18,682 vehicles in Canada, 407 in Mexico and 3,409 that have been sold overseas.
Customers with questions or concerns may call 1-800-853-1403.