Fiat Chrysler Recall
When we purchase items or food products, we expect them to be safe for our consumption and use. Unfortunately, that is not always the case and sometimes the products were purchase can cause safety concerns. A type of item that frequently recalled is automobiles. Recently, Fiat Chrysler has issued a recall for some of their vehicles.
The recall comes after the discovery that a fastener that grounds the battery was not secured properly during the manufacturing process. Because of the improperly secured fastener, the battery connection can become loose. If the battery connection becomes loose, it can disable the power steering on the vehicle. If the power steering function goes out on the vehicle, the driver of the vehicle will still be able to steer, but steering will take more of an effort and it will not be as consistent as when the power steering is operational.
The recall encompasses Ram 1500 pickup trucks from the 2019 model year. The trucks included in the recall have been sold worldwide. The recall includes 182,000 of the vehicles. Most of the recalled trucks are in the United States or Canada. One third of the recalled trucks are still on Fiat Chrysler dealer lots.
The company states that it has not received any reports of accidents caused by the power steering issue. The company has stated that it does not have a date that the recall will officially begin, but under U.S. law the recall must begin within 60 days. Ram dealers will secure the fastener at no cost to the vehicle owners.