FCA recalling 182,000 2019 Ram 1500 pickups


A power-steering issue has led FCA to recall an estimated 182,238 model year 2019 Ram 1500 pickups.

An FCA US investigation discovered certain vehicles produced before Oct. 25, 2018, may have a battery ground-circuit fastener that was not secured properly.

The connection may become loose enough to intermittently create an open circuit and affect power steering.

Should such a condition occur, the vehicle would retain steering capability. However, it could lead to inconsistent steering feedback, which may contribute to oversteer or understeer, increasing the risk of crash.

The recall affects roughly 159,740 pickups marketed for the U.S. Additional vehicles will be subject to recall in Canada (est. 18,682), Mexico (est. 407) and a few markets outside the NAFTA region (est. 3.409).

FCA is unaware of any injuries or accidents related to this recall. About one-third of the affected pickups are currently on dealer lots. Customers with questions or concerns may call 1-800-853-1403.