2004 Dodge RAM 1500 Steering Rack And Pinion Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2004 Dodge RAM 1500 Steering Rack And Pinion Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID655942
 Internal NHTSA #10212286
 ModelRAM 1500
 Model Year2004
 File date10/02/07
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI noticed a power steering fluid leak and brought my pickup in to dealer for evaluation. Notified me that my power steering hoses were shot. 29,780 miles on vehicle and not covered under warranty since the hoses had a repair clamp installed from prior failure. 2 months later was driving on interstate when my pickup suddenly lost power steering capabilities. I was able to pull vehicle over without incident and returned to dealership the same day and they informed me that rack/pinion was shot. Not under warranty due to 1 month past 3year warranty period. 30,200miles on vehicle. Shop foreman advised me behind closed doors that this is a continuous problem with "northern area" ram 1500's and they alone had serviced over 200 similar type 1500 ram vehicles with the same power steering problems i also had just in the past 2-3 months! The foreman also informed me there is a 5-7 day backorder on rack and pinions because they are in high demand due to this dodge engineering problem. He gave me a number to dodge to complain, i called with the reply from dodge as "i'm sorry but due to your warranty being past by 1 mo. We will be unable to goodwill assist you with your problem". I'm not bitter but feel this needs to be looked into due to obvious safety issues. Thank you.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure29780
Number of Occurences2
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateFARGO, ND
VIN pattern 1D7HU18N24SXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase20/10/06
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesY
Cruise controlY
Number of cylinders8
Drive train type4WD
Transmission typeAUTO
 Vehicle speed75
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's telephone number701-282-8425
 Dealer's cityFARGO
 Dealer's state codeND
 Dealer's ZIP code58103
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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