2001 Dodge RAM Steering Hydraulic Power Assist System Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2001 Dodge RAM Steering Hydraulic Power Assist System Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID333638
 Internal NHTSA #755380
 Model Year2001
 File date03/11/01
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemWhile traveling at highway speed, at anytime the steering would become inoperable. On the first 3 incedents a hard jerk of the steering wheel would break it free from its extremely tight condition. The truck would once again return to normal as if there was never a problem. After the first incedent i gave the truck's steering system a thorough check. Nothing seemed wrong or out of place. I tried to contact my local dodge dealer however the service department was not open on saturdays. Since the truck now seemed fine i attempted to go to my house in it. I drove 40-50 miles toward my home without a problem. Within 6 miles of home it occured again, just as it did the first time once again a hard jerk freed the wheel. Another check of the steering system revealed nothing, everything appeared to be fine. 1. 5 miles later it happened again, i repeated the same process again. At this time i decided to slow down my speeds to 35-40mph to help avoid danger just to make it home and monday i would contact the local dodge dealer and have it towed back to town. However, upon approaching the next bend in the road i was unable to negotiate the curve resulting in a collision with a cluster of trees. I suffered only minor injuries common in that type of accident. Since then i contacted chrysler making a formal complaint, resulting in a independent investigator looking at my truck. I stress looking at it because that is all he did besides taking pictures of it. He never removed any component. I receive a letter from chrysler stateing that after a thorough investigation they concluded there was no manufactering flaw of any kind. My insurance company is doing next to nothing to help me in this matter. As of today (12-6-01) the truck is still in its wrecked condition at a local body shop. The truck should be totalled but the insurance adjuster wants to fix it despite a $22,000 estimate from a chrysler collision center. *ak
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure0
Number of Occurences4
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateGREENVILLE, KY
VIN pattern 1B7KF23611JXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?Y
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?Y
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons1
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase01/07/01
Was original owner?Y
Anti-lock brakesY
Cruise controlY
Number of cylinders0
Drive train type4WD
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed40
 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 name
 Dealer's telephone number
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 Dealer's ZIP code
  • 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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