Chrysler is recalling 2011 Ram 1500 light-duty pickups because some of the trucks could have the power-steering hose separate from the rest of the steering assembly, leading to hydraulic fluid leaking onto hot engine components and starting a fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Approximately 7,358 Ram 1500s built at Chrysler's Warren, Mich. and Saltillo, Mexico plants are included in the recall.
Ram dealers will inspect the power-steering hose and replace it free of charge if necessary.
Recall notices are expected to be sent to Ram owners later this month. For more information, owners may call Chrysler at 800-853-1403 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hot line at 888-327-4236.
[Source: NHTSA via Ken Thomas]