NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1999 Dodge Ram 2500

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1999 Dodge Ram 2500, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:


    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE99069

    • Status:
    • Date Opened: November 08, 1999
    • Date Closed: March 27, 2000
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Steering

    Summary: ODI has received 14 consumer complaints concerning steering control concerns.Complainants typically alleged that the steering is loose, oversensitive, or has excessive play.They further alleged that this phenomena contributes to the vehicle "wondering" back and forth and being difficult to maintain in its lane.The majority of the complaints are on vehicles which are equipped with the V-10 or diesel engine.A preliminary evaluation will be conducted to assess the safety aspects of this matter.

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