PhotoChrysler is recalling 15 Mopar steering rack and pinion electric gear assemblies for Ram 1500 trucks (part number 68419897AB) sold as service replacement parts.

The electric power steering (EPS) gears may contain a contaminated circuit card assembly that can short circuit.

A short circuit can cause an intermittent loss of power steering assist, requiring an inconsistent steering effort to control the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the EPS gear assembly, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin January 3, 2020.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at (800) 853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is VB9.

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