March 14, 2018
Photo of 2018 Ram ProMaster City Tradesman courtesy of FCA.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling approximately 224 2018 Ram ProMaster City compact vans because the gears within the hydraulic rack-and-pinion steering system may have a casting defect that can potentially fracture and lead to a loss of hydraulic steering fluid.
In the case of a hydraulic steering fluid leak, sudden steering effort may be required on the part of a driver, increasing the possibility of a crash.
To remedy the problem, Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the steering gear housing, replacing any affected rack-and-pinion assembly, at no cost to owners.
The recall begins April 25. Vehicle owners can reach FCA customer service at (800) 853-1403. FCA’s reference number for this recall is U23.