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Trucks recalled for power steering failures

Trucks manufactured by a major automaker are being recalled due to failures in their power steering. The Italian-American company, which sells models in Hawaii and throughout the world, has already had a major recall already in 2019. The other problem was related to exploding airbags and involved more than one and a half million vehicles. No crashes or injuries have yet to be contributed to the power-steering problem.

About a third of the trucks affected by this recall are still in dealerships. The rest of them are mostly in the United States and Canada. The problem is related to a manufacturing issue where the fasteners for the batteries were not properly secured, meaning they can detach while driving and cause the power steering to fail. Broken power steering makes the truck difficult to navigate which could be a serious hazard on the road.

Dealerships will fix the power steering for free at all locations that sell the truck. The auto manufacturer is required by law to begin recall procedures within 60 days of the announcement. While this is not one of the most life-threatening problems automakers have had to fix in recent years, it's important for owners to get the issue fixed as quickly as possible.

People who experience injuries as a result of a vehicle defect may be able to get compensation from the company responsible. Victims should start by getting an initial consultation from an attorney who works on product liability cases. They will analyze the circumstances of the accident and help the victim decide what the right course of legal action is. Many lawyers will not require a fee unless they are successful.

Source: CBS News, "Fiat Chrysler recalls 182,000 Ram trucks over power steering failures", 01/26/2019

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