This recall applies to 2013-2019 Ram 1500 trucks equipped with electronic power steering (EPS). Some EPS gear assemblies may have been built with a contaminated circuit card assembly that may short circuit.
A short in the control circuit components may result in an intermittent loss of power steering assist. The EPS gear serial number must be inspected and all involved EPS gears must either be exchanged or replaced with an EPS gear that is not contaminated.
EPS gear part numbers are specific to the vehicle build plant. Refer to the first digit of the vehicle VIN.
If the VIN begins with “1,” order EPS gear 68419897AB. If the VIN begins with “3,” order EPS gear 68419892AB. You will also need one steering column intermediate shaft bolt P/N 06508531AA and two outer tie rod end nuts P/N 06506557AA.
A list of the suspected contaminated EPS gears are as follows. The serial number of the EPS gear is found on a gear-mounted label, accessible with the skid plate removed. If the customer’s gear serial number is on this list, the gear must be replaced.
Follow the service procedure in the service manual. Tools required include NPN wiTECH micro pod II, NPN Laptop computer, NPN wiTECH software, 9360 Joint Remover and NPN Steering Wheel Holder.