Select Pickups Receive Recalls Due to Separated Brake Pedals
The following safety recalls were issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
- Chrysler is recalling certain 2021 Ram 1500 Classic SLT trucks. Certain vehicles were built without the retaining clip that secures the master cylinder push rod to the brake pedal, which can cause the brake pedal to separate from the brake system. A separated brake pedal can result in the driver being unable to apply the service brakes, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 24 vehicles are affected by this recall.
- Custom Truck And Body Works is recalling certain 2020 Dodge 4500 and 5500 vehicles. In the affected suspension systems, the rear brake caliper flexible line may have been routed so that it contacts a suspension component, possibly causing excessive wear and a loss of rear brakes. A worn rear brake caliper flexible line may cause brake fluid leakage, which may result in a partial or complete loss of the rear brakes, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially six vehicles are affected by this recall.