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2013-2017 D Truck Drag link recall

I promise I used search and didn’t find anything on this. Please don’t scold me if someone already posted.

Received this notice in my “My Ram” app this morning.

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Seems a little concerning to me when a fix is to replace a broken one or weld a non broken one that is in spec but I admit I am about the least knowledgeable guy posting on this forum (aside from the weight police )


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Thanks for the info. I see it applicable to ours and I did find it loose before

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Lots of people have found these loose. I check mine every oil change. Sizes are 1 5/16ths and 1 9/16ths or big arse adjustable wrench
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got mine today. sad thing is I just got the others done 2 weeks ago. but I check the nuts every time im under the truck

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looks like this affects me as well.

mine have come loose once so far, added a little red loctite and so far so good.

but if they weld it how is one supposed to do an alignment properly at a later date???

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HAHA, they WELD it so you need a new one later when it has to be adjusted??? Wow.

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Yeah, lets weld it so I can never center my steering wheel again.. No thanks, I'll pass on this one. I already put lock tight on it.

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That is a 100% unacceptable solution.

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got mine today. sad thing is I just got the others done 2 weeks ago. but I check the nuts every time im under the truck
I have this and two other recalls waiting. I'll get this one done when they have the actual fix ready. At this moment it is just a quick fix, not a true repair/replacement. I torqued and loctited and painted reference marks on mine many miles ago so no need to take it to the dealer to get the jam nuts welded to the sleeve. The actual repair needs to address the extremely loose engagement of the threads on the nuts and sleeve. They need to replace them with ones that engage better or they need to replace the whole drag link assembly. The threads are scary loose. From the wording of the recall and from user reports of steering wheels suddenly being 1/4 turn or more off center and from what I noticed when mine came loose, the engagement is so loose that it can jump threads if the jam nut(s) are not tight.

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Looks like I will be getting a letter in the mail soon. I wonder what the changed on the 2018's that kept them from being included in this recall.

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No way I would let them weld mine, fix it you replace it. Is this a bush fix, are they going to use a couple of car batteries as the welder.
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