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Question about tie rods? Safe?

Hello all. I got reading on the general discussion about the issues and recall the 4x4 and solid axle got. Saw some real horror stories about tie rods breaking! I know the recall does not include the new 2wd trucks with independent front suspension, but I was wondering if it was an issue at all? Has there been an issue with them breaking at all on the 2wd trucks? I have a 2012 2500 2wd, and ts has me really stressed out. I know all tie rods eventually need to be replaced, I have seen a lot of people breaking them with kinder 20 k miles, with a stock truck.

Do I have anything to worry about? All input is welcomed.

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Im not sure what year exactly the problems started but it has been a question of mine also. Ive got 175k miles on mine now and my front wheel hubs are gone and the tie rods still seem fine. The stabilizer bar end links and ball joints have a lot of play in them also. This is a link to an aaccident that happened to some folks that I know. I havent heard for sure but Im highly suspicious it was tie rod failure. His truck was an 08 4x4 I think.ok not sure if its bad to link somthing or if it just dont work but it was an accident in Three Hills Alberta. Close to Linden.
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I think at 175k, they would have broke by now. I have also since read that this was a 4x4 issue. Have you thought about putting some new tie rods on?
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Have you thought about putting some new tie rods on?
Yeah but at 175k miles running oversized tires and all the rest of the front end and steering components seem to be wore out and need replacing first. I think youll be fine, everything ive read has limited this problem to the 4x4s only.
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