Due to an incorrectly sized spare tire the Chrysler Group Limited Liability Company has announced a voluntary recall for more than 120 Dodge Ram trucks at the request of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Model year 2012 Dodge Ram trucks manufactured between January 5, 2012 and January 6, 2012 have been recalled because specific automobiles have been equipped with spare tires that are not the size indicated by the vehicle information printed on the truck’s informational label, causing these pickup trucks to violate the federal safety guidelines regulating rims and tire selection. An incorrectly sized spare tire, if installed on the vehicle, could possibly engage the vehicle’s electronic stability control system unexpectedly, a situation that could decrease the effectiveness of the system increasing the risk that the vehicle will become involved in an accident that may result in serious injury or fatalities. Chrysler will begin notifying owners of affected vehicles of this potential safety issue, and authorized dealerships will inspect vehicles and make any necessary corrections required to make the pickup truck comply with federal safety specifications for free.
As a car accident attorney in Sacramento, I am hopeful that this vehicle recall will be completely carried out in order to prevent any injuries that might result from this manufacturing error. If you or someone you love has been harmed by a malfunctioning vehicle, please consider contacting a Sacramento personal injury lawyer.