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Fiat Chrysler recalls over 660K trucks; steering could fail

FILE - This Jan. 12, 2017, file photo shows the Ram logo at a dealership in Pittsburgh. The competition for full-size pickup truck customers in the U.S. is as rough-and-tumble as ever, with Ram and Chevrolet rolling out brawny-looking new models that are larger, lighter and more efficient than their predecessors. GM unveiled the Silverado Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, while Fiat Chrysler is to roll out the new Ram Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at the North American International Auto Show. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler is recalling over 660,000 heavy-duty trucks worldwide because a loose nut can cause a loss of steering control.

The recall covers Ram 3500 pickups from 2013 through 2017, as well as 2500 pickups and 3500 Chassis cabs from 2014 through 2017.

The company says it’s aware of eight crashes and one injury that could be related.

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Fiat Chrysler doesn’t have a date yet for owners to be notified. Dealers will inspect a steering linkage nut. If it’s properly tightened it will be welded to a sleeve to keep it in place. If it’s loose, a steering assembly will be replaced.

Most of the trucks are in the U.S. and Canada.

The Associated Press