Chrysler recalls 240,000 trucks

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV)-- Potential steering problems have prompted Chrysler to recall more than 240,000 Dodge Ram trucks.

Dodge, a parent company of Chrysler,{}says part of the trucks' steering linkage could break during low-speed maneuvers and cause a loss of steering control to the left front wheel.

The vehicles being recalled include some 2008 model year Dodge Ram MegaCab 1500 four-by-four trucks.{} Its important to note the recall also affects{}owners of Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty trucks from model years 2003 through 2011.

Chrysler had earlier recalled larger Ram trucks for the same problem.

The company says it will notify dealers whose trucks need to be inspected and possibly repaired.{} All necessary repairs and inspections will be performed at dealerships free of charge.