Seven car accidents and two injuries have been caused by a defective tie-rod assembly that became misaligned in some Chrysler Ram Trucks. The misalignment can lead to component fracture and steering loss. These accidents prompted a recall by Chrysler that will include an estimated 842,400 model-year 2003-2008 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks. Two additional campaigns are being conducted to capture those vehicles known to have tie-rod assemblies linked to previous recalls. They comprise 294,000 model-year 2008-2012 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups, chassis cabs and 2008 Ram 1500 4×4 Mega Cabs; plus 43,500 model-year 2008-2012 Ram 4500 and 5500 4×4 chassis cabs.