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Automotive consultant Byron Bloch holds up Ford Pinto and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV models during a hearing at the Transportation Department in Washington, Thursday, July 2, 2015, to determine whether automaker Fiat Chrysler has failed to remedy safety defects and issue required notices in 22 recalls. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

(Bloomberg) — It took more than two years for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV to make replacements for a defective nut that put drivers of Ram trucks in danger of losing control when their wheels locked up. Other Ram owners waited more than 15 months for a broken tie-rod fix.

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