Potential braking loss forces a batch of dual-cab pickups back to the shop.

American Special Vehicles has recalled Ram 2500 and 3500 models sold between January 1, 2016 and October 1, 2018 over concerns about the heater hose pipe.

The company reports a heater hose pipe mightn't be properly attached securely, creating a friction point with the brake pipe assembly.

It's possible this will cause a leak in the braking system, and a loss of braking performance that could make the driver lose control. Obviously, this poses an accident risk for the both the driver and other road users.

A total of 853 vehicles are included in the campaign – a VIN list is attached here.

American Special Vehicles will get in touch with owners of the affected vehicles and advice them to get in touch with their nearest dealer for a free fix.