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FCA Recalling 300K Ram Pickups for Gas Tank Problem

Automaker's second Ram pickup recall in last month.

by on Mar.16, 2018

FCA is recalling 300,000 Ram pickups due to a problem with the gas tank.

Fiat Chrysler issued another gas tank-related recall, ordering more than 300,000 Ram pickup trucks to head to dealers because the fuel tanks can sag.

The action affects Ram 1500 pickups from 2009–12, mainly in cold-weather U.S. states and Canada where salt is used to clear snow from roads. In the U.S. the trucks are in 20 states and Washington, D.C.

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An investigation found a bracket can corrode, allowing the tanks sag, the company noted. The remaining structure will stop the tanks from falling. Fiat Chrysler says it’s not aware of any crashes, fires, leaks or injuries due to the problem. (more…)

FCA Recalls 280,000 Dodge Rams for Axle Problem

Rear axle can seize due to loose nut.

by on Dec.19, 2014

The 2005 Dodge Ram is being recalled for a problem with the rear axle.

Fiat Chrysler is recalling about 280,000 Dodge Ram pickups around the world due to a rear axle problem. Of the affected trucks, about 257,000 are in the U.S.

The problem with the truck stems from a loose nut that could cause the rear axle to seize on 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 pickups built from January 2004 through August 2005. Chrysler dealers will install a retention feature to the pinion nut. The recall will begin Feb. 13.


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation into the problem in June after receiving 15 complaints. The agency said the pinion nut may loosen, causing the rear axle to seize. The driveshaft also may detach, which could cause a crash. (more…)

Chrysler Recalls 1.2 Million Ram Pickups

Maker says steering problems could affect over a third.

by on Nov.11, 2013

The 2008 Dodge Ram Mega Cab is among the various models affected by the latest recall.

In a year marked by some major recalls, Chrysler has announced one of the largest, with 1.2 million of its Ram pickups subject to a new service action due to front-end problems that could lead to a loss of steering control.

The latest announcement actually combines three separate recalls for steering-related issues.  Chrysler says, however, that while it wants to inspect more than a million heavy-duty Ram trucks and chassis cab models, it expects that only a little more than a third will actually need to undergo repairs.

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Nonetheless, the problem is potentially serious and Chrysler says it knows of six crashes and two injuries involving Ram pickups and another crash – with no reported injuries – involving the other models.


Chrysler Recalling “Recommended” Ram Pickup

Maker points to stability control problems.

by on Jul.16, 2013

The Ram 1500 4x4 faces recall.

Chrysler Group is recalling more than 45,000 Ram 1500 pickup trucks due to a problem with their electronic stability control system.

It’s an ironic turn of events as the full-size Ram pickup was today given a “Recommended” rating and named the top truck by Consumer Reports magazine – a coveted endorsement, especially for a carmaker that has been having its problems with safety related recalls lately and one that has been struggling to reverse a long-standing reputation for quality and reliability issues.

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According to Chrysler, the recall is the result of a software glitch that could cause the vehicles’ electronic stability control system to fail when the pickups are started up. The technology is used to monitor how a vehicle is behaving on the road and can prevent a skid or rollover.  As a result, a disabled stability control system could cause a crash following an aggressive maneuver or due bad weather and road conditions.


Chrysler Ram, Dakota Trucks Among Nearly 300,000 Vehicles Targeted by Recall

Axle problem could cause crash. Chrysler also announced new airbag recall.

by on Feb.15, 2013

The Ram 1500 is one of several vehicles covered by a new recall due to an axle defect.

A problem with a rear axle component that could cause a loss of control is forcing Chrysler to recall a wide array of vehicles including its full-size and midsize pickups and several SUV models.

In all, a total of 278,222 Ram 1500 pickups from the 2009 through 2012 model-years are covered by the service action, along with 2009 to 2011 Dodge Dakota pickups and 2009 Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango SUVs.

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In a separate announcement, Chrysler also says it will recall 4,278 Dodge Viper sports cars from the 2003 and 2004 model-years. That service action is the result of a circuit board problem that could prevent the vehicle’s airbag from properly inflating.  A similar problem already forced the recall of older Jeep Liberty and Jeep Grand Cherokee models.


Chrysler Recalls 2010 Dodge Nitro, Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Liberty and Ram 1500 Models

Mexican built brake line by TI Automotive has a defective flare.

by on Jul.09, 2010

Leaking brake line can affect stopping distance.

Chrysler Group LLC is starting a safety recall involving more than 26,000 2010 model Dodge Nitro, Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Liberty and Ram 1500 vehicles for a bad brake line connection from the master cylinder to the hydraulic control unit (HCU).

Some vehicles may have been built with a brake tube with an improperly formed flare that could leak fluid and lead to reduced braking performance.

Chrysler says it is not aware of any complaints, accidents, injuries or property damage related to this defect.


The problem was discovered internally through “improved quality control processes.” Authorized dealers will conduct a voluntary safety recall on all potentially affected vehicles to inspect and replace the brake line. The recall will be completed at no cost to the customer as required by U.S. law.