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Dodge 3500, 4500, 5500 Recall Information


NEWS: Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2014 Ram 5500 trucks
Report Receipt Date: MAR 04, 2014 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V100000 
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Potential Number of Units Affected: 195 

MARCH 2014 -- Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2014 Ram 5500 trucks manufactured August 14, 2013, through January 7, 2014. The certification label has the incorrect Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). Thus, these vehicles do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 567 "Certification Regulations." If the Certification Label has the incorrect Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), the operator may overload the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace all existing certification labels with corrected certification labels, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2014. Chrysler's number associated with this recall is P07. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Chrysler is recalling certain 2008-2012 RAM 2500 4X4 and 3500 4X4 trucks
Report Receipt Date: NOV 06, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V529000 
Component(s): STEERING 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 265,044 

NOVEMBER 2013 - Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 RAM 2500 4X4 and 3500 4X4 trucks. The left tie rod assembly may break. A failure of the tie rod assembly may result in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a new left tie rod assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2013. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N49. This recall supersedes tie rod recall 10V657. Vehicles that were previously remedied under recall 10V657 are also affected by this campaign. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov..

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NEWS: Chrysler is recalling certain 2003-2008 Dodge RAM 2500 4x4 and 3500 4x4, 2007-2008 Dodge RAM 3500 4x2 Cab Chassis and 2006-2008 Dodge RAM 1500 Mega Cab 4x4 trucks
Report Receipt Date: NOV 06, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V528000 
Component(s): STEERING 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 707,176 

NOVEMBER 2013 - Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2003-2008 Dodge RAM 2500 4x4 and 3500 4x4, model year 2007-2008 Dodge RAM 3500 4x2 Cab Chassis and model year 2006-2008 Dodge RAM 1500 Mega Cab 4x4 trucks manufactured February 12, 2002, through February 13, 2008. The left tie rod assembly may break. A failure of the tie rod assembly may result in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the steering linkage and install a new left tie rod assembly, as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2013. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N62. This recall supersedes Chrysler tie rod recall 11V350. Vehicles that were previously remedied under recall 11V350 are also affected by this campaign. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Chrysler is recalling certain 2008-2012 RAM 4500 and 5500 trucks
Report Receipt Date: NOV 06, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V527000 
Component(s): STEERING 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 36,710 

NOVEMBER 2013 - Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 RAM 4500 and 5500 trucks manufactured February 20, 2007, through December 22, 2012. The left tie rod assembly may break. A failure of the tie rod assembly may result in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a new left tie rod assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2013. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N63. This recall supersedes tie rod recall 10V657. Vehicles that were previously remedied under recall 10V657 are also affected by this campaign. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Chrysler is recalling about 1.2 million Ram trucks to fix front-end problems that could lead to steering troubles
Detroit Free Press @ November 9, 2013

NOVEMBER 2013 - Chrysler is recalling about 1.2 million Ram trucks to fix front-end problems that could lead to steering troubles.

The company announced three recalls on Friday. It wants to inspect the trucks and says only 453,000 will likely need repairs.

Chrysler said Friday in a statement that it knows of six crashes and two injuries involving the 2008 to 2012 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks that are being recalled, and one crash with no injuries from the other recalled models.

The trucks are being recalled because tie-rod ends in the steering system may have been installed improperly, which Chrysler says stemmed from technicians misinterpreting instructions. Those tie-rods could be out of alignment, which Chrysler says can lead to steering failures.

The company has since updated the instructions and the parts involved.

The first case covers 842,400 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks from 2003 through 2008. Chrysler says 116,000 were repaired with tie-rods in the steering system that could be out of alignment.

The other two involve trucks with tie-rod assemblies that were replaced in previous recalls. They cover 294,000 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks from the 2008 through 2012 model years, and 2008 Ram 1500 four-by-four mega cabs. Also included are 43,000 Ram 4500 and 5500 four-by-four chassis cabs from 2008 through 2012.

Customers will be notified by letter in December, and work could begin in January, the company said. Owners of Ram 4500 and 5500 models can take their trucks to dealers for interim repairs because parts may not be available until late next year, the statement said. The interim service would involve realignment of the front ends.

Chrysler said about 968,000 of the affected trucks are in the U.S., with another 157,000 in Canada, 37,100 in Mexico and 18,000 from other countries.

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NEWS: Chrysler recalls 10,800 Dodge Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups; Instrument Lighting & Software
Yahoo News @ October 1, 2013

OCTOBER 2013 - Chrysler said Tuesday it was recalling 10,800 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups to upgrade software that controls instrument illumination. It said most of the trucks were still at dealerships.

The automaker said it was unaware of any associated accidents or injuries with any of the problems, and will update the software free of charge.

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NEWS: Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2012 RAM 3500, 4500 and 5500 trucks
Report Receipt Date: AUG 06, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V344000 
Component(s): POWER TRAIN 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 85 

AUGUST 2013 - Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2012 RAM 3500 trucks manufactured May 4, 2012, through August 7, 2012; and model year 2012 RAM 4500 and 5500 trucks manufactured May 3, 2012, through August 7, 2012. Due to a loose snap ring inside the transmission, there may be a loss of power transfer through the transmission to the wheels. An unexpected loss of power transfer may increase the risk of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission assembly free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2013. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N50. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain 2012 RAM 4500 and 5500 trucks
Report Receipt Date: JUN 04, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V239000 
Component(s): POWER TRAIN 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,617 

AUGUST 2013 - Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2012 RAM 4500 and 5500 trucks manufactured February 2, 2012, through the end of model year 2012. Due to a welding issue with the front axle carrier, the front drive shaft may fracture and result in a loss of motive power and damage to surrounding components if the shaft continues to spin. Damage to other components, or sudden loss of drive power may increase the risk of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace or repair the front axle assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin late September 2013. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N26. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2013 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks
Report Receipt Date: JUN 04, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V240000 
Component(s): EXTERIOR LIGHTING 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,069 

AUGUST 2013 - Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2013 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks manufactured January 7, 2013, through February 28, 2013 and equipped with optional premium headlamps. The headlamp shutters may function improperly when in high-beam mode. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, "Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." Improper headlight shutter function during high beam use may reduce the drivers visibility and possibly blind oncoming traffic. Either condition may increase the risk of crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reconfigure the Central Body Controller, free of charge. The recall began July 30, 2013. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N33. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Chrysler is recalling certain 2013 Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks
Report Receipt Date: JUN 04, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V237000 
Component(s): EXTERIOR LIGHTING 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 30,197 

JUNE 2013 - Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2013 Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks manufactured September 9, 2012, through March 5, 2013 and equipped with optional premium tail lamps. In the affected vehicles, the turn signal indicator may not flash at a double rate to give a notification to the driver of a turn signal malfunction. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, "Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." Without a warning that the turn signal is malfunctioning, the driver would continue to use the vehicle, unaware that other drivers on the road are not being notified that the vehicle is turning, increasing the risk of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the Central Body Controller software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2013. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N35. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain 2013 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks
Report Receipt Date: APR 03, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V122000 
Component(s): ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,143 

APRIL 2013 -- Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2013 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks manufactured January 7, 2013, through March 6, 2013. The engine cover may trap an excessive amount of heat under the cover. The excessive heat under the engine cover may result in an under hood fire. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the existing engine cover with one that is a different design, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during May 2013. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N19. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov

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JULY 2011 -- Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 4X4, manufactured from February 14, 2008, through March 28, 2011; model year 2008-2011 Dodge Ram 3500 Cab Chassis 4X2, manufactured from February 14, 2008, through March 28, 2011; and model year 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Mega Cab 4X4, manufactured from February 14, 2008, through August 15, 2008, because the left tie rod ball stud may fracture. This condition tends to occur during low speed parking lot type maneuvers when the customer is making a tight turn. Additionally, model year 2003-2008 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 vehicles may have received the affected tie rod assembly as a replacement part, during normal service. This condition could result in the potential loss of directional stability in the left hand front wheel, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the tie rod ends for relative orientation and replace the left outer tie rod as required, and perform a front-end toe alignment as needed. This service will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule.   11V-350


NEWS:   Chrysler recalls 286,000 pickup trucks to fix steering

YAHOO NEWS -- July 17,  2011 – Chrysler Group LLC will recall about 286,000 Dodge Ram pickup trucks because of potential problems with tie rod assemblies that may increase the risk of a crash, the automaker and U.S. safety regulators said on Wednesday.

To be recalled are 2008-2011 Ram 2500 and 3500 4x4 models; 2008-2011 Ram 3500 Cab Chassis 4x2 models; 2008 Ram 1500 Mega Cab 4x4 models; and 2003-2008 Ram 2500 and 3500 models, according to a filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

About 243,000 of the recalled trucks are in the United States. Of those, about 74,000 have already received service on the tie rod assembly, the NHTSA filing said.

Chrysler recalls 286,000 pickup trucks

Also, about 35,000 pickups in Canada will be recalled as well as some 2,750 in Mexico and 5,700 in other countries.

A Chrysler spokesman said there have been a few crashes and at least one minor injury as a result of the issue.

The vehicles "may experience a fracture of the left tie rod stud," Chrysler told the NHTSA. "This condition tends to occur during low-speed parking lot type maneuvers when the (driver) is making a left turn."

This may result in the "loss of directional stability" in the left front wheel, increasing the risk of a crash, Chrysler said.

Chrysler said the risk is highest when making a sharp, 90-degree turn.

Chrysler has not yet determined when customers will get letters alerting them to the recall.

Chrysler is part-owned and managed by Fiat SpA.

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JANUARY 2010 - Chrysler is recalling model year 2010 Chrysler Sebring; Dodge Avenger and Nitro; Jeep Liberty, Commander and Grand Cherokee; and model year 2009-2010 Dodge Ram truck. These vehicles may have been built with an improperly formed or missing brake booster input rod retaining clip. This could result in brake failure without warning which could cause a crash. Chrysler will replace the brake booster input rod retaining clip free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during February 2010. Chrysler's safety campaign number is J37.  10V-009

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NEWS:  Chrysler to recall 24,177 vehicles on brake issue

(Yahoo News) –-Jan 19, 2010 -- Chrysler Group LLC will recall 24,177 vehicles due to a potential defect in a brake system that could result in sudden brake failure, the automaker said in a filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall applies to 2010 model-year Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Avenger and Nitro, and Jeep Liberty, Commander and Grand Cherokee SUVs, as well as 2009-2010 model year Dodge Ram trucks.

In some of the vehicles, the clip retention tab on the brake pedal pin was improperly formed, or not installed, during the manufacturing process, Chrysler said. That could result in brake failure without warning and could cause a crash, the company said. Chrysler said it was unaware of any accidents or injuries related to the issue. Chrysler said the safety recall is expected to begin during the month of January.

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MARCH 2009 --  Chrysler is recalling 507 MY 2009 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 pickup trucks heavy duty cab chassis with manual transmission and power adjustable pedal package. The clutch pedal connecting rod to the clutch master cylinder may separate from the master cylinder. This may not allow disengagement of the clutch when the pedal is depressed, which could result in unintended vehicle movement. Increased stopping distance and engine stalling may occur increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the clutch master cylinder hydraulic system free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during April 2009 Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.  09V-078

JANUARY 2009 --  Chrysler is recalling 32,865 MY 2008-2009 Dodge Ram 2500, 3500 and 3500 cab chassis pickup trucks equipped with Powers and Sons steering linkage. The steering linkage drag link inner tie rod to pitman arm ball stud may fracture. Also the steering linkage damper attaching the bracket may yield and shift on the linkage. This could result in a loss of steering control and the restricted ability to turn the vehicle in one direction increasing the risk of a crash without warning. Dealers will replace the steering linkage drag link inner tie rod end assembly, and inspect the steering linkage damper bracket free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on or before February 16, 2009. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.  09V-005

OCTOBER 2007 -- Chrysler is recalling 564 MY 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 cab/chassis pickup trucks equipped with an optional 23 gallon fuel tank. The fuel tank straps were improperly manufactured and could separate. This can cause the fuel tank to loosen and leak fuel. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in an underbody fire. Dealers will replace the fuel tank retention straps and fasteners. The recall is expected to begin during November 2007. 07V-472

 
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