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05/02/18 Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2009-2012 dodge ram 1500 trucks currently, or ever registered, in connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin and the district of columbia. exposure to environmental conditions such as water mixed with road salt may cause the front fuel tank strap frame "t-slot" bracket to corrode, possibly causing the fuel tank to drop and make contact with the ground.

If the fuel tank were to drop and contact the ground, a fuel leak may result. additionally, in the event of a crash, the fuel tank may not remain secured to the vehicle, possibly causing a fuel leak. a fuel leak in the presence in an ignition source, can increase the risk of a fire.

Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will bolt a bracket reinforcement to the frame, free of charge. the recall began may 2, 2018. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is u04.

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.
02/26/18 Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2016-2017 ram 3500 cab chassis with a gross vehicle weight rating (gvwr) of less than 10,000 lbs, 2011-2017 ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 cab chassis vehicles, 2009-2017 ram 1500 and 2010-2017 ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks, all equipped with a column shifter. pushing the brake pedal for prolonged periods when the vehicle is running and in park may cause the brake transmission shift interlock (btsi) pin to stick in the open position. with the pin in the open position, the transmission can be shifted out of park into any gear without pushing the brake pedal or having the key in the ignition.

Being able to shift the transmission without pushing the brake pedal and/or without a key in the ignition can increase the risk of an unintended vehicle rollaway that may result in personal injury or a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle software, inspect the btsi, and, as necessary, replace it. the recall began february 26, 2018. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is t79.

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.
08/10/17 Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2017 ram 1500 trucks. the fuel tanks in the affected vehicles may have a broken fuel tank control valve which might leak fuel if the vehicle were to become inverted. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 301, "fuel system integrity."

In the event of a rollover crash, leaking fuel in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tanks, free of charge. the recall began on august 10, 2017. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is t45.

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.
06/26/17 Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 ram 1500, ram 2500, and 2014-2016 ram 3500 vehicles. certain driving conditions, such as driving off-road or debris striking the vehicle may cause the roll rate sensor to trigger a fault within the occupant restraint controller (orc). if this fault occurs, the rollover side curtain air bag and the seat belt pretensioner will be disabled from deploying.

If the rollover side curtain air bags and seat belt pretensioners are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a crash that necessitates activation of these safety systems.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the orc software, free of charge. the recall began june 26, 2017. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is t25.

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.
08/25/15 Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500, 2015 chrysler 200, chrysler 300, dodge charger, and dodge challenger, 2014-2015 jeep grand cherokee, cherokee, and dodge durango, and 2013-2015 dodge viper vehicles. the affected vehicles are equipped with radios that have software vulnerabilities that can allow third-party access to certain networked vehicle control systems.

Exploitation of the software vulnerability may result in unauthorized remote modification and control of certain vehicle systems, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify and mail affected owners a usb drive that includes a software update that eliminates the vulnerability, free of charge. optionally, owners may download the update to their own usb drive from http://www.driveuconnect.com/software-update/ or take their vehicle to a chrysler dealer for immediate installation. in an effort to mitigate the effects of this security vulnerability, chrysler has had the wireless service provider close the open cellular connection to the vehicle that provided unauthorized access to the vehicle network. this measure may not have been implemented on all vehicles and does not address access by other means that will be remedied by the software update. the recall began on august 25, 2015. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is r40.

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.
11/25/13 Chrysler group llc (chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2014 ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks manufactured july 1, 2013, through august 22, 2013. randomly, the warning lights in the instrument cluster may fail to illuminate as designed.

Inoperative warning lights may not properly warn the driver of vehicle problems, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster software, free of charge. the recall began on november 25, 2013. owners may contact chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. chrysler's recall campaign number is n59.

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.
10/08/15 Engine Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 ram 1500 diesel 4x2 trucks manufactured august 8, 2013, to july 2, 2015. the affected vehicles have a battery harness that may rub against the frame bracket for the right engine mount resulting in an electrical short.

If the harness shorts, the vehicle may stall and there is an increased risk of a fire.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles to confirm that the battery harness is correctly routed and secured. any harness that shows evidence of wear will be replaced. these repairs will be performed free of charge. the recall began on october 8, 2015. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is r43.

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.
06/25/13 Engine Chrysler group llc (chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2013 ram 1500 trucks manufactured manufactured june 25, 2012, through december 12, 2012. in the affected vehicles, the coolant bypass valve may stick in a position that does not allow coolant to flow into the heater core. thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of federal vehicle motor safety standard (fmvss) no. 103, "windshield defrosting and defogging systems."

Without a properly working windshield defrosting system, a buildup of mositure or ice could limit the driver's ability to see, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace replace the suspect coolant valves along with an updated calibration, free of charge. the recall began on june 25, 2013. owners may contact chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. chrysler's recall campaign number is n25.

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.
02/26/18 Transmission and Drivetrain Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2017-2018 ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 3500 cab chassis, 4500 cab chassis, and 5500 cab chassis vehicles, all equipped with a column shifter. pushing the brake pedal for prolonged periods when the vehicle is running and in park may cause the brake transmission shift interlock (btsi) pin to stick in the open position. with the pin in the open position, the transmission can be shifted out of park into any gear without pushing the brake pedal or having the key in the ignition.

Being able to shift the transmission without pushing the brake pedal and/or without a key in the ignition can increase the risk of an unintended vehicle rollaway that may result in personal injury or a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will update the body control module software. dealers will also test the btsi operation, replacing the solenoid as necessary. the recall began february 26, 2018. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is u11.

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.
04/24/17 Transmission and Drivetrain Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2016-2017 ram 1500 trucks. the differential pin retaining screw may come loose while driving, potentially causing the differential to break or lock up.

A broken or locked up differential may result in a loss of motive power and possibly a loss of vehicle control. either scenario increases the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the differential retaining pin, free of charge. the recall began april 24, 2017. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is t20.

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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07/05/16 Transmission and Drivetrain Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2016 ram 1500 trucks manufactured february 19, 2016, to march 3, 2016. the front halfshafts may have been incorrectly manufactured causing them to fracture without warning.

A fractured halfshaft may damage underbody components and create road debris, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace both front halfshafts, free of charge. the recall began on july 5, 2016. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is s32.

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.
11/23/15 Transmission and Drivetrain Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 ram 1500 trucks manufactured june 17, 2015, to september 28, 2015. the affected vehicles may have been built with rear axles that were incorrectly heat treated.

If the rear axle shaft was not properly heated treated, it may fracture and a wheel separation could occur, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace the axle assemblies, as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on november 23, 2015. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is r59.

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.
05/21/14 Transmission and Drivetrain Chrysler group llc (chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2014 ram 1500 4x4 vehicles manufactured january 24, 2014, through february 5, 2014. in the affected vehicles, the transmission case may have been improperly machined which can result in the park pawl not properly engaging when the transmission is in the 'park' position.

If the park pawl does not properly engage, the vehicle may rollaway, increasing the risk of a crash and occupant or pedestrian injuries.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the transmission, as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on may 21, 2014. owners may contract chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is p13.

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.
03/31/14 Transmission and Drivetrain Chrysler group llc (chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2013 chrysler 300 awd, dodge charger awd, and dodge ram 1500 4x4 vehicles equipped with zf all wheel drive ("awd") 8hp45 transmissions. in the affected vehicles, the transmission output shaft may fracture.

The transmission output shaft fracture could result in a loss of power, increasing the risk of a crash. additionally, if the parking brake is not applied before exiting the vehicle, the vehicle may roll away despite the transmission being placed in 'park'.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the transmissions, as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on march 31, 2014. customers may contact chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's recall number is n65.

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.
11/07/13 Transmission and Drivetrain Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 ram 1500 trucks manufactured from february 27, 2008, through june 30, 2009, and from december 1, 2009, through october 20, 2011; model year 2009-2011 dodge dakota trucks manufactured from february 27, 2007, through june 30, 2009, and from december 1, 2009, through september 30, 2011; model year 2009 chrysler aspen trucks manufactured from january 3, 2008, through december 18, 2008; and model year 2009 dodge durango trucks manufactured from january 3, 2008, through december 18, 2008. the rear axle pinion nut may loosen due to an undersized pinion spline that can allow relative motion between the nut and companion flange.

If the rear axle pinion nut loosens, the axle can lock up and cause a loss of vehicle control and/or a vehicle crash with little warning.

On november 7, 2013 chrysler notified owners that dealers would install a pinion nut retainer, free of charge. in july 2015, and under a consent order with nhtsa, the company agreed to offer owners three options for remedying their vehicles: perform the original remedy, offer to repurchase the vehicle at the fair market value plus 10%, or offer an additional incentive offer towards the purchase of a new dodge, jeep, chrysler, or fiat vehicle. chrysler will notify owners of the new recall options in a letter expected to be mailed on august 31, 2015. owners may contact chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. chrysler's recall campaign number is n08.

This campaign is an expansion of a recall campaign 12v-474.chrysler's recall campaign number is n08.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.
06/17/13 Transmission and Drivetrain Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2009-2010, ram 1500 and dodge dakota trucks, manufactured from july 1, 2009, through november 30, 2009, because the rear axle pinion nut may loosen due to a lack of adhesive.

If the rear axle pinion nut loosens, the axle can lock up and cause a loss of vehicle control and/or a vehicle crash with little warning.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a pinion nut retainer, free of charge. the recall began on june 17, 2013. owners may contact chrysler at 1-800-247-9753.

Chrysler's recall campaign number is m34. 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.
12/31/69 Transmission and Drivetrain Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2018 dodge charger, durango and challenger, jeep grand cherokee and wrangler, chrysler 300, and ram 1500 vehicles. an incorrect transmission park lock rod may have been installed in the transmission.

If the incorrect park lock rod is installed, the transmission may not shift into 'park' and keep the vehicle from moving, increasing the risk of unintended vehicle movement and the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install the correct park lock rod, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin june 20, 2018. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is u43.

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.
09/11/13 Brakes and Traction Control Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2013 ram 1500 4x4 trucks manufactured june 26, 2012, through february 5, 2013. due to a software issue with the electronic stability control (esc) module, the esc system may be disabled when the vehicle is started.

A disabled esc system may result in loss of directional control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the esc module software, free of charge. the recall began on september 11, 2013. owners may contact chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. chrysler's recall campaign number is n37.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
04/22/13 Brakes and Traction Control Chrysler group llc (chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2013 dodge ram 1500 vehicles manufactured december 17, 2012, through january 22, 2013. the parking brake cable equalizer was set incorrectly and may not hold the vehicle on a 20% grade. thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the parking brake performance requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) no. 135, "light vehicle brake systems."

If the parking brake fails to operate as designed, the vehicle could roll when parked, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reset the parking brake cable equalizer if required, free of charge. the recall began on april 22, 2013. owners may contact chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. chrysler's recall campaign number is n22.

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.
05/16/16 Suspension and Steering Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 ram 1500 trucks manufactured january 22, 2015, to september 13, 2015. contamination on the electric power steering (eps) control circuit board may cause a short and result in the loss of power steering assist.

If the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required, especially at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the eps unit, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin on may 16, 2016. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is s19.

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.
09/15/14 Suspension and Steering Chrysler group llc (chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2014 jeep cherokee and ram 1500 and 2015 chrysler 200 vehicles. due to an insufficient weld, the rear shocks may detach from the vehicle at one end and possibly damage other chassis components, the tire or result in reduced braking.

Damage to the tire or reduced braking increases the risk of a vehicle crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear shocks and replace any affected ones, free of charge. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is p37.

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.
04/04/11 Suspension and Steering Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2011 ram 1500 trucks manufactured from september 2009 through december 2010. some vehicles may have experience a noise (growl, grind) coming from the rear axle bearing which could eventually seize.

A failure of the bearing could cause the vehicle to stall increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners and will install an oil port insert into the rear axle free of charge. the safety recall began on april 4, 2011. owners may contact chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
06/04/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2014-2018 dodge journey, charger and durango, ram 2500, 3500, 3500 cab chassis (more than 10,000lb), 4500 cab chassis and 5500 cab chassis, jeep cherokee and grand cherokee and chrysler 300, 2014-2019 ram 1500, 2015-2018 dodge challenger, 2015-2017 chrysler 200, 2016-2018 ram 3500 cab chassis (less than 10,000 lb), 2017-2018 chrysler pacifica and 2018 jeep wrangler vehicles. these vehicles are being recalled to address a defect that could prevent the cruise control system from disengaging. if, when using cruise control, there is a short circuit within the vehicle's wiring, the driver may not be able to shut off the cruise control either by depressing the brake pedal or manually turning the system off once it has been engaged, resulting in either the vehicle maintaining its current speed or possibly accelerating.

If the vehicle maintains its speed or accelerates despite attempts to deactivate the cruise control, there would be an increased risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the software, and perform a software flash on the engine or powertrain control module, free of charge. the recall began june 4, 2018. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. note: owners are advised to stop using cruise control until the software update has been performed. in the event that cruise control cannot be disengaged while driving, owners should firmly and steadily apply the brakes and shift the transmission to neutral, placing the vehicle in park once it has stopped.

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.
06/26/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 ram 1500, ram 2500, and 2014-2016 ram 3500 vehicles. certain driving conditions, such as driving off-road or debris striking the vehicle may cause the roll rate sensor to trigger a fault within the occupant restraint controller (orc). if this fault occurs, the rollover side curtain air bag and the seat belt pretensioner will be disabled from deploying.

If the rollover side curtain air bags and seat belt pretensioners are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a crash that necessitates activation of these safety systems.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the orc software, free of charge. the recall began june 26, 2017. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is t25.

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.
10/08/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 ram 1500 diesel 4x2 trucks manufactured august 8, 2013, to july 2, 2015. the affected vehicles have a battery harness that may rub against the frame bracket for the right engine mount resulting in an electrical short.

If the harness shorts, the vehicle may stall and there is an increased risk of a fire.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles to confirm that the battery harness is correctly routed and secured. any harness that shows evidence of wear will be replaced. these repairs will be performed free of charge. the recall began on october 8, 2015. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is r43.

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.
10/07/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 ram 1500 quad cab trucks manufactured august 26, 2013, to august 8, 2015. the affected vehicles are equipped with side air bag inflatable curtains (sabic) that may not fully overlap the c-pillars in the event of a vehicle crash. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 226, "ejection mitigation."

In the event of a vehicle crash, if a sabic does not inflate as intended, there is an increased risk of injury to the rear seat occupant.

Chrysler will notify owners, dealers will inspect the right and left side air bag inflatable curtains (sabic) for proper orientation and a foil patch will be installed on both sides of the headliner. one or both of the air bag inflatable curtains (sabic) will be replaced if necessary. the recall began on october 7, 2015. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is r47.

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.
09/18/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks manufactured january 18, 2011, to october 7, 2014, and equipped with the electronic vehicle information center option. the affected vehicles have a steering wheel wiring harness that may rub against the driver air bag module retainer spring.

This abrasion may result in an electrical short that could cause driver's frontal air bag to unexpectedly deploy. inadvertent deployment of the air bag may increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a vehicle crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, repair as necessary, and secure the steering wheel wiring harness. additionally, protective caps will be added to the air bag retainer spring ends. these repairs will be done free of charge. the recall began on september 18, 2015. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is r36.

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.
09/08/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks manufactured june 20, 2012, to january 26, 2015. in the affected vehicles, the side impact sensor calibrations may be overly sensitive, and as a result, the side air bag inflatable curtains and seat air bags may unexpectedly deploy and the seat belt pre-tensioners may activate.

Air bags that unexpectedly deploy increase the risk of a crash or injury.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the occupant restraint control module calibration, free of charge. the recall began on september 8, 2015. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is r23.

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.
06/27/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning 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 began june 27, 2013. owners may contact chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. 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.
02/14/18 Other Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling various dodge, chrysler, and ram vehicles equipped with kidde plastic-handle or push button 'pindicator' fire extinguishers. a list of the affected trailer models is available at: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/rmisc-17v824-0103.pdf. these extinguishers may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or requiring excessive force to activate the extinguisher. additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with enough force that it could cause injury and also render the product inoperable. for a full list of the affected fire extinguisher models visit: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/rmisc-17e062-5427.pdf

If the fire extinguisher does not function properly, it can increase the risk of injury in the event of a fire.

Chrysler will notify owners instructing them to contact kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher, free of charge. the recall began february 14, 2018. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403 or kidde customer service service toll-free at 1-855-262-3540, or online at www.kidde.com and click on "product safety recall" for more information. chrysler's number for this recall is t82.

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.
07/01/16 Other Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling aftermarket mopar canvas seat covers for certain 2012-2016 ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks. these mopar canvas seat covers were sold through chrysler dealerships beginning october 15, 2015. the seat covers can impede the deployment of the seat thorax airbags.

If the seat cover impedes the air bag deployment, the seat thorax air bags may not provide adequate protection in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of a injury.

Chrysler will notify owners to remove the front seat covers and return them for a full refund. the recall began on july 1, 2016. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is s30.

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.
12/02/15 Other Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain model year 2016 ram 1500 trucks with a 5.7l engine and dual exhaust manufactured august 3, 2015, to august 10, 2015. the affected vehicles may be missing a heat shield for the spare tire.

Without a heat shield, heat from the exhaust system may damage the spare tire. when used, the damaged tire may have a tread separation or side wall rupture, resulting in a loss of control and an increased risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a spare tire heat shield if the vehicle is missing one. vehicles that have already been sold with an excess of 50 miles will also have their spare tires replaced. these repairs will be performed free of charge. the recall began on december 2, 2015. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is r58.

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.
09/08/15 Other Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks manufactured june 20, 2012, to january 26, 2015. in the affected vehicles, the side impact sensor calibrations may be overly sensitive, and as a result, the side air bag inflatable curtains and seat air bags may unexpectedly deploy and the seat belt pre-tensioners may activate.

Air bags that unexpectedly deploy increase the risk of a crash or injury.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the occupant restraint control module calibration, free of charge. the recall began on september 8, 2015. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is r23.

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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Ram 1500 Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.