Some vehicles may have been assembled with a deformed brake booster input rod retainer or no retainer at all. As a result, the brakes may fail without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a new brake booster input rod retainer to correct this problem. This recall is expected to begin during February 2010. The Chrysler recall number is J37.
Dodge Ram 1500 Recalls
Chrysler has recalled certain 2002-2009 Dodge Rams (1500/2500/3500) because the wiper module assemblies may be susceptible to water intrusion, which may result in partial or complete loss of windshield wiper capability. This may cause reduced visibility for the driver, which could result in a crash. Dealers will replace the wiper module assemblies with vented wiper motor housings.
Chrysler has recalled certain 2008-2009 Dodge Rams (1500/2500/3500) because the speed control deactivation switch may overheat, which can result in smoke, burns, or an underhood fire. Dealers will install a fused wiring harness into the speed control system.
Chrysler is recalling 2009 Dodge Ram Light Duty Pickups equipped with manual temperature control (MTC) because the software programmed in the HVAC module may cause the windshield defrosting/defogging functions to become inoperative. This can decrease driver visibility, which could result in a crash. Dealers will reprogram the HVAC module free of charge.
Chrysler has recalled certain 2007 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models with manual transmissions because the front driveshaft yoke may break under certain driving conditions. This may result in a loss of vehicle control, which increases the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the driveshaft.
Chrysler has recalled certain 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 models because the front wheel bearing may have received an insufficient quantity of grease during the manufacturing process. This could result in bearing degradation, which if ignored, could result in hub assembly separation. This could lead to a loss of vehicle control. Dealers will replace the front hub and bearing units.
Chrysler has recalled certain 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 models because the passenger air bag may deploy with excessive force when rear facing child seats are installed in the right front passenger seat position. This can increase the risk of injury to a child in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the passenger air bag cushion and reprogram the occupant restraint controller.
Chrysler has recalled certain 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 models because the front passenger seat belt may not be able to tighten properly on certain child seats. This can increase the risk of injury to a child in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the front passenger seat belt.
Chrysler is recalling certain 2006 Dodge Dakota, Ram 1500, Ram 2500, and Ram 3500 models because the rear brakes may lock prematurely during certain braking conditions. Locking up of the rear wheels during braking could result in loss of vehicle control and an increased risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the ABS control unit.
Chrysler has recalled certain 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 models because the totally integrated power module (TIPM) may contain incorrect transfer case calibration set points, which may cause the transfer case to default to neutral. If this happens and the parking brake is not applied, the vehicle can roll away without warning. Dealers will reprogram the TIPM with new software.