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Car Recalls

Recalls are issued for cars with safety-related defects or problems

Ram recalls

 

For Models: Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Ram 1500

Drive Train, December 6, 2013

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Certain All Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicles equipped with a ZF 8HP45 transmission are being recalled. In the affected vehicles, the transmission output shaft can break unexpectedly. This could result in loss of power to the drive wheels, increasing the risk of a crash. The vehicle could also unexpectedly roll away with the transmission shifter in the park position. Dealers will replace the transmission in affected vehicles to correct this concern.

For Models: Dodge Ram 2500, Dodge Ram 3500, Ram 2500, Ram 3500

Suspension & Steering, November 6, 2013

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The left and right tie rod assemblies are part of the front steering linkage, Certain trucks are being recalled because the left tie rod can break unexpectedly. This can result in loss of steering control. Dealers will inspect the steering linkage and install a new left tie rod assembly as necessary to correct this concern. This recall supersedes a previous recall, some vehicles repaired under the first recall may require an additional repair.

For Models: Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, Ram C/V

Body, Interior & Misc., July 2, 2013

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The occupant restraint control module monitors vehicle occupant and crash data to determine which airbags to deploy when necessary. A software error may result in the airbags deploying from the opposite the side of impact (a left side impact would deploy the right side airbags and vice versa). This would leave the occupant at the point of impact with no protection, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will reprogram the occupant restraint control module to correct this concern.

For Models: Ram 1500

Suspension & Steering, July 2, 2013

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These vehicles are equipped with a stability control system which can help the driver maintain control of the vehicle if the tires begin to loose traction when cornering. The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) may become disabled when the vehicle is started due to a software issue. Dealers will update the ESC module software to correct this concern.

For Models: Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Ram 3500

Electrical & Lights, June 4, 2013

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If there is a problem with the turn signal system the signal indicator on the dash should flash at double its normal rate. These 2013 Ram trucks are being recalled because this may not occur and the driver could unknowingly continue to use the turn signals believing the system was operating normally. Dealers will reprogram the Central Body Controller software to correct this concern.

 

For Models: Ram 2500, Ram 3500

Electrical & Lights, June 4, 2013

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Certain headlight systems use an adjustable "shutter" which is mounted in front of the headlight bulb and partially blocks the beam depending on the high/low beam selection. Certain 2013 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks are being recalled because the shutter may not function correctly in the high beam mode, resulting in too much or too little illumination. Improper illumination can result in reduced driver visibility or blinding of oncoming traffic, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will reconfigure the Central Body Controller to correct this concern.

For Models: Ram 1500

Body, Interior & Misc., May 7, 2013

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Coolant flow through the heater core provides heat to the interior of the vehicle when necessary. This heat helps the windshield defrosting system keep the windshield free of excess moisture and ice. A buildup of moisture or ice could limit visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. These vehicles are being recalled because the coolant bypass valve may stick in a position that does not allow coolant to flow into the heater core. Dealers will replace the suspect coolant valve and update the vehicle calibrations to correct this concern.

For Models: Ram 1500

Brakes, April 3, 2013

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Federal regulations mandate the vehicle parking brake must hold on a 20% grade. These vehicles are being recalled because the parking brake cable equalizer may have been set incorrectly and the parking brake system will not hold the vehicle as required. Failure of the parking brake could cause the vehicle to roll unexpectedly. Dealers will reset the parking brake equalizer as required to correct this concern.

For Models: Ram 2500, Ram 3500

Engine, April 3, 2013

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Most modern engine are have a cosmetic cover on top of the engine. On these vehicles, this cover can trap an excessive amount of heat, resulting in an under hood fire. Dealers will replace the engine cover with a revised design to correct this concern.

For Models: Chrysler Aspen, Dodge Dakota, Dodge Durango, Dodge Ram 1500, Ram 1500

Drive Train, February 6, 2013

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The nut securing the rear axle pinion my loosen because an adhesive patch was not installed during vehicle assembly. If the nut loosens, the axle can lock up with little warning, resulting in a loss of vehicle control and/or a crash. Dealers will install a pinion nut retainer to correct this concern. This is an expansion of a previous recall, NHTSA number 12V474000, Chrysler number M34. The Chrysler recall number for this recall is N08.

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