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Ram 1500 Recalls (Recent)

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.

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Brakes, December 7, 2010

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Chrysler is recalling certain 2010-2011 Dodge Ram trucks equipped with a diesel engine and hydroboost brake system because the brake pedal may be slow to return after brake application. A slow returning brake pedal will cause the brake lights to be slow to extinguish, which can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the power steering reservoir cap in order to lessen the vent pressure in the reservoir.

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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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Drive Train, December 24, 2010

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Chrysler is recalling certain 2011 Ram 1500 trucks because a rear axle bearing may fail, causing the axle to seize. Failure of the axle may cause the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will perform the necessary repairs free of charge.

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Suspension & Steering, May 1, 2012

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The affected vehicles have a spare tire that does not match the specifications listed on the tire placard. If installed, the incorrectly sized spare tire may unexpectedly activate the electronic stability control (ESC) system, altering its effectiveness and increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and repair these vehicles as necessary to correct this concern.

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Ram 1500 Questions and Answers

hhrss, 2013 Ram 1500, West Memphis, AR

it seems like shifter is not going to park all the way, some times does not stick------ any adjustment on shifter or switch that it may not be making up all the time--------what should I tell deale...

gold shield, 2013 Ram 1500, 5.7L V8 HEMI, Nesconset, NY

Welded seam connecting floor and side of bed is split.Ram saying this is normal.

noescaping2, 2012 Ram 1500, 4.7L V8, Remsen, NY

Sometimes i have heat and sometimes i dont. I can start the day off having heat, then when i start it up later and the temp gauge gets up to temp it will just blow cold air.

shmyr, 2012 Ram 1500, 5.7L V8 HEMI, Oroville, WA

put it into drive, two min later it went automatically into 4th, manually , i couldnt gear up or down outta 4th. every time i try to put it in automaatic drive.. it goes back to forth

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