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Recall 16V301000

Front Axle Half Shafts Fracture

Recall Details

The front axle half shafts may fracture and separate from the vehicle. Dealers will replace both front half shafts free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The front axle half shafts may fracture and separate from the vehicle. This could cause damage under the vehicle and leave road debris that could increase the risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ram truck must be performed by a Ram dealership. Chrysler will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ram dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Chrysler recall number is S32.

Affected Cars

Drive Train, May 16, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 16, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
99
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V301000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
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.
Consequence
A fractured halfshaft may damage underbody components and create road debris, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace both front halfshafts, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S32.
Notify
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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