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Ram 1500

RECALL SUBJECT:
Fiat Chrylser Automobiles - Ram 1500 Pickups
DATE:
2017
MANUFACTURER:
Fiat Chrylser Automobiles - Ram 1500 Pickups
SUMMARY:
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is recalling 2017 Ram 1500 trucks. The vehicles covered under the recall are equipped with a fuel tank valve that may leak if the vehicle is involved in a rollover accident and the fuel tank becomes inverted. Fuel tank leaks increase the risk of a fire in the event of an accident. Until the issue is resolved, the trucks do not pass the “Fuel System Integrity” requirement established by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS).
  • 2016 and 2017 Ram 1500 vehicles are also under recall for a powertrain issue. In particular, the differential pin retaining screw is liable to come loose while the vehicle is in operation. If the screw comes loose, the differential can break or lock up. A broken differential can cause a loss of power or the inability to maintain control over the vehicle. Both scenarios increase the likelihood of an accident.
  • This Ram fuel tank recall comes less than a year after the Chrysler 200 airbag recall, which affected millions of vehicles across the nation. Although they are alarming, recalls of this nature are not unusual for the manufacturer. In 2015, the NHTSA fined Fiat Chrysler over $100 million for mishandling a series of recall campaigns that affected 11 million vehicles.
CONSEQUENCE:
  • Recall Subject: Fuel tank valve may leak during a rollover crash
    Recall Date: July 7, 2017
    NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V434000
    Manufacturer: Fiat Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
    Components: Fuel system, gasoline
  • Recall Subject: Differential pin retaining screw liable to come loose while driving
    Recall Date: March 23, 2017
    NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V198000
    Manufacturer: Fiat Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
    Components: Power Train
SOLUTION:

If your vehicle is affected by the fuel tank recall, Fiat Chrysler will notify you about the issue and replace your fuel tank valve for free. They initiated their recall on August 10, 2017. In the meantime, you can contact the Fiat Chrysler customer service department by calling 1-800-853-1403. The recall is classified as number T45.

Similarly, Fiat Chrysler will replace defective differential pins free of charge. Fiat Chrysler initiated their recall for this issue on April 24, 2017 by contacting affected owners. The recall is classified as number T20 if you choose to contact Fiat Chrysler about the issue. You can follow both recalls by keeping track of information posted on the NHTSA website or calling the NHTSA hotline at 1-888-327-4236.

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