Recalls & Defects For 2017 RAM 1500

Vehicle Report: 2017 RAM 1500

Recalls & Defects

Recall Subject: Fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly

Report Receipt Date: 07/07/2017
NHTSA Campaign: 17v434000

Summary
Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2017 ram 1500 trucks. the fuel tanks in the affected vehicles may have a broken fuel tank control valve which might leak fuel if the vehicle were to become inverted. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 301, "fuel system integrity."

Consequence
In the event of a rollover crash, leaking fuel in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tanks, free of charge. the recall began on august 10, 2017. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is t45.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: Power Train:driveline:differential Unit

Report Receipt Date: 03/23/2017
NHTSA Campaign: 17v198000

Summary
Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2016-2017 ram 1500 trucks. the differential pin retaining screw may come loose while driving, potentially causing the differential to break or lock up.

Consequence
A broken or locked up differential may result in a loss of motive power and possibly a loss of vehicle control. either scenario increases the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the differential retaining pin, free of charge. the recall began april 24, 2017. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is t20.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: Visibility:defroster/Defogger System

Report Receipt Date: 01/24/2019
NHTSA Campaign: 19v051000

Summary
Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2019 ram 1500 vehicles equipped with a 12" touchscreen display and a base-level heating, ventilation and air conditioning ("hvac") system. vehicles with this combination do not have a functioning windshield defrosting and defogging system. as a result, these vehicles fail to comply with federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 103, "windshield defrosting and defogging systems."

Consequence
The lack of a functioning windshield defrosting and defogging system may decrease the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of crash.

Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will repurchase the affected vehicles. the recall began march 7, 2019. owners may contact fca us customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is v12.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: Structure:body:tailgate

Report Receipt Date: 07/27/2018
NHTSA Campaign: 18v486000

Summary
Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2015-2017 ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 pickup trucks equipped with a power locking tailgate and either a 5 foot, 7 inch or 6 foot, 4 inch bed. the tailgate actuator limiter tab may fracture and cause the tailgate to unlatch and open while driving.

Consequence
If the tailgate latch releases and the tailgate opens while driving, cargo may fall out, creating a road hazard and increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicle, free of charge. the recall began september 17, 2018. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is u74.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: Power Train:automatic Transmission:lever and Linkage:column Shift

Report Receipt Date: 12/20/2017
NHTSA Campaign: 17v821000

Summary
Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2016-2017 ram 3500 cab chassis with a gross vehicle weight rating (gvwr) of less than 10,000 lbs, 2011-2017 ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 cab chassis vehicles, 2009-2017 ram 1500 and 2010-2017 ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks, all equipped with a column shifter. pushing the brake pedal for prolonged periods when the vehicle is running and in park may cause the brake transmission shift interlock (btsi) pin to stick in the open position. with the pin in the open position, the transmission can be shifted out of park into any gear without pushing the brake pedal or having the key in the ignition.

Consequence
Being able to shift the transmission without pushing the brake pedal and/or without a key in the ignition can increase the risk of an unintended vehicle rollaway that may result in personal injury or a crash.

Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle software, inspect the btsi, and, as necessary, replace it, free of charge. the recall began february 26, 2018. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is t79.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: Steering

Report Receipt Date: 03/14/2019
NHTSA Campaign: 19v201000

Summary
Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2019 jeep wrangler and 2019 ram 1500 vehicles. these vehicles have improperly machined steering column stub shafts that may break, possibly causing the steering wheel to detach from the steering column.

Consequence
If the steering wheel detaches from the steering column, the driver may lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of crash.

Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the steering column, replacing it, as necessary, free of charge. the recall began april 5, 2019. owners may contact fca us customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is v29.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: Electrical System:wiring

Report Receipt Date: 05/17/2018
NHTSA Campaign: 18v332000

Summary
Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2014-2018 dodge journey, charger and durango, ram 2500, 3500, 3500 cab chassis (more than 10,000lb), 4500 cab chassis and 5500 cab chassis, jeep cherokee and grand cherokee and chrysler 300, 2014-2019 ram 1500, 2015-2018 dodge challenger, 2015-2017 chrysler 200, 2016-2018 ram 3500 cab chassis (less than 10,000 lb), 2017-2018 chrysler pacifica and 2018 jeep wrangler vehicles. these vehicles are being recalled to address a defect that could prevent the cruise control system from disengaging. if, when using cruise control, there is a short circuit within the vehicle's wiring, the driver may not be able to shut off the cruise control either by depressing the brake pedal or manually turning the system off once it has been engaged, resulting in either the vehicle maintaining its current speed or possibly accelerating.

Consequence
If the vehicle maintains its speed or accelerates despite attempts to deactivate the cruise control, there would be an increased risk of a crash.

Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the software, and perform a software flash on the engine or powertrain control module, free of charge. the recall began june 4, 2018. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. note: owners are advised to stop using cruise control until the software update has been performed. in the event that cruise control cannot be disengaged while driving, owners should firmly and steadily apply the brakes and shift the transmission to neutral, placing the vehicle in park once it has stopped.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: Service Brakes, Hydraulic:pedals and Linkages

Report Receipt Date: 02/05/2019
NHTSA Campaign: 19v067000

Summary
Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2019 ram 1500 vehicles equipped with adjustable pedals. the affected vehicles have a brake pedal that may move too far and separate from pedal assembly.

Consequence
If the brake pedal separates from the pedal assembly, the driver may be unable to brake the vehicle, increasing the risk of crash.

Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will repair the adjustable pedal assembly, free of charge. the recall began on february 25, 2019. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is v07.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: Seats

Report Receipt Date: 11/20/2018
NHTSA Campaign: 18v822000

Summary
Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2019 ram 1500 trucks. the seat track position sensor on the manually-adjusted passenger seats may come loose and out of position, preventing the sensor from detecting if the seat is in the full-forward position.

Consequence
If the sensor cannot identify that the seat is in the full-forward position and adjust the frontal air bag deployment accordingly, there would be an increased the risk of a injury in the event of a crash.

Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will inspect the passenger seat track position sensor bracket, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. the recall began december 20, 2018. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is ub7.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: Electrical System:battery

Report Receipt Date: 02/28/2019
NHTSA Campaign: 19v142000

Summary
Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2019 ram 1500 vehicles equipped with a 48v auxiliary battery system located behind the rear seat (sales code: xbz). due to an incorrect assembly repair process, the auxiliary battery wire terminal connection may overheat.

Consequence
If the auxiliary battery system overheats, there is an increased risk of a fire within the cabin even if the ignition is off.

Remedy
Fca us has notified owners, and dealers will properly secure the auxiliary battery fasteners, free of charge. the recall began march 15, 2019. owners may contact chrysler's customer service at 1-800-853-1403. the chrysler number for this recall is v17.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: Power Train:automatic Transmission

Report Receipt Date: 02/08/2018
NHTSA Campaign: 18v100000

Summary
Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2017-2018 ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 3500 cab chassis, 4500 cab chassis, and 5500 cab chassis vehicles, all equipped with a column shifter. pushing the brake pedal for prolonged periods when the vehicle is running and in park may cause the brake transmission shift interlock (btsi) pin to stick in the open position. with the pin in the open position, the transmission can be shifted out of park into any gear without pushing the brake pedal or having the key in the ignition.

Consequence
Being able to shift the transmission without pushing the brake pedal and/or without a key in the ignition can increase the risk of an unintended vehicle rollaway that may result in personal injury or a crash.

Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will update the body control module software. dealers will also test the btsi operation, replacing the solenoid as necessary. the recall began february 26, 2018. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is u11.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: Steering:electric Power Assist System

Report Receipt Date: 01/24/2019
NHTSA Campaign: 19v020000

Summary
Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2019 ram 1500 vehicles. the battery ground fastener on the driver-side front fender may have been improperly secured, possibly resulting in a loss of power steering assist.

Consequence
A loss of power steering could vary the steering effort required, possibly causing vehicle oversteer or understeer, increasing the risk of crash.

Remedy
Chrysler has notified owners, and dealers will properly secure the ground fastener, free of charge. the recall began on february 11, 2019. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is v04.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: Power Train:axle Assembly

Report Receipt Date: 08/23/2018
NHTSA Campaign: 18v556000

Summary
Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2018-2019 ram 1500 trucks. the rear differential may have been insufficiently filled, possibly resulting in its failure.

Consequence
If the rear axle assembly fails, it can cause a loss of drive or the rear wheels may lock up. either scenario increases the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear axle oil level. rear axles with an insufficient amount of oil will be replaced, free of charge. the recall began september 26, 2018. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is u88.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: Latches/Locks/Linkages:tailgate:latch

Report Receipt Date: 05/09/2019
NHTSA Campaign: 19v347000

Summary
Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2015-2017 ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks equipped with an 8 foot bed and a power locking tailgate. chrysler is also recalling all 2013-2014 and 2018 ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks built before april 1, 2018 with a 6 or 8 foot bed and a power locking tailgate. on august 29, 2019 chrysler expanded the recall to include an additional 693,128 model year 2013-2014 ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks. the tailgate actuator limiter tab may fracture and cause the tailgate to unlatch and open while driving.

Consequence
If the tailgate opens while the vehicle is being driven, cargo may fall out the vehicle and create a road hazard, increasing the risk of crash.

Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will repair the tailgate latch, free of charge. the recall began may 23, 2019. chrysler is expected to notify owners of the expanded population on october 18, 2019. owners may contact fca us customer service at 1-800-853-1403. fca us's number for this recall is v44. note: 2015-2017 my ram 1500 pickup trucks with truck beds other than 8 foot, are currently covered under nhtsa recall 18v-486 for this issue.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: Electrical System: Instrument Panel

Report Receipt Date: 07/26/2019
NHTSA Campaign: 19v556000

Summary
Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2019 ram 1500 vehicles. the instrument cluster may not properly illuminate driver warnings. as such, these vehicles fails to conform with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 101, "control and displays."

Consequence
Failure of the instrument cluster to properly illuminate may prevent the driver from receiving warnings about the vehicle's systems and increase the risk of crash.

Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the instrument cluster, free of charge. the recall began august 8, 2019. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is v83.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: Engine and Engine Cooling:exhaust System:emission Control:gas Recirculation Valve (Egr Valve)

Report Receipt Date: 10/24/2019
NHTSA Campaign: 19v757000

Summary
Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2014-2019 ram 1500 and 1500 classic pickup trucks equipped with 3.0l eco diesel engines. the exhaust gas recirculation (egr) cooler may crack and allow pre-heated vaporized coolant to enter the egr system. this mixture may combust inside the intake manifold.

Consequence
Combustion in the intake manifold can increase the risk of a fire.

Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the egr cooler, free of charge. dealers will also inspect and, as necessary, replace the intake manifold. interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed starting november 21, 2019. owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available anticipated in the second quarter of 2020. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is vb1.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: Tires:temporary/Emergency Spare Tire

Report Receipt Date: 06/13/2019
NHTSA Campaign: 19v448000

Summary
Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2019 ram 1500 trucks. the spare tire provided may differ in size and required inflation pressure from the information on the tire placard label. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 110, "tire selection and rims."

Consequence
The driver, referencing the tire placard label, may incorrectly inflate the spare tire, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Chrysler has notified owners, and dealers will replace the incorrect size spare tire with the correct size spare tire, free of charge. the recall began june 27, 2019. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is v67.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: Steering:electric Power Assist System

Report Receipt Date: 11/14/2019
NHTSA Campaign: 19v812000

Summary
Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2019 ram 1500 trucks. these vehicles may have been built with a contaminated electric power steering (eps) gear that may short circuit, potentially resulting in an intermittent loss of power steering assist.

Consequence
An intermittent loss of power steering assist may cause an inconsistent steering effort, especially during lower speed maneuvers, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the eps gear assembly, free of charge. the recall began december 12, 2019. owners may contact fca us customer service at 1-800-853-1403. fca's number for this recall is vb8.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: Power Train:transfer Case (4-Wheel Drive)

Report Receipt Date: 02/13/2020
NHTSA Campaign: 20v080000

Summary
Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2019 ram 1500 pickup trucks equipped with four-wheel drive. a gear within the transfer case may not have been installed correctly, possibly causing the vehicle to become stuck in neutral. if this occurs while driving, there could be a sudden loss of power. additionally, a loss of 'park' function may occur.

Consequence
A sudden loss of power or a loss of 'park' function may increase the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transfer case, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin april 3, 2020. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is w06.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: Power Train:driveline:driveshaft

Report Receipt Date: 04/25/2019
NHTSA Campaign: 19v324000

Summary
Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2018-2019 ram 1500 pickup trucks. the rear driveshaft may have an incomplete weld fusion between the tube and tube yoke, which may lead to weld cracking or the driveshaft fracturing.

Consequence
A fractured rear driveshaft could detach from the vehicle and become a road hazard, or it may result in a loss of drive power, both of which can increase the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Fca us will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear driveshaft, free of charge. the recall began june 13, 2019. owners may contact fca us customer service at 1-800-853-1403. the fca us recall number is v48.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: Fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly

Report Receipt Date: 08/27/2019
NHTSA Campaign: 19e059000

Summary
Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain mopar rear step kits, part number 82215289ab, designed for model year 2019 ram 1500 trucks. in the event of a rear impact crash, the rear step kit may cause the rear control arms to contact the fuel tank.

Consequence
Contact with the fuel tank may cause a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.

Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the bed step, free of charge. the recall began september 26, 2019. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is v93.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: Tires:pressure Monitoring and Regulating Systems

Report Receipt Date: 12/12/2019
NHTSA Campaign: 19v887000

Summary
Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2019 ram 1500 trucks. an incorrect tire pressure monitoring system (tpms) sensor could have been installed during production causing the sensor to not display the low tire pressure warning indicator. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 138, "tire pressure monitoring systems."

Consequence
Without a warning indicator, the driver will be unaware if low tire pressure occurs, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tpms sensor, free of charge. the recall began january 9, 2020. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is ve1.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: AIR Bags

Report Receipt Date: 05/31/2019
NHTSA Campaign: 19v407000

Summary
Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2019-2020 ram 1500 vehicles. the flash memory of the occupant restraint controller (orc) may become corrupted, disabling the vehicle's air bags and seat belt pretensioners.

Consequence
Disabled air bags and seat belt pretensioners increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the orc or replace it as necessary, free of charge. the recall began june 20, 2019. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's numbers for this recall are v61 and v71.

Notes
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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