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: 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: 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: 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: 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 truck bed and a power locking tailgate. chrysler is also recalling all 2018 ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks built before april 1, 2018 that are equipped with a power locking tailgate. 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. 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.



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