Recall Alert: 2007-2013 Ram Heavy-Duty Pickups & Chassis Cabs

2010 Ram 2500 II

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 75,000 model-year 2007-13 Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 pickup trucks, and Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis-cab models

The Problem: Certain alternators supplied to the company may have faulty diodes that can wear out sooner than expected due to frequent load cycling at or near maximum amperage, especially in hot ambient climates or when conditions are consistent with fleet-vehicle usage. The resulting failure could lead to an engine stall or vehicle fire, increasing the risk of injury in a crash. 

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and replace the alternator for free. 

What Owners Should Do: Ram manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 800-853-1403, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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Comments

^^^^ That there's yer "longest lasting truck" right there ^^^^

NUTS.
STORIES.
RECALL CITY.
RAM!

http://www.equipmentworld.com/cummins-hit-with-60m-lawsuit-by-fca-over-defective-emissions-system-in-ram-pickups/

Mark, you missed the really big story.

This is one of those typical recalls ALL manufacturers have and honestly im pleased to see Fiat handling it properly and voluntarily. Hope those who replaced their alternators before this recall get a refund. On the surface Fiat is doing the right thing unlike their massive fed ordered buy back. Glad they are doing this one right.

You mean they didn't have to get the government to step in and force a recall?

Unusual for the any of the big three. Lol

They should recall that truck in the picture and paint it a different color.

"can wear out sooner than expected due to frequent load cycling at or near maximum amperage" for model years '07-'13.

The wording suggests the defect was occurring much sooner.
It took this long to get it addressed? I bet most of the alternators were already replaced at the cost of the owner and therefore do not fall into the "certain alternators" set.

Hmm, sounds shady to me...

They should recall that truck in the picture and paint it a different color.
Posted by: Don | Oct 20, 2016 9:09:32 AM

Mark likes this color, that's why he picked that, so let him be.
He doesn't have any other intentions, just to pick color he think looks the best.
Right ?

Great that FCA is recalling all suspect units and not try and localize the recall to the " especially hot ambient climate" which FORD would have done.

Great that FCA is recalling all suspect units and not try and localize the recall to the " especially hot ambient climate" which FORD would have done.


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Oct 20, 2016 11:14:16 AM

Or say that was the old company like GM would have done.

https://www.google.com/amp/amp.usatoday.com/story/87029916/?client=ms-android-att-us

Another possible fire-related recall:

The resulting failure could lead to an engine stall or vehicle fire, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

Ram is the king of fire-related recalls. I have proven this time and time again. And here is another one.

Lawsuit Claims Defects in Ford EcoBoost 3.5-Liter V-6

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2013/05/lawsuit-claims-defects-in-ford-ecoboost-35-liter-v-6.html

@Dave, Sure this page proves you wrong!

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2016/10/nhtsa-to-investigate-2015-2016-ford-f-150-brakes.html

FORD NUMBER ONE IN RECALLS!!!!

TRANSMISSION DOWNSHIFTING TO FIRST ON THE FREEWAY.

DOORS FLYING OPEN WHEN YOU TURN A CORNER.

NO BRAKES.

NO STEERING.

FORD QUALITY JOB NONE.

Ford still has got some work to do on bed strength. What good is a truck that cant haul a load or tool box without puncturing the material? Pathetic.

After owning my first Ram for twelve years of trouble free miles I had no problem buying my new Ram. Absolutely love my good old American cast iron Hemi V8's. Love the power and the sound. Best looking truck on the market in my opinion. Glad to see them expanding. My truck has so many gadgets. Back up camera, tow haul mode, cargo camera, traction control, Hill decent, Winch, lockers front and rear, disconnecting sway bar, solid axles. Class leading horsepower and torque. 5 link rear coil, three link front with articulink. Rides really nice for a 3/4 ton truck. Handles my R.V. very well. There is no place i cant take my R.V. and quads. When i go to the Dunes i air down to 12 psi lockers front and rear and this thing just goes anywhere. When i try and drive down a steep dune truck ends up sliding sideways. Hill decent crawls down at what ever speed i want with the + or - at 1/2 a mile an hour at a time. Just love love love it.

Hows the Eco burst doing on those class action lawsuits?

Jeep Wrangler recall 182,000
http://blog.caranddriver.com/jeep-wrangler-airbags-may-not-deploy-182000-recalled/

@Clint
I really appreciate your attitude. I think that HEMI went over the board unnecessary, because of proper handling minor recall.
It's just my opinion, anyone feel free to write what ever you want.

FIAT

Fix
It
Again
Tony

What else is new

HAHAHAHA

Ha!! This was exactly the issue my wife's cousin had with his 2009 RAM 2500 back in 2011-12.

His dealer obviously didn't honor the repair costs & only now 5-6 yrs later RAM owes up is a disgrace.

mari of Manchester, NE on May 12, 2016
Satisfaction Rating

On May 9, 2016 in Manchester NH our 2015 Ford F150 Lariat spontaneously caught fire and destroyed itself and a car in the adjacent parking spot. The vehicle was parked a few feet outside our office window when smoke came pouring out of the hood of the truck. The truck was unattended, was NOT running, just suddenly started burning out of control. It eventually burnt to the ground, destroying the front of our office concrete walls, office windows, pavement, and the car next to it.

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/f150_fires.htm

Ford has the highest crash test rating.....at least their the best at crashing. Lol

Ford has the highest crash test rating.....at least their the best at crashing. Lol


Posted by: Gasser V8 | Oct 20, 2016 8:47:05 PM

That's likely to continue , at least until they get the brakes fixed. LOL

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2016/10/nhtsa-to-investigate-2015-2016-ford-f-150-brakes.html

So Fiat has the major R-46 Trackbar recall and now another electrical recall. We can safely saw these trucks are pure crap mechanically AND electronically HAHA!!!!

RAM

PURE JUNK!!!

Oh well even a space shuttle blows up every once in awhile. Lol

Ford has the highest crash test rating.....at least their the best at crashing. Lol
Posted by: Gasser V8 | Oct 20, 2016 8:47:05 PM


HAHAHA!

These posts are not worth reading anymore. It's like the children's hour!

Ford has military grade aluminum. Dodge has combat proven trucks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcFIPEjbZCw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3WP_jM1m7M

Hemi 8
Check out the F 450 shooting exhaust fire on Truck Trend.

@Sammy, Ford had a recall in 2008 on exhaust flames on their diesel trucks. Looks like the same thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgLYuI48ifI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dKLKm5i2ic

FORD FLAMES!!!

@Sammy, At least Ford bought it back so she is not stuck with it.

Sammy aka Semi Hemi, He put diesel in the DEF tank.

BREAKING NEWS

Canadian Ford Dealer Refunds Purchase of Flame-Shooting 2017 F-450
Cause Still Unknown, Speculation on Fuel in DEF Tank
Edward A. Sanchez –
Oct 21, 2016

http://tinyurl.com/z727faw

FORD FLAMES!!!

New Mercedes-Benz Pickup.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTnGHGvwJfE

Good to see them taking care of the problem.

According to the half million people who responded to the latest Consumer Reports auto reliability survey, Dodge, Chrysler, Fiat and Ram — all owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles — were the worst performers.

http://www.startribune.com/lexus-toyota-and-buick-top-new-auto-reliability-survey/398208871/

RAM & Fiat - king of recalls!

Breaking News....the 2019 RAM 1500 has been spotted at a Dealer Leak Photo, looks pretty interesting though evolutionary from the dark pictures.



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