1.5 Million Ram Pickup Trucks: Recall Alert

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Vehicles Affected:
Approximately 1.5 million model-year 2009-17 Ram 1500 pickup trucks; model-year 2010-17 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups; model-year 2011-17 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs; and model-year 2016-17 Ram 3500 chassis cabs with a gross vehicle weight rating less than 10,000 pounds. All affected models are equipped with column gear shifters, and all model-year 2017 trucks built after Dec. 31, 2016, are excluded.

The Problem: Trucks with column gear shifters have brake transmission shift interlock mechanisms that may not work properly if exposed to high-temperature conditions for prolonged periods of time. As a result, the BTSI can become disabled and the vehicle's shifter can move out of Park without brake pedal application or the key in the ignition. As a result, the vehicle may move on its own, increasing the risk of injury or an accident. Ram parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is aware of seven injuries that may be related to this issue as well as several potentially related accidents.

The Fix: Ram dealers will restore the BTSI function, free of charge. Until the repair can be made, FCA advises owners of affected vehicles to use the parking brake when parking the vehicle.

What Owners Should Do: FCA did not immediately announce an owner-identification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 866-220-6747, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls related to your specific model and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Ram 3500.

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Comments

GARBAGE LIKE GOVERNMENT MOTORS HAHA.

Well this is a pretty large one and sounds like a pricey one and with injuries... not good Fiat.

This is probably part of the reason these things cost so much!

Sounds like a new revised BSTI solenoid is required.

Good job Ram, Fixing the problem! Unlike Fords from late 1960s - early 1980s, where just stuck a sticker on the dash, and hundreds where killed from.

Sucks to hear another issue about transmissions not staying in park. Second one from fiat/chrysler with similar problem. Every manufacturer has issues, just wish they would fess up on their own. Most the time the government has to make them do the recalls. I feel all of them need to build better products, considering what we pay for these things. Yes a lot of major parts are just purchased from vendors, but everyone can make their products better.

Almost all of my buddies with RAM's are experiencing some kind of transmission issue, I guess we'll add this one to the list.......
That's too bad, I really like the looks of RAM & the comfy ride (rented a few) & would seriously consider buying one if ever a Hellcat version comes out...

That's number 7 that I'm going to ignore.

Paging HemiPee8.

Surprised the 09-11 Dakota wasn't included. Weren't the column gear shifters on them pretty much the same?

When any Ram Hemi Owner notices the Ecoboost Badge Of Honor on my F-150 he says to himself: "I wish that was MY truck" - "I wish that was MY truck" - "I wish I owned the Ecoboost"
Ford designed the transmission to handle the extreme power the Ecoboost engine makes, Ford over-builds it !

In the F-150 you're still getting the same HD Transmission on any engine choice even the slow and pathetic 5.0 V8

Ford designed the transmission to handle the extreme power the ,Ecoboost engine makes, Ford over-builds it !

Posted by: Ecoboost Rules | Dec 28, 2017 12:02:44 AM

If that is true, then why hasn't Ford applied that same design policy to its engines.

This is what happens when you buy 1.5 million parts from the same parts manufacturer to get a "good deal". It ends up costing you millions. They all (Ford,GM,Chrysler,Toyota etc..) do it. You would think after the air bag recall etc. that you might want to get parts that meet your requirements from different vendors going forward.

At Ecoboost rules

The 5.0 is slow??? The new 5.0 beats the new eco-bust!

https://youtu.be/DznZdp0RpFw

Here is the link. New 5.0 is impressive...must say. Great job Ford!!!

If that is true, then why hasn't Ford applied that same design policy to its engines.
Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Dec 28, 2017 1:41:50 AM

Haha good point. Cheap timing chains, plastic timing chain guides, brittle oil pumps, cheap valve seats, cheap steel-on-steel valve guides, etc. And you can't forget the legendary turds that were the 6-blow Powerstroke and 6.4 Powerjoke. 4 head bolts per cylinder? Torque to yield?? On a TURBO DIESEL??

If that is true, then why hasn't Ford applied that same design policy to its engines.
Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Dec 28, 2017 1:41:50 AM

Haha good point. Cheap timing chains, plastic timing chain guides, brittle oil pumps, cheap valve seats, cheap steel-on-steel valve guides, etc. And you can't forget the legendary turds that were the 6-blow Powerstroke and 6.4 Powerjoke. 4 head bolts per cylinder? Torque to yield?? On a TURBO DIESEL??
Posted by: Lionel | Dec 28, 2017 4:21:25 PM


@GMSUCKS; you know it's the 1st sign of madness is when you start talking to yourself :-)

@GMSRGREAT..., you’ve been called again..., when you gonna learn..., post responsibly and behave...

Ford designed the transmission to handle the extreme power the ,Ecoboost engine makes, Ford over-builds it !

Posted by: Ecoboost Rules | Dec 28, 2017 12:02:44 AM

Then explain this.

https://www.carcomplaints.com/news/2017/ford-transmissions-suddenly-downshift-investigation.shtml



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