181,000 Ram Pickup Trucks: Recall Alert

2018 Ram 2500
Vehicles Affected:
Approximately 181,000 model-year 2017-18 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks; model-year 2017-18 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs; and model-year 2016-17 Ram 3500 chassis cabs with a gross vehicle weight rating of less than 10,000 pounds, all equipped with a steering-column gear shifter

The Problem: Pushing the brake pedal for prolonged periods while the truck is running and in Park can cause the brake transmission shift interlock pin to overheat and stick in the open position. With the pin in the open position, the transmission can shift out of Park into any gear without pushing the brake pedal or having the key in the ignition, increasing the risk of a rollaway that may result in a crash or injury.

Ram recommends setting the parking brake to prevent inadvertent movement. The automaker said it is unaware of any injuries or accidents related to the issue.

The Fix: Dealers will update the body control module software and test the BTSI operation, replacing the solenoid if necessary; all repairs will be done for free.

What Owners Should Do: Ram parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will begin notifying owners March 30. Owners can call the automaker at 800-853-1403, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website 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, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Ram 3500

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Comments

I was hoping this was the "replace the goofy knob shifter" recall. LOL

It's a Ford/Ram race to see who can recall more trucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why would anyone be pushing on the brake while in park for prolonged periods of time? I know when I get stuck in traffic like in a construction zone and will be sitting for 3-5 mins, I always put the truck in park and use the parking brake so I'm not leaving all the weight of the truck controlled by Park and it also gives my right foot a break.

It's a GM/Ram race to see who can recall more trucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ford is king...of recalls


Ford is king...of recalls

Posted by: Cooper | Feb 16, 2018 2:18:26 PM

LOL no, more like king of coverups and avoiding recalls. They hold the title for most government-forced recalls. The government forced them to issue a recall 61.4% of the time, the highest percentage of any manufacturer.

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/11/best-worst-automaker-recall-rates/

ONLY the F-150 with the Eco-Boost has the recall for the seat bolts cause the seat bolts can't handle that quick acceleration of the Eco-Boost

The F150 has a recall on their ocoboost gas mileage, since their is no eco and only boost. Which means, it is badly engineered. Anyone can pressurize more gas into the motor and make it have more power. Only good engineers can make it powerful and efficient.

@Ecoboost Rules - The ecoturd bolts come loose because the engine vibrates so much.

Yep, my ecoboost drinks fuel like it was going out of style. Horrid fuel economy.

My Ecoboost gets great mileage.

The F-150 with the 2.7 Eco-Boost wins the award with the best gas mileage of any gas full size pickup truck at 22 MPG

Here is what the eco? boost really gets for mpg
https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2017-ford-f-150-in-depth-model-review-2017-ford-f-150-fuel-economy-review-car-and-driver-page-3

You t r o l l s.

Get on topic. This is about a RAM recall you c l o w n s. Nothing to do with Ford.

You’re like children.

Another thing that is only an issue because regulations are too invasive and users are too ignorant and don't know how to drive properly.

This is a positive approach. No one forced FCA for this recall. Internal testing and investigation revealed this possible problem. No injuries,no accidents.
FCA has my trust the most.

The recall only affects vehicles with the old-fashioned steering-column-based shifters — not those with the new “knob.” It looks, that rotary, drive by wire shifter is better ,safer solution.


Andrew

You are the one that started it on the 2nd post attacking the F-150 on a Ram recall story.
I am going to defend my F-150

Andrew

You are the one that started it on the 2nd post attacking the F-150 on a Ram recall story.
I am going to defend my F-150


Posted by: Ecoboost Rules | Feb 17, 2018 11:42:24 AM


Wrong guy.

I Definitely was giving you sensitive Ford guys a reason to post.

Keep those doors locked!!!

I am going to defend my F-150
Posted by: Ecoboost Rules | Feb 17, 2018 11:42:24 AM

You mean your dads F150 LMBO!

Good job finding and fixing the problem Ram, unlike them crooks at Furd!!

The thing is my ecoboost F150 can haul or tow anything the Superduty or Duramax can , I also can beat them in a race. So why do these guys with the Diesel think they can toe better.

With on top, no worries here.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/autos-trucks/ford-f-150-is-the-2018-motor-trend-truck-of-the-year/ar-BBFQwZM

Posted by: supercrew02 | Feb 17, 2018 7:49:17 AM

Move over or get run over. Here is the real "truck" of the year.

http://www.trucktrend.com/features/1712-pickup-truck-of-the-year-winner-2018-gmc-sierra-2500hd-denali/

Silly American interior design with column shifters.

The F-150 is the ONLY full size that offers real linkage floor shifters with a full center console


the floor shifter handle gives me something to hold on to upon that quick, high g-force acceleration of my 3.5 Eco-Boost !


that quick acceleration you'll never feel in your Ram or Silverado

that quick acceleration you'll never feel in your Ram or Silverado

Posted by: Ecoboost Rules | Feb 18, 2018 5:19:39 AM

That's not what PUTC says.

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2016/01/texas-truck-showdown-2016-acceleration.html

I got in the habit of putting my shifter in neutral and set my parking brake so it never gets hot.

@GMSRGREAT..., If you would read before you post..., you'd save yourself some embarrassment..., because Ford used Michelin Fuel-Saver tires, it had serious wheel-hop starting out in first gear..., they had to start out in 2nd gear to get around all that low rpm torque available..., something you GM boys are unable to wrap your head around..., oh well, that article is over TWO YEARS OLD!!!
Again..., Please Post Responsibly and Behave

GMSRGREAT..., If you would read before you post..., you'd save yourself some embarrassment..., because Ford used Michelin Fuel-Saver tires, it had serious wheel-hop starting out in first gear...,

Posted by: The Lawn Ranger | Feb 18,
/QUOTE

So fuel saver tires makes it hop?LOLOLOL
Ive heard lots of nonsense but yours take the cake..

Truck hops bc its suspension is lousy design,,its that simple..

@the lawn Ranger: If you had a little reading comprehension you would have noticed that the article states that traction wasn't an issue when the trucks were loaded with 1750 lbs of cargo. The Ford still lost to the GMC. Keep trying Ford fans.

Typical Ford fan.
Blame the tires. Where have I heard that before? Lol

Getting a lot of flack from the GM fans today..., just remember folks..., it's all meant in fun...

Getting a lot of flack from the GM fans today..., just remember folks..., it's all meant in fun...

Posted by: The Lawn Ranger | Feb 18, 2018 9:35:42 PM

Avoid the flack, post responsibly.

Hey GM fans..., so what was Chevy's problem in that 2016 showdown? C'mpn..., let's hear it...

Why won’t my posts go thru...

Well..., let's not go toe-to-toe trading punches..., the showdown gives us some great insight between two GM motors and these trucks can do 14's in the quarter mile..., that used to be pony car bragging rights (Somebody brought that up in the comments)
For me..., all of these trucks can tow what I need..., just trying to get 15 years out them...

@GMSRGREAT..., speaking of posting responsibly..., I finally figured-out why I had to change my last post for it to go thru..., I referenced a person whose name is an acronym for laughing..., the frustration for me is the "Hey GM fans" post went thru..., oh well...

@GMSRGREAT..., speaking of posting responsibly..., I finally figured-out why I had to change my last post for it to go thru..., I referenced a person whose name is an acronym for laughing..., the frustration for me is the "Hey GM fans" post went thru..., oh well...

Hey GM fans..., so what was Chevy's problem in that 2016 showdown? C'mpn..., let's hear it...

Posted by: The Lawn Ranger | Feb 19, 2018 4:10:47 AM

The Chevy didn't have any problems. Both GM's hauled and towed the best and delivered good fuel economy. PUTC scored the FORD a second place finish when truthfully they were just sympathetic towards Ford. The Ford was a third place finisher at best when you take into account the tire issues, excessive squat and the front end feeling lite and wandering attitude of the steering when loaded. The Ford performed more like an old crown vic wagon than it did a pick-up truck.

Why are we talking about gm vs ford crap? This article is about a recall, something that is good. Recalls are good because there is a known problem that the manufacture recognizes and in turn allows the customer to get it fixed with no cost to them. It is not anything like the GM key problem, that was bad.

-CT

Well..., let's not go toe-to-toe trading punches..., the showdown gives us some great insight between two GM motors and these trucks can do 14's in the quarter mile..., that used to be pony car bragging rights (Somebody brought that up in the comments)
For me..., all of these trucks can tow what I need..., just trying to get 15 years out them...


Posted by: The Lawn Ranger | Feb 19, 2018 5:50:13 AM

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Agree about longevity.

But there is only one domestic truck that provides repeatable longevity.

If you look at JD power results from initial quality to Reliability results only GM maintains above the industry standard for reliability on a consistent basis once the truck hits 3 years old.

Ram and Ford drop down into the bottom half to very bottom once they hit 3 years old.

I would only lease a Ram or a Ford currently. Fords with the 5.4 Triton have been known to make the do not buy list for used vehicles and I don't foresee the ecoboost being a good choice for a long term runner based on early indications.

Ram is well, Ram in regards quality. The best parts of a Ram have always been out-sourced (Cummins, ZF, Uconnect by Panasonic). The joke has always been great truck, except for the wrapper.

Why are we talking about gm vs ford crap? This article is about a recall, something that is good. Recalls are good because there is a known problem that the manufacture recognizes and in turn allows the customer to get it fixed with no cost to them. It is not anything like the GM key problem, that was bad.

-CT


Posted by: crunchtime | Feb 19, 2018 10:13:49 AM

Nice try. There is no difference.

Recalls are fine when a company puts one out once in while to correct an oversight within the corporate quality system that allowed faulty components out into the consumer wild and need to be replaced/repaired. A danger to the consumer is almost always the tipping point for why it was released, not just in automobiles. (Ignition switch, door latch, shifter malfunction)

Releasing a recall every other week for your cash cow vehicles, shows a poor quality culture within the organization, or a lack of cash to put the better components in in the first place. "So let's hope these hold up because our margins suck?"

I'm looking at you Ford and Ram. We can't go a week without one of these two dropping recalls. What's discouraging is that its on a lot of 1-2 year old vehicles. You would think the R&D would have noticed these things in the 1-2 years before the vehicle was released within proper testing cycle of the vehicle.

Or did they?

It is not anything like the GM key problem, that was bad.

-CT

Posted by: crunchtime | Feb 19, 2018 10:13:49 AM

This recall is about vehicle roll away, area where Ford leads.

http://autoweek.com/article/wait-theres-more/little-warning-label-saved-ford-23-million-vehicle-recall

PUTC oughta keep a running total of recalls per manufacturer per year..., and, the value (trade-in or market-value) of a middle-of-the-lineup truck for “x” amount of years.
I think we could keep track of recalls ourselves. I think we should take from the last redesign onward. Or, just start at 2015?
Thoughts?

PUTC oughta keep a running total of recalls per manufacturer per year..., and, the value (trade-in or market-value) of a middle-of-the-lineup truck for “x” amount of years.
I think we could keep track of recalls ourselves. I think we should take from the last redesign onward. Or, just start at 2015?
Thoughts?


Posted by: The Lawn Ranger

That and also recall history by vin. I would like to be able to see how many recalls have been performed on each vehicle if possible. Good shopping tool

PUTC oughta keep a running total of recalls per manufacturer per year..., and, the value (trade-in or market-value) of a middle-of-the-lineup truck for “x” amount of years.
I think we could keep track of recalls ourselves. I think we should take from the last redesign onward. Or, just start at 2015?
Thoughts?


Posted by: The Lawn Ranger

That and also recall history by vin. I would like to be able to see how many recalls have been performed on each vehicle if possible. Good shopping tool

That's an odd one.

That's an odd one.

Well since Ram with coil springs was the best handling 1/2 ton in the only test of its kind on PUTC. A slalom test with a 1,000lbs in the bed. RAM put Fords leaf springs to shame. We havent seen that test again. lol
Most Ford fans just focus on the top numbers for payload. They could care less how the truck handles that load. lol



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