Recall Alert: '09-10 Ram 1500 & Dodge Dakota

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Chrysler is enlisting a recall alert for all 2009 and 2010 Dodge Dakota and Ram 1500s. Both the 2010 Ram 1500 or the Dakota have had brake recalls in the past but this is a driveline related issue; in fact, a the issue centers on the pinion nut at the rear of the driveshaft.  

The nut was suppose to have an adhesive applied to prevent the nut from coming loose, however some nuts may not have had the material applied properly or at all. The Detroit News is reporting that if the nut backs itself out, it can cause the driveshaft to lock up, potentially causing serious damage. 

The recall is likely to effect as many as 44,000 vehicles--Chrysler will notify owners directly. The fix includes dealers installing a new pinion nut retainer clip, skipping the adhesive altogether, free of charge, to prevent the nut from loosening again.

The NHTSA recall is expected to begin in November and owners should receive a notice through the mail but may contact Chrysler at 800-247-9753 if they have any further questions. The NHTSA Campaign ID and Action Numbers are 12V474000 and PE12021, respectively. 

Chrysler's recall campaign number is M34. Owners may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (800-424-9153), or go to

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Rams with a loose nut as opposed to loose nuts for Ram ;0

*claps hands* WHELP....

a little dab el do ya, must have been one of those choom and budweiser breaks! the boyz had a couple a timez.

At least they caught it early AND they are fixing it FREE of charge to their loyal customers. Ram is a class act!



I had to laugh today saw a dodge truck and it had a pissing on a dodge sign on the back window lol . Somes up what dodge guys think of there trucks hahaha . Lol does any Ram fairy feel any pride for what they drive? That is the queation of the day

@Girly F150,




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Caught it early? Early would have been 2 to 3 years ago.


@Mark Williams, I would be happy to moderate this site. All of the homophobic remarks and impersonations are getting out of hand. I feel like Mike Levine kept a better grasp over the comment sections of this site, and it's pitiful to see them degraded so much. Yes, there will always be fierce, intense brand rivalry, but the out-of-control commenters scare away new readers who can add meaningful discussion.

@ HEMI V8,

Really,you would buy a Toyota..king of recalls and serious problems...Tundra had has recalls for failing engines,failing transmissions,failing driveshafts,rear ends,cracking tailgates uncontrolled excelleration,bad brakes ,axle problems,suspension and more....You are clueless !


You guys say RAM trucks are girly..Really,fastest,quickest trucks around,and the toughest looking truck..RAM trucks look the toughest,meanest front end ect...Ford's F-150 looks like a car,Ford tried to pretend they were tough by adding a Harley Edition,but its laughable..its scum on wheels ! Not many people like Harley's ! Your Ford H.D's copied the RAM from the 90's front clip,as did Toyota ! GM trucks will probably either look more like a car or copy the RAM front styling for their new models!

All these RAM bashers are truly sad !! You just make up a bunch of b.s,and you think you are funny,but it shows your immaturity,as your comments are not even funny nor make sense !!

Ed, I'm sure you would be happy with that kinf of power. This site is a professional website and it is already modereated so please do not ask. The last thing this site needs is a rouge amateur moderator running around highly moderating posts. I read for the articles, not the comments. If you dislike the comments, just read the articles. See jalopnik if you want to see some crazy posts. This site is fine.

Dodge makes the best truck on the road hands down, I glad dodge is taking care of this minor issue quickly and quietly.

Recall smecall. Dodge gets the most recalls because they are the best at fixing things. See why buying a Dodge matters? Dodge makes the best trucks. It's better than your F150. If you were smart you would have chosen a Ram 1500. It will outwork any Ford and is the most reliable truck on the market today according to reliability reports. Get the real story at:

@all the HEMI trolls,

No matter how you guys try to spin it, recalls aren't a good thing. They're not a terrible thing, but posting nonsense and spamming Ram propaganda must be hurting the brains of Ram execs...

You guys must be working for Ford, GM, Toyota or something because you're certainly not doing Ram/Chrys/Fiat any favors.

DenverMike, This is just one recall compared to all the recalls that Ford, GM and Toyota have had. You cannot compare a 2013 Ram with the 09's as every virtually nothing has been left unchanged on the 2013's. As you can see on the video below Ram has throughly updated the GUTS on the new Ram to give you the GLORY that we have all come to expect and love from RAM trucks.

The Guts
The Glory
The 2013 Ram...

@2013 Ram,

"This is just one recall compared to all the recalls that Ford, GM and Toyota have had. You cannot compare a 2013 Ram with the 09's as every virtually nothing has been left unchanged on the 2013's. As you can see on the video below Ram has throughly updated the GUTS on the new Ram to give you the GLORY that we have all come to expect and love from RAM trucks."

All OEMs have recalls and I wouldn't call any a deal breaker, but I'm sure this isn't "just one recall" for Chrysler/Ram.

Search "recall" in the "Search Pickup Trucks:" box above. In the first 3 pages, the vast majority of articles are for GM and Chrysler/Ram recalls.

Any troll that repeats an OEM's slogan over and over ad nauseum isn't taken seriously. It's no different than getting spammed. BUILT FORD TOUGH, LIKE A ROCK... what's the difference from the stuff you keep reciting???

I won't click on any link/Ram commercial you guys spam. You wore out your credibility long ago and considered pathetic.

I guess i am too late - i missed all homophobic comments :(

@Mark Williams, I agree with Ed. Please step up and moderate. Please!

Luke, You didn't miss anything. No posts have been removed nor do any need to be. Ed is taking himself a little too seriously.

Just another piece of SH#@# from dodge. The sorriest truck on the road. Glad they caught it early, yeah right. They need to look more often at the crap they build cause they are going to hurt somebody with there JUNK!! NO GUTS NO GLORY JUST TURD PLACE JUNK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dodge owners recommend FORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WOW drive train problems on a RAM get outta here.
You know what they say..........
RAM's are just expensive low quality shipping containers for Cummins engines


I scrolled through this site's news going back one year and found the following number of posts for recalls:
Ram - 4 (-1 if you do not consider the Pentastar ticking head rebuild problem a recall)
Ford - 3
GMC - 3
Toyota - 2
Nissan - 2
Honda - 2

This website is ridiculous. Great news on trucks and all, but the comments section is just idiotic. Until this nonsense becomes moderated, I'm out.

I figured the comments on this article would become messy as soon as I saw the title.

Of the spammers the Ram guy had it coming with their continual dip$hit comments and slogans.

I agree with DenverMike for once, you Ram guys do more damage to the product you support than help. There is an old saying that goes, "not everyone who drives a Ram is a dickhead, but every dickhead I've met does".

The reality is someone missed applying "Loctite" thread lock on the thread of the Jesus nut that holds the tail shaft.

This aspect of production is purely a basic quality assurance issue. Chrysler of old had similar issues. Not hard to fix, but frustrating. I know as an ex Chrysler owner, mine was supposed to be "export" quality. I do feel for NA customers of older Chrysler products.

Hopefully Fiat is changing work practices at Chrysler/Ram.

I have a question after the dealer gets done doing the recall on my truck will I be able to haul an extra 500 lbs ?

Or is that just a ford thing?

Would be nice if the truck in the picture matched the model years involved. Correct me if I'm wrong. Does the recall include trucks with SureGrip (Posi-Traction)?

To the uninformed, a lot of problems are from outsourced parts. The big 3 do not make their own rear ends. I believe American Axle supplies most of them.

I actually say guts, glory, ram just to piss you off. Guess it works.
Posted by: HEMI V8 | Jun 30, 2012 10:29:05 PM

@Hemi V8, has joined you. It says guts glory ram on the ads on every page now.

@DenverMike, If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!


This is for every Ram built for 2 years? That's a big recall. Good thing it sounds like an easy fix.

It's gratifying to see that the new Chrysler has yet again taken the initiative when it comes to fixing defects found in their vehicles. Better to nip the problem in the bud before someone receives major injuries or is killed in a crash.

I have an 09 ram. I loved it for the first 35,000 miles. Then the problems started. Still have great pride in my 02 superduty. 76,000 miles on my hemi now and after 4,000 miles between an oil change yesterday I notice my oil is below the add level and there's a noticable knock in the engine. That's a little concerning. The only thing that makes me feel better is my lifetime powertrain warranty. I was just hoping it would make it 250,000 or more before it started burning oil. And I never hot rod it.

and that dang gas pedal vibration is driving me NUTS. I wish I knew what the heck was causing it. Seems to be a very common problem and NOBODY knows what is causing it. Any of you diehard ram fans know what might be causing my gas pedal to vibrate as I drive down the road at any speed? Not the brake pedal or anything else in the truck, just the gas pedal. I had the same problem in an 04 mazda truck i have.

Gas pedal vibration is a common complaint on our trucks.

It used to drive me crazy but I barely notice it anymore, it has something to do with the harmonic of the engine coming through the mounts...

Nothing to worry about, you will get used to it.

76,000 miles and I still haven't gotten used to it. I don't know how I could. It is bad. I was really hoping this recall had something to do with the the vibration. It started soon after I bought it and has only gotten worse.

Turn up the radio with the bass all the way and that will help a lot.

The Ram slogan should say "Ram, we only build trucks, you'll get used to the problems"

The Ram 1500 says a lot about you.With all of the trouble that I have had with mine it says that I was stupid for buying it.

@mechanic - "Nothing to worry about, you will get used to it."
That is your solution to driving a crappy truck?
You will get used to it!
Looks like you have graduated from the "Bob" school of Fanboi's.
Looks like you will be promoted in rank within the Rambo Motard GoatHerder's Association.
VP of stupidity.

I will not judge Ram on a few recalls, but then the Ram guys should not judge the other brands on recalls as well. These trucks are put together by humans and humans make mistakes. Also most of the parts are supplied by outside suppliers many of which supply parts to various manufacturers. As Jesus said, "He without fault should cast the first stone." I haven't seen any of the Ram guys walking on water recently, and if they were I would check to make sure they weren't walking on stumps hidden by the water.

My 2003 Dodge Ram has not had one recall.

@Not You
The 2nd Gen. Tundra has been the most dependable truck partly because of things like this which backs up stories like this I am not saying that your or anyone elses favorite brand can't go that long but when someone has a recall do we have to resort to the I hate the Tundra lets twist things and make fun of that.

@Mark Williams
I would like to know why that 600,000+ miles Tundra that I mentioned above that was at the Texas State Fair did not have a story when when you have covered other trucks with a lot of miles?

hey they said yrs ago they wanted to put a dodge in every garage.

WOW, all these compaints and yes the pedal does vibrate so turning up the radio fixes nothing. I am forced to drive one of these POS trucks everyday on my job so I would rather drive a Gremlin compared to this POS that constantly breaks. Glad it ain't mine. So glad when this contract runs out in 2013. My company owner is going back to FORD. We had our best run with them and dodge offerd him a better deal, now he's so ready to get rid of these 8 dodge spam turds. These things are pure CRAP.

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