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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I think that Ram is the class leader pointing the direction all of the automakers will head towards.

Posted by: Lou | Apr 13, 2012 3:14:19 PM

the tundra with 600k is not worthy of mention.... do the math, 5yrs n 600k.... what does that tell u... highway queen...

Looks like more out of context cut and paste from the Rambo Motard GoatHerder's Association.
Those idiots can't come up with an original thought or thought process that results in a logical sentence.

All Nuts

No Brains


Ford F150 number one in recalls since 1980 every year but 1982. Ford trucks really are number one. LOL

Looks like it's a good time for the brand X truck fans to kick Ram over something that happened three years ago. Atleast that's my take, take a jab.

My truck was built during this time, no driveline issues. 38K on it now, and a good part of it was hauling cars. I don't have a vibrating gas pedal. Not a complaint from my brother, my girlfriend, my x wife (who's drove it from time to time for two years worth.) Or anybody else.

As for me, I am picky. I had a 2006 Chevy ext cab, and I always griped about it. Let's see, the headliner that you could see the edge of on the sides, the clunking noise the 4 speed made when shifting, the noise comming from the tach, the popping noise from the left front discovered on a 1600 mile highway trip to Colorado-turned out to be a bad mount between the cab and frame. The plastic interior panels constantling making noise on anything that's not a perfect road. Then there was the crappy job they did on the two tone paint. The sharp piece of metal under the lip of the top of the bed. Piston slap. You get the idea I bitched alot?

I only had that truck a year. I've had this current Dodge 32 months.

It seems the trolls are out in full force.

Like Al says, quality control has to (or has already) step it up. No matter if being built at Dodge, or the supplier.

A long time ago someone made the suggestion that recall threads should automatically have the comment section closed. I'd tend to agree since 99% of the comments are bashing.

i got me a 2003 dodge ram 1500 in 2004, my first dodge, and proud of it. The reason is, it never been to the shop. Keep up the good work DODGE.

@keith you're 100% correct blind loyalty is the worst.

@lou you're 100% correct Toyota is he best I don't own Toyota I just go by facts.

I gotta admit Toyota has had recalls but many have been for older vehicles. My 98 was honoured under one for a rusty spare tire holder. Imagine a other recalling a 13 year old vehicle for a rust issue? Not likely.

"I'd tend to agree since 99% of the comments are bashing."

says the basher who leads off with this...
Rams with a loose nut as opposed to loose nuts for Ram ;0
Posted by: Lou | Oct 6, 2012 3:30:14 PM

Open speech makes this site wonderful. The greatest threat to it lies in giving these bashers the authority to determine which bashers are right and which bashers are wrong. They all bash.

Funny how these trucks were made the same year the Chrysler workers got busted drinking and smoking weed on the job.

@Keith: I get the idea you try to break it just so you can get something else? You wouldn't do that would you? Just becuase you want a Ford? Bet you would....

wy you dont tack about ford stolen the fuel injection idea

Ford sued over F-150 fuel injection

Glad to see that RAM trucks is stepping up to the plate here by taking care of its customers!!!!!



I got a dodge ram 1500 2011,
When I use 4wd mode,whenever I got stuck in sand or while driving in heavy sand. A strange sound comes out In 2wd drive mode this sound does not come out, but it does come in 4wd lock & 4wd low even if the traction control is off ( ESP), it's definitely a brake sound trying to stop the wheel form spinning.

I tried to remove the abs ESP valve fuse 30 amb but, 4wd mode won't work and the dashboard lights comes out saying you have to do service for your transfer (4wd services)

I turn the ESP button off by holding it for 5 second, but nothing happens, the traction comes on by its owns making it harder for me to cross sandy trains.

I need to know how to get raid of this issue and find a way to turn the traction control completely off.
Any suggestion

I have a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500. Just had Catastrophic Rear End Locked Up Failure. Dodge didn't do something soon enough. They knew about this last Summer & let it go. Not Good.

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