Recall Alert: 2014 Ram 1500

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Vehicles Affected: Nearly 12,600 model-year 2014 Ram 1500s

The Problem: Due to an insufficient weld, the rear shocks may detach from the vehicle at one end and possibly damage other chassis components or the tire, or result in reduced braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Chrysler will begin notifying owners this month, and dealers will inspect the rear shocks and replace any affected ones for free.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Chrysler 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. 

 

Comments

Ram's got secrets, now you know that it's true
They talk about GM and they'll talk about Ford
Something happens to the shock mounts who you could trust
Down through the years they begin to rust

Now here we are on PUTC amid the tears and the laughter
Still waiting for OUR ALL ALUMINUM BODY with no problems
We'll keep on dreamin' as long as we can
Try to remember and you'll understand

Ain't no livin' in a perfect truck
There ain't no perfect Ram anyway
Ain't no livin' in a perfect world
But we'll keep on dreamin' of livin' in a perfect world
Keep on dreamin' of BUYING THE PERFECT RAM in 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIkOVe0MF1k

@zvirus
One link doesn't work and the other is a Ram Appreciation link.

Where is your credible argument?

Again, like has been noticed you are one f4cked up troll.

I really do hope PUTC moderators remove you from this site. But with the way this site is managed..................

I agree with HEMI V8.

There is no perfect truck. No perfect Ram. Everyone is allowed one mistake.

Stop picking on Ram.

@Bafo
I explained clearly which weld it is and where it is located at the shock.
RAM is replacing shocks, if needs to be , after inspection. Nothing else. No welding involved in this fix. You are not going to drag me at your level again.

@Bafo
this is a shock I have installed at my RAM.

http://www.amazon.com/Bilstein-24-187374-Series-Shock-Dodge/dp/B004WO9T0C

You can clearly see those welds.

Can't wait for all the Recalls on those 2015 All new glued together Ford trucks. Hell the 2016's are all ready burning. Maybe Ford can at least get them through the glue line before they burn to the ground. LMAO!

@HemiV8 -

I see you've given up on American Union made trucks?

Ironic how your profits leaving the country crap only applies to Toyota.

I wouldn't give a sh!t what you or the rest of the Ram!stan! J!had buys, but your non-stop crap ruins it for those open minded enough to consider all brands.

You j!had!sts are the kings of inconsistency.

BREAKING

Ram pickups to keep it steel through 2020
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/22/ram-pickup-1500-steel-not-aluminum-2020/

@LouBC, " I see you've given up on American Union made trucks?"

Where can I get a union made 2014 4x4 with lockers front and rear winch solid front axle 400 horse huge ramp index numbers and a full factory 5 year 100,000 power train warranty that can tow 10,500 lbs LouBC?

If your memory was good we have been over this. Chrysler supports more union american jobs than Toy 0 TA! So they do more for the American economy. Regardless of where they are home office is located. :-)

Doesn't Ford and Chevy build trucks in Mexico? Sucks but what can i do. I need the product. No one builds the Power Wagon but Chrysler. Wish I had a choice. :-(

"Doesn't Ford and Chevy build trucks in Mexico? "

@Hemi, Nope. Ford does not build any LD or HD trucks in Mexico.

F-650 will be built in the USA starting next year upon the end of the Econoline van production.

If you are pro-USA, you go with any Ford trucks and/or GM HD trucks.

@HEMI V8 - I was wondering when you'd answer. The point is that you say one thing and do the other.

If that is the truck you want and you chose to go with "fanboyism" over "nationalism" or "unionism" then that is your choice.

But in doing so you forfeit the moral high ground.

You and some of the other Ram J!had!sts don't like the flaws of your brand being pointed out and take it personal.

If you want respect then take the moral high road.

Flaming a thread with every old Ford fire recall doesn't do you much good.

I fully understand your anger due to loosing a car but your approach does not build empathy for your side. It builds disgust and disrespect.

You can continue to let your anger rule your posts and keep looking like a buffoon or accept the past and move one.

You have made good posts in the past.

Fix the anger and the hate and you can make good posts in the present.

It takes conscious effort to change what has become unconscious - hate for Ford.

@Big Al - pursuant to our TTAC discussion....... LOL

Nobody needs a Power Wagon. You do have a choice.

A standard off-road package 4x4 that you can put AT tires on would be better and cheaper for you.

And if you want a little more from the factory, American made, the 2016 Raptor is supposed to have 400+ horses and lose ~1500 lbs.....

http://horsepowerkings.com/sources-2016-svt-raptor-to-run-ecoboost-3-5l-weight-4600-lbs/

@Hemi V8, How can you afford a $50,000. 2014 SLT Power Wagon? Are you working again or still on disability?

When will this transactiong take place?

I am going to buy a Laramie Power Wagon. Than have it built up with I con suspension. Expecting some big 1,$$$,$$$ numbers soon. I will post some videos with my Go Pro the day of delivery on you tube. I will keep you in the loop. :-)

http://www.iconvehicledynamics.com/gallery-truck/ram-power-wagon/

I've never been inclined to comment on recall articles, yet I end up doing so anyways.

In the US, pickups have a strong association with masculinity as does brand loyalty. Thus, at times, it is hard to have a civil discussion about trucks. Brand loyalty can be a particularity strong barrier to having good debates. I know I've been guilty of focusing on it too much at times.

A link to an autoblog article was poster earlier that caught my attention, the article was saying that Ram has no plans to use aluminum for the next gen trucks. What I wanted to address here is what I find to be a common misconception. That is the idea that Aluminum is a "cure-all" for trucks.

Ultimately each and every truck maker will have to implement a variety of strategies to meet CAFE requirements. I've made this argument before. Ram won't be able to get by with just having a diesel 1500. In the same way, Ford won't be able to get by with just Aluminum. Moving forward they will have to use a combination of both strategies as well as future innovations in both the powertrain and chassis.

IF YOU BUY A RAM TRUCK AND YOU ARE A GUY YOU WILL START MAKING LOVE TO GUYS! IF YOU ARE A GIRL AND BUY A RAM YOU WILL START MAKING LOVE TO OTHER GIRLS! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED DON'T BUY RAM!

@RAMMED
I'm sure you would be a good person to debate, however, somehow I get the idea that I already have debated you on numerous occasions. Maybe you are the Fake Lou or one of the other trolls who frequents this forum.

There is really no way of knowing who you are. One thing is for certain. I know what brand I support and I have my blog linked to a Typepad account.

You can't say the same about yourself. You have to hide behind anonymity. It's easy to do that and post your sh!t. Everyone here knows who I am and knows when it's really me posting because they can view my typepad account. Therefore, anyone I debate holds me accountable to the statements I made. Can you say the same about yourself?

I don't really care what you post. It doesn't matter to me if you like Ram or not. All I'm saying is that it might be worth your while to register for an account here and hold youself accountable to what you say. That is how real men debate. That is assuming you're a man. You could be female for all I know.

@Chris, I do have a choice. My choice is a 2014 Power Wagon.

The Raptor does nothing for me. Need more payload and towing. Want a solid front axle. Winch, lockers front and rear with limited slip rear when unlocked. Going to be towing off road. Living in the bush. Taking the truck out when not riding my quad. Going to add some lighting as well as suspension.

"Need more payload and towing."

2014 Raptor: ~1,108 pyload

2014 Power Wagon: 1380 Laramie trim. This is without the Rambox and all options. Add Rambox and options and it gets worse.

2016 Raptor drops ~1000 lbs of weight. Payload will go up and probably be better then Power Wagon and it won the Extreme Off-Road Challenge against the Power Wagon last year.

Now take off for all of your mods on the Power Wagon and the payload will be ~800 lbs.

Not saying the Power Wagon is not a good choice, you are just not thinking this through.

Another guy who discovered the low payloads and decreased capability on the 2014 Power Wagons:
"We'll that sucks!!! Should've done more homework before jumping into a new vehicle."
http://www.ramforum.com/f119/2014_power_wagon_payload-52811/

If you want more payload, you'll have to look elsewhere.

Payload stickers are just a recommendation. It's ok to go over. Any 2500 HD can easily handle 3000 lbs payload and tow 12,000 lbs.

@Loubc, So should i use your tactics calling people names and bashing their brand like you do? Does this gain respect? I would say your the last person in this entire blog that should be giving advise on high moral ground. Just saying. lol

@chris, I appreciate the response however the Raptor would not be going up in capability compared to the Power Wagon my friend. No solid front axle. No winch. No lockers in the front. Payload takes a back seat to towing for me. I can load up the toy hauler and have very little in the bed. Last i checked the Raptors tow rating was 8,000lbs. Toy hauler is 7,400lbs bone dry. My 1/2 ton Ram is rated at 7,400 with aluminum rims 8,400 steel rims. Need to go up not down.

Their are also two things that make the Power Wagon my choice. Cool factors like the 392 cubic inch Hemi which is a legend in drag racing and the fact that it is a Power Wagon an off road legend. The original 4x4 truck. The one that started it all.

http://blog.ramtrucks.com/history/ram/the-power-wagon-birth-of-a-legend/

http://www.dodgeinthenews.com/relaunching-a-legend-2011-dodge-challenger-srt8-392/

@HEMI V8 - like I said, if a person wants to be treated with respect then make posts worthy of respect. If someone doesn't want to be called a buffoon then don't act like one.

The Ram J!had pushes their stupid agenda and due to this site's sh!tty blog moderation and lack of security one does not know who one is talking to.

The J!had makes people push back .

You get all butt hurt when someone points out flaws or weak points with Ram. Every truck has strong and weak points. That is why this site exists.

Read what HemiMonster said to Rammed......

It applies equally to you.

If you don't like what I've said point it out and we can discuss it.
That is an adult way of dealing with things.

If I say something offensive I'll clarify and/or apologize but I only do that to bloggers I respect.

Respect is earned.

Your approach doesn't gain respect.


Lou, Now that you just got all Dr. Phil on us, what do you have to say about the topic?

What weaknesses are you pointing out?

What are your thoughts on someone buying a off-road 4x4 vs someone needing a Power Wagon? Is it a need or a want?

Is the Chrysler Fiat CEO being shortsighted and will Ram's gains start to stagnent or will Ram start to loose market share in 2017?

Discuss this amongst yourselves.

@Loubc, "You get all butt hurt when someone points out flaws or weak points with Ram. Every truck has strong and weak points. That is why this site exists."

HA, HA, So i pointed out Fords history and continued legacy of Fires and recalls and you don't like it. Hum. Soooo?

I do we handle such a dilemma? I am simply pointing out the weak and dangerous points about Ford. Do you deny they exist?

Why the name calling and belittling. I am just pointing out a Ford weakness that happened to me in real life. Did you not see that 2016 Ford on fire? What do you think about that Lou? Does it make you get all warm and fuzzy inside?

*More Late Breaking News*

Chrysler, feds probe dangerous stalling
James R. Healey, 7:15 p.m. EDT August 22, 2014

Chrysler Group says it is investigating complaints about an array of electronic glitches, including potentially dangerous engine stalling, that could afflict millions of its most-popular models.

Vehicles that could be involved include Chrysler and Dodge minivans, Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs and Ram pickups made since the company adopted a new electronic control module in 2007.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/08/22/chrysler-nhtsa-stalling-dangerous-investigations-complaints/14462289/

Chrysler Owners Sound Off on a Power Defect

Hemi Power Defect....

Mr. Marlow is one of at least 240 owners of Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles, often from the 2011 model year, who have complained to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about electrical problems such as stalling, failure to start and headlights turning off during night drives. They blamed the power module, and some said dealers wanted at least $1,000 for the repair if the vehicle was not under warranty.

(snip)

Late in 2011, Chrysler sent dealers a technical service bulletin noting that owners might complain about the anti-theft alarm going off for no apparent reason and about the vehicle’s failure to start. The automaker blamed the module and said the problem could affect many of its most popular models, including the 2011 Ram 1500 pickup, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango.

The problem is also the subject of a class-action lawsuit filed in 2013 in the United States Court for the Central District of California. The suit asserts that Chrysler has a widespread problem with the module. and “since the T.I.P.M. controls power to a wide variety of essential vehicle systems, including safety and security systems, the defect often leaves the vehicles incapable of providing reliable or safe transportation.”

Chrysler lawyers filed a motion this year refuting the allegations and asking that the case be dismissed. On Friday, the judge allowed the case to continue.

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What's that about Chrysler-Ram always taking care of their customers?

That was from today's NYT...
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/23/automobiles/chrysler-owners-sound-off-on-defective-power-module.html?_r=0

Auto Safety Group Asks Feds to Investigate Chrysler
Posted: Fri 10:26 PM, Aug 22, 2014


http://www.wilx.com/home/headlines/Auto-Safety-Group-Asks-Feds-to-Investigate-Chrysler-272382471.html

The group contends that an electrical power control module used by Chrysler starting in 2007 can go haywire, causing vehicles to stall in traffic and cut off devices powered by electricity. The allegation covers Ram pickup trucks, Chrysler and Dodge minivans, the Jeep Grand Cherokee and others. The group says it has received over 70 complaints about the modules and that the government has received hundreds.

@greg, That's funny. Not the recall but the fact that G.M. is on a history making recall run and you want to point out 2007 investigation. lol

Breaking news!!

The Department of Justice is investigating whether the legal department of General Motors Co. concealed evidence from safety regulators about defective ignition switches that have been linked to at least 13 deaths and more than 50 crashes.

http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-gm-legal-department-probe-20140822-story.html

@Hemi, 2011+. It's an ongoing problem and the part is STILL on some 2014's and Chrysler/Ram refuse to do a recall on this.

The problem: “Vehicle power shuts down while driving at highway speed in any and all driving conditions,”

Ram wants 2011+ drivers to dish out $1300 for a faulty part. Ram takes care of their owners? NOT.

So let me see if i got you. Chrysler is looking into it. While G.M. covers it up. The irony greg.lol

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors are examining whether General Motors is criminally liable for failing to properly disclose problems with some of its vehicles that were linked to 13 deaths and led to a recall last month, according to a source familiar with the investigation.

The New York-based probe is in its early stages, and the source did not elaborate on the legal theory behind the potential criminal liability.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/11/gm-recall-investigation_n_4944681.html

@Greg, G.M. takes care of it's customers. NOT!

@Lou, Want more? Be prepared to be captivated, exhilarated, mystified!

•The Ram 1500 pickup gets a refresh in 2015, with a major redesign coming in 2017.

•The Ram 2500/3500 pickup gets its minor refresh in 2016, with its major redesign happening in 2018.

http://blog.caranddriver.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Ram-product-plans-626x382.jpg

CAPTIVATING
EXHILERATING
MYSTIFYING
2017/2018 RAM!

@HEMI V8, Wait for the 2018 POWER WAGON.

I don't think its any defect that the rear shock mount fell off, its just they found the problem on the Ram first!
Its a matter of time before the rear shock mount falls or rusts off the F-150, it just happened to the Ram first.
Look at the rear leaf shackles on the F-150, those are the same shackles they used on the 1972 Ford and they rust out and fall apart in 5 years the rear leaf spring falls off.
Tell me? Whats more dangerous a shock mount or the leaf spring falling off?
Ram uses a better quality coil spring , no chance of that falling out!
Ram has a much better resale value than the F-150, you may of got your F-150 at a bargain, but when you go to trade it in the dealer won't give you anything for it.
The coil springs on the Heavy Duty Ram did better than the leaf springs on the Super Duty Ford.
You Ford guys, me included got fooled by the advertisement Ford shoved down our throats for the past 4 years, we thought we had the best but we don't!
Ram is the BEST !

I got caught up with the TV Commericals about the F-150 and I thought I would be the coolest and most respected guy in town owning a top of the line FX4 Model.
I later find out the F-150 I own is not the best, the Ram is!
I am ashamed to be seen driving my F-150 and I am tired of making excuses to other people why I made the mistake buying a F-150.
I am sorry for making fun of the coil springs and the select shift knob on the Ram, but I said those things outta anger cause I was trying to make myself feel better by finding fault in the Ram just so I can make my F-150 seem better.
I have come to grips and stopped lying to myself and I admit the Ram is the better pickup.

Guts
Glory
BEST in class
Ram!

It is funny how the ram fanbois try to divert ram problems. But this happens with all brands here.

I do really wish we had a proper moderated comment section and remove crap that doesn't pertain to the article.

@HEMI V8 - you are flaming threads with crap irrelevant to the stream of conversation.

I don't give a sh!t about fire recalls that occurred in the past just like I don't care about Dodge recalls that occurred in the past.

You k^ck over a thread with your crybaby "I lost my Mustang" crap.

I don't like you polluting this site with your sh!t. You could be flaming GM (and you have) and it gets annoying.

Most of the guys on this site have zero respect for you.

@Chris - This site doesn't control spamfests by fanboys and trolls. I was attempting to open the lines of communication with HemiV8.

if he feels that it is fine to continue like an immature fanboy then that is his choice.

The current Ram Power Wagon has crappy cargo capacity for a 3/4 ton. They should of slapped Power Wagon decals on a 1500 and called it a day.

The biggest advantage of the PW was it WAS a 3/4 ton truck that could do offroad work and play. They have removed most of its work ability. 1,500 lb for a base model PW and 1300lb for a blinged out one is a joke.

People can do what ever they want with their money (or borrowed money) but at the end of the day a Power Wagon isn't worth the extra cost.

Pick any 2500 and put a mild lift, bigger tires and winch on it and you can carry much more weight and go most of the places a PW can.

Who started this war? According to HEMI V8 he was cool to all before Lou started trolling.....

I came on this site 7 months ago and was cool to all.
Then TROLLS like Lou, Frank, cory, Keith started in with their Ford truck bull after their precious ford got whipped by the Ram Runner. I could car less what you think of Ram or Dodge. I had a P.O.S Ford once it burned from a faulty switch and I lost thousands.

P.S. I can post what ever I want on here so kiss my @$$!

All Guts

All Glory

All best in class Ram!
Posted by: HEMI V8 | Oct 10, 2012 11:02:00 PM

"People can do what ever they want with their money."

Posted by: Lou_BC | Aug 23, 2014 5:20:45 PM

You God dam right i can. That's exactly what i plan on doing.
Keep you posted. ;-)

@Loubc, Why the name calling and belittling. I am just pointing out a Ford weakness that happened to me in real life. Did you not see that 2016 Ford on fire? What do you think about that Lou? Does it make you get all warm and fuzzy inside?

@HEMI V8 - if you don't want to be talked down to then stop crawling around with old recalls.

I don't care if a 2016 Ford HD caught fire while testing. If you read the HD diesel shootout, I said I'd be inclined to go with a
DMax Chevy if I needed a diesel HD. They have the best durability ratings and fixed all the crap I didn't like about the previous generation.

Until 3rd party analysts like JD Power, Vincentric, Consumer Reports etc. give Ram top billing for durability I am not going to buy one.

The current durability rankings for HD trucks are#1 GM,#2 Ford, and #3 Ram. There isn't a huge spread in ratings but I'd rather buy from the top of the list instead of the bottom.

@Hemi V8, Dave & Lou, 2014 Ram HEMI Power Wagon pickup Muddy Quick Spin Review

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKTkvukipHk

2015 Power Wagon has all new features. You better wait, Hemi V8!



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