Recall Alert: 2010-2014 Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, 5500


Vehicles Affected: Nearly 315,000 model-year 2010-14 Ram 2500, 3500, 4500 and 5500 pickup trucks manufactured between March 27, 2009, and Sept. 5, 2013

The Problem: The electrical connectors of the diesel fuel heater may overheat, which could cause the fuel heater to leak fuel, increasing the risk of a fire.

The Fix: Chrysler will begin notifying owners on Dec. 5, and dealers will replace the harness side connector with a silver-plated beryllium copper terminal service kit and inspect the fuel heater for leaks, replacing it as necessary; all work will be done 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 for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer.


Updated numbers through September:

423k fire recalled trucks / 1,836,427 million Ram trucks sold = 23% chance of a fire recall in a Ram truck since 2008.

423K* fire recalled trucks / 3,385,731 million Ram trucks sold = 12.5% chance of a fire recall in a Ram truckss since 2004.

*giving Ram the benefit of the doubt since PUTC does not cover recalls from 04-08. percentage would increase if you were to look up all Ram fire recalls from 04-08.


F-series chance is 2008:
14k fire recalled trucks / 4,008,122 F-series sold = .3% chance since 2008.

F-Series chance is 2004.
14k fire recalled trucks / 7.2 million F-series sold = 0.19% chance of a fire recall in a F-series since 2004 NBS.

Fire recall doesn't mean fire automatically. The RAM might have
( I didn't check) more fire recalls but no any fire. The Ford has few fire recalls but many fires.
Chrysler Group is unaware of any incidents involving fire or any related injuries or accidents.
Let me think. Hmmm.
I will take the RAM.


Ford recalls 205,000 crossovers for fuel tank leaks

October 30, 2014

Ford Motor is recalling 204,448 of its older Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX crossovers in in the U.S. and Canada to deal with corrosion in some brackets near the fuel tank that could lead to a gas leak -- and possible fire.

@Dave - you make a very clear and obvious point.

A company that sells more products will automatically have larger recalls but if recalls are weighted by units sold then Chrysler as a whole fairs poorly.

A company that sells more products will automatically have larger recalls but if recalls are weighted by units sold then Chrysler as a whole fairs poorly.

Posted by: Lou_BC | Oct 31, 2014 1:25:33 PM


The desperate Ford trolls. Ford leads all in recalls period.

September 27th, 2014 my 2001 F150 started on fire. I was having dinner when I heard the neighbor screaming FIRE! I ran out to a blaze shooting out of a melted-open hole in the hood of the truck just in front of the drivers seat. I was able to contain it even before the fire dept arrived. I had not driven it in over 24 hours. After reading my "Full Coverage" auto policy and discovering that its NOT covered, I thought, I wonder if this bizarre thing has happened to anyone else.....WTF Really? This many!!!

Ford Diesel suck so bad Ford had to sue Navstar to help recover some of the cost. This with Fords piss poor warranty.

Ford the most Recalled brand.


" The problem was discovered after two F-150 pickups caught fire during manufacturing at Ford's Dearborn Assembly Plant in Michigan. "

"Continuing its proud history of vehicle fires, Ford is recalling the 2011 F-Series and the Ford Edge/Lincoln MKX crossover after two 2011 Ford F-150s caught fire at the Dearborn Assembly Plant. Built Ford flammable?"

"The Ford brand scored 23rd out of 28 brands, despite good results for the Fusion midsize sedan."

"Chevrolet and GMC's ratings suffered from what CR calls "teething pains" for the brands' Silverado and Sierra full-size pickups both of which debuted last fall."

@HemiV8 and Zviera - recalls based on sales paints a poor picture for FCA (formerly Chrysler)

Mercedes-Benz USA: 2.1 million recalled/5.2 million sold; 0.41 recall rate.
Mazda Motor Corp: 5.2 million recalled/9.4 million sold; 0.55 recall rate.
General Motors: 99.3 million recalled/153.2 million sold; 0.65 recall rate.
Nissan North America: 19.1 million recalled/26.8 million sold; 0.71 recall rate.
Subaru of America: 4.3 million recalled/6.0 million sold; 0.73 recall rate.
Kia Motors: 3.7 million recalled/4.9 million sold; 0.77 recall rate.
Toyota Motor Corp: 38.6 million recalled/48.1 million sold; 0.80 recall rate.
BMW of North America: 5.1 million recalled/5.7 million sold; 0.90 recall rate.
Ford Motor Co: 97.0 million recalled/104.7 million sold; 0.93 recall rate.
American Honda Motor Co: 31.1 million recalled/32.9 million sold; 0.94 recall rate.
Chrysler Group: 63.2 million recalled/63.2 million sold; 1.00 recall rate.
Volvo Cars of North America: 3.3 million recalled/3.1 million sold; 1.05 recall rate.
Volkswagen of America: 10.2 million recalled/9.7 million sold; 1.06 recall rate.
Mitsubishi Motors North America: 5.3 million recalled/4.8 million sold; 1.09 recall rate.
Hyundai Motor Co: 9.9 million recalled/8.7 million sold; 1.15 recall rate.

Based on sales volume Ford has a recall rate of 93% whereas Chrysler has a recall rate of 100%.

Like I said earlier - you sell more vehicles, you have by volume larger recalls.

Adjusted for sales - FCA recalls more than Ford.

Maybe. Who cares about some minor recalls for seats adjustment. As long as it's not fire recall.
Ford is a fire king. Even Ford 2016 catch fire.

I've been a dodge owner since my first truck 1973 power wagon. 2yrs ago I traded in my 07 1500 for a 2010 ram 1500 bighorn. I love the truck and it ran like a top for two yrs. The dealership in Butte, Mont(mile high dodge), where I bought the truck wouldnt let me keep my stock wheels, from the 07', or at least the new tires I had just bought, and get rid, of the 37" toyo mt's that were on the truck, along with a 4" susp. lift. They said the warranty was good the truck only had 16000mi. at the time. Fast forward 2yrs; I get a safety recall in the mail for the bighorn, apparentley the spindle nut comes loose possibly, at worse case scenario the rear end could lock up. Well there was a 6mth wait in williston, n.d. where I lived and worked, as a driller. I relocated back to Butte,Mont. later on and as me and my kids where driving back just outside of Billings, Mont. on a bridge crossing the yellowstone river I heard what I thought was my tires humming at first until I happened to look to my right. I heard a loud klunck felt the truck jerk and hit the brakes went from 75 to about 40 the lady next to me was freaked out pointing. I got to the shoulder and she locked up, and around I went to the ditch. No wreck kids ok. My truck went to Lithia dodge,in Billings Mt. they said the spindle nut was the cause. The tires and lift wouldnt revolk the warranty and as long as I had a 60,000mi. service done while in the shop chrystler took care of it. The service went through everything and replaced all fluids and plugs 1500 bucks. 7wks later I get my truck back Lithia would not give a loaner car, but mile hi did. In fact lithia said and I quote,"We dont deal with loaning cars thats not our problem. Mile Hi said we'll make it our problem(bravo). 3 wks later coming out of the mountains with my buddies 4wheeler in back, and in 4 hi just got on pavement hadnt taken out of 4hi yet, and boom rear end locks up again. Last fix was rear end,driveline,transfer case. This time at mile hi(where I bought it) I have rear end driveline transfer case front diff. The pumkin exploded pieces everywhere. Mile hi said about $8500 they'll fix rearend not front. 1 mngr says 15,000mi diff inspect. was problem another mngr says big tires. I told them if it where tires then why was it approved the last time at Lithia,and at 60,000mi I paid 1500 bucks for everything to be inspected. The district mngr will not talk to me he send tough and I can't prove the rearend locking up while in 4hi will cause the front end to be destroyed. My tuck is done 6wks later and i,m loosing my loaner I have 5 kids I'm in the dead of winter 20 below snow, and my job is delivering papers to the ranchers in the mountains. Right now my only source of income, and I'm gonna loose it. I have 5 kids and I want, and I need My bighorn back. The rearend was the cause I had 2nd and 3rd opinions. No job no more truck kids dont eat. Man up chrystler dammit don't make me go buy a damn ford!!! I need help now I got maybe a day. Monday I loose everything. I'm not paying 4800 bucks because of factory defect twice or someones inadequacy. Please help me someone!!!!! Lithia dodge should be shunned and my truck should be in my driveway. Ishould be able to talk to the district mngr. face to face, for he clearly does not know anything about his product, in which he sells. respectfully and going under fast, Don Flink. Please some one help!

well i just trade in ram 3500 6.4 hemi 2014 i buy it 11 months a go first was problem with rear differential the ball joints then the lifters in the motor the dealer fix it it take them 45 days to fix it and i got it back . I have call to the Chrysler they never help me out so i just trade in . Never ram again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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