Recall Alert: 2012-2014 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 4500 and 5500


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1 million model-year 2012-2014 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks and model-year 2012-2014 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Ram chassis cab work trucks

The Problem: Affected vehicles have a steering-wheel wiring harness that can rub against a spring and wear through the outer loom. If wiring is exposed it may cause a short circuit to occur and lead to inadvertent driver-side airbag deployment. The condition may be signaled by an air-bag warning light in vehicles equipped with an electronic vehicle information center. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is aware of two injuries related to this issue but no accidents.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect the steering column and wiring harness and repair them free of charge.

What Owners Should Do: FCA has mailed notification to owners. For more information owners can call FCA at 800-853-1403, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 or go to or

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

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Prolly wouldn't see these million trucks recalled if the govt didn't step in and make fiat fix there unsafe vehicles. Since fiat took over ram quality has really went into the tank.

I do think FCA need to look at some of the manufacturing processes involved in much of their manufacturing.

There is a problem and a carry over from decades past.

Quality control inspections is a must as well a good engineering design.

The Ram itself is a strong enough vehicle construction wise, many of the issues that afflict Ram are production and smaller engineering issues.

These types of problems are quite simple to resolve if one just looks at where these breakdowns in the manufacturing process are occurring.

I really can't believe FCA have not resolved these many more or less trivial issues.

The routing of a harness is quite simple, or as the above article shows the design of a bracket is quite simple.

These two issues highlight what I've just discussed.

Who is approving their engineering and how is engineering approval occurring?

Are the workers on the floor allowed to put forward complaints regarding poor engineering. The worker on the coal face can be your best quality controllers.

FCA has a problem and it is affecting how FCA products are received here in Australia.

The Grand Cherokee could be a fantastic vehicle, but it is plagued by inconsistent quality issues.

Did the Feds step in and make this one happen (like the buy back) or did Fiat come clean and take care of its own mistake? If Fiat is handling its own mistake on its own then they deserve to hang onto their dignity regarding this issue. If they are aren't... then the hell with them for bad behavior...

If FCA/Ram did come forward it is not on their own free will.

They have been forced by past actions against them. Fear and not respect would of driven this decision.

Like all manufacturers anything that affects the bottom line is taken care of.

So, if they were hurt financially in the recent past regarding recalls, then they would of only done this to prevent any financial loss.

Ford or even GM, Toyota are no different. This behaviour is not just a FCA problem.


The ram guys better get comfy at the dealership service waiting area! Pour another cup of coffee, its gonna be a while LOL!

Can you imagine an airbag deploying while you're driving...what a surprise that must be!? Talking about classic 'in your face' moment :D





America Bails Out Chrysler - that would explain why coffee prices are climbing..... increased demand at the dealer level. LOL

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