Ram just issued a recall on about 1.4 million trucks over rapidly opening tailgates. The concern is that the goods in the bed fall off, causing road debris and driving hazards. The recall covers the 2019-to-2022 1500, and both the 2500 and 3500 HD trucks. It’s intended for Canada and Mexico along with the 1.23 million Ram trucks in the United States that are potentially affected by the problem.
What prompted Ram to issue this recall?
The recall was issued after Ram received more than 800 warranty claims. Parent company Stellantis first launched its investigation in July 2021. Since then it has been monitoring backdoors for reported uninstallability. Ram found that the latches were not set correctly. The fix is to have the dealers reset the latches.
so far in 2022, which puts it the fourth most. Number one is Ford with 65, then Volkswagen with 43, and Daimler Trucks North America with 40 recalls.
What are some RAM recalls in 2022?
In 2022, Ram has released four pulls for the 1500 pickup truck, and six pulls for the 2500 to 5500 truck, including the chassis cab. The most recent was last month for the Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 trucks. It’s about automatic transmission that increases heat and pressure. This resulted in him vomiting fluids from the depthsticks. Ram will not send notices of this until the end of this month.
Then in August, Ram recalled the 2500, 3500, 4500 and 5500 Ram trucks. The problem was that the ECMs were short circuiting. The Electronic Control Module (ECM) is the computer that controls all of the vehicle’s functions. If the ECU fails or turns off, the truck shuts down as well. Owners received notice in October.
One such event occurred at the end of 2021. 2021 and 2022 Ram trucks with Cummins 6.7-liter turbo diesel engines in the 2500 to 5500 trucks may short their ignition relays causing potential fires. The recall advised all owners of these trucks to park them away from buildings and other vehicles until they could be taken to a dealer for inspection.
How can owners find more recall information?
The company issued two separate recalls in October for Ram 1500 pickup trucks. The main recall includes Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator models with 3.0-liter diesel engines. The high pressure fuel pump can fail. The damage may have affected other components in the fuel system which Ram will also replace as part of the warranty. The owners only received notifications last week.
The other Ram in October had a designated 1500 with a defective front seat belt. Tradesmen were instructed to replace them. This recall notice was sent last week to the owners.
For these or other Ram or Stellantis recalls, you can call Recall Customer Service at 1-800-853-1403.