2012-'13 Ram Trucks Recalled for Two Problems


  • 2013 Ram 1500 Picture

    2013 Ram 1500 Picture

    Chrysler is recalling about 37,000 pickup trucks, including the 2013 Ram 1500, in two separate recalls. | June 13, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • Chrysler is recalling approximately 37,000 2012-'13 Ram trucks for two different problems, the company said on Wednesday.
  • About 30,000 2013 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups are being recalled so that dealers can perform a software upgrade to reactivate the indicator that a turn signal is malfunctioning.
  • In a separate action, Chrysler is recalling about 6,900 2012 Ram 4500 and 5500 pickups to fix a problem that can cause front axle damage.

WASHINGTON — Chrysler is recalling approximately 37,000 2012-'13 Ram trucks for two different problems, the company said on Wednesday.

About 30,000 2013 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups are being recalled worldwide so that dealers can perform a software upgrade to reactivate the indicator that a turn signal is malfunctioning.

In a separate action, Chrysler is recalling about 6,900 2012 Ram 4500 and 5500 pickups to fix a problem that can cause front axle damage.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the 2013 Ram pickup truck recall involves vehicles equipped with optional premium taillights. The trucks were built from September 9, 2012 through March 5, 2013. The recall includes the 2013 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500.

"In the affected vehicles, the turn signal indicator may not flash at a double rate to give a notification to the driver of a turn signal malfunction," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "Without a warning that the turn signal is malfunctioning, the driver would continue to use the vehicle, unaware that other drivers on the road are not being notified that the vehicle is turning, increasing the risk of a crash."

Chrysler said it is unaware of any accidents, injuries or complaints associated with the taillamp warning light recall. The problem was discovered by Chrysler engineers during routine testing, the company said.

Dealers will reprogram the Central Body Controller software in the 2013 Ram. The recall is expected to begin in July.

The second recall involves about 6,900 2012 Ram 4500 and 5500 heavy-duty trucks in the U.S. and Canada. Chrysler said following reports that two trucks had sustained front axle damage, Chrysler engineers launched an investigation and discovered that some trucks were subject to a condition that may cause the front prop shaft to bind or fracture, resulting in power loss.

Chrysler said it is unaware of any related accidents or injuries in the Ram heavy-duty truck recall.

Dealers will replace or repair the front axles. Chrysler has not specified a date for this recall.

Edmunds says: If you own one of the aforementioned Ram pickups, you'll want to take care of these problems as soon as you receive your recall notification.

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