2015 Ram 4500, 5500 Recalled for Potential Vehicle-Control Problem | Edmunds

2015 Ram 4500, 5500 Recalled for Potential Vehicle-Control Problem


WASHINGTON Fiat-Chrysler is recalling an estimated 199 2015 Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab pickup trucks in the U.S. for a potential vehicle-control problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The affected vehicles may have inadequate penetration of the front upper control arm loop to spacer weld, reducing the front suspension stability," NHTSA said in its recall summary. "A reduction of suspension stability control could affect control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash."

Fiat-Chrysler said it is unaware of any injuries, accidents or complaints linked to the recall. It said the problem was discovered through routine testing.

The affected trucks were built from January 30, 2015 through February 6.

The condition may be preceded by front-end vibration and/or abnormal front-tire wear, the automaker said.

Ram dealers will inspect and replace the upper control arms. The recall is expected to begin on September 19. Owners can contact Fiat-Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.

Edmunds says: Fiat-Chrysler is urging owners of these trucks to read their official recall notices and "respond accordingly," by scheduling a service appointment with their dealers.

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