2016 Ram 3500 Among Heavy-Duty Trucks Recalled for Rollaway Risk | Edmunds

2016 Ram 3500 Among Heavy-Duty Trucks Recalled for Rollaway Risk


WASHINGTON — Fiat Chrysler is recalling 930 2016 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 heavy-duty pickup trucks for a rollaway risk, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The transfer case may have been manufactured with a misshapen main output shaft, creating voids that may cause a shaft fracture," said the NHTSA in its recall summary. "If the main output shaft fractures, the vehicle may lose motive power, increasing the risk of a crash.

"Additionally, the driver may be unable to place the vehicle in 'Park,' increasing the risk of a vehicle rollaway."

There are no injuries or accidents linked to the recall, Fiat Chrysler spokesman Eric Mayne told Edmunds.

The "issue does not occur if the vehicles are in four-wheel-drive mode," Mayne said.

He noted that many of the vehicles are still in dealers' hands.

The affected Ram 3500s were built from July 24, 2015, through January 7, 2016. The affected Ram 4500s and 5500s were built from July 24, 2015, through October 8, 2015.

Ram dealers will replace the transfer case. The recall began on August 10. Owners can contact Fiat Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.

Edmunds says: If you own one of these trucks, it's time to make a service appointment with your Ram dealership.

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