1. 2012 Ram 4500 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR NHTSA Campaign #16V739000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 13, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 74,823

    Summary: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Dodge Charger Police vehicles, 2007-2013 RAM 3500 Cab Chassis, 2008-2013 RAM 4500 and 5500 Cab Chassis, and 2013 RAM 2500 and 3500 vehicles. The affected vehicles have a 220 amp alternator that may suddenly fail.

    Consequence: If the alternator fails, the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. There is also the possibility that the alternator may short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.

    Actions: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the alternator with a revised alternator, free of charge. The recall began on December 23, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S68. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V739000 »

  2. 2012 Ram 4500 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL NHTSA Campaign #15V459000

    • Date Announced: JULY 22, 2015
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,059,444

    Summary: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks manufactured January 18, 2011, to October 7, 2014, and equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center option. The affected vehicles have a steering wheel wiring harness that may rub against the driver air bag module retainer spring.

    Consequence: This abrasion may result in an electrical short that could cause driver's frontal air bag to unexpectedly deploy. Inadvertent deployment of the air bag may increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, repair as necessary, and secure the steering wheel wiring harness. Additionally, protective caps will be added to the air bag retainer spring ends. These repairs will be done free of charge. The recall began on September 18, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R36. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #15V459000 »

  3. 2012 Ram 4500 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL, FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL NHTSA Campaign #14V635000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 08, 2014
    • Vehicles Affected: 315,325

    Summary: Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks manufactured March 27, 2009, to September 5, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the electrical connectors of the diesel fuel heater may overheat.

    Consequence: If the connectors overheat, the fuel heater may leak fuel, increasing the risk of a fire.

    Actions: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the harness side connector with a silver plated beryllium copper terminal service kit, and inspect the fuel heater for leaks, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. Chrysler issued interim notification to owners on December 8, 2014. The recall began on April 27, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P65. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V635000 »

  4. 2012 Ram 4500 STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #13V527000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 06, 2013
    • Vehicles Affected: 36,151

    Summary: Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 RAM 4500 and 5500 trucks manufactured February 20, 2007, through December 22, 2012. The left tie rod assembly may break.

    Consequence: A failure of the tie rod assembly may result in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: On May 19, 2015 Chrysler notified owners that dealers would replace the tie rod assembly, free of charge. In July 2015, and under a consent order with NHTSA, the company agreed to offer owners three options for remedying their vehicles: perform the original remedy, offer to repurchase the vehicle at the fair market value plus 10%, or offer an additional incentive offer towards the purchase of a new Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, or Fiat vehicle. Chrysler will notify owners of the new recall options in a letter expected to be mailed on August 31, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is R16. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #13V527000 »

  5. 2012 Ram 4500 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION NHTSA Campaign #13V344000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 06, 2013
    • Vehicles Affected: 85

    Summary: Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2012 RAM 3500 trucks manufactured May 4, 2012, through August 7, 2012; and model year 2012 RAM 4500 and 5500 trucks manufactured May 3, 2012, through August 7, 2012. Due to a loose snap ring inside the transmission, there may be a loss of power transfer through the transmission to the wheels.

    Consequence: An unexpected loss of power transfer may increase the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission assembly free of charge. The recall began on October 17, 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N50. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #13V344000 »

  6. 2012 Ram 4500 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #13V239000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 04, 2013
    • Vehicles Affected: 5,622

    Summary: Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2012 RAM 4500 and 5500 trucks manufactured February 2, 2012, to December 22, 2012. Due to a welding issue with the front axle carrier, the front drive shaft may fracture and result in a loss of motive power and damage to surrounding components if the shaft continues to spin.

    Consequence: Damage to other components, or sudden loss of drive power may increase the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace or repair the front axle assembly, free of charge. The recall began on May 1, 2014. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N26. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #13V239000 »