Fiat Chrysler Recalls Ram Trucks That Go Too Fast

Ram trucks recalled after the automaker realizes the trucks can travel too fast for the tires.

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— Fiat Chrysler (FCA US) is recalling over 1,800 trucks and cars in two separate recalls, with the vast majority (1,771) of the dual-wheel trucks recalled because they can go too fast.

Ram 4500/5500

The recalled trucks are model year 2014-15 Ram 4500/5500 Chassis Cabs equipped with 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engines.

The trucks are currently adjusted to have a top speed of 106 mph, but Fiat Chrysler says the dual-wheel trucks should only hit a top speed of 87 mph. The speed is limited due to the tires that are installed at the factory on the Ram trucks.

Fiat Chrysler says no accidents or injuries have been reported on the Ram trucks, but dealers will need to recalibrate the vehicle speed to keep the trucks on the roads.

Dodge Challenger

Fiat Chrysler says one bolt has caused the recall of 72 model-year 2015 Dodge Challengers. It must be frustrating that just one bolt could cause such a fuss, but the bolt can mean the difference between life and death.

FCA US discovered that during a 10-day period, the cars were manufactured with loose or missing side-curtain airbag bolts. The loose or missing bolt could keep the airbag from deploying properly in a crash.

FCA says it's unaware of any accidents or injuries related to the airbag bolt and the automaker has updated it's assembly procedures to make sure the problem doesn't occur again.

Fiat Chrysler hasn't released details about when these recalls will begin. Owners of the recalled 2015 Dodge Challenger and 2014-15 Ram 4500/5500 Chassis Cab can call the automaker at 800-853-1403.