Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Big recall on 2012-2021 Ram trucks. Wheels could fall off

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2012-2021 RAM 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis, 4500 Cab Chassis, and 5500 Cab Chassis vehicles. Incorrect information in the Service and Owner’s Manuals may cause the flanged lug nuts to be over-tightened, which could result in a broken wheel stud and possible wheel separation. The potential number of vehicles affected is 447,985.

A wheel separation could cause a vehicle crash and injury.

Dealers will update the torque specification in the owner’s manual and other published service documents. Dealers will also inspect the vehicle’s wheel studs, replacing them if necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 16, 2021. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US’s numbers for this recall are Y26 and Y36.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).

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Mike Briggs
10 days ago

Your article certainly sounds sensational! However, according to your article, this particular recall only affects cab chassis type model.

It is rare that one sees a cab/chassis rig towing a trailer. These types of trucks are most often used in commercial applications and rarely for personal use. It seems like you are attempting to make mountains out of a molehill.

While I appreciate RV Travel bringing recalls to the reader’s attention, please don’t spring it out of control

Thank You

9 days ago
Reply to  Mike Briggs

The first item listed is the Ram 3500 which is the pickup truck version. I happen to have a diesel that falls into this date range which I use to haul a 5th wheel so, obviously, this is of interest to me and other owners of Ram 3500 heavy duty pickups, not just cab-chassis which can be found as the basis for some Class C motor homes.

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