FCA Recalls 1.8 Million Ram Trucks That Could Shift Out Of Park (Recall)

Starting with the 2009 model year light and heavy-duty trucks, the FCA recall aims at Ram trucks for possible faulty shifter. The recall aims at shifters, mounted to steering columns as opposed to the rotary shifters or floor-mounted shifter which are not part of this recall.

The issue regarding the recall of Ram trucks for possible faulty shifter, is the concern that the trucks slip into gear when in park. “The company said it had identified seven injuries and “a small number” of crashes that were “potentially related” to the defect. The recall covers about 1.5 million pickups in the U.S. and more than 300,000 elsewhere.” – – USAToday

According to FCA, this recall is not related to the 2016 federally investigated gear-shift recall of the 8-speed automatic transmission. They did say that this recall is related to (up to) seven injuries that may have been caused by the transmission issue. They go on to say that the issue may have something to do with the vehicle being subjected to high temperatures.

FCA/Ram say that they will repair the (possible) transmission issue for free.

Vehicles that are involved in the recall:

  • 2010 – 2017 Ram 2500 and 3500
  • 2011 – 2017 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs
  • 2016 – 2017 Ram 3500 chassis cabs with a GVWR under 10,000 pounds
  • 2009 – 2017 Ram 1500 pickups.

FCA says they will notify owners if their vehicle is part of this recall. If you are having difficulties gaining information regarding the recall of Ram trucks for possible faulty shifter – call the Ram Customer Service Team at 866-RAMINFO. 

There is more information below:

You can also go to Mopar.com and submit your VIN to see if your vehicle is part of this recall. (For information on recalls and campaigns involving your vehicle, enter your 17 digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in the space below then select SUBMIT.)

Unusually, the Ram/FCA media site does not contain any information regarding this recall.

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