Stellantis recalls RAM trucks whose tailgates may open while driving

Auburn Hills, MI – January 28, 2022 – Stellantis (NYSE:STLA), which owns the RAM brand, is recalling 1.2 million pickup trucks over unintended tailgate opening while the vehicle is in motion. This increases the risk of a crash and injury.

The recall includes the following pickup trucks:

  • 2019 – 2022 RAM 3500
  • 2019 – 2022 RAM 2500
  • 2019 – 2022 RAM 1500

Recall summary

Parts of the tailgate may be misaligned due to a manufacturing error. This means that the tailgate may open while driving.

Recall risks

An unintended tailgate opening while the vehicle is in motion may lead to a loss of unsecured cargo, create a road hazard and increase the risk of a crash.

Other recent RAM truck recalls

November of last year saw at least three RAM recalls. First, on November 2, there was a RAM 1500 recall over fuel pump failure which could cause the vehicles to stall. The recall also included other vehicles, as reported.

On November 9, close to 30,000 RAM 4500 and 5500 trucks were recalled due to the risk of brake failure.

Finally, 250,000 trucks were recalled over fire risk on November 28.

The repair

Dealers will align the tailgates so that they close properly. Owners will receive letters with more information on January 27, 2023. All repairs will be free of charge as it is customary with all recalls.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 1.2 million vehicles are included in this RAM truck recall recall. To perform a RAM recall check or a Stellantis recall check, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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US government investigates Stellantis over loss of braking power 

Washington, D.C. – January 8, 2023 – The U.S. government’s auto safety regulator is investigating Stellantis (NYSE:STLA) over an allegation that the brakes on their heavy-duty trucks may stop working. A loss of braking power ups the risk of a crash and injury. 

If the investigation leads to a recall, it could affect an estimated 390,077 trucks, including the following: 

  • 2017 – 2018 RAM 2500
  • 2017 – 2018 RAM 3500

Investigation summary  

The regulator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), opened an investigation on November 11 of last year following 134 complaints about a loss of braking, which would occur intermittently or permanently and “at all speeds.”

Replacing the anti-lock brakes (ABS), along with the hydraulic control unit (HCU) would sometimes correct the issue but, at least in several cases, the parts were not available due to a back order. Both systems work together to control the braking force for each wheel and prevent lockups during sudden braking. 

Risks

With inoperable or ineffective brakes, the vehicle may not be able to stop in time. This increases the risk of a crash and injury.  

Other RAM truck recalls 

There were several RAM 2500 recalls that took place last year.. Among them, the one caused by a transmission fluid leak, which may lead to a fire, is the latest.

Back in June 2022, a large batch of RAM trucks was pulled from the road because their rearview cameras hadn’t been showing an image when backing up.  

Is your vehicle part of a recall?

This RAM brake performance issues may eventually lead to a recall, possibly affecting more than 300,000 trucks. To do a RAM recall check and see if your car is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Stellantis recalls RAM trucks that may catch fire

Auburn Hills, MI – November 28, 2022 – Stellanits (NYSE: STLA), which owns the RAM brand, is recalling 248,342 heavy-duty pickup trucks over a transmission fluid leak. This may lead to a vehicle fire, increasing the risk of injury or property damage. 

The recall comes on the heels of multiple complaints about the issue and at least one injury.

All recalled trucks have a 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo-Diesel engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. The following models are affected: 

  • 2020 – 2023  RAM 2500
  • 2020 – 2023  RAM 3500

Recall summary  

The transmission in these trucks has a dipstick, which is a long metal strip used to check the transmission fluid level. In the affected vehicles, a pressure buildup within the transmission’s housing may cause a leak through the dipstick’s tube. The fluid may then come into contact with “an ignition source within the engine compartment,” causing a fire.

Recall risks

A fire dramatically  increases the risk of bodily injury or property damage for the occupants of the car.

Warning signs 

A leaking transmission dipstick may trigger a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)  on the dashboard. 

Background of the recall

The recall comes after 48 complaints and field reports about the issue. There was also one “minor injury” leading up to this announcement, according to Stellantis data.

Other RAM 2500 recalls

Just a month ago, there was a RAM 3500 recall due to the risk of stalling because of an electrical short, as reported. The recall also included other vehicles.

This month, there was another stall-related recall which included over 60,000 Jeep and RAM 1500 vehicles, also reported.

In June, there was a RAM 2500 recall due to faulty rearview cameras.

The repair

The carmaker is working on a solution for this problem. Once it becomes available, the repair will be free of charge. 

Vehicle owners will receive detailed notifications on December 30, 2022. 

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

Nearly a quarter million trucks are affected by these RAM transmission issues. To check all Fiat Chrysler recalls and see if yours is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool

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Chrysler recalls RAM trucks over brake failure risk

Auburn Hills, MI – November 9, 2022 – Stellantis (NYSE:STLA), which owns the Chrysler brand, has issued a recall for 26,961 RAM trucks whose brakes could fail, increasing the risk of a crash.

The recall covers the following models: 

  • 2019 – 2020 RAM 4500 
  • 2019 – 2020 RAM 5500

Recall summary

As part of the vehicle’s braking system, the brake hose delivers brake fluid to the calipers located at the wheels. Calipers allow the brakes to clamp down on the wheel, slowing the vehicle or bringing it to a stop as soon as the driver steps on the brake pedal.    

In the affected vehicles, a brake hose with a too-small diameter was fitted on the braking system. This could lead the hose to rupture, leaking brake fluid and reducing the vehicle’s stopping power.  

The components involved in this recall are the left and right rear brake hoses, with part numbers 68371722AA and 68371732AA.   

Recall risks

Read more about the risks of brake fluid leaks in our recent article about a similar recall by Ford. 

Other RAM truck recalls

The 2022 RAM 4500 and 5500 series of pickup trucks were also included in an October 2022 recall by Stellantis over an electrical short that could lead the engine to stall, increasing the risk of an accident.

In June, Stellantis issued a recall for 138,645 vehicles, including 2014-–2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2014-–2019 RAM 1500 models equipped with 3.0L diesel engines, over a faulty high-pressure fuel pump, which could also lead to a stall.

The repair

Dealers will replace the rear brake hoses on all affected vehicles with new ones that have the right diameter, at no cost to the owner. Affected owners will be notified on or around November 30, 2022.   

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 26,000 vehicles are affected by this brake hose recall. To check for RAM 4500 recalls or other potential recalls on your vehicle, run a RAM or Fiat Chrysler recall check using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Stellantis recalls Jeep, RAM vehicles over fuel pump failure, stall risk

Auburn Hills, MI – November 2, 2022 – Stellantis (NYSE:STLA), which owns the Jeep and RAM brands, is recalling 60,413 vehicles over premature failure of the high-pressure fuel pump. This could lead to the vehicle stalling while in traffic, upping the risk of an accident.

The recall comes on the heels of 250 driver complaints and covers the following models: 

  • 2021 – 2022 Jeep Gladiator
  • 2020 – 2022 Jeep Wrangler
  • 2020 – 2022 RAM 1500

Recall summary

The fuel pump moves the fuel from the vehicle’s gas tank to the engine, where it is used for combustion that powers the vehicle’s movement. In the affected vehicles with Jeep fuel pump issues, the pump could fail prematurely. Debris from failed components could get into the fuel system and prevent the fuel from reaching the engine.

This recall applies to vehicles with a 3.0 liter diesel engine.

The component involved in this recall is the high-pressure fuel pump (HPFP), with part number 68211269AA.

Background of the recall

The recall comes on the back of “22 customer assistance records, 205 warranty claims, and 33 field reports” received between mid-2020 and late September of 2022. No injuries or accidents have been reported because of the issue.

Recall risks

If the fuel fails to reach the engine, “fuel starvation” will occur. This may result in a loss of power, increasing the chances that the vehicle will crash. 

Warning signs

Drivers may notice the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) or the Service Electronic Throttle Control indicator – which looks like a lighting bolt – turning on in the instrument panel. There may also be excessive noise or a fuel leak coming from the HPFP.

 Other Jeep and RAM truck recalls

A number of 2014-2019 RAM 1500s and 2014-2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs were recalled in June 2022. This recall, which affected 138,645 vehicles in all, was also in response to a defect with the high-pressure fuel pump.

As part of another Fiat Chrysler recall, Stellantis recalled 4,907 RAM pickup trucks in October 2022 over an Engine Control Module (ECM) component that may have been fitted incorrectly. This could cause the vehicle to stall. 

The repair

Dealers will inspect and replace the affected fuel system components free of charge. Stellantis will reimburse owners who paid for repairs prior to the issuance of the recall order.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 60,000 vehicles are affected by this fuel pump recall. To check for other potential Jeep and RAM 1500 recalls on your vehicle, run a Jeep or RAM recall check using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Stellantis recalls RAM trucks that may stall

Auburn Hills, MI – October 19, 2022 – Stellantis (NYSE:STLA), which owns the RAM brand, is recalling 4,907 heavy-duty pickup trucks, which could have an electrical short, causing them to stall. This can happen while driving, increasing the risk of crash and injury. 

Vehicles affected by this recall have a 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo-Diesel engine and include: 

  • 2022 RAM 2500
  • 2022 RAM 3500
  • 2022 RAM 4500
  • 2022 RAM 5500

Recall summary  

Engine operation in all modern cars is controlled by a computer call the Engine Control Module (ECM). In affected trucks, a component inside the ECM might have been fitted incorrectly, which may cause it to short circuit. When this happens, the engine will stall. 

The component causing this recall is the ECM, with part number 68569934AA. 

Recall risks

A stalled vehicle can get hit by oncoming traffic, especially if this happens at high speeds. In addition, with the engine not working, the driver will not have power steering and brake booster. All of this increases the risk of a crash and injury. 

Other RAM truck recalls

Apart from these RAM truck recalls, some of these vehicles were recalled in June because of an issue with their rearview cameras

In addition, there was a large-scale recall in March 2022 caused by faulty indicator lights

Repair

Dealers will replace the ECM on affected vehicles. This repair is free of charge. 

Vehicle owners will be notified on October 15, 2022. 

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

This RAM recall is affecting almost 5,000 trucks. To do a RAM recall check and see if yours is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Stellantis latest recalls affect over 1.1 million cars

Washington, D.C. – October 17, 2022 – Stellantis (NYSE:STLA), which owns Chrysler, Dodge, Jee, and RAM brands, has racked up nine recalls in the past six months. In total, more than 1.1 million vehicles have been affected by this. Besides, the recalls, the company is subject to two ongoing investigations by the U.S. government auto safety regulator, which could lead to recalls of additional 1.5 million vehicles.

Read on to see if your vehicle is affected. 

Roll-away SUVs

In March, some Jeep and Dodge SUVs were recalled because they could shift out of Park even when the brake was not applied. This was caused by a faulty ABS unit.  Approximately a quarter of a million vehicles were affected by these Stellantis rollaway issues, including: 

  • 2018 – 2019 Dodge Durango
  • 2018 – 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Trucks with malfunctioning ESC

That same month,  Stellantis also recalled a large batch of RAM trucks and Dodge SUVs over a software issue within the ABS. This might prevent the warning light on the dashboard from illuminating if the car’s electronic stability control (ESC) malfunctions. In total, 370,437 cars had to be recalled because of this, including: 

  • 2019 – 2022 RAM 2500 
  • 2019 – 2022 RAM 3500
  • 2021 – 2022 Dodge Durango 

As of July 25 – the last date for which information is available – roughly half of the vehicles involved still needed to be repaired. To see if your car is affected, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool

SUVs with unsecured child car seats

Certain 2021 – 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUVs were recalled in April because of an issue with child-seat anchorage points on second-row seats. As a result, the child seat could be inadequately secured during a collision, increasing the risk of injury. In total, 4,586 were affected. 

As of July 25 – the last date for which information is available – 2,746 vehicles involved still needed to be repaired. To see if your car is affected, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool

Tire failure risk recall

An issue with the built-in tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) which may keep the system from detecting low tire pressure led to a Stellantis recall that took place in June 2022.

In total, 52,340 cars were affected by this issue, including: 

  • 2022 Chrysler 300
  • 2022 Dodge Challenger
  • 2022 Dodge Charger

Stalling vehicles with diesel engines  

One the heels of the tire pressure recall, over 138,000 Jeep and RAM vehicles equipped with 3.0L diesel engines were recalled over concerns they may stall while driving. The problem was caused by a high-pressure fuel pump, which delivers fuel to the engine.

These Stellantis engine issues affected the following models: 

  • 2014 – 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee 
  • 2014 – 2019 RAM 1500  

Malfunctioning rearview cameras

In June, almost 120,000 RAM pickup trucks were recalled because of a software issue that would prevent the rearview image from being displayed.

The following vehicles were affected: 

  • 2022 RAM 1500 
  • 2022 RAM 2500 
  • 2022 RAM 3500 

More recently, in September, Jeep recalled some of its models over a similar software error. This recall affected 7,895 vehicles, including: 

  • 2020 – 2021 Jeep Wrangler 
  • 2020 – 2021 RAM 1500 
  • 2021 Jeep Gladiator 

Issues with lights 

Two separate light issues led to two Stellantis light recalls that affected over 180,000 cars.

In August, a substantial number of Jeep SUVs were recalled because their tail light side markers were damaged and dimmed. In total, 99,186 vehicles were affected by this recall, including: 

  • 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • 2021 – 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

Earlier this month, Stellantis recalled more than 80,000 of their 2017 – 2018 Dodge Journey crossover SUVs. These vehicles were equipped with headlights that turned out to be defective and not bright enough

Active investigations

Besides the recalls, the U.S government auto safety regulator, the National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA) is conducting two separate investigations concerning Stellantis vehicles. 

In one of them, the regulator is trying to find out if the alleged stalling of Chrysler’s PHEV minivans is caused by a manufacturer error. If this results in a recall, it may affect more than 20,000 of the following vehicles: 

  • 2019 – 2021 Chrysler Pacifica  
  • 2019 – 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Earlier model-years of the hybrid were recalled in February 2022 over Stellantis fire risk

The other investigation is caused by complaints from Jeep SUV owners regarding unintentional handbrake activating. According to their claims, this would happen even while driving, increasing the risk of a crash and injury. The regulator is checking if this may be caused by water leaks, similar to a recall from 2015. This investigation could lead to a recall, potentially affecting an estimated 1.34 million 2014-2020 Jeep Cherokee SUVs. 

Is your vehicle part of a recall?

At this moment, Stellantis recalls have affected roughly 1.1 million cars in the past six months. To do a Stellantis recall check and see if yours is affected by any of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool

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Stellantis issues rearview camera recall for Wrangler, RAM and Gladiator cars

Auburn Hills, MI – September 3, 2022 – Stellantis (NYSE:STLA), which owns the Jeep and Ram brands, is recalling 7,895 vehicles with rearview cameras that may not display an image. This increases the risk of a crash.

The recall includes the following pickup trucks and SUVs :

  • 2020 – 2021 Jeep Wrangler 
  • 2020 – 2021 RAM 1500 
  • 2021 Jeep Gladiator 

Recall summary

Due to a software error, the subject vehicles’ radios may reset repeatedly, interfering with the display and preventing the rearview image from showing while backing up. This reduces the driver’s ability to see behind the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Only vehicles with EcoDiesel engines are affected.

The component in question is the radio, with part numbers including 68428546AD, 68474392AE and 68428540AC.

Recall risks

When the rearview image does not appear as the driver backs up, the driver’s ability to see behind the vehicle is reduced. This could lead to a collision with pedestrians, property or other vehicles.

Warning signs

A telltale sign of a fault is if the radio resets before the driver shifts to reverse. This is an indication that the radio is not functioning as expected and may prevent the rearview image from displaying.

Other recent Jeep and Ram truck recalls

In early August, Stellantis recalled nearly 100,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee L vehicles with damaged tail lights.

In April, more than 4,000 2021 – 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUVs were recalled over improperly secured child car seat anchors, which could increase the risk of injury to a child passenger.

Repair

Dealers will update the radio software at no cost to owners. Owners can expect to receive a letter with more information about this radio software issue, on or around October 14, 2022.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 7,000 Stellantis vehicles are included in this recall. To perform a RAM or Jeep recall check on your vehicle, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Stellantis recalls Jeep, Ram vehicles over fuel pump failure, crash risk

Auburn Hills, MI – June 30, 2022 – Stellantis (NYSE:STLA), which owns the Chrysler and Jeep brands, has issued a recall for 138,645 Jeep and RAM vehicles equipped with 3.0L diesel engines due the risk of stall while driving. This increases the risk of a crash.

The recall covers the following models: 

  • 2014 – 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee 
  • 2014 – 2019 RAM 1500  

Recall summary

Apart from regulating how much fuel should be injected during combustion, the high-pressure fuel pump (HPFP) is responsible for delivering fuel to the engine In the affected vehicles, a defect in the HPFP could cause the component to fail and stop working while the vehicle is being used.    

Recall risks

When the fuel pump fails, it can let debris and other contaminants into the fuel system, clogging it so that fuel does not reach the engine. If this happens, the engine may suddenly stall, affecting other functions such as the power steering and service brakes. This leads to an increased risk of a crash.    

For more on risks of this recall, please visit a previous article on a Mazda fuel pump recall over the same issue. 

Warning signs

Drivers may notice the malfunction indicator lamp or service electronic throttle control warning light flashing on the dashboard. Other signs include “excessive noise” from the fuel pump or even fuel leaking from the component. 

Other Jeep and RAM recalls 

There was a Jeep recall in October 2021, involving 56,180 vehicles because of a faulty rearview camera that prevented drivers from seeing beyond the vehicle’s rear, as reported.

The 2022 RAM trucks were recalled earlier this month also because of faulty rearview cameras, as reported.

Both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and RAM 1500 were part of an earlier recall in 2020 for a similar risk of stalling.    

The repair

Dealers will inspect and replace the high-pressure fuel pump on affected vehicles at no charge to owners. Stellantis will reimburse customers who paid for repairs out of pocket. 

Affected owners will be notified by mail by July 29, 2022

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 138,000 vehicles are included in this fuel pump failure recall. To see if your vehicle is affected, run a Jeep or Ram recall check using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.  

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Chrysler recalls RAM trucks over faulty rearview cameras

Auburn Hills, MI – June 28, 2022 – Stellantis (NYSE:STLA) which owns Chrysler, has issued a recall for 117,759 RAM pickup trucks due to a problem with the rearview camera which may not display an image when backing up. This ups the risk of a crash and injury.

The recall covers the following models: 

  • 2022 RAM 1500 
  • 2022 RAM 2500 
  • 2022 RAM 3500 

Recall summary

Rearview camera sends video feed to be displayed on the dashboard monitor when reverse gear is engaged, allowing drivers to watch out for hazards such as obstacles and pedestrians.

On the affected vehicles, “the radio software may prevent the rearview image from displaying.”

Recall risks

Without the video image projected onto the dashboard monitor, drivers may find it more difficult to maneuver in reverse as they would not be able to see behind the vehicle if it is safe to proceed.  This puts them at risk of hitting other objects such as poles, walls, and other people outside the vehicle, leading to injury.   

For more on risks of this recall, please visit our recent article on a Toyota rearview camera recall over the same issue.

Other Ram recalls 

Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks for the 2019 and 2020 model years were recalled in February 2022, because of faulty windshield wipers, as reported.

A total of 38,157 Ram 1500 trucks for the 2021 model year were also recalled in December 2021 over a problem with the rearview camera, also as reported.

The repair

Dealers will inspect and update the radio software at no cost to customers. Stellantis will reimburse customers who paid for the recall-associated repairs on their own.

 Affected owners will be notified by mail by July 29, 2022

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 117,000 vehicles are included in this Ram truck rearview camera recall . To see if your vehicle is affected, run a Ram truck recall check using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.  

Joseph EstabilloChrysler recalls RAM trucks over faulty rearview cameras