Auburn Hills, MI – February 5, 2022 – Stellantis (NYSE:STLA), which owns the Chrysler brand, has recalled 171,789 vehicles due to faulty windshield wipers. This may lead to reduced visibility, increasing the risk of a crash and injury to the driver and other motorists.
The recall includes the following pickup trucks:
- 2019 – 2020 RAM 2500
- 2019 – 2020 RAM 3500
The 2019 – 2020 RAM 3500 cab chassis, 2019 – 2020 RAM 4500/5500 cab chassis and 2019 – 2020 RAM 3500 cab chassis are also included in this recall.
The windshield arms of the recalled vehicles may not function properly due to a loose nut which connects it with the car.
As a result of the wipers failing to function optimally, there may be reduced visibility under certain weather conditions. This poses a higher risk of a crash or injury for the occupants of the car and other motorists.
The driver may notice one or both wiper arms not clearing the windshield properly. In other cases, the wipers “may not sit in their proper rest positions.”
Other recent Stellantis recalls
This is not the first RAM 3500 recall in recent months. In fact, 222,410 RAM trucks were recalled in December of last year due to defective fuel pumps which may cause the vans to stall.
Prior to that, in November, Stellantis recalled 7,082 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUVs due to the high beams being difficult to activate. Much like this recall, this increased the risk of a crash or injury because of reduced visibility.
To remedy the issue, Chrysler will torque the loose wiper nut, at no cost to the car owner. In cases where an owner has already incurred the costs of repairs, they will be reimbursed upon providing proof of payment. Chrysler is expected to send notifications to owners with more information on March 18, 2022.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
This RAM windshield wipers’ recall includes more than 170,000 vehicles. To do a RAM recall check, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.