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
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.
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.
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.