Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Ram 4500 and 5500 cab chassis trucks over tires that aren’t capable of achieving the vehicles’ governed top speed.
The defect: affected vehicles have a maximum governed speed of 106 mph but are fitted with tires that are only rated for a maximum speed of 87 mph.
The hazards: if the vehicle exceeds the tires’ maximum speed rating, the tires may suddenly fail, increasing the risk of a crash.
Affected vehicles: certain model year 2014 and 2015 Ram 4500 and 5500 cab chassis trucks manufactured August 20, 2013 thru to January 27, 2015 and equipped with 6.4L Hemi engine.
Number of vehicles affected: 1,771.
The fix: Chrysler has notified owners, and dealers will correct the electronic control unit software to limit the vehicle’s speed to 87 mph, free of charge. The recall began on June 10th, 2015.
Owners should: customers looking to find out if their vehicle is included in this Dodge Ram recall should visit www.ramtrucks.com and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page.
On the following page, customers will be able to enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open recalls as well as customer satisfaction programs. If the vehicle is part of the recall, customers should take it to a Dodge/Ram dealer.
Owners may contact Fiat-Chrysler-Dodge-Ram customer service with questions by using the following information.
- Dodge-Ram Customer Service: 1-866-726-4636
- Fiat-Chrysler Recall Number: R17
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 15V290000