Two Recalls Affect 37,000 2012-2013 Pickups
Chrysler Group, LLC has announced that it is voluntarily recalling some 37,000 pickup trucks for two separate issues.
One recall affects approximately 30,000 model year 2013 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups to upgrade software to fix the tail-lamp warning light. The company noted that if a taillamp is not working properly, drivers should be alerted via a warning light on the instrument panel, but some vehicles have software issues that could prevent this warning. Chrysler dealers will perform a software upgrade to reactivate the warning light, which is a mandated safety feature. The tail lights themselves are not affected by the recall, which includes 17,400 in the United States and 13,000 elsewhere.
A separate recall involves 6,900 heavy-duty trucks to prevent front axle damage. Following reports that two trucks had sustained axle damage, Chrysler’s investigation discovered some trucks may have a problem that could cause the front prop shaft to bind or break, resulting in a loss of power. The recall covers 5,600 2012 Ram 4500 and 5500 trucks in the U.S., and 1,300 in Canada.
In both recalls, owners will be alerted and repairs will be carried out at the dealer level free of charge to vehicle owners. No accidents or injuries have been reported in conjunction with these recall.
Customers with questions or concerns can call (800) 853-1403.