Ram issues recalls

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Ram Trucks says it will recall certain 2013 Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks equipped with optional premium tail lamps. In some of these trucks, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says, the turn signal may not flash at a double rate, failing to notify the driver of a turn signal problem.

The affected trucks were built from Sept. 9, 2012, through March 5, 2013, parent company Chrysler said, adding the recall affects 17,400 pickups in the U.S., 11,500 in Canada, 470 in Mexico and 775 in other markets.

On its website, the company said it was not aware of accidents, injuries or complaints related to the problem, which was discovered by company engineers during testing. 

The recall is expected to begin in July and dealers will reprogram the vehicle’s Central Body Controller software at no charge.

A second recall affects about 1,253 model year 2013 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks equipped with optional premium headlamps.

notice on the NHTSA website indicates the headlamp shutters may improperly function in high beam, reducing driver visibility and potentially blind oncoming traffic. Build dates for affected Ram trucks is from January 7, 2013 through February 28, 2013.

Chrysler will notify owners of affected vehicles and dealers will reconfigure the Central Body Controller at no charge, and the recall is expected to begin in July 2013.