Fiat Chrysler Recalling Ram Trucks Due to Powertrain Problem

Certain trucks may have been manufactured with a misshapen main output shaft

Fiat Chrysler Recalling Ram Trucks Due to Powertrain Problem
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August 11, 2016

Fiat Chrysler has issued a recall of 889 model year 2016 Ram 3500 and 2016 Ram 4500/5500 trucks due to a powertrain issue.

The transfer case equipped with these vehicles may have been manufactured with a misshapen main output shaft, creating voids that may cause a shaft fracture.

If this occurs, the truck may lose motive power, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, the driver may be unable to place the vehicle in park, increasing the risk of a vehicle rollaway.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transfer case free of charge.

The recall was expected to begin on August 10, 2016.

For more information, owners may contact Chrysler Customer Service at (800) 853-1403.