The air suspension in the 4th and 5th generation Ram 1500 doesn't work in cold weather and that's a pretty big problem if you live in Canada where checks notes it gets cold.
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) wants to buy back a small number of Ram 1500 trucks. Any 2019 model with a 12-inch touchscreen and base-level heating will be unable to defrost or defog the windshield. Apparently the easiest solution is to just buy the 15 affected trucks back from owners.
More than 228,000 Ram trucks might suddenly roll away, even when the key isn’t in the ignition. The problem is caused by pins in the brake transmission shift interlock (BTSI) that stick open in higher temperatures. Fiat-Chrysler is expanding a previous recall of 1.8 million vehicles to include trucks with column shifters that were built between 01/01/2017 and 01/10/2018.
Ram is recalling certain 2019 Ram 1500 trucks because the adjustable brake pedals can fall off. No need to adjust your screen, you read that right. The brake pedal can detach when pushed back too far. For an extra sprinkle of fun it can even happen while driving and, well, that seems less than ideal. Hopefully Ram will hurry up and fix the estimated 220,000 trucks with this problem.
A lawsuit concerning hacking vulnerabilities in Fiat-Chrysler’s (FCA) Uconnect system is headed to trial this October. The lawsuit was filed after researchers showed how a Jeep could be controlled remotely through the infotainment system. FCA has called the case meritless and tried to get it dismissed. When that didn’t work they turned to the U.S. Supreme Court. To FCA’s surprise, the court refused to even hear the appeal.
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) has settled allegations that it used an emissions defeat device in over 100,000 vehicles with 3-liter EcoDiesel engines. FCA didn’t disclose that the 2014-2016 Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee contain an auxiliary emission control device, presumably to get around strict nitrogen oxide testing. As part of the settlement FCA will pay fines, recall the affected vehicles, extend their warranties, and pay an average of $2,800 to each affected owner or lessee.
The passenger seat track of the 2019 Ram 1500 has a sensor that keeps an eye on how far the seat is from the dashboard. Using some fancy math it relays information to the airbag control module to make sure that once the airbag is deployed it doesn’t knock you out.
Fiat Chrysler (FCA US) is recalling 303,000 Ram 1500 trucks because the gas tanks can sag and possibly fall off due to corroded brackets.
Some2016 Ram 1500's have a dangerous defect in the left front halfshaft and the right front halfshaft. I'm not very good at math, but it sounds like you could end up with zero front halfshafts if you're not careful.
Consumers don't seem convinced that Fiat-Chrysler's (FCA) recall is doing enough to protect them against hacking.
Lastweek, Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) announced they'd recall 1.4 million vehicles to prevent them from being hacked. This week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating the recall to see if it'll actually do anything.