UConnect Frozen with Blank Screen
The uConnect infotainment system will often boot into a blank screen, becoming unresponsive to the touch, or reboot at random times. Each time it'd force owners to turn off their cars, restart, and just hope for a better outcome. And an ove…Continue reading article "UConnect Frozen with Blank Screen"
uConnect Hacked, Should You Be Concerned?
On July 21, 2015 a report surfaced that hackers had remotely taken control of a Jeep Cherokee through its UConnect system. They turned on the A/C, cranked the volume of the radio, and even killed the transmission while the vehicle was on th…Continue reading article "uConnect Hacked, Should You Be Concerned?"
Ram Death Wobble
Death wobble is a violent shaking of the front end of the vehicle while driving. It usually happens after hitting a bump while traveling at highway speeds, and doesn’t stop until the truck slows down.Continue reading article "Ram Death Wobble"
What Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- death wobble in the 2013 3500
- check engine light on in the 2012 3500
- death wobble in the 2012 3500
- shakes while driving in the 2012 3500
- diesel exhaust fluid pump quit working in the 2015 3500
What Breaks the Most
4th Generation (2012–2018) 3500 Key Numbers
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.
keep reading article "Ram Expands Rollaway Recall to Include More Trucks"
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) is recalling certain 2013-2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks because their steering linkages may separate over time.
This drag link separation will likely cause a complete loss of steering control which is … not ideal. FCA hasn’t said when the recall will begin but they better hurry up as the problem is already responsible for 8 accidents.
I hate to be a drag, but that number is only going to rise if this takes much longer.keep reading article "Ram 2500 and 3500 Recalled for Steering Separation Problems"
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.
It’s almost as if FCA thought the were in control of the situation and then suddenly they weren’t 🤔keep reading article "Uconnect Hacking Vulnerability Trial Date Set"
Driving down the road and hit a small bump. The front end started wobbling very bad. The only way I was able to stop it was to slow down below 30 mph (I was in a 55 mph zone). This is very dangerous. I pull a 12000 pound trailer. I can't afford to lose steering with a trailer that size.