TRW Crash Sensor Defect
There's growing concern that some sort of electrical overstress is messing with airbag control units (ACU) in certain Dodge Ram trucks.Continue reading article "TRW Crash Sensor Defect"
Dodge Vehicles With Recalled Takata Airbags
Takata, a parts supplier, provided automakers with a defective airbag inflator responsible for 23 deaths and hundreds of injuries. It's one of the largest and most dangerous recalls in automotive history, affecting over 37 million vehicles …Continue reading article "Dodge Vehicles With Recalled Takata Airbags"
Ram Death Wobble
Dodge Ram trucks are susceptible to a horrible front end vibration known as the death wobble, but what is it and how to FIX it?…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.
- engine stalls out in the 2008 Ram 4500
- steering rod broke at the joint ball in the 2008 Ram 4500
- death wobble in the 2011 Ram 4500
4th Generation (2008–2011) Ram 4500 Key Numbers
Is that a light at the end of the Takata tunnel?
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) says they’ve entered the _ fourth and final stage_ of Takata recalls with a campaign to replace the passenger-side inflators in 1.6 million vehicles.
The bulk of the vehicles are in the US and include the 2010 Dodge Ram 3500, 4500, 5500, the 2010-2011 Dakota, the 2010-2014 Challenger, and the 2011-2015 Charger.…keep reading article "FCA Recalls 1.6 Million Takata Inflators in 'Fourth and Final Stage'"
When the engine is running, your vehicle's alternator helps charge the battery and supplies additional power to the vehicle's electrical systems.
But for 86,000 Dodge Ram (and RAM) trucks it's also supplying something else – electrical shorts and fires. #notafeature
"Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) says the problem occurs with the alternator near maximum amperage in hot temperatures, conditions more likely to be experienced with corporate fleet vehicles compared to typical consumer driving."…keep reading article "Ram HD Truck Alternators Providing a Charge and Then Maybe a Flame, Too"