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2018 Ram 1500 Reliability Ratings

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2018 Ram 1500 Recalls

There have been 10 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL Recall Date: 08/12/2020
  • Summary: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2014-2018 Ram 1500 and 2014-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles equipped with 3.0L diesel engines. The crankshaft position sensor tone wheel may delaminate causing the engine to lose its ability to synchronize the fuel injector pulses and cam shaft timing, possibly resulting in an engine stall.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 58016
  • Consequence: An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: FCA US will notify owners, and dealers will update the powertrain control module software to maintain vehicle propulsion by reading the camshaft position signal in the event that the crankshaft position signal is lost, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 2, 2020. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-2002. FCA US's number for this recall is W58.
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: W58
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 20V475000
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE (EGR VALVE) Recall Date: 10/23/2019
  • Summary: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2014-2019 Ram 1500 and 1500 Classic Pickup trucks equipped with 3.0L Eco Diesel engines. The Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) cooler may crack and allow pre-heated vaporized coolant to enter the EGR system. This mixture may combust inside the intake manifold.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 107980
  • Consequence: Combustion in the intake manifold can increase the risk of a fire.
  • Remedy: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the EGR cooler, free of charge. Dealers will also inspect and, as necessary, replace the intake manifold. The recall began April 16, 2020. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is VB1.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUN 11, 2013 to OCT 22, 2019
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: VB1
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V757000
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TAILGATE:LATCH Recall Date: 05/08/2019
  • Summary: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks equipped with an 8 foot bed and a power locking tailgate. Chrysler is also recalling all 2013-2014 and 2018 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks built before April 1, 2018 with a 6 or 8 foot bed and a power locking tailgate. On August 29, 2019 Chrysler expanded the recall to include an additional 693,128 model year 2013-2014 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks. The tailgate actuator limiter tab may fracture and cause the tailgate to unlatch and open while driving.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 1103209
  • Consequence: If the tailgate opens while the vehicle is being driven, cargo may fall out the vehicle and create a road hazard, increasing the risk of crash.
  • Remedy: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will repair the tailgate latch, free of charge. The recall began May 23, 2019. Chrysler is expected to notify owners of the expanded population on October 18, 2019. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US's number for this recall is V44. Note: 2015-2017 MY Ram 1500 pickup trucks with truck beds other than 8 foot, are currently covered under NHTSA recall 18V-486 for this issue.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUN 19, 2012 to MAR 30, 2018
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: V44
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V347000
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT Recall Date: 04/24/2019
  • Summary: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Ram 1500 pickup trucks. The rear driveshaft may have an incomplete weld fusion between the tube and tube yoke, which may lead to weld cracking or the driveshaft fracturing.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 10160
  • Consequence: A fractured rear driveshaft could detach from the vehicle and become a road hazard, or it may result in a loss of drive power, both of which can increase the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: FCA US will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear driveshaft, free of charge. The recall began June 13, 2019. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403. The FCA US recall number is V48.
  • Dates of Manufacture: MAR 15, 2018 to APR 19, 2018
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: V48
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V324000
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY Recall Date: 08/22/2018
  • Summary: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018-2019 RAM 1500 trucks. The rear differential may have been insufficiently filled, possibly resulting in its failure.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 4171
  • Consequence: If the rear axle assembly fails, it can cause a loss of drive or the rear wheels may lock up. Either scenario increases the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear axle oil level. Rear axles with an insufficient amount of oil will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began September 26, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U88.
  • Dates of Manufacture: APR 22, 2018 to AUG 07, 2018
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: U88
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V556000
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD Recall Date: 08/08/2018
  • Summary: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018 Jeep Renegade, Compass and Grand Cherokee, RAM 1500 and Promaster, Fiat 500x, Dodge Journey, Challenger, Charger and Durango and Chrysler 300x vehicles, 2017-2018 Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country vehicles and 2018-2019 Jeep Cherokee and 2018 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid vehicles. The powertrain control module may be equipped with a voltage regulator chip in the circuit board that may fail, causing a stall or a no start condition.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 12779
  • Consequence: A vehicle stall can increase the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the powertrain control module, free of charge. The recall began October 2, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U87.
  • Dates of Manufacture: SEP 01, 2017 to DEC 13, 2017
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: U87
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V524000
BACK OVER PREVENTION: SENSING SYSTEM: CAMERA Recall Date: 06/13/2018
  • Summary: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018 Dodge Journey and RAM 1500, 2500, and 3500 vehicles. The backup camera may experience a loss of image display while backing up. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 111, "Rearview Mirrors."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 1837
  • Consequence: A loss of image in the rearview camera while backing up can increase the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rearview mirror, free of charge. The recall began August 2, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U56.
  • Dates of Manufacture: APR 30, 2018 to MAY 09, 2018
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: U56
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V398000
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING Recall Date: 05/16/2018
  • Summary: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2014-2018 Dodge Journey, Charger and Durango, RAM 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis (more than 10,000lb), 4500 Cab Chassis and 5500 Cab Chassis, Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee and Chrysler 300, 2014-2019 RAM 1500, 2015-2018 Dodge Challenger, 2015-2017 Chrysler 200, 2016-2018 RAM 3500 Cab Chassis (less than 10,000 lb), 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica and 2018 Jeep Wrangler vehicles. These vehicles are being recalled to address a defect that could prevent the cruise control system from disengaging. If, when using cruise control, there is a short circuit within the vehicle's wiring, the driver may not be able to shut off the cruise control either by depressing the brake pedal or manually turning the system off once it has been engaged, resulting in either the vehicle maintaining its current speed or possibly accelerating.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 4815661
  • Consequence: If the vehicle maintains its speed or accelerates despite attempts to deactivate the cruise control, there would be an increased risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the software, and perform a software flash on the engine or powertrain control module, free of charge. The recall began June 4, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Note: Owners are advised to stop using cruise control until the software update has been performed. In the event that cruise control cannot be disengaged while driving, owners should firmly and steadily apply the brakes and shift the transmission to neutral, placing the vehicle in park once it has stopped.
  • Dates of Manufacture: MAY 14, 2013 to MAY 23, 2018
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: U49,U59-U65,U68,U73
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V332000
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION Recall Date: 04/30/2018
  • Summary: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018 Dodge Charger, Durango and Challenger, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Wrangler, Chrysler 300, and RAM 1500 vehicles. An incorrect transmission park lock rod may have been installed in the transmission.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 71
  • Consequence: If the incorrect park lock rod is installed, the transmission may not shift into 'PARK' and keep the vehicle from moving, increasing the risk of unintended vehicle movement and the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install the correct park lock rod, free of charge. The recall began June 28, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U43.
  • Dates of Manufacture: FEB 27, 2018 to MAR 26, 2018
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: U43
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V280000
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION Recall Date: 02/07/2018
  • Summary: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2017-2018 RAM 1500, 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis, 4500 Cab Chassis, and 5500 Cab Chassis vehicles, all equipped with a column shifter. Pushing the brake pedal for prolonged periods when the vehicle is running and in PARK may cause the Brake Transmission Shift Interlock (BTSI) pin to stick in the open position. With the pin in the open position, the transmission can be shifted out of PARK into any gear without pushing the brake pedal or having the key in the ignition.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 180462
  • Consequence: Being able to shift the transmission without pushing the brake pedal and/or without a key in the ignition can increase the risk of an unintended vehicle rollaway that may result in personal injury or a crash.
  • Remedy: Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will update the Body Control Module software. Dealers will also test the BTSI operation, replacing the solenoid as necessary. The recall began February 26, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U11.
  • Dates of Manufacture: DEC 31, 2016 to JAN 12, 2018
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: U11
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V100000

2018 Ram 1500 Warranty

The Ram 1500 comes with a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty, a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty on gas engines, and a five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty on diesel engines.

Warranty information last updated: 6/28/19

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