Recall: Chrysler to recall about 37,000 Ram trucks image

Chrysler, the maker of Ram trucks (formally known as the Ram Truck Division) on Wednesday said it will recall almost 37,000 Ram trucks from 2012 – 2013 model year.

The U.S. based automaker, during some tests found out that a warning light on the dashboard that alerts owners if the lights are not working must be reactivated manually.
Engineers will perform a software update to reactivate the warning light at no costs.
There are affected: 17,400 2013 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 models in the U.S., 11,500 units in Canada, 470 in Mexico and 775 elsewhere in the world.

In a separated announcement, Chrysler said some 4500 2012 Ram heavy duty and 5500 trucks must be recalled because part of the front axle could fracture and cause them to lose power. More precisely, the front prop shaft, the component that connects the engine to the axle, can bind or fracture.
Dealers will replace (or repair) the front axles free of charge.

There are affected: 5,600 2012 Ram 4500 and 5500 units in the U.S. and 1,300 units in Canada.

Last month, Chrysler announced an increase of 11 percent year-over-year increase and a 6.3 percent rise from April. Ram’s U.S. retail sales soared 33 per cent in May compared to the same period last year.