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Ram Trucks Face Two Recalls

June 20, 2013

Ram’s parent company Chrysler Group said it will recall around 30,000 model-year 2013 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 trucks. Manufactured between Sept. 9, 2012 and March 5, 2013, these trucks are equipped with optional premium tail lamps, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In the affected trucks, the turn signal indicator might not flash at a double rate to warn the driver of a turn signal malfunction, said NHTSA.

“Chrysler Group is unaware of any accidents, injuries or complaints associated with this recall,” said Kristin Kolodge, senior manager-product investigations and campaigns for Chrysler.

According to Chrysler, dealers will complete a software upgrade to reactivate the warning light at no cost to owners.

The recall is anticipated to start in July, says NHTSA.

For the issue with the front axle, Chrysler said it will recall approximately 6,900 model-year 2012 Ram 4500 and 5500 trucks in the U.S. and Canada.

According to NHTSA, a welding problem with the front axle carrier could cause the front drive shaft to fracture. In turn, this could damage other components or result in a loss of drive power, says NHTSA.

Chrysler said that dealers will replace or fix the truck’s front axle free of charge.

This recall is also set to begin in July, according to NHTSA.

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