Recall 2 wheel drive trucks only

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WesMgc

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Diesel-powered Ram owners, it's recall time. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced a voluntary recall of 1,747 Ram 1500 EcoDiesels from model years 2014 and 2015. Why so few? Well, this campaign is limited to just rear-wheel-drive models.

The problem, this time around, is with a battery wiring harness that will chafe against a bracket if it wasn't assembled properly. This chaffing can lead to a short, causing a loss of power (the best-case scenario) or even a fire (probably the worst-case scenario). Fortunately, FCA is unaware of any accidents, fires, or other injuries caused by short circuits.

The affected vehicles were sold in both the US and Canadian markets, although the vast majority of the trucks, 1,697 to be precise, are here in the land of the free and home of the brave. The remaining 50 vehicles were sold in Canada, and were likely purchased by those crazy enough to drive a high-torque, rear-drive pickup in a country almost perpetually covered in snow and ice.

Regardless of whether your truck has an illuminated dashboard warning light or not, FCA is encouraging drivers of the affected vehicles to report to dealers for a free service when they receive a recall notice. Scroll down for the official press release from FCA, as well as the bulletin from theNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Statement: Wiring Harness
September 9, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC is recalling an estimated 1,747 trucks in the U.S. and Canada to inspect, reroute and replace – as required – their wire harnesses to prevent a potential short-circuit.

An investigation by FCA US discovered a battery wiring harness may chafe against a bracket if assembly protocols were not followed. This condition is limited to vehicles equipped with diesel engines and 4x2 drivelines.

Such a condition has the potential to cause a short-circuit, which may lead to power loss or fire. The Company is unaware of any related injuries, accidents or fires.

The campaign is limited to certain 2014-15 Ram 1500 pickups. It is estimated there are 1,697 in the U.S. and 50 in Canada.

Affected customers will be advised next month when they may schedule service, which will be performed at no cost.

While the condition may not be present in every vehicle, FCA US urges customers to note the information on their recall notices and respond accordingly.

Illumination of a dashboard warning light is among the indicators that the condition is present. Customers who observe such a warning are encouraged to contact their dealers.

Customers with additional questions may call the FCA US Customer Information Center at 1-800-853-1403.

Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
SUMMARY:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Ram 1500 diesel 4x2 trucks manufactured August 8, 2013, to July 2, 2015. The affected vehicles have a battery harness that may rub against the frame bracket for the right engine mount resulting in an electrical short.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the harness shorts, the vehicle may stall and there is an increased risk of a fire.
REMEDY:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles to confirm that the battery harness is correctly routed and secured. Any harness that shows evidence of wear will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R43.
NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
 
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Brady

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Glad I bought a 4wd [emoji41]
 
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kelleyao3

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Quite sometime ago son-in-Law bought a 2014 Ram 1500 Diesel and it began just dying on the road...running around 60 or so...last time he was head to town and turned around to come home...about two miles or so from the house, the engine died running about 60 mph...smoke billowed out from under the hood... my granddaughters were in the back seat...the smoke wafted its way into the cab and the girls became almost violently ill from the smoke, coughing and vomiting from it...had towed to dealership...was told the brain box and starter burned up...1500 bucks to just to repair that part and that none of this was covered by warranty...or recall...for anyone that is considering buying any type of Fiat/Chrysler product I would caution you not to do so...the vehicles they produce may look nice but they have definitely proved to be a mobile health hazard..
 

Ronald Doupe

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Quite sometime ago son-in-Law bought a 2014 Ram 1500 Diesel and it began just dying on the road...running around 60 or so...last time he was head to town and turned around to come home...about two miles or so from the house, the engine died running about 60 mph...smoke billowed out from under the hood... my granddaughters were in the back seat...the smoke wafted its way into the cab and the girls became almost violently ill from the smoke, coughing and vomiting from it...had towed to dealership...was told the brain box and starter burned up...1500 bucks to just to repair that part and that none of this was covered by warranty...or recall...for anyone that is considering buying any type of Fiat/Chrysler product I would caution you not to do so...the vehicles they produce may look nice but they have definitely proved to be a mobile health hazard..
First your replying to a post that is over 3 years old, second every brand of vehicle has problems, so my advise is you should not buy any new vehicle