Roughly 500,000 heavy-duty Ram trucks are at risk of their wheels falling off because of an issue with the lug nuts.
Detroit, Michigan-based Fiat-Chrysler issued the recall after it reported that specifications in service and owner’s manuals listed the incorrect torque specifications, according to the Associated Press.
The automaker says those specifications could lead to the lug nuts being tightened too much. As a result, it could cause the wheel studs to become damaged. The wheels may fall off and result in a collision.
Fiat Chrysler, now owned by Stellantis, does not know of any injuries or collisions that were caused by the problem. However, the automaker is reaching out to vehicle owners over the next two months to alert them to the recall. Furthermore, the company notes that wheels were tightened properly at the production facilities. Only those trucks whose wheels were removed for service will be at risk to fall off.
2012 to 2021 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Pickups Recalled
The Ram trucks recall covers select 2012 through 2021 Ram 3500 heavy-duty pickups as well as the Ram 4500 and 5500 cab-chassis. The trucks are equipped with dual rear wheels and flanged lug nuts.
Dealers will inspect and replace wheel studs as needed. Also, they will make sure to correct the mistakes in the vehicles’ owner’s manuals.
California Lemon Law Attorney James Johnson
If you purchased a heavy-duty Ram truck and you have repeated problems, it may be time to call for help.
California Lemon Law Attorney James Johnson will review your case and let you know if it qualifies as a lemon.
Meanwhile, we recommend that you obtain an invoice for all repairs and recall visits from the dealership. These documents will support your potential case. Should the vehicle experience repeated issues or become a safety risk, these documents support the Lemon Law Claim. Contact us for a free case review at 800-558-1087.