Approximately 10,100 model-year 2018-19 Ram 1500 pickup trucks are being recalled due to rear driveshaft issues. The rear driveshaft may have an incomplete weld fusion between the tube and tube yoke, possibly causing the weld to crack or the driveshaft to fracture. A fractured rear driveshaft could detach from the truck and become a road hazard and/or result in a loss of drive power, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ram manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles began notifying owners on June 15. Owners can call the automaker at 800-853-1403 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will replace the rear driveshaft.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.