Approximately 4,200 model-year 2018-19 Ram 1500 DS pickup trucks with 3.21:1 axle gears are being recalled due to an issue with the rear differential. The rear differential may have been insufficiently filled which could result in its failure. If the rear axle assembly fails, it can cause a loss of drive or the rear wheels could lock up, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ram parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will begin notifying owners Oct. 12. 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.
Dealers will inspect the rear axle oil level, and rear axles with an insufficient amount of oil will be replaced.
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.