Recall List for the 2013 Ram 1500

Official recalls have been issued for the 2013 Ram 1500 by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Ram service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Ram customer service.

  1. 2013 Ram 1500 EQUIPMENT NHTSA Campaign #16E041000

    • Date Announced: MAY 16, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 487

    Summary: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling aftermarket Mopar Canvas Seat Covers for certain 2012-2016 RAM 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks. These Mopar canvas seat covers were sold through Chrysler dealerships beginning October 15, 2015. The seat covers can impede the deployment of the seat thorax airbags.

    Consequence: If the seat cover impedes the air bag deployment, the seat thorax air bags may not provide adequate protection in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of a injury.

    Actions: Chrysler will notify owners to remove the front seat covers and return them for a full refund. The recall began on July 1, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S30. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16E041000 »

  2. 2013 Ram 1500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC. NHTSA Campaign #15V461000

    • Date Announced: JULY 23, 2015
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,416,709

    Summary: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500, 2015 Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, and Dodge Challenger, 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Cherokee, and Dodge Durango, and 2013-2015 Dodge Viper vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with radios that have software vulnerabilities that can allow third-party access to certain networked vehicle control systems.

    Consequence: Exploitation of the software vulnerability may result in unauthorized remote modification and control of certain vehicle systems, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Chrysler will notify and mail affected owners a USB drive that includes a software update that eliminates the vulnerability, free of charge. Optionally, owners may download the update to their own USB drive from www.driveuconnect.com/software-update/ or take their vehicle to a Chrysler dealer for immediate installation. In an effort to mitigate the effects of this security vulnerability, Chrysler has had the wireless service provider close the open cellular connection to the vehicle that provided unauthorized access to the vehicle network. This measure may not have been implemented on all vehicles and does not address access by other means that will be remedied by the software update. The recall began on August 25, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R40. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #15V461000 »

  3. 2013 Ram 1500 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL NHTSA Campaign #15V459000

    • Date Announced: JULY 22, 2015
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,059,444

    Summary: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks manufactured January 18, 2011, to October 7, 2014, and equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center option. The affected vehicles have a steering wheel wiring harness that may rub against the driver air bag module retainer spring.

    Consequence: This abrasion may result in an electrical short that could cause driver's frontal air bag to unexpectedly deploy. Inadvertent deployment of the air bag may increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, repair as necessary, and secure the steering wheel wiring harness. Additionally, protective caps will be added to the air bag retainer spring ends. These repairs will be done free of charge. The recall began on September 18, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R36. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #15V459000 »

  4. 2013 Ram 1500 AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW, SEAT BELTS NHTSA Campaign #15V460000

    • Date Announced: JULY 22, 2015
    • Vehicles Affected: 667,441

    Summary: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks manufactured June 20, 2012, to January 26, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the side impact sensor calibrations may be overly sensitive, and as a result, the side air bag inflatable curtains and seat air bags may unexpectedly deploy and the seat belt pre-tensioners may activate.

    Consequence: Air bags that unexpectedly deploy increase the risk of a crash or injury.

    Actions: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the Occupant Restraint Control module calibration, free of charge. The recall began on September 8, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R23. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #15V460000 »

  5. 2013 Ram 1500 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION NHTSA Campaign #13V610000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 06, 2013
    • Vehicles Affected: 4,194

    Summary: Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2013 Chrysler 300 AWD, Dodge Charger AWD, and Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 vehicles equipped with ZF all wheel drive ("AWD") 8HP45 transmissions. In the affected vehicles, the transmission output shaft may fracture.

    Consequence: The transmission output shaft fracture could result in a loss of power, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, if the parking brake is not applied before exiting the vehicle, the vehicle may roll away despite the transmission being placed in 'Park'.

    Actions: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the transmissions, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on March 31, 2014. Customers may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's recall number is N65. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #13V610000 »

  6. 2013 Ram 1500 ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL NHTSA Campaign #13V287000

    • Date Announced: JULY 02, 2013
    • Vehicles Affected: 45,896

    Summary: Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2013 RAM 1500 4x4 trucks manufactured June 26, 2012, through February 5, 2013. Due to a software issue with the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) module, the ESC system may be disabled when the vehicle is started.

    Consequence: A disabled ESC system may result in loss of directional control, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the ESC module software, free of charge. The recall began on September 11, 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N37. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #13V287000 »

  7. 2013 Ram 1500 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL NHTSA Campaign #13V237000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 04, 2013
    • Vehicles Affected: 17,411

    Summary: Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2013 Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks manufactured September 9, 2012, through March 5, 2013 and equipped with optional premium tail lamps. In the affected vehicles, the turn signal indicator may not flash at a double rate to give a notification to the driver of a turn signal malfunction. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, "Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

    Consequence: Without a warning that the turn signal is malfunctioning, the driver would continue to use the vehicle, unaware that other drivers on the road are not being notified that the vehicle is turning, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the Central Body Controller software, free of charge. The recall began June 27, 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N35. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #13V237000 »

  8. 2013 Ram 1500 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING NHTSA Campaign #13V177000

    • Date Announced: MAY 07, 2013
    • Vehicles Affected: 498

    Summary: Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2013 RAM 1500 trucks manufactured manufactured June 25, 2012, through December 12, 2012. In the affected vehicles, the coolant bypass valve may stick in a position that does not allow coolant to flow into the heater core. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Vehicle Motor Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 103, "Windshield Defrosting and Defogging Systems."

    Consequence: Without a properly working windshield defrosting system, a buildup of mositure or ice could limit the driver's ability to see, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace replace the suspect coolant valves along with an updated calibration, free of charge. The recall began on June 25, 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N25. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #13V177000 »

  9. 2013 Ram 1500 PARKING BRAKE NHTSA Campaign #13V128000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 03, 2013
    • Vehicles Affected: 6,574

    Summary: Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 vehicles manufactured December 17, 2012, through January 22, 2013. The parking brake cable equalizer was set incorrectly and may not hold the vehicle on a 20% grade. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the parking brake performance requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."

    Consequence: If the parking brake fails to operate as designed, the vehicle could roll when parked, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reset the parking brake cable equalizer if required, free of charge. The recall began on April 22, 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N22. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #13V128000 »

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