Recall List for the 2013 Ram 3500

Official recalls have been issued for the 2013 Ram 3500 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 3500 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR NHTSA Campaign #16V739000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 13, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 74,823

    Summary: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Dodge Charger Police vehicles, 2007-2013 RAM 3500 Cab Chassis, 2008-2013 RAM 4500 and 5500 Cab Chassis, and 2013 RAM 2500 and 3500 vehicles. The affected vehicles have a 220 amp alternator that may suddenly fail.

    Consequence: If the alternator fails, the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. There is also the possibility that the alternator may short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.

    Actions: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the alternator with a revised alternator, free of charge. The recall began on December 23, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S68. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V739000 »

  2. 2013 Ram 3500 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 »

  3. 2013 Ram 3500 STEERING NHTSA Campaign #15V541000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 26, 2015
    • Vehicles Affected: 149,080

    Summary: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2014 Ram 2500 trucks and 2013-2014 Ram 3500 trucks and cab chassis manufactured October 9, 2012, to July 29, 2014. The affected vehicles may have inadequate welds securing the front track bar frame brackets, which may result in the bracket components separating from the frame.

    Consequence: If the bracket components separate from the frame, the vehicle may be more difficult to steer and control, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and install a reinforcement bracket over the front track bar bracket. This recall began on February 24, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R46. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #15V541000 »

  4. 2013 Ram 3500 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 »

  5. 2013 Ram 3500 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 »

  6. 2013 Ram 3500 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 »

  7. 2013 Ram 3500 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL, FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL NHTSA Campaign #14V635000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 08, 2014
    • Vehicles Affected: 315,325

    Summary: Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks manufactured March 27, 2009, to September 5, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the electrical connectors of the diesel fuel heater may overheat.

    Consequence: If the connectors overheat, the fuel heater may leak fuel, increasing the risk of a fire.

    Actions: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the harness side connector with a silver plated beryllium copper terminal service kit, and inspect the fuel heater for leaks, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. Chrysler issued interim notification to owners on December 8, 2014. The recall began on April 27, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P65. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V635000 »

  8. 2013 Ram 3500 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 »

  9. 2013 Ram 3500 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #13V240000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 04, 2013
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,069

    Summary: Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2013 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks manufactured January 7, 2013, through February 28, 2013 and equipped with optional premium headlamps. The headlamp shutters may function improperly when in high-beam mode. 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: Improper headlight shutter function during high beam use may reduce the drivers visibility and possibly blind oncoming traffic. Either condition may increase the risk of crash.

    Actions: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reconfigure the Central Body Controller, free of charge. The recall began July 30, 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N33. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #13V240000 »

  10. 2013 Ram 3500 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING NHTSA Campaign #13V122000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 03, 2013
    • Vehicles Affected: 6,143

    Summary: Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2013 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks manufactured January 7, 2013, through March 6, 2013. The engine cover may trap an excessive amount of heat under the cover.

    Consequence: The excessive heat under the engine cover may result in an under hood fire.

    Actions: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the existing engine cover with one that is a different design, free of charge. An interim letter was mailed on May 31, 2013. A second letter was mailed to owners with instructions on how to obtain the free remedy on August 15, 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N19. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #13V122000 »

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