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built RAM tough(luck)?!....Fiat Chrysler recalls half a million RAM trucks......
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 28, 2021 07:24PM
......because the wheels might fall off.........uh huh......


Fiat Chrysler Recalls Big Ram Trucks; Wheels Could Fall Off

The company said that it doesn't know of any crashes or injuries caused by the problem

....Fiat Chrysler said Friday that it is recalling more than a half-million heavy-duty Ram trucks to fix a problem that can cause the wheels to fall off.

The recall covers certain 2012 through 2021 Ram 3500 heavy-duty pickups, and Ram 4500 and 5500 cab-chassis vehicles, mainly in North America. The trucks have dual rear wheels and flanged lug nuts.

Fiat Chrysler, now owned by Stellantis, said some service and owner's manuals had the wrong torque specifications for tightening the lug nuts that hold the wheels to the hubs. If the nuts were tightened too much, the wheel studs could be damaged and wheels could come off.

The company said that it doesn't know of any crashes or injuries caused by the problem. Fiat Chrysler says the wheels were tightened properly at the factory, so the only affected vehicles would be those that have had wheels removed for service.

Dealers will correct the manuals and inspect and replace wheel studs if needed. Owners will be notified within eight weeks.



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Re: built RAM tough(luck)?!....Fiat Chrysler recalls half a million RAM trucks......
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: May 28, 2021 08:36PM
No one is interested, unless it's Tesla recalling 10,000 cars... then, "they're doomed!".

Fiat Chrysler could have 20,000 deadly accidents from the wheels coming off and no one cares.

Media is funny that way...



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Re: built RAM tough(luck)?!....Fiat Chrysler recalls half a million RAM trucks......
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: May 28, 2021 09:08PM
Tesla gets attention because Musk draws attention, he lives for it.

Sounds like RAM started the recall promptly when the issue was discovered.
Unlike some of Ford & GM's attempts to dismiss and cover up more
serious problems.

I'm shocked RAM had sold half-million Ram 3500 heavy-duty pickups, and Ram 4500 and 5500 cab-chassis vehicles in ten years.
Those are seriously big honkin' trucks.



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Re: built RAM tough(luck)?!....Fiat Chrysler recalls half a million RAM trucks......
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 28, 2021 09:13PM
.....Americans love their big trucks.......out motto is go big....or go home......and bigger is better.....



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Re: built RAM tough(luck)?!....Fiat Chrysler recalls half a million RAM trucks......
Posted by: deckeda
Date: May 28, 2021 09:34PM
It’s also the NATURE of the recall that draws attention. This amounts to a typo, or at worst a random misunderstanding of the torque spec.

No one seriously thinks Ram somehow doesn’t know how lugnuts should be spec’d. It’s a simple news story, not a “media” conspiracy exaggeration.
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Re: built RAM tough(luck)?!....Fiat Chrysler recalls half a million RAM trucks......
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 29, 2021 06:23AM
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MrNoBody
I'm shocked RAM had sold half-million Ram 3500 heavy-duty pickups, and Ram 4500 and 5500 cab-chassis vehicles in ten years.
Those are seriously big honkin' trucks.
Work trucks, company fleet. Etc. Small businesses own a bunch of them.
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Re: built RAM tough(luck)?!....Fiat Chrysler recalls half a million RAM trucks......
Posted by: Acer
Date: May 29, 2021 08:04AM
Wow, the torque spec must have really been off. I’m pretty sure my mechanics ignore the torque reading when swapping my wheels. I swap my own Wheels twice a year to put on snow tires and I torque them to spec. If a commercial mechanic has worked on them in between, sometimes I almost have to stand on the wrench to get them to get them free.
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Re: built RAM tough(luck)?!....Fiat Chrysler recalls half a million RAM trucks......
Posted by: MikeF
Date: May 29, 2021 11:52AM
And I thought it would have been because the owners aren't macho enough to own it.
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