Recalls for 2009 Dodge Ram 1500

There are currently 8 recalls for your car.


What Should You Do?

Bring your car to a dealer immediately. Recalls are issued because the defect might make the car unsafe in some way. Your nearby service center can help verify if the repairs can be performed free of charge.

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls


Recall Number: 13V038000

Recall Date: 02/06/2013

Component: POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

Problem Summary: CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009-2012 RAM 1500 TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 27, 2008, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2009, AND FROM DECEMBER 1, 2009, THROUGH OCTOBER 20, 2011; MODEL YEAR 2009-2011 DODGE DAKOTA TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 27, 2007, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2009, AND FROM DECEMBER 1, 2009, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2011; MODEL YEAR 2009 CHRYSLER ASPEN TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 3, 2008, THROUGH DECEMBER 18, 2008; AND MODEL YEAR 2009 DODGE DURANGO TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 3, 2008, THROUGH DECEMBER 18, 2008. THE REAR AXLE PINION NUT MAY LOOSEN DUE TO AN UNDERSIZED PINION SPLINE THAT CAN ALLOW RELATIVE MOTION BETWEEN THE NUT AND COMPANION FLANGE.

Consequence: IF THE REAR AXLE PINION NUT LOOSENS, THE AXLE CAN LOCK UP AND CAUSE A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND/OR A VEHICLE CRASH WITH LITTLE WARNING.

What Owners Should Do: CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSTALL A PINION NUT RETAINER, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-247-9753.

Recall Number: 12V474000

Recall Date: 09/28/2012

Component: POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

Problem Summary: CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009-2010, RAM 1500 AND DODGE DAKOTA TRUCKS, MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 1, 2009, THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, 2009, BECAUSE A REAR AXLE PINION NUT MAY LOOSEN DUE TO A LACK OF ADHESIVE.

Consequence: IF THE REAR AXLE PINION NUT LOOSENS, THE AXLE CAN LOCK UP AND CAUSE A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND/OR A VEHICLE CRASH WITH LITTLE WARNING.

What Owners Should Do: CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSTALL A PINION NUT RETAINER, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-247-9753.

Recall Number: 10V657000

Recall Date: 12/24/2010

Component: STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY

Problem Summary: CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2011 DODGE RAM 4500 AND 5500 VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A WEAKENING AND FRACTURE OF THE LEFT BALL STUD ON THE TIE ROD RESULTING IN THE POTENTIAL LOSS OF STEERING.

Consequence: LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE LEFT OUTER TIE ROD FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 7, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

Recall Number: 10V009000

Recall Date: 01/11/2010

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Problem Summary: CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 CHRYSLER SEBRING; DODGE AVENGER AND NITRO; JEEP LIBERTY, COMMANDER AND GRAND CHEROKEE; AND MODEL YEAR 2009-2010 DODGE RAM TRUCK. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH AN IMPROPERLY FORMED OR MISSING BRAKE BOOSTER INPUT ROD RETAINING CLIP.

Consequence: THIS COULD RESULT IN BRAKE FAILURE WITHOUT WARNING WHICH COULD CAUSE A CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: CHRYSLER WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE BOOSTER INPUT ROD RETAINING CLIP FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

Recall Number: 09V158000

Recall Date: 05/08/2009

Component: EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:AIR CONDITIONER

Problem Summary: CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 37,407 MY 2009 DODGE RAM LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TEMPERATURE CONTROL (MTC) ONLY. THE SOFTWARE PROGRAMMED INTO THE HEATING VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING MODULE MAY CAUSE THE WINDSHIELD DEFROSTING AND DEFOGGING FUNCTIONS TO BECOME INOPERATIVE.

Consequence: THIS CAN DECREASE THE DRIVER'S VISIBILITY UNDER CERTAIN DRIVING CONDITIONS AND RESULT IN A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

What Owners Should Do: DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE HVAC MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-835-1403.

Recall Number: 09V084000

Recall Date: 03/13/2009

Component: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR

Problem Summary: CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 72,136 MY 2008-2009 LIGHT AND HEAVY DUTY RAM PICKUP TRUCKS. THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MODULE MOTOR ASSEMBLY MAY BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO WATER INTRUSION THAT COULD RESULT IN PARTIAL OR COMPLETE LOSS OF WINDSHIELD WIPING CAPABILITY.

Consequence: WHEN THE WIPER SYSTEM FAILS, THE OPERATOR WILL HAVE REDUCED VISIBILITY WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WIPER MODULE ASSEMBLIES WITH VENTED WIPER MOTOR HOUSINGS FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

Recall Number: 09E009000

Recall Date: 03/13/2009

Component: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

Problem Summary: CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 1,364 WINDSHIELD WIPER MODULES, P/N 55077098AJ, SOLD DURING THE 2008 AND 2009 CALENDAR YEAR FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT ON MY 2002-2009 DODGE RAM PICKUP TRUCKS. THESE WIPER MODULE ASSEMBLIES MAY BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO WATER INTRUSION THAT COULD RESULT IN PARTIAL OR COMPLETE LOSS OF WINDSHIELD WIPER CAPABILITY.

Consequence: WHEN THE WIPER SYSTEM FAILS, THE OPERATOR WILL HAVE REDUCED VISIBILITY WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WIPER MODULE ASSEMBLIES WITH VENTED WIPER MOTOR HOUSINGS FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNER MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

Recall Number: 09V078000

Recall Date: 03/10/2009

Component: POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY:PEDAL/LINKAGE

Problem Summary: CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 507 MY 2009 DODGE RAM 2500/3500 PICKUP TRUCKS HEAVY DUTY CAB CHASSIS WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION AND POWER ADJUSTABLE PEDAL PACKAGE. THE CLUTCH PEDAL CONNECTING ROD TO THE CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER MAY SEPARATE FROM THE MASTER CYLINDER. THIS MAY NOT ALLOW DISENGAGEMENT OF THE CLUTCH WHEN THE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED, WHICH COULD RESULT IN UNINTENDED VEHICLE MOVEMENT.

Consequence: INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCE AND ENGINE STALLING MAY OCCUR INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER HYDRAULIC SYSTEM FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

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