Ram is Expanding its Truck Recall to Fix Windshield Wipers
Ram is recalling some of its 2019 and 2020 model Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and some of its 2019 and 2020 model 4500 and 5500 Chassis cabs. There is a potential problem with the trucks’ windshield wipers. Luckily, it should be an easy fix. 2019-2020 Ram 1500s were recalled earlier for the same problem.
Why Some 2019 and 2020 Ram Heavy Duty and Chassis Cab Trucks are Being Recalled
The nuts or fasteners that are supposed to hold the windshield wipers on can come loose. If the windshield wipers don’t work properly, drivers could have problems with visibility. The wipers also may not return to their normal rest position. In Safety Alert 22V-035 from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ram says that it is not aware of any accidents or injuries because of the problem. The technical wording for the problem is “Some 2019-2020 MY Ram 2500 vehicles may have been built with one or both windshield wiper arms with an improperly formed wiper arm head joint.” As of January 12, 2022, FCA US has identified 29 customer assistance records, 679 warranty claims, and 20 field reports potentially relating to this issue.
How Ram Will Fix the Problem
The recall affects more than 170,000 vehicles. Ram will contact owners after March 18, 2022. Again, this recall only affects the 2019 and 2020 Ram Heavy Dutys and Chassis Cabs. Service departments will tighten the nuts that hold the windshield wipers on to fix the problem. The fix is so easy, you could do it at home and not have to go to the dealer.
The Recall Affects:
- Ram 2500 - 107,864 vehicles
- Ram 3500 - 38,786.
- Ram 3500 - Chassis Cabs - 8,132
- Ram 4500/5500 - Chassis Cabs - 17,007
Ram has since started using a nut that does not come loose.
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