FCA US Announces Two Safety Recalls, the Ram Dual-Wheel and Dodge Challenger are Affected

Fiat-Chrysler's Stateside division informs that under 2,000 vehicles are to visit the nearest dealer to fix a couple of minor issues. The affected population of nameplates includes the HEMI-powered dual-wheel Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab pickup trucks, joined by a few 2015 Dodge Challengers.
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Starting with the most plentiful safety recall of the two, the Italo-American consortium announces that this operation is a voluntary recall that covers an estimated 1,771 trucks in the United States and a further 169 units in Canada. If you’re feeling lucky, have a wild stab in the dark what is the gremlin that affects these 2014-2015 Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab workhorses. Pretty close, but that’s not it.

Unaware of any related injuries, accidents or complaints, FCA US says that these 6.4L HEMI V8-powered pickup trucks need to get their maximum speed recalibrated. At the present moment, the dual-wheel workhorses are restricted to 106 mph (170 km/h). But according to an internal specification review, the engineers revealed that the top speed should be set at 87 mph (140 km/h), in accordance with the factory-equipped tires.

Moving on to the second recall, FCA US is voluntarily recalling an estimated 72 units of the 2015 Dodge Challenger, joined by an additional 3 cars located in Mexico and six other believed to be in Canada.

"Post-assembly inspections discovered some vehicles produced during a 10-day period this year may have loose or missing bolts.” What bolts? Those that secure the side-curtain airbag. For both errors, FCA informs that an automated assembly-line verification process has been implemented to prevent recurrence.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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