An amazing thing about recalls is that they are widespread and can affect anything from a major structural support malfunction to a misprinted label. For 840 owners of the 2010 Dodge Ram, labels with incorrect information have spawned a recall.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), certain 2010 Ram models “[h]ave been built with certification and/or supplemental tire pressure information labels printed with incorrect weight or seating capacity information.” This puts owners at risk because “[f]ailure to follow proper vehicle loading specifications…could increase the risk of a crash.”
Detailing the Ram models affected, KickingTires reports, “Specific trims affected by the recall include the 1500 ST Quad Cab 4X2, which has inaccurate seating capacity labels, and some unspecified 2500 and 3500 trims whose labels have under-rated front/rear axle capacities.”
If you’re an owner of a 2010 Dodge Ram, it may be important to note where your vehicle was built. Edmunds writes, “The incorrect labels were printed at Chrysler's Saltillo, Mexico, truck assembly plant.”
According to EgmCarTech, “Owners of the 2010 Ram pickups will be provided with replacement labels” that they can apply themselves or take to a Chrysler dealer for installation.
Expect the recall to begin by the end of October.
If you’ve been impacted by the 2010 Dodge Ram recall, contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403 or the NHTSA safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236.
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