2012 Ram 4500, 5500 Recalled for Front Axle Issue

2012 Ram 4500, 5500 Recalled for Front Axle Issue

Chrysler is issuing a recall for 6,900 Ram pickup trucks from the 2012 model year for an issue with the front axle.

The recall affects 5,600 Ram 4500 and 5500 pickups in the U.S. and another 1,300 in Canada. On those affected vehicles, part of the front axle could fracture, causing them to lose power. The automaker announced the recall stating that the front prop shaft, which connects the engine to the axle, can bind or fracture.

Two reports of damage have been received by the American automaker, which investigated the issue. No accidents or injuries related to the defect have been reported. The American automaker will begin notifying owners of the affected trucks and will replace or repair the front axles for free.

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