If you're one of the 1,771 owners of a 2014-15 Ram 4500 or 5500 chassis cab with a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 and a dualie rear axle, you may be hearing soon from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to bring your truck in to your local dealer.

The reason, you ask? To have the speed limiter recalibrated. The problem, according to the statement below, is that while some of these trucks are electronically limited to 106 miles per hour, their tires can't safely maintain that speed. As a result, FCA is having dealers recalibrate the limiter to 87 mph.

Of course, that's still well above the speed limit in most places, and "FCA believes it is unlikely that these trucks are operated at such speeds," but that it "is acting out of an abundance of caution." In addition to the 1,771 units in the United States, the company is recalling another 169 in Canada.

In an unrelated campaign, FCA is also recalling a handful or two of 2015 Dodge Challengers – 72 in the US, six in Canada and three in Mexico – to secure a side-curtain airbag bolt that may have been improperly installed during assembly over the course of a ten-day period.

In both cases, FCA says it is unaware of any complaints, accidents or injuries related to these issues.

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Statement: Speed Recalibration

May 15, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 1,771 trucks in the U.S. to recalibrate their maximum speed.

The dual-wheel trucks are currently restricted to a top speed of 106 miles per hour (mph), but an internal specification review revealed top speed should be set at 87 mph, in accordance with their factory-equipped tires.

The Company is unaware of any related injuries, accidents or customer complaints.

Dealers will recalibrate vehicle speed accordingly. While FCA believes it is unlikely that these trucks are operated at such speeds, and that doing so would exceed posted speed limits in nearly every applicable jurisdiction, the Company is acting out of an abundance of caution.

The campaign is limited to certain model-year 2014-15 Ram 4500/5500 Chassis Cabs equipped with 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engines. An additional 169 vehicles are believed to be in Canada.

Affected customers will be advised when they may schedule service. Customers with questions may call the FCA US Customer Information Center at 1-800-853-1403.


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Statement: Bolt

May 15, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 72 cars in the U.S. to inspect and tighten or install a bolt that secures a side-curtain air bag.

Post-assembly inspections discovered some vehicles produced during a 10-day period this year may have loose or missing bolts. The bolt is designed to secure a side-curtain air bag which, if improperly installed, may not provide full protection.

The Company is unaware of any related injuries, accidents or customer complaints.

An automated assembly-line verification process has been implemented to prevent recurrence.

The campaign is limited to certain model-year 2015 Dodge Challengers. An additional six vehicles are believed to be in Canada, while three are in Mexico.

Affected customers will be advised when they may schedule service.

Customers with questions may call the FCA US Customer Information Center at 1-800-853-1403.


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