Big diesels have their benefits, but perhaps fuel mileage isn't one of them.
RAM 3500 News
The Ram with a focus on farmers.
And a suede headliner to match.
It sounds like FCA is trying to save some money and cover some debts before tackling the big trucks.
There are no injuries/fatalities associated with the Jeep recall, and just one "potentially related injury" in the truck/police car recall.
Ram is recalling some of its 3500, 4500, and 5500 heavy-duty pickups. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that certain Rams were manufactured with a misshapen main output shaft.
According to Ram, the issue only reveals itself in two-wheel drive. Driving in four-wheel-drive mode should still be safe.
Ram is issuing three recalls that cover many of the company's pickups and affect over a million vehicles in the US alone.
Two separate problems related to inadvertent airbag deployment have prompted Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the NHTSA to recall some 2 million late-model Ram trucks.
FCA US is recalling 1.4 million vehicles in the US to send the owners a software upgrade to prevent potential hacks. The issue stems from the weakness recently discovered in the Uconnect system in a Jeep Cherokee.
The 2016 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty pickup is now available with up to 900 lb-ft of torque from its Cummins diesel engine. The more powerful engine pushes the tow rating to 31,210 pounds.
Australia and New Zealand will get to experience some of America's big pickups starting in October when exports of the Ram 2500 and 3500 from the US will begin there. The local importer will convert them to right-hand drive before they go on sale.
The 2016 Ram Laramie Limited debuting at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show doesn't even try to hide its position as the top trim for the pickup, with massive emblems at the front and rear. Inside, it pampers passengers in Natura Plus leather.
Ram has updated its extremely luxurious Laramie Limited for the Chicago Auto Show, unveiling a Ram Rebel-inspired exterior and revised cabin.
Under rare circumstances, the spring in the clutch ignition interlock switch on stick-shift 2006-07 Dodge Ram, Dakota and Mitsubishi Raider pickups could fail, but one reported fatality was enough for Chrysler and NHTSA to issue a recall of nearly 67,000 vehicles.