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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.

The majority of affected trucks are still sitting at dealerships.

According to Ram, the issue only reveals itself in two-wheel drive. Driving in four-wheel-drive mode should still be safe.

New Trucks, Old Trucks, And A Tracked Loader – We Put Them To The Test

We take to FCA's Chelsea, MI proving grounds to sample the entire Ram range, towing everything from 2,000 pounds to a CDL-requiring, 31,000-plus pounds.

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.

The scope of the Takata airbag inflator recall is ballooning once again across the United States. Where Honda has elected to take its driver-side airbag campaign nationwide, Chrysler Group and Ford have now announced expanded regional actions to cover some passenger-side airbag inflators. Mazda is adding more regions, as well.

Chrysler-Fiat has recalled 6.4 million vehicles worldwide this year

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 trucks and SUVs in two recalls for malfunctioning fuel heaters that can cause fires and a software glitch can disable the electronic stability control.

The heavy-duty truck segment boasts some of the tightest competition of any automotive niche in the US. Being able to tout just one best-in-class figure can be a marketing advantage over competitors, and Ram Trucks is adding one more accolade to its tally with a powertrain update for the 2015 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups. Ram now claims best-in-class ratings for torque, towing and payload, depending on configuration.

The row between Ford and Ram over who boasts the best-in-class tow rating for heavy duty pickups has revealed a number of things. Chief among them is a report that Ford removes items like the spare tire, jack, radio and center console from its trucks in a bid to lower its base curb weight, and therefore its maximum payload rating.

Every pickup truck commercial has the brand trying to convince us that its model is the biggest, brawniest vehicle on the block. But Ford and Ram appear ready to really throw down the gauntlet and scrap over the towing figures for their heavy-duty models, and it could potentially end up in court.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation focusing on 110,000 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups from model years 2004 to 2006. One death has already been reported, according to NHTSA, due to a potential fault with the clutch interlocks on manual-transmission versions of the heavy duty pickup.

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