RECALL Subject : Front Drive Shaft Fracture/Possible Loss of Power

Report Receipt Date: JUN 04, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V239000

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,617

All Products Associated with this Recall expand

Manufacturer: Chrysler Group LLC

Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2012 RAM 4500 and 5500 trucks manufactured February 2, 2012, through the end of model year 2012. Due to a welding issue with the front axle carrier, the front drive shaft may fracture and result in a loss of motive power and damage to surrounding components if the shaft continues to spin.


Damage to other components, or sudden loss of drive power may increase the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace or repair the front axle assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N26.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)