The Car Guide – Everything Automotive, 54 Years Running


Recall date
System Powertrain
Models afftected
  • 2018 RAM 1500
Units affected 6,886

Issue: On certain 4x4 trucks, the rear driveshaft may not have been properly welded.

As a result a weld could break and cause the driveshaft to detach from the truck.

If the vehicle was in rear wheel drive mode, this would cause a loss of propulsion.

Safety Risk: A driveshaft that detaches could result in a loss of propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash.

Additionally, a driveshaft that separates from the truck could create a hazard for other drivers and nearby people.

Corrective Actions: The company will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your truck to a dealer to replace the rear driveshaft with one that is properly welded.

Additional information may be available on Transport Canada's website