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FCA may replace rear axles on recalled 2018-2019 Ram 1500 pickup trucks
FCA may replace rear axles on recalled 2018-2019 Ram 1500 pickup trucks

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) said Tuesday that it may have to replace a costly driveline component on some 2018 and 2019 Ram 1500 pickup trucks. About 4,200 Ram 1500s may have left the automaker's assembly plant with an insufficient amount of rear axle fluid. The automaker instructed its dealers...Read More»

2019 Ram 1500 Limited
2019 Ram 1500 eTorque first drive: The silent assassin of pickup trucks

The USS Seawolf attack submarine is said to be so quiet that the only way to discover it is to listen for the absence of sound. That’s a pretty tall order, and one we remembered while attempting to discern the activity of the mild hybrid electric assist motor in the 2019 Ram 1500 eTorque...Read More»

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1.1M Ram pickup trucks recalled over faulty tailgate latches

More than 1.1 million owners of 2015-2017 Ram trucks will soon receive recall notices in the mail to take their pickups into dealers to have their tailgate locking systems modified, the automaker said Thursday. The recall addresses a faulty actuator tab within the power locking tailgate mechanism...Read More»

2019 Ram 1500 Laramie
2019 Ram 1500 review update: the new leader of the pack

The pickup truck wars have never been more fierce. Cheap gas, active lifestyles, and luxury-level creature comforts make full-size trucks viable family cars more now than ever before. For 2019, the Ram 1500 is new, and it came prepared to knock the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, and GMC Sierra...Read More»

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FCA tells 4.8M vehicle owners to stop using cruise control until software fix

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Friday that it will recall nearly 5 million 2014-2019 model year Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram models with cruise control systems that may not turn off. Until the automaker's dealers can update software on the affected vehicles, it is discouraging owners from...Read More»

2019 Ram 1500
2019 Ram 1500 first drive: the luxury car of pickup trucks

The 2019 Ram 1500 has fully adapted to the way most drivers use their trucks: livability trumps utility. Sure, the latest Ram is powerful enough to lug a trailer weighing up to 12,750 pounds, but that didn’t matter to me as I took in the warm scent of leather and ran my hand across the...Read More»

2019 Ram 1500
2019 Ram 1500 truck will cost $33,340 to start, around $60K fully equipped

Most configurations of the 2019 Ram 1500 will cost a few hundred dollars more than the outgoing truck when it goes on sale later this month, the truckmaker announced Tuesday. But most trucks may end up costing less. Confused? So were we. The small price hike is for some configurations of the truck...Read More»

2019 Ram 1500 Sport, for Canada
2019 Ram 1500 special editions unveiled for Canadians, Texans

At first glance, Canada and Texas don't have that much in common—except that they're both strong markets for full-size pickups. Capitalizing on that, Ram this week unveiled a pair of special edition versions of its new 2019 Ram 1500 trucks. Texans can order up a 2019 Ram 1500 Lone Star, the...Read More»

2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Edition
2019 Ram Laramie Longhorn Edition belts out country blues

Pickup truck-builder Ram has announced a Laramie Longhorn Edition of its 2019 Ram 1500 pickup that's dripping with western kitsch. The 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn builds on the rest of the Ram 1500 lineup unveiled less than a month ago at the 2018 Detroit auto show. Though it boasts no...Read More»

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2019 Ram 1500 revealed: Ram with a family plan for full-size pickup truck buyers

Full-size pickups have becoming living rooms and aircraft carriers, simultaneously hauling people and a flotilla of toys, campers, gear, and cargo. The 2019 Ram 1500, unveiled Monday at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, aims to do it all. The new Ram is lower, longer...Read More»

2018 Ram 1500 Sport Hydro Blue Edition
2018 Ram 1500 Sport Hydro Blue has the winter blues

Ram has one last special edition in store for its 1500 Sport pickup before a new version is unveiled in January. The brand revealed the 2018 Ram 1500 Sport Hydro Blue edition Thursday and it's one bright pickup truck. While the special edition truck doesn't bring any new equipment with it, it does...Read More»

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
EPA warned Fiat Chrysler about diesel defeat devices in 2015

In February, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' CEO, Sergio Marchionne, warned investors that his company could soon face a Dieselgate crisis of its own. As it turns out, Marchionne had plenty of time to reach that conclusion. The Environmental Protection Agency met with FCA to express concerns about the...Read More»

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
Study: Jeep, Ram diesels emit up to 20 times the legal limit of pollutants

Remember West Virginia University’s Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions (CAFEE), home to the team of researchers who first told the world that Volkswagen diesels were designed to cheat on emissions tests? Well, they recently conducted similar tests on diesels from Fiat...Read More»

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
U.S. sues Fiat Chrysler over diesel emissions: $4.6 billion fine possible

Last Thursday, we reported that after months of back-and-forth between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the California Air Resources Board, FCA was about to be slapped with a federal lawsuit. The cause? Excess emissions from more than 100,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee...Read More»

Sergio Marchionne
Fiat Chrysler is about to be sued over diesel emissions say insiders

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles hasn't exactly been ahead of the curve on developing electric cars. Nor has it done much work on self-driving vehicles (though its partnership with Waymo has picked up some of the slack). But when it comes to predicting lawsuits, FCA is batting 1000. Back in March, FCA's...Read More»

2016 Ram 1500
Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 pickups recalled due to airbag problem: 1 million vehicles affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling more than 1 million Ram pickups from the 2013 to 2016 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that a software glitch could prevent some of the trucks' airbags and seatbelt pretensioners from deploying during collisions. The...Read More»

2017 Ram 1500
Ram is nipping at Chevrolet Silverado sales (but the Ford F-Series is still king)

The race to be America's top-selling pickup has never been much of a race: the Ford F-Series, starring the super-popular F-150, has dominated the field for decades. But the battle for second place has become much more interesting in recent weeks. The perennial third-place finisher, Ram, has...Read More»

Sergio Marchionne
Fiat Chrysler warns investors of its own Dieselgate crisis

With Volkswagen's Dieselgate crisis dominating the auto news for over 17 months, you might've missed the fact that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is facing a diesel disaster of its own--both in the U.S. and abroad. Now, the automaker has explained the nature of the problem and hinted at its potential...Read More»

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Bear Mountain, May 2014
Report: Justice Department to probe Fiat Chrysler over EPA's diesel claims

According to a report published today, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles faces a criminal investigation by the United States Department of Justice over the EPA's claim that diesel engines in Jeep Grand Cherokees and Ram 1500 pickups violated the Clean Air Act. Citing "people familiar with the matter,"...Read More»

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