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Old 10-27-2015, 12:01 AM   #1
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Thumbs down Ram 2500/ 3500 Trackbar recall

Has anyone had any issues with their trackbar breaking loose on their 2013-2014 3500 or 2014 2500?

The R46 recall seems to be history repeating itself

CHRYSLER issued a recall on the 2500, and 3500 models - Recalls & alerts - Healthy Canadians Website

I just went out and inspected my welds, they seem to be fine, a little sloppy but fine. Without an x-ray there is no way to tell if there is proper penetration or not. I haven't even had a chance to hook this thing to my trailer yet and now I am so paranoid to drive it that I am not even sure I want to.

Man, I am starting to miss my 1500.
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Old 10-27-2015, 07:09 AM   #2
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Has anyone had any issues with their trackbar breaking loose on their 2013-2014 3500 or 2014 2500?

The R46 recall seems to be history repeating itself

CHRYSLER issued a recall on the 2500, and 3500 models - Recalls & alerts - Healthy Canadians Website

I just went out and inspected my welds, they seem to be fine, a little sloppy but fine. Without an x-ray there is no way to tell if there is proper penetration or not. I haven't even had a chance to hook this thing to my trailer yet and now I am so paranoid to drive it that I am not even sure I want to.

Man, I am starting to miss my 1500.
I don't understand the "history repeating itself" comment. My truck is included in this recall, I've had it almost 2.5 years, have 34,400 miles on it with zero issues, ( replaced windshield washer pump). I towed a, loaded to, 16,400# 39' 9" 5er all through the mountains of WV, TN, VA and NC, never an issue. The 4 wheel drive trucks have a more robust track bar assembly than 2 wheel drives, but doesn't mean welds aren't bad. Towing on quite curvy mountainous roads, I would think, could really try a bad weld. If it hasn't failed yet, I don't think it will, BUT will follow up on fix and follow information on this...No fix yet. I'm following on Cummins forum. My truck is my daily driver, 2.5 years of daily driving and towing, no paranoia here about continuing to use it...

Don't know what your towing, but the 2500 will still be far more capable than your 1500.
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Old 10-27-2015, 08:27 AM   #3
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Front end issues is what I meant. I love this truck, but man the recalls and perpetual check engine light are getting old quick. I've had 3 back to back- no different than a lot of others, but this R46 could be a potentially major issue. The 3 link front end rather than the 5 link has cured so many things that were an issue with some of the HDs, and now it's sullied by a possible shi**y weld? Just frustrating.

I guess now that I have had a chance to cool down, I can't see any issue with hooking up as long as they correct the issues in the R46.
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I've taken care of all recalls ( except R46), and all re-flashes, but have never had a CEL, a check engine light, issues with wobble or vibration...guess I've been fortunate.. I tow heavy and in the mountai..Figure if a weld was going to break, after 2.5 yrs and almost 34,500 miles, figure it would have already happened...guess we'll just wait and see... Are you a member on the Cummins forum? I am, also as NC Hauler

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Old 10-27-2015, 07:28 PM   #5
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I have a 2014 2500 gasser, even lifted it 6 inches and I haven't 1 issue with this truck except for the fact I have to continually turn around and make sure my Trailer is still hooked to the truck cause I cant even tell Im pulling anything!!!!!!
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Getting ready to take my 07 2500 in for the air bag recall
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Getting ready to take my 07 2500 in for the air bag recall
I was put on a waiting list a couple months ago for the same thing. Dealer still has not called me back yet. Owell I dont drive it much anymore unless the TT os behind me and that time of year has came and gone for is this year.
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I've taken care of all recalls ( except R46), and all re-flashes, but have never had a CEL, a check engine light, issues with wobble or vibration...guess I've been fortunate.. I tow heavy and in the mountai..Figure if a weld was going to break, after 2.5 yrs and almost 34,500 miles, figure it would have already happened...guess we'll just wait and see... Are you a member on the Cummins forum? I am, also as NC Hauler

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Not on cumminsforum, no. I am over on ramforum under the same name. If I don't limit my forum memberships I would never get anything done.

I did look at some info on cumminsforum. I am possibly making a mountain out of a molehill. If I read correctly, there is a possible 149000 or so trucks that *may* be affected. Of that, it's a real possibility that MAYBE 3% have that issue of a crap weld (I am just pulling figures out of the air for demonstration purposes) and if it holds true that the problem was a second shift with improper training- cut that 3% in half... you get the idea.

My anxiety and mild OCD (two characteristics that make me good at my job) are maybe getting the better of me.
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Hopefully, we find out our trucks are just fine or FCA comes up with a good, permanent fix.
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Had my new to me truck for less than a month now and only one pull with it. I am impressed with the power and handling overall and love the exhaust brake. Having a little less than 1K on it from me I am still feeling it out overall. There are currently 3 recalls on this truck that I am addressing next week, as well as bad pressure sensor with the track bar being one of the recalls.

Under self inspection the weld looks good with no cracks, rust or paint chipping, but there is no way to inspect penetration. Since there is no current solution the dealer will just inspect.
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