FCA US LLC is recalling an estimated 193,813 U.S.-market 2019 Ram 1500 (DT or 5th generation) to further secure their brake pedals while the vehicles’ adjustable-pedal feature is in use. This recall is limited to certain model-year 2019 Ram 1500 pickups equipped with adjustable pedals. More than one-third of these are in dealer hands and will be remedied before delivery to customers.
The feature – recommended for use only when the vehicle is stationary – enables a driver to adjust pedal position. It is activated by a switch and powered by an electric motor.
An FCA US investigation has discovered activating the feature to move pedals to their rear-most position may, in vehicles with the defect, compromise integrity of the brake-pedal assembly. If this were to happen, the brake pedal may detach.
FCA US is unaware of any related injuries or accidents, however, the Company urges customers affected by this recall to refrain from using the adjustable-pedal feature until their vehicles are serviced. Further, FCA US reminds customers not to use the adjustable-pedal feature while driving, as stated in their owner’s manuals.
The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic (DS or 4th generation) is unaffected.
All safety recall service is performed free of charge. FCA US urges its customers to heed the instructions on any recall notice they receive.
Customers with questions or concerns may call 1-800-853-1403.
Additional vehicles will be subject to recall in Canada (est. 22,111), Mexico (est. 783) and certain regions outside the North American market (est. 5,487).