I posted this last week in a different thread. Think it requires its own thread.
This one has me worried about my family's safety and the safety of others if I crash into them.
Edit March 8th 2016:
New info posted
Bracket installation instructions:
Addendum to the above:
And Powerwagons are now not part of R46 recall
Edit: February 6th 2016
“Vehicles with track bar brackets found without cracked welds will be returned to the customer. A track bar reinforcement bracket - which is not currently available - will eventually be installed. FCA is making every effort to manufacture and secure these remedy parts as quickly as possible. The current ETA for these parts and repairs is February 2016 for vehicles with four-wheel drive, and April 2016 for 4x2 vehicles. FCA will contact these customers again, by mail, with a follow-up recall notice, when their parts are available.”
Edit: November 12th the first round of dealer instructions are published for the visual inspection for cracks in the welds.
Edit: November 22nd
Looks like the "bracket" for part two will be out in MARCH 2016...
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and install a reinforcement bracket over the front track bar bracket. Chrysler issued an interim notification to owners on October 16, 2015. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Parts are expected to be available in March 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R46.
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2014 Ram 2500 trucks and 2013-2014 Ram 3500 trucks and cab chassis manufactured October 9, 2012, to July 29, 2014. The affected vehicles may have inadequate welds securing the front track bar frame brackets, which may result in the bracket components separating from the frame.
If the bracket components separate from the frame, the vehicle may be more difficult to steer and control, increasing the risk of a crash.
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin October 9, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R46.
Edit: October 25th new info that's outdated already.
The remedy for this recall is still under development. Chrysler issued an interim notification to owners on October 16, 2015. The recall is expected to begin October 24, 2015.
This is the part that scares me
On July 27, 2015, FCA US Chassis Frame Engineering reviewed possible inspection options with FCA US Materials Engineering and determined there was no reliable inspection method to detect if these particular welds had inadequate fusion.
One member on here had his fail!
I have a 2014 ram 2500 4x4 with 17k miles nothing but highway miles on the truck so far. I was driving down my road leaving the house when I heard a loud pop and lost control of my truck. Long story short some welds broke on the frame that are connected to my suspension. Has anyone ever heard of anything like this on a brand new truck? Any ideas how I should handle the issue Chrysler has had my truck for a month and it is still not fixed.
They are sending me pictures I am very disappointed in the customer service that I have had from Chrysler. They just informed me they are taking about replacing the frame which doesn't make a lot of sense to me. I will post the pictures when I get them. I'm hoping they stand by their work and give me a new truck I'm not sure I could trust that one again.
And this guy
Here are two better pics and a markup showing what looks to me like welds that are not fused. I think dieselwelder is right.