Chrysler Recalls More Than 170,000 Ram Pickups for Windshield Wiper Defect

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that all 2019-2020 Ram 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis, 4500 and 5500 are affected by a defect in the windshield wipers. As of Jan. 12, Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this recall. FCA will notify 171,789 vehicle owners starting March 18, 2022. The vehicles were built with one or both windshield wiper arms with an improperly formed wiper arm head joint.

NHTSA’s recall notice states that an improperly formed wiper arm head joint may result in the wiper arm failing to operate. An improperly functioning wiper system may, in certain circumstances, “lead to a diminution in road visibility which can cause vehicle crash without prior warning.” Drivers may notice prior to failure of the wiper system that one or both wiper arms do not clear the windshield or that both wipers are not in their proper resting positions. FCA USA dealers will torque the wiper nuts to the required torque free of charge to vehicle owners. NHTSA recall number is 22V-035 and FCA recall number is Z08.

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