The 2022 Ram 1500 is an incredible pickup truck, but it does have one teeny-weeny, itsy bitsy problem. There’s a recall for some Ram 1500 and Ram Classic models thanks to a problem with the defrost function on the windshield. If you like being able to see out of your windshield during inclement weather – and who doesn’t? – you’ll want to stay on top of this Ram truck recall.
Is there a Ram truck recall?
The 2022 Ram 1500 recall affects just 22 trucks, so it’s possible that you’ve missed it. Still, if your Ram truck is one of the impacted pickups, get it fixed as soon as possible. That’s because the recall is for an “Inoperable Defrosting/Defogging System/FMVSS 103.”
What does that mean? Basically, it means that the defrost and defogging function can not work properly, which can result in drivers not being able to see out of the windshield. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that, “An inoperable defrosting and defogging system can reduce visibility for drivers in certain conditions, increasing the risk of a crash.”
What should you do if your Ram truck is impacted by the recall?
If your 2022 Ram 1500 (or Ram Classic) is impacted by the recall, you should have gotten a letter in the mail. The NHTSA sent letters informing owners of the recall on November 21, 2021. Still, sometimes people miss these letters or mistake them for junk mail and throw them away. If you have a Ram truck, it’s a good idea to check the NHTSA website to see if your pickup is affected by the recall. In fact, it’s a good idea for all drivers to check their vehicle periodically to make sure there aren’t any outstanding safety recalls.
If your 2022 Ram 1500 truck is one of the recalled trucks, you can get it fixed at a dealership for free. The NHTSA notes that “Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC’s number for this recall is Y88.”
Is the 2022 Ram 1500 a good pickup truck?
The 2022 Ram 1500 is a great truck. It’s the number-one rated pickup truck according to Consumer Reports. It has an overall rating of 75/100, a road test score of 83/100, and a predicted owner satisfaction score of 4/5. Its predicted reliability rating is just a 3/5, however. In addition, its fuel economy is a 1/5, as the 2022 Ram 1500 only gets 17 mpg, according to Consumer Reports’ tests.
While the 2022 Ram 1500 may be a great pickup truck, its recall is definitely something you don’t want to overlook. Being able to see out of the windshield in foggy or snowy weather is extremely important. A defrosting and defogging feature that doesn’t work can create a very dangerous situation. If you have a Ram truck, make sure you check to see if your truck is one of the affected trucks, and get it fixed right away. You can use the NHTSA website to stay on top of recalls.