September 9, 2021 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 21V698000
NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V698
Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)
Potential Number of Units Affected 2
Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2021 Ram 1500 vehicles. The incorrect-size spare tire may have been installed, which does not match the tire size and inflation pressure information on the tire placard. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 110, “Tire Selection And Rims.”
Dealers will replace the spare tire assembly, free of charge. The affected vehicles are unsold and therefore no owner notification letters will be mailed. Owners may contact FCA US LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US LLC’s number for this recall is Y62.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
Dealer Service Instructions for:
Safety Recall Y62 / NHTSA 21V-698 Incorrect Spare Tire
NOTE: Some vehicles above may have been identified as not involved in this recall and therefore have been excluded from this recall.
IMPORTANT: Some of the involved vehicles may be in dealer new vehicle inventory. Federal law requires you to complete this recall service on these vehicles before retail delivery. Dealers should also consider this requirement to apply to used vehicle inventory and should perform this recall on vehicles in for service. Involved vehicles can be determined by using the VIP inquiry process.
Two (2) of the above vehicles may be equipped with a spare tire different than the spare tire size and cold inflation pressure designated on the tire placard label, which does not meet the placard requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (“FMVSS”) 110.
|04755196AD||Wheel, 18×7.5 Steel Full Spare|
|Y769007543||Goodyear 245/70R18 110S Purpose Built Spare|
|02073355||Valve Stem Assembly|
- Dealer Code
- Vehicle Model and Model Year
- Tire Make, Model and Size
No parts return required for this campaign.
NOTE: Dealer are required to drill a half inch hole into the side-wall of the removed spare tire, and dispose it in accordance to their state rules and regulations.
No special tools are required to perform this service procedure.
Spare tire replacement procedure
- Remove the plastic access cover located on the side of the front passenger’s seat. To remove the cover, pull the front part of the cover (closest to the front of the seat) toward you to release a locking tab. Once the front of the cover is loose, slide the cover toward the front of the seat until it is free from the seat frame, then remove cover (Figure 1).
- To remove the jack and tools, turn the wing bolt counterclockwise then remove the wing bolt and slide the assembly out from under the seat (Figure 2).
- Release the tool bag straps from the jack and remove tools from bag (Figure 3).
- Assemble the tools for lowering/raising the spare tire (Figure 4).
- Using a trim stick remove the access cover near the top right side of the rear bumper (Figure 5).
- Insert the tool into the cone-end of the receiving end and turn counterclockwise to lower the spare tire, then remove tire from the winch (Figure 6).
- Disconnect the winch cable from the tire and remove the tire from the vehicle and DISCARD. Install the NEW valve stem and NEW tire onto the NEW wheel, balance and set tire pressure to what’s indicated on the tire placard label.
NOTE: Dealer are required to drill a half inch hole into the side-wall of the removed tire, and dispose it in accordance to their state rules and regulations.
- Align the NEW spare tire to the underbody and insert the winch cable end into the center of the wheel (Figure 7).
- Turn the winch in the clockwise direction until the tire is fully retracted into the spare tire area (Figure 6).
- Reinstall the access cover (Figure 5).
- Disassemble the winch tool and place them into the storage bag.
- Strap the storage bag unto the jack and insert the assembly under the passenger seat, making sure to align the jack end to the wing bolt (Figure 2).
- Align the plastic side cover to the seat and install the cover (Figure 1).
DANGER: After using the jack and tools, always reinstall them in the original carrier and location. While driving you may experience abrupt stopping, rapid acceleration or sharp turns. A loose jack, tools, bracket or other objects in the vehicle may move around with force, resulting in serious injury.
- Return the vehicle to the customer.
Completion Reporting and Reimbursement
Claims for vehicles that have been serviced must be submitted on the DealerCONNECT Claim Entry Screen located on the Service tab. Claims paid will be used by FCA to record recall service completions and provide dealer payments.
Use the following labor operation numbers and time allowances:
|Replace Spare Wheel, Tire and Valve Stem||22-Y6-21-82||0.6 hours|
NOTE: See the Warranty Administration Manual, Recall Claim Processing Section, for complete recall claim processing instructions.
To view this notification on DealerCONNECT, select “Global Recall System” on the Service tab, then click on the description of this notification.
Owner Notification and Service Scheduling
All involved vehicle owners known to FCA are being notified of the service requirement by first class mail. They are requested to schedule appointments for this service with their dealers. A generic copy of the owner letter is attached.
Vehicle Lists, Global Recall System, VIP and Dealer Follow Up
All involved vehicles have been entered into the DealerCONNECT Global Recall System (GRS) and Vehicle Information Plus (VIP) for dealer inquiry as needed.
GRS provides involved dealers with an updated VIN list of their incomplete To use this system, click on the “Service” tab and then click on “Global Recall vehicles. The owner’s name, address and phone number are listed if known. Completed vehicles are removed from GRS within several days of repair claim submission.
System.” Your dealer’s VIN list for each recall displayed can be sorted by: those vehicles that were unsold at recall launch, those with a phone number, city, zip code, or VIN sequence.
Dealers must perform this repair on all unsold vehicles before retail delivery. Dealers should also use the VIN list to follow up with all owners to schedule appointments for this repair.
Recall VIN lists may contain confidential, restricted owner name and address information that was obtained from the Department of Motor Vehicles of various states. Use of this information is permitted for this recall only and is strictly prohibited from all other use.
If you have any questions or need assistance in completing this action, please contact your Service and Parts District Manager.
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Noncompliance Notice 573 Report
Remedy Instructions and TSB
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