Y62 – Incorrect Spare Tire – 2021 Ram 1500

September 9, 2021 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 21V698000

Incorrect Spare Tire Installed/FMVSS 110

A driver that relies on the incorrect spare tire inflation pressure on the tire placard label may inflate the spare tire incorrectly, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V698

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components TIRES

Potential Number of Units Affected 2

 

Summary

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.”

 

Remedy

Dealers will replace the spare tire assembly, free of charge. The owner notification letter was mailed on September 9, 2021. Owners may contact FCA US LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US LLC’s number for this recall is Y62.

 

Notes

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.

 

Check if your Vehicle has a Recall

 


September 2021

Dealer Service Instructions for:

Safety Recall Y62 / NHTSA 21V-698 Incorrect Spare Tire

 

Remedy Available

2021 (DT) Ram 1500 Pickup

 

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.

 

Subject

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.

 

Repair

Remove and replace the wheel, valve stem and spare tire, and balance the tire.

 

Parts Information

Part Number Description
04755196AD Wheel, 18×7.5 Steel Full Spare
Y769007543 Goodyear 245/70R18 110S Purpose Built Spare
02073355 Valve Stem Assembly

 

If spare tire replacement is required, call Mopar Tire Works at 888-403-8473.  Have the following information available:

  • Dealer Code 
  • Vehicle Model and Model Year 
  • Tire Make, Model and Size

 

Parts Return

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.

 

Special Tools

No special tools are required to perform this service procedure.

 

Service Procedure

 

Spare tire replacement procedure

 

  1. 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).

 

  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).

 

  1. Release the tool bag straps from the jack and remove tools from bag (Figure 3).

 

  1. Assemble the tools for lowering/raising the spare tire (Figure 4).

 

  1. Using a trim stick remove the access cover near the top right side of the rear bumper (Figure 5).

 

  1. 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).

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. Align the NEW spare tire to the underbody and insert the winch cable end into the center of the wheel (Figure 7).

 

  1. Turn the winch in the clockwise direction until the tire is fully retracted into the spare tire area (Figure 6).

 

  1. Reinstall the access cover (Figure 5).

 

  1. Disassemble the winch tool and place them into the storage bag.

 

  1. 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).

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. Return the vehicle to the customer.

 


1 Affected Product

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
RAM 1500 2021

 


8 Associated Documents

Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-21V698-2766.PDF 214.118KB

RCLRPT-21V698-2766

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-21V698-4555.pdf 645.123KB

RCAK-21V698-4555

 


Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2021-3

RCLQRT-21V698-3708.PDF 211.147KB

RCLQRT-21V698-3708

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21V698-9610.pdf 887.57KB

RCRIT-21V698-9610

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21V698-6317.pdf 887.584KB

RCRIT-21V698-6317

 


ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-21V698-3606.pdf 515.781KB

RCONL-21V698-3606

 


Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2021-4

RCLQRT-21V698-3731.PDF 211.32KB

RCLQRT-21V698-3731

 


Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2022-1

RCLQRT-21V698-1850.PDF 211.321KB

RCLQRT-21V698-1850

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=21V698&docType=RCL

 


 

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