Poor Wheel Opening Molding Adhesion To The Body – 2015 Ram 1500/2500 Pickup

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NUMBER: 23-044-15
GROUP: Body
DATE: November 11, 2015

 

THIS SERVICE BULLETIN IS ALSO BEING RELEASED AS RAPID RESPONSE TRANSMITTAL (RRT) 15-111. ALL APPLICABLE SOLD AND UN-SOLD RRT VIN’s HAVE BEEN LOADED. TO VERIFY THAT THIS RRT SERVICE ACTION IS APPLICABLE TO THE VEHICLE, USE VIP OR PERFORM A VIN SEARCH IN TECHCONNECT. ALL REPAIRS ARE REIMBURSABLE WITHIN THE PROVISIONS OF WARRANTY.

 

SUBJECT:

Poor Wheel Opening Molding Adhesion To The Body

 

OVERVIEW:

This bulletin involves inspecting and if necessary, replacing the affected wheel opening molding.

 

MODELS:

2015 (DS) Ram 1500 Pickup
2015 (DJ) Ram 2500 Pickup

 

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles within the following markets/countries: NAFTA.

NOTE: This bulletin applies to DJ Power Wagon model and DS Rebel model vehicles built on or after June 15, 2015 (MDH 0615XX) and on or before July 28, 2015 (MDH 0728XX) equipped with Black Wheel Flares (sales code MMZ).

 

SYMPTOM/CONDITION:

The customer may describe what appears to be a gap between the wheel opening molding and the body of the vehicle.

Wheel opening moldings may separate at body due to insufficient adhesive bond strength (Fig. 1).

Fig. 1 Wheel opening molding separationFig. 1 Wheel opening molding separation

 

DIAGNOSIS:

If a customer’s VIN is listed in VIP or your RRT VIN list, perform the repair. For all other customers that describe the symptom/condition listed above, perform the Repair Procedure.

 

PARTS REQUIRED:

Qty. Part No. Description
1 (AR) 1FV90RXFAC MIC Wheel Flare – RF
1 (AR) 1FV91RXFAC MIC Wheel Flare – LF
1 (AR) 1FV94RXFAE Poor Wheel Opening Molding Adhesion To The Body - 2015 Ram 1500/2500 Pickup | small light MIC Wheel Flare – RR
1 (AR) 1FV95RXFAE Poor Wheel Opening Molding Adhesion To The Body - 2015 Ram 1500/2500 Pickup | small light MIC Wheel Flare – LR

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE:

  1. If wheel opening molding separation is visible at the body, the affected wheel opening molding will need to be replaced.
  2. Was any seam separation found at the wheel opening moldings?
    • YES>>> Replace the affected wheel opening molding as require if signs of separation are shown. Refer to 23 – Body/Exterior/MOLDING,Wheel Opening/Removal/Installation for the applicable Front or Rear Replacement Procedure(s).
    • NO>>> Wheel opening molding separation was not found. This bulletin has been completed. Use LOP (23-02-60-91) to close the active RRT.

 

POLICY:

Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.

 

TIME ALLOWANCE:

Labor Operation No: Description Skill Category Amount
23-02-60-91 Wheel Opening Molding – Inspect (1 – Semi-Skilled) 6 – Electrical and Body Systems 0.2 Hrs.
23-02-60-54 Front Wheel Opening Moldings Replace Left Front Individually (1 – Semi-Skilled) 6 – Electrical and Body Systems 0.8 Hrs.
23-02-60-55 Front Wheel Opening Moldings Replace Right Front Individually (1 – Semi-Skilled) 6 – Electrical and Body Systems 0.8 Hrs.
23-02-60-56 Rear Wheel Opening Moldings Replace Left Rear Individually (1 – Semi-Skilled) 6 – Electrical and Body Systems 1.0 Hrs.
23-02-60-57 Rear Wheel Opening Moldings Replace Right Rear Individually (1 – Semi-Skilled) 6 – Electrical and Body Systems 1.0 Hrs.

 

FAILURE CODE:

ZZ Service Action

 


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