Chrysler's number for this recall is S43. These inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. The left tie rod assembly may break. Overall, the Ram starts at a higher price than its domestic competitors and ranges higher than all vehicles in its class. An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Also helping to change the look are tightened panel gaps, which help reduce aerodynamic drag. The reason for the upgrade, according to Cars. In terms of safety, the equipment is the same as in all Ram 1500 Crew Cabs: four-wheel antilock disc brakes, electronic stability control, front and side curtain airbags, information center, trailer sway control, and a multi-link rear coil suspension. Leaf-spring suspensions tend to ride more harshly and can lead to bounding motions over bumps, but the Ram's coil springs calm those motions and smooth out the ride. The navigation system is easy to operate and voice commands can be used to program destinations while the vehicle is in motion. Note: This recall supersedes recall 14V-7700.
Styling-wise, the 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 is clearly derivative of the outgoing model. The Regular Cab is offered with 6-foot, 4-inch or 8-foot beds, the Quad Cab has the 6-foot, 4-inch bed and the Crew Cab has a 5-foot, 7-inch bed. The truck has yet to be crash-tested. Remedy Chrysler notified owners on January 16, 2014 that dealers would inspect vehicles and replace the steering linkage assembly, if necessary. I can haul up to 10' pieces of lumber if I rest them on the tail gate.
This is easily the best-riding truck Dodge has ever produced and moves the benchmark incrementally higher, eclipsing even the trucks from General Motors, our past favorite. The long bed allows me to haul 4'x8' sheets with no problem, they fit nicely between the wheel wells. Chrysler and Dodge owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. For years, Americans have been treating pickups like cars, using them for everyday transportation, but today's higher gas prices have buyers wanting more fuel economy and putting pickups back in the hauling and work-duty categories. A true Crew Cab replaces the Mega Cab.
The original tire size for your 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie is listed below. Vehicles that have had their driver side frontal air bag replaced previously need to have their air bag replaced under this recall as well. Laramie models are upscale, with a leather-covered dash, wood trim and plenty of amenities. Inside the four-door cab is leather-trimmed, heated seating for five adults, dual-zone climate control, parking assistance, tilt steering, cruise control, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, and an Alpine surround sound system. The steering is quick but rather numb and not quite as full of feedback as the chassis really deserves. The truck experts at TheCarConnection. Rear passengers can be pinched in the Quad Cab, but the Crew Cab has lots of rear-seat room.
To see what smart buyers are really paying for the Ram, be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price before going to the dealership. On the road the Ram is quiet for a truck and there is plenty of front-seat room, but a telescoping steering wheel would enhance driver comfort. RamBox also comes with a bed-rail system with sliding, adjustable cleats to tie down and secure various types of loads. The 2009 Dodge Ram 1500, like pretty much every other pickup truck on the market, is not a luxury vehicle, but nobody seemed to mention that to the people in charge of build and materials quality. The 2009 Ram 1500 excels in performance. The Sport model has unique bucket seats, fog lamps and 20-inch wheels. Chrysler's number for this recall is R25.
A benefit of being conceived during what may turn out to be the last great era of full-size truck development, the 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 carries just about every conceivable road-going feature in the Chrysler toy box. Otherwise, the Ram drives like the big truck that it is, the steering is reasonably direct and the brakes are easy to modulate and control, but don't expect this big truck to handle, steer or stop like a sports sedan. Mitsubishi owners may call 1-888-648-7820. Note: This recall supersedes recall 14V817 in its entirety. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N49.
Chrysler engineers have clearly taken a lot of care to make the 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 one of the best performers in the pickup market. In order to truly qualify as a pickup truck, it seems like you have to offer a Bible-sized list of features and options. By that measure, the new 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 certainly makes the cut, as its available features rival or outclass pretty much all of the competition. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The Ram 1500 drives much smaller that one might expect. The Dodge Ram 1500 pickup has long been Chrysler's best-selling vehicle. Rather than approach the 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 with a sense of complacency, Chrysler has thoroughly redesigned both the interior and exterior to produce one of the most desirable pickups on the market.