Recall Alert: 2013 Ram 2500, 3500 Pickup Trucks

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Chrysler is recalling 1,253 2013 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks due to a problem in the exterior lighting system that could reduce the driver's visibility and blind oncoming traffic, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Affected vehicles were manufactured between Jan. 7 and Feb. 28, 2013, and are equipped with optional premium headlamps. The headlamp shutters may function improperly when in high-beam mode and fail to conform to federal safety standards; the problem could reduce the driver's visibility and possibly blind drivers of oncoming vehicles, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will begin notifying owners next month, and dealers will reconfigure the central body controller for free. Owners can call Chrysler at 800-247-9753 or the NHTSA vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.

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Comments 

I've always thought that insurance companies may not be all too excited to have to ensure a driver who has a massive truck with the name, "Ram." Not really a name that conjures images of safe driving.

Jody Hudson

I have always wondered why it is that so many approaching pickup trucks have headlights that are aimed right in my eyes. Could it be that, with the lights being so high up, it is difficult to aim them so that the pickup driver can see without blinding oncoming traffic? Why, then, have I never been blinded by the headlights of approaching semi-trailer trucks, which are way higher than those of pickup trucks?

JB

Amen to that! I've had the same experience. And I think those guys who have to jack up their trucks then forget to readjust the headlights. AND I think all car and truck makers should have 60 yr olds approve their headlights!!

Steve

Chrysler (Ram) having electrical problems? Come on...

Bruce

Don't the headlights naturally point upward when you put a load in the cargo area?

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