Stellantis CEO clarifies Amazon partnership, ProMaster BEV

Carlos Tavares

During a meeting with Morgan Stanley, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares clarified today’s Amazon-Stellantis announcement. The deal with Amazon has three major facets: Stellantis will leverage Amazon’s operating systems in infotainment (an effort which will include the Foxconn partnership); Stellantis will use Amazon’s cloud services (e.g. AWS); The company will sell Amazon “a significant number” of …

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Do 2022 Silverado powertrain upgrades threaten Ram?

2022 Chevrolet Silverado

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado pickup’s turbocharged 2.7 six-cylinder engine has gotten a power bump, to 310 horsepower and 420 pound-feet—an hefty increase over its 2019 rating of 348 pound-feet.  This engine is replacing the old 4.3 liter V6 and the 5.2 liter V8 alike (the 4.3 was rated at 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of …

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Tiny Ram Recall

2016 Ram 1500 Tradesman

Ram is recalling 132 pickups whose side curtain airbags have the wrong amount of compressed gas. The defect might affect the 2021-22 Ram 2500 and 3500, and 2021 Ram 1500 Classic. Dealers will replace the flawed assemblies, which were made by Joyson Safety Systems, at no charge to customers. The recall affects just 33 Ram …

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Mopar Shares Christmas Gift Ideas

2021 Mopar sweater

If you are Christmas shopping for the Mopar lover in your life, but you aren’t sure what to get him or her, you are in luck. Mopar issued a press release yesterday, offering some ideas for Ram, Jeep, Dodge and Chrysler-themed gifts ranging from an ugly sweater and other apparel to a Ram bar or …

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More Jeep, Ram recalls

All-new 2022 Grand Wagoneer Series III

The morning’s recalls are much more minor than yesterday’s Cummins fuel pump bombshell. First, some 2021 Ram 1500 pickups don’t show the rearview camera image at times, because of a conflict with the Trailer Reverse Steering Control Module. Ram doesn’t actually have a solution yet. The 38,157 trucks (in the USA) covered were built from …

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Cummins-equipped Rams recalled for fuel pump

2020 Cummins logo

Ram is recalling around 222,000 heavy duty pickups and chassis cabs, due to a surprisingly high number (6,399) of warranty claims coming in from August 2018 through this September.  Despite the claims, the investigation apparently did not begin until this October. The problem is premature wear in the Bosch CP4 fuel pump, which causes metal …

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The 22-2022-Ram recall

2022 Ram 1500 Big Horn

Ram is recalling 22 2022 pickups. All two-dozen Ram 1500s were made with the wrong systems and will not effectively defrost their windshields, making it a safety issue. Ram Big Horn pictured but we have no idea which vehicles are actually affected. It seems more likely it would be base models. The recall does not …

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Ram, Jeep recalls clue us into sales figures

2020 Cummins logo

Two recent recalls provide a window into sales of the new Grand Cherokee and Cummins-equipped heavy duty trucks. Recall 21V88 covers 222,410 Cummins-equipped 2019-20 Ram pickups and chassis-cabs in every capacity. The high pressure fuel pump may fail suddenly, stalling the engine. Owners will replace the pump, update the computer software, and replace any other …

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Ram, Jeep garner Truck/SUV of Texas awards

All-new 2022 Grand Wagoneer Series III

The Jeep Wagoneer swept its categories in the Texas Truck Rodeo, winning the top prize (SUV of Texas) as well as the Full-Size Luxury SUV and Full-Size SUV categories. Perennial winner Ram 1500 took Full-Size Pickup Truck, while Ram 2500 Power Wagon walked off with Heavy Duty Pickup Truck. The Ram TRX nabbed both Luxury …

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Ram 1500 TRX RexRunner Concept: SEMA 2021

Ram 1500 TRX RexRunner concept

When Mopar teased their 2021 SEMA Show display vehicles, a shadowy image of the Ram 1500 TRX created the most buzz. As expected, the RexRunner Concept is based on the TRX, but a handful of Mopar upgrades along with some custom upgrades improve the functionality of the most powerful performance truck in the world. TRX …

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World’s Quickest Ram 1500 TRX Gets Quicker

Weber TRX 9.59

Earlier this month, we brought you the news of the first Ram 1500 TRX in the 9-second range, owned and driven by Billy Weber. Weber and his record-setting half-ton were back at the track this past weekend and with cooler air came better times. When Weber first ran in the 9s, with a 9.90 at …

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