You may recall, back in January, the driveshaft fell off my truck:
I wound up getting rid of it and I got another Ram 1500. This time it was a 2005 with about 120k on it.
I’ve had this truck for about 7 months. Today I’m driving down the highway and the stupid driveshaft falls out AGAIN! No broken U-Joint. It just kind of came out of the pumpkin. Just like last time. What the heck?!
I got it towed to a transmission shop and now I’m trying to figure out what to do again.
A few weeks ago, I got a recall notice that has been sitting on my desk for “when I get around to it”.
“The problem is… The rear axle pinion nut on your truck may have been built without an adhesive patch on the pinion nut threads. The lack of this adhesive patch could allow the rear axle pinion nut to loosen and/or the rear driveshaft to separate from the rear axle. A loose pinion nut could cause the rear axle to seize and a separated driveshaft could cause a loss of motive power. Either situation could cause a crash without warning.”
Is this what happened to my truck? What are my odds that Fiat Chrysler is going to pay for the repairs? Did I screw myself by not getting the problem fixed sooner? What’s my move now?