The NHTSA is Investigating Some Ram Trucks for Potential Loss of Drive Power

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it had received 82 complaints about certain Ram trucks that allege a loss of power due to a failure of a vital transmission component. Though not at the recall stage yet, the NHTSA’s probe has wrapped in around 188,000 trucks from the 2022 model year.

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Gas War: California Brings Stellantis to Heel

Stellantis has agreed to adhere to California emission policies, including requirements to make two-thirds of new cars to zero-emission or electric by 2030. This means the automaker — which oversees Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, Fiat, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, and several brands that are not sold in the United States — will be required to cut emissions through the 2026 model year and adhere to California’s requirement to have a majority electrified fleet within the next several years. There are also provisions for the company to spend millions of dollars on charging stations and community outreach programs designed to encourage EV sales.

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Are Plug-In Hybrids the Future?

On today's podcast, we ponder if plug-in hybrids are the future, talk Tesla and Ram, and ruminate on our first races attended as fans.

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2025 Ram 1500 Review – No Hemi, No Cry

Sometimes, less is more.

Or, in this case, fewer is more. That’s because the available cylinder count in the 2025 Ram 1500 is reduced by two, and as any grammar stickler will tell you, it’s “fewer” when it comes to things you count. Such as, you know, the number of cylinders in an engine.

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Stellantis Vehicles Should Jump to Tesla's NACS Starting in 2026 UPDATED

Stellantis has been slow to roll out new electric models, so it’s not surprising to see the automaker being one of the last to join Tesla’s North American Charging Standard. That changed yesterday, as the automaker announced that it would begin offering the tech on some electrified vehicles starting in 2026.

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Federal Investigators End Seven-Year Scrutiny of Shifters in Ram, Durango

Tall hats at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have indicated they have wrapped an investigation into the gear selector design found in some Durango SUVs and Ram pickup trucks.

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2025 Ram 1500 Ramcharger: Charge It Up

The 2025 Ram 1500 Ramcharger brings back an old name, but this truck has some new tricks.

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2025 Ram 1500: A Hurricane Arrives

No, it doesn't have a Hemi. At all. Sorry, old-school Mopar folks: The 2025 Dodge Ram will not have a V8.

Given the estimated power numbers Ram is tossing at us media folks -- and you the public -- that might not be a bad thing.

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NHTSA Investigating 1.1 Million Ram 1500 Pickups Over Steering Complaints

On Tuesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirmed that it would be investigating over one million Ram 1500 pickup trucks over complaints about power steering issues.

While the conditions for a regulator-enforced recall have not yet been satisfied, Stellantis may institute a voluntary recall of its own before regulators have completed their probe. In 2016, the automaker recalled a batch of 1500 pickups when it was still Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) over contaminated power steering units. Debris has apparently entered the system, creating a possibility of an electrical short.

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Ram Rams Rampage Through Development

Expect to soon see another entrant in the rapidly expanding unibody compact truck segment. Stellantis has thrown covers off its Ram Rampage for the Brazilian market, and camouflaged examples have been spotted testing in America.

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Ram Names Tim Kuniskis as Its CEO

Normally we don’t pay mind to a C-Suite reshuffle, because most of these executive title changes are either part of a never-ending game of musical chairs or a last-ditch effort to rearrange the Titanic’s deck chairs before the thing sinks. But this one grabs our attention for one very good reason: The guy now in charge of Ram fostered the development of a 1,000+ hp muscle car.

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Ram Introduces Havoc Edition for Half-Tons

It’s been at least five minutes since Ram has rolled out a special edition for one of their trucks, meaning the time is right for yet another one. This time around, they’re reading from the TRX handbook and gifting the Havoc trim to its half-ton Rebel.

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Ram It: Lunar Editions Added to Rebel, TRX

Few companies – automotive or otherwise – are as skilled with the fine art of introducing special editions of existing products as Stellantis. It’s a great way to string along an interest in an existing product; for the sake of a pot of paint and some creative naming, they get fresh coverage from a site like this while moneyed gearheads get a new color to distinguish themselves from their equally moneyed friends.

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Ram Teases Inscrutable Truck

It’s the week to write about truck teasers, it seems. Perhaps tired of Toyota getting all the digital ink about shadowy references to future product, Ram dropped a post on Instagram suggesting they also have something up their sleeve.

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2025 Ram 1500 Rev -- Range Extension

One of the challenges of EV adoption is range, or lack thereof. But as the technology improves, range gets closer and closer to what's offered by internal-combustion vehicles.

See the 2025 Ram 1500 Rev for evidence.

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  • El scotto Hyundai/Kia's true masters are finally revealed.
  • El scotto Stirring up some more. The GSA is required to buy vehicles from the Big 3. This shows the Federal Government tacitly supports the UAW. Yeah I've seen some Hyundai or Kia hybrids. I didn't pay much attention the EV/American parts percentage tax credits. It looks like a lot of skullduggery. The UAW coming to SEC-land may be the beginning of the end of SEC-land being the US's internal third world country.The US is bringing more manufacturing back from China. Our demographics are shrinking. Unskilled labor will cost more, a union job might not pay enough.
  • El scotto I look forward to watching MTG and Tommy Tuberville when the UAW comes to their states.
  • El scotto Vehicle company white collar (non-union) engineers design the parts and assembly procedures. The UAW members are instructed on how to install the parts. Engineers are also in charge of quality control. The executives are ulimately responible for the quality of their products.
  • Chris P Bacon I don't care either way, the employees have the right to organize, and I'm never going to buy a VW. But.... It would be interesting if the media (HINT HINT) would be able to provide a detailed look at what (if anything) the VW workers gain by unionizing. There will be dues to pay. How much? I bet the current policies, pay and benefits mirror other auto companies. When all is said and done an the first contract signed, my money is on the UAW to be he only ones who really come out ahead. That leads into my next comment. Once a union is voted onto the property, it is almost impossible to get rid of them. Even if the membership feels the union doesn't have their best interests in mind, the hurdles to get rid of them are too high. There were a lot of promises made by the UAW, even if they don't deliver, they'll be in Chattanooga even if the membership decides they made a mistake.