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Thousands of new Ram 1500 dual-cab utes recalled over potential visibility issue

Thousands of new Ram 1500 dual-cab utes recalled over potential visibility issue

1 Jun 2020 · by Justin Hilliard

Ram Australia has recalled 2540 examples of the 1500 dual-cab pick-up over a manufacturing defect that could cause a visibility problem

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RECALL: Hundreds of Ram 1500 dual-cab utes could catch fire

RECALL: Hundreds of Ram 1500 dual-cab utes could catch fire

7 May 2020 · by Justin Hilliard

Ram Australia has recalled 438 examples of the 1500 dual-cab pick-up over a manufacturing defect that could cause them to catch fire

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What towing capacity do I need for a float with two horses?

Answered by CarsGuide 4 Jan 2020

The rule of thumb is that a float with two horses on board is around the 2000kg mark, so that’s the absolute bare minimum towing limit you’d be looking at. Even then, by the time you add a couple of saddles, some feed bins and whatever else it is horsey people cart around, you could easily be looking at 2.5 or even three tonnes.

With that in mind, the smart move would be to buy a dual-cab ute with as much towing capacity as possible. The good news there is that many of the popular choices can tow a braked trailer weighing anything up to 3.5 tonnes. Think about it; if a ute can tow 3.5 tonnes, it should cope easily with two tonnes.

If, on the other hand, we’re talking a three-axle float and a pair of Clydesdale horses, you might have to look at one of the US-made utes from the likes of RAM or other US-market brands. And even then, you need to be careful: Even though some versions of the RAM ute can legally tow 4500kg with a braked trailer, to do so and not exceed the GCM (the combined mass of the vehicle and trailer) the payload in the tray falls to less than 100kg.

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Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram caught up in large round of recalls

Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram caught up in large round of recalls

5 Jul 2019 · by Tom White

Thousands of vehicles are caught up in a long round of recalls that involves everything from Takata airbags to incorrectly-printed tyre placards.

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Ford F250: Is it legal to tow my Caravan?

Answered by CarsGuide 5 Jul 2019

It’s not legal to use a 3500 kg rated tow vehicle to tow 4500 kg, and your insurance wouldn’t cover you in the event of a crash. Step up to the bigger vehicle, or maybe look at something like a RAM pickup.

 

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Who makes ram cars and where are they made?

Answered by CarsGuide 7 May 2019

Ram is owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). FCA own Dodge, Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Abarth, Maserati, MOPAR, Lancia and SRT as well as their namesakes Fiat and Chrysler. Ram manufactures trucks out of Saltillo in Mexico (where Australian Rams originate), Warren Michigan in the US and, for the European market, Bursa in Turkey. 

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What does Ram stand for?

Answered by CarsGuide 2 Apr 2019

The Ram brand used to be called Dodge Ram. The name originated as a model of the Dodge truck. Following a restructure of the Dodge brand by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in 2009, the Ram brand stopped being referred to as Dodge Ram after their 2010 model was launched.

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Ram 2500 and 3500 lead latest round of safety recalls

Ram 2500 and 3500 lead latest round of safety recalls

26 Nov 2018 · by Robbie Wallis

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued its latest round of safety recalls, led by American Special Vehicle’s converted Ram 2500 and 3500 pick-ups. ...

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Jeep, Ram , Kia, Nissan, Holden, Subaru, Audi, Tesla, models recalled

Jeep, Ram , Kia, Nissan, Holden, Subaru, Audi, Tesla, models recalled

15 May 2018 · by Spencer Leech

The Australian Competition and Consumer Comission (ACCC) has issued its latest round of call backs, with models from Jeep, Ram, Kia, Nissan, Holden, Subaru, Audi and Tesla subject to various ...

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Takata airbag recall: how do I find out if my car is affected?

Takata airbag recall: how do I find out if my car is affected?

17 Nov 2017 · by Matt Campbell

What do you do if your car is part of the Takata airbag recall? We're here to help you figure it out.

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