2014 Ram ProMaster
The Problem: During production of the 2014 Ram ProMaster, workers used a "specific wrench" that could have inadvertently damaged brake hoses. As a result, those hoses could leak brake fluid, compromising the cargo van's stopping performance. The issue is especially concerning as the 2014 Ram ProMaster was previously recalled over concerns the accelerator pedal could stick open in the wide-open-throttle position due to a problem with the pedal stop; a vehicle that suffered both unintended acceleration and brake failure could cause a serious accident. However, Ram says it has not received any reports of injuries due to this problem. The issue was discovered during a standard quality-assurance check.
The Fix: Workers no longer use the problematic wrench when assembling the 2014 Ram ProMaster. The automaker will inspect and fix the brake hoses on all affected vehicles, although only two percent of them are expected to have leaks.
Number Of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 6800 2014 Ram ProMaster cargo vans, of which only about half have been sold to customers at this time.