2013 Ram 2500

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A Ram Power Wagon on a photo shoot recently found out what happens when the tides rise, resulting in some images and a video the automaker probably wasn't planning on. While the truck was posing for photos on a beach in Northern California, the unfortunate drama started.
2 Millionth Dodge Ram Cummins Diesel Engine
If the red valve cover of this Cummins 6.7-liter turbo-diesel I-6 looks a bit different, it should. Although typically painted black, this particular engine wears its bright shade of rouge because it’s the two-millionth diesel engine Cummins has built for use in a Dodge/Ram pickup truck. Technically, this particular engine won’t be installed in a Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, or 5500 truck (it will instead be displayed at special events around the country), but like any other production Ram/Cummins diesel, it was manufactured at Cummins’ facility in Columbus, Indiana. “This milestone build is a significant achievement for Cummins and our employees, and is an accomplishment of which we are immensely proud,” Wayne Ripberger, general manger of Cummins’ light commercial engine operations, said in a prepared release. Although Cummins diesels were available in Dodge’s class 8 truck models through the mid 1970s, today’s partnership between Chrysler/Ram Trucks and Cummins dates back to 1985, when the two companies began working to adapt Cummins’ B-series engine – originally designed for agricultural and industrial applications – for use in Dodge’s heavy-duty full-size pickups. Ultimately, the two worked to stuff the 5.9-liter, turbo-diesel I-6 – code-named the 6BT – into the Ram’s engine compartment in time for the 1989 model year. That engine produced only 160 hp at 2500 rpm, but a hearty 400 lb-ft of torque at 1700 rpm. The engine helped drive Dodge’s sales volumes upwards, and breathed some life into the aging truck line until the revolutionary “low-shoulder” Ram hit the market in 1993. Although those power figures were impressive at the time, they pale in comparison to today’s 6.7-liter Cummins I-6, found in the 2013 Ram 2500, Ram 3500, and Ram 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs. When mated with a six-speed manual transmission, the engine is rated at 350 hp at 2800 rpm, and 660 lb-ft at 1500 rpm. When paired with a six-speed automatic, those figures rise to 370 hp at 2800 rpm and 800 lb-ft at 1600 rpm. Opt for the “high-output” model, however, and output grows to 385 horsepower at 2800 rpm, and a stump-ripping 850 lb-ft at 1600 rpm. What remains unchanged, however, is the Cummins’ popularity with pickup buyers. According to Chrysler, nearly 80 percent of all Ram Heavy Duty trucks are sold with the 6.7 – impressive, considering the engine alone added nearly $7800 to the price tag on a 2012 Ram 2500 pickup. Source: Chrysler, Cummins

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Certified Pre Owned Price
$21,000

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2013 Ram 2500 Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
5.7L V8Engine
Horsepower:
383 hp @ 5600rpm
Torque:
400 ft lb of torque @ 4000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows (optional)
  • Power Locks (optional)
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
100,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 36 months
Roadside
36,000 miles / 36 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL
Summary
Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2013 Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks manufactured September 9, 2012, through March 5, 2013 and equipped with optional premium tail lamps. In the affected vehicles, the turn signal indicator may not flash at a double rate to give a notification to the driver of a turn signal malfunction. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, "Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."
Consequences
Without a warning that the turn signal is malfunctioning, the driver would continue to use the vehicle, unaware that other drivers on the road are not being notified that the vehicle is turning, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the Central Body Controller software, free of charge. The recall began June 27, 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N35.
Potential Units Affected
17,411
Notes
Chrysler Group LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Summary
Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2013 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks manufactured January 7, 2013, through February 28, 2013 and equipped with optional premium headlamps. The headlamp shutters may function improperly when in high-beam mode. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, "Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."
Consequences
Improper headlight shutter function during high beam use may reduce the drivers visibility and possibly blind oncoming traffic. Either condition may increase the risk of crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reconfigure the Central Body Controller, free of charge. The recall began July 30, 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N33.
Potential Units Affected
1,069
Notes
Chrysler Group LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2013 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks manufactured January 7, 2013, through March 6, 2013. The engine cover may trap an excessive amount of heat under the cover.
Consequences
The excessive heat under the engine cover may result in an under hood fire.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the existing engine cover with one that is a different design, free of charge. An interim letter was mailed on May 31, 2013. A second letter was mailed to owners with instructions on how to obtain the free remedy on August 15, 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N19.
Potential Units Affected
6,143
Notes
Chrysler Group LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500, 2015 Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, and Dodge Challenger, 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Cherokee, and Dodge Durango, and 2013-2015 Dodge Viper vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with radios that have software vulnerabilities that can allow third-party access to certain networked vehicle control systems.
Consequences
Exploitation of the software vulnerability may result in unauthorized remote modification and control of certain vehicle systems, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify and mail affected owners a USB drive that includes a software update that eliminates the vulnerability, free of charge. Optionally, owners may download the update to their own USB drive from http://www.driveuconnect.com/software-update/ or take their vehicle to a Chrysler dealer for immediate installation. In an effort to mitigate the effects of this security vulnerability, Chrysler has had the wireless service provider close the open cellular connection to the vehicle that provided unauthorized access to the vehicle network. This measure may not have been implemented on all vehicles and does not address access by other means that will be remedied by the software update. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R40.
Potential Units Affected
1,400,000
Notes
Chrysler (FCA US LLC)


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL
Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks manufactured March 27, 2009, to September 5, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the electrical connectors of the diesel fuel heater may overheat.
Consequences
If the connectors overheat, the fuel heater may leak fuel, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the harness side connector with a silver plated beryllium copper terminal service kit, and inspect the fuel heater for leaks, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. Chrysler issued interim notification to owners on December 8, 2014. The recall began on April 27, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P65.
Potential Units Affected
314,704
Notes
Chrysler Group LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks manufactured March 27, 2009, to September 5, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the electrical connectors of the diesel fuel heater may overheat.
Consequences
If the connectors overheat, the fuel heater may leak fuel, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the harness side connector with a silver plated beryllium copper terminal service kit, and inspect the fuel heater for leaks, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. Chrysler issued interim notification to owners on December 8, 2014. The recall began on April 27, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P65.
Potential Units Affected
314,704
Notes
Chrysler Group LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks manufactured June 20, 2012, to January 26, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the side impact sensor calibrations may be overly sensitive, and as a result, the side air bag inflatable curtains and seat air bags may unexpectedly deploy and the seat belt pre-tensioners may activate.
Consequences
Air bags that unexpectedly deploy increase the risk of a crash or injury.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the Occupant Restraint Control module calibration, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R23.
Potential Units Affected
667,406
Notes
Chrysler (FCA US LLC)


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
SEAT BELTS
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks manufactured June 20, 2012, to January 26, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the side impact sensor calibrations may be overly sensitive, and as a result, the side air bag inflatable curtains and seat air bags may unexpectedly deploy and the seat belt pre-tensioners may activate.
Consequences
Air bags that unexpectedly deploy increase the risk of a crash or injury.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the Occupant Restraint Control module calibration, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R23.
Potential Units Affected
667,406
Notes
Chrysler (FCA US LLC)


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks manufactured January 18, 2011, to October 7, 2014, and equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center option. The affected vehicles have a steering wheel wiring harness that may rub against the driver air bag module retainer spring.
Consequences
This abrasion may result in an electrical short that could cause driver's frontal air bag to unexpectedly deploy. Inadvertent deployment of the air bag may increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, repair as necessary, and secure the steering wheel wiring harness. Additionally, protective caps will be added to the air bag retainer spring ends. These repairs will be done free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 19, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R36.
Potential Units Affected
1,060,531
Notes
Chrysler (FCA US LLC)


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2013 Ram 2500

Depreciation
17.7%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$7,696
17.7%
Insurance
$7,170
16.5%
Fuel Cost
$20,233
46.7%
Financing
$2,360
5.4%
Maintenance
$4,328
10%
Repair Costs
$1,112
2.6%
State Fees
$460
1.1%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $43,359 What's This?
Value Rating: Average