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I am supper upset because I cannot get anyone to give me a straight answer. I have the recall done in 2019 and now I need my truck aligned. Took it to a local alignment shop and they tell me that they cannot do it because the linkage nut has been welded. I want answers about whether or not the dealer is going to ground the welds off and align my truck. I was NEVER told that welding the nuts were part of the "fix" for the recall. Does anyone know who I should talk to?
 

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I am supper upset because I cannot get anyone to give me a straight answer. I have the recall done in 2019 and now I need my truck aligned. Took it to a local alignment shop and they tell me that they cannot do it because the linkage nut has been welded. I want answers about whether or not the dealer is going to ground the welds off and align my truck. I was NEVER told that welding the nuts were part of the "fix" for the recall. Does anyone know who I should talk to?
Welcome to the forum.
I bring good news.
The original RAM fix for the V06 Drag Link Recall was to check the torque settings, then weld the locknuts to the adjustment sleeve. That's what they did to your truck.
The real fix is what RAM is offering now, and that's a new drag link which does not require welding, followed by a full alingnment, all at no cost whatsoever. This is true whether you had the weld "fix" done or not.

The best place for you to start is to read this thread here on the forum. It'll take a few minutes, 'cos there's 80+ posts, but there you'll find accounts from several forum members—including me—about how they got the issue resolved.

Read that thread, then contact your dealer and tell them you want the permanent fix for the V06 Drag Link Recall. It's possible, even likely, that they won't know what you're talking about and will try to tell you that the weld is the fix.
It is not.
If that happens, and it happens a lot, come back here and do what all the folks on that thread did, which is contact @ramcares here on the site with a private message. They will take your information and arrange for a case specialist to contact the dealer of your choice and get it all sorted out. RAM will ship the new drag link, and you'll get an appointment at the dealer to install it and get the alignment. Don't forget to insist on a printout of the alignment specs before and after any adjustments.

Bottom line - you are owed a new drag link and an alignment at no cost, and if you follow my suggestions, you will get one. Might take a little while, but be patient and it will happen.

Let us know how it plays out, and good luck. If you have more questions, just holler.
 

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I am supper upset because I cannot get anyone to give me a straight answer. I have the recall done in 2019 and now I need my truck aligned. Took it to a local alignment shop and they tell me that they cannot do it because the linkage nut has been welded. I want answers about whether or not the dealer is going to ground the welds off and align my truck. I was NEVER told that welding the nuts were part of the "fix" for the recall. Does anyone know who I should talk to?
Hi tbarger,
Our certified Ram dealers can perform an alignment without removing the weld. If you need any help completing your alignment, feel free to follow up with us via PM.

Rob
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Welcome to the forum.
I bring good news.
The original RAM fix for the V06 Drag Link Recall was to check the torque settings, then weld the locknuts to the adjustment sleeve. That's what they did to your truck.
The real fix is what RAM is offering now, and that's a new drag link which does not require welding, followed by a full alingnment, all at no cost whatsoever. This is true whether you had the weld "fix" done or not.

The best place for you to start is to read this thread here on the forum. It'll take a few minutes, 'cos there's 80+ posts, but there you'll find accounts from several forum members—including me—about how they got the issue resolved.

Read that thread, then contact your dealer and tell them you want the permanent fix for the V06 Drag Link Recall. It's possible, even likely, that they won't know what you're talking about and will try to tell you that the weld is the fix.
It is not.
If that happens, and it happens a lot, come back here and do what all the folks on that thread did, which is contact @ramcares here on the site with a private message. They will take your information and arrange for a case specialist to contact the dealer of your choice and get it all sorted out. RAM will ship the new drag link, and you'll get an appointment at the dealer to install it and get the alignment. Don't forget to insist on a printout of the alignment specs before and after any adjustments.

Bottom line - you are owed a new drag link and an alignment at no cost, and if you follow my suggestions, you will get one. Might take a little while, but be patient and it will happen.

Let us know how it plays out, and good luck. If you have more questions, just holler.
Thank you for the tag and bring this to our attention.

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I have a 2015 Ram 3500 4x4 (Vin #3C63RRJL3FG512282) that I bought new from the I-75 CDRJ in Crittenden, KY. I have purchased at least 4 vehicle from there over the years. My Ram currently has around 125k mile on it. Ove of the only problems I have have had with it is the rear end differential feeling like it slips (been told this is normal) and it chewing up front tires every 20k to 25k miles (severe toe problems) while I get 50k-60k on the rear tires. I have always been told that Cummins engines are heavy (duh) and that "we are not equipped anyway to do those alignments" and have asked multiple dealers, Tire Discounters, etc. Today I went for my 6th set of front tires along with the 3rd set of rear tires. Again Tire Discounters said they couldn't do the alignment, so this time I asked them to explain it to me in more detail why they couldn't do a front end alignment. The manager proceeded to tell me that "it would be illegal to cut the weld on your drag link". WHOA! WHAT? The manager then took me in to their garage and proceeded to show me the double weld sure as shit. He then asked if I was unaware which I am sure the puzzled look on my face had already answered the question. He then said "If you were unaware of this, my guess is the truck was sold to you with this recall performed. He thought it was called the "V06" recall". He recommended I reach out to whomever in Detroit as there is a permanent fix that should have been done some time ago when the parts became available. I really think this must be Rams dirty little secret as I have never been informed about it. How any vehicle manufacture would think this is okay is beyond me. The way I see it, someone owes me big time (6th set of tires). Can someone contact me at (859) 653-4037 or [email protected] to discuss. Thanks.
 

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I have a 2015 Ram 3500 4x4 (Vin #3C63RRJL3FG512282) that I bought new from the I-75 CDRJ in Crittenden, KY. I have purchased at least 4 vehicle from there over the years. My Ram currently has around 125k mile on it. Ove of the only problems I have have had with it is the rear end differential feeling like it slips (been told this is normal) and it chewing up front tires every 20k to 25k miles (severe toe problems) while I get 50k-60k on the rear tires. I have always been told that Cummins engines are heavy (duh) and that "we are not equipped anyway to do those alignments" and have asked multiple dealers, Tire Discounters, etc. Today I went for my 6th set of front tires along with the 3rd set of rear tires. Again Tire Discounters said they couldn't do the alignment, so this time I asked them to explain it to me in more detail why they couldn't do a front end alignment. The manager proceeded to tell me that "it would be illegal to cut the weld on your drag link". WHOA! WHAT? The manager then took me in to their garage and proceeded to show me the double weld sure as shit. He then asked if I was unaware which I am sure the puzzled look on my face had already answered the question. He then said "If you were unaware of this, my guess is the truck was sold to you with this recall performed. He thought it was called the "V06" recall". He recommended I reach out to whomever in Detroit as there is a permanent fix that should have been done some time ago when the parts became available. I really think this must be Rams dirty little secret as I have never been informed about it. How any vehicle manufacture would think this is okay is beyond me. The way I see it, someone owes me big time (6th set of tires). Can someone contact me at (859) 653-4037 or [email protected] to discuss. Thanks.
Hi James M. Samuel,
We just followed up with you in private message!

Sarah
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Could someone reach out to me as well? Same V06 drag link issues but I can’t send a PM because it’s a new account
Hi England,
We just followed up with you in private message as well!

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Hi England,
We just followed up with you in private message as well!

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Hi, I have a 2018 Ram 2500 that had the V06 (drag link jam nuts welded) recall performed. I was informed that their is an updated drag link to replace the one that had been welded. Can you help me get this set up to be completed. I called my dealership & that have no clue. Vin # is 3C6UR5FL7JG351403.
 

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I have a 2015 Ram 3500 4x4 (Vin #3C63RRJL3FG512282) that I bought new from the I-75 CDRJ in Crittenden, KY. I have purchased at least 4 vehicle from there over the years. My Ram currently has around 125k mile on it. Ove of the only problems I have have had with it is the rear end differential feeling like it slips (been told this is normal) and it chewing up front tires every 20k to 25k miles (severe toe problems) while I get 50k-60k on the rear tires. I have always been told that Cummins engines are heavy (duh) and that "we are not equipped anyway to do those alignments" and have asked multiple dealers, Tire Discounters, etc. Today I went for my 6th set of front tires along with the 3rd set of rear tires. Again Tire Discounters said they couldn't do the alignment, so this time I asked them to explain it to me in more detail why they couldn't do a front end alignment. The manager proceeded to tell me that "it would be illegal to cut the weld on your drag link". WHOA! WHAT? The manager then took me in to their garage and proceeded to show me the double weld sure as shit. He then asked if I was unaware which I am sure the puzzled look on my face had already answered the question. He then said "If you were unaware of this, my guess is the truck was sold to you with this recall performed. He thought it was called the "V06" recall". He recommended I reach out to whomever in Detroit as there is a permanent fix that should have been done some time ago when the parts became available. I really think this must be Rams dirty little secret as I have never been informed about it. How any vehicle manufacture would think this is okay is beyond me. The way I see it, someone owes me big time (6th set of tires). Can someone contact me at (859) 653-4037 or [email protected] to discuss. Thanks.
I been a dodge Front End Tech all my life. from 1970 on ~. I never had a vehicle that i couldn't fix perfect...Some of these stories on welding parts are crazy like welding front end parts ??? Never mentioning the reason why. I do know though. I have seen some of the craziest things Car manufactures have done ;like the lot of you have..beware of who is fixing your car,, Not the shop as much.
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Hi, I have a 2018 Ram 2500 that had the V06 (drag link jam nuts welded) recall performed. I was informed that their is an updated drag link to replace the one that had been welded. Can you help me get this set up to be completed. I called my dealership & that have no clue. Vin # is 3C6UR5FL7JG351403.
Hi Jim9634,
We just followed up with you privately.

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Hi James M. Samuel,
We just followed up with you in private message!

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Hello. I am Having an alignment issue with my 2017 dodge ram 2500. The bolts or welded and I need to get an alignment done. Call the dealerships in my area and they are stating that the recall has been fixed but the only thing that has been done is the bolts are weld it. Nobody will perform in alignment. Can you help?
 

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Hello. I am Having an alignment issue with my 2017 dodge ram 2500. The bolts or welded and I need to get an alignment done. Call the dealerships in my area and they are stating that the recall has been fixed but the only thing that has been done is the bolts are weld it. Nobody will perform in alignment. Can you help?
Hi Bryan,
We'd be happy to help. Please follow up with us in private message with your VIN.

Sarah
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