The 2019 Dodge RAM is currently experiencing production issues due to delayed EPA certification.
First reported by Auto Week, the hiccup has affected all 2019 Dodge RAM models minus the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 two and four-wheel drive versions, marking five months of holdups since production began. As of this writing, dealerships have not received either the 3.6-liter V-6 version or the 5.7-liter V-8 with the mild-hybrid 48-volt belt-start generator.
Worth the Risk?
Now, market share is at risk, with its closest competitor, the Chevrolet Silverado likely to remain comfortably ahead in terms of overall sales. Not to mention seeing an uptick in sales with its line. This has also affected existing sales, with suffering a 9 percent drop in April even with inflating sales using loaner fleets.
In May, issues at its Sterling Heights Assembly plant outside also stalled production due to supplier difficulty in manufacturing parts for two different models, along with a reported electrical issue affecting some models like and .
As a result, revised its production calendar to accommodate two 10-hour shifts a day, seven days a week to boost production through Labor Day. Currently, the line is raring to get out its updated model with healthy specs like , , , an updated , , , Four-Corner , , and a .