OEM Linking Pin: RAM Running Board Mounting Location Repairability

Courtesy of FCA/Stellantis

As part of the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) OEM linking pin activity, we are helping to connect the collision repair industry to the vehicle makers. Ask I-CAR had a few technical inquiries on FCA/Stellantis RAM vehicles for repair alternatives to correct a torn out running board mount location on the inner rocker panels instead of replacing the entire part.

Previously, FCA/Stellantis did not provide a repair option for the running board mounting location. By submitting OEM linking pin request to FCA/Stellantis, a procedure is now available.

The procedure for the inner rocker panel to repair the running board mounting location can be found in RAM light duty (DS) and heavy duty (D2, DD, DF, DJ, and DP) vehicle-specific body repair manuals under Collision Information ➤ Standard Procedures ➤ Inner Rocker Repair - Step Bar/Running Board Damage.

Never be afraid to ask a question. The Repairability Technical Support team strives to aid repairers to address challenges they face daily. This is another example of how the I-CAR linking pin process assists in initiating positive change within the industry.

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