Well seems FCA US has a reoccurring problem at the manufacturing plants around the Metro Detroit area. The later part of last year, a bunch of brand new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk models, powered by the 707-horsepower HELLCAT HEMI V8 were stolen from holding lots around the Jefferson Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan. Those vehicles cost around $100,000US and many of them, last we heard were recovered.
This time it seems the target was the Warren Truck Assembly Plant, in Warren, Michigan. This plant assembles the 2018 Ram 1500 Quad Cab and Crew Cab models (or DS version of the truck). We can’t confirm if the trucks were Rams from the Warren Truck plant or trucks from just a few miles north at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan where the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is built. Sometimes manufacturers do hold vehicles from other plants on other satellite lots.
What we do know from local ABC television affiliate WXYZ, is that there were 9 new Ram trucks stolen around 4:30am this morning. The trucks were fresh from the assembly line and were yet to be titled.
FCA US isn’t the only manufacturer having vehicles stolen from assembly plants, as of recently. Ford has thieves crash the gates at their Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Michigan with stolen Mustang Shelby GT350 models.