FCA Recalls 443000 Ram Heavy-Duty Pickups for Fire Risk

Cesar Mills
September 21, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Tuesday issued a recall for almost a half-million Ram pickup and work trucks to fix faulty pumps that could cause overheating and engine fires, marking the second major truck recall this year by the auto maker.

Specifically, FCA says the recall impacts 2013-2017 Ram Heavy Duty models equipped with the company's 6.7-liter turbo-diesel engine.

According to reports, the automaker is "aware of a small number of incidents", that met the "regulatory definition of fire, which includes everything from a burning odor to open flame". The recall is associated with the water pump, which could cause a fire under certain conditions. The water pump in question is no longer in use in Ram trucks, and no injuries or accidents have been connected to this faulty component.

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The recall affects about 443,712 trucks in the United States, 46,220 in Canada and 4,485 outside North America. Customers are warned to consult their dealers immediately if they get a warning light in their instrument cluster.

Affected customers will be notified when service time is available.

The Dodge Ram logo on a pickup truck. The water-pump malfunction could set off a warning light, and anxious consumers should let their dealers know if they notice the signal, the company said.

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