Nearly Half Million Rams Recalled For Fire Risk

Fiat Chrysler recalling nearly 500,000 Ram pickup trucks for fire risk

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Affected models include the 2013-2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and 3500,4500 and 5500 chassis cabs.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 443,712 Ram pickup trucks in the United States for faulty water pumps that can potentially catch fire, the company said Tuesday.

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FCA discovered that some Ram vehicles with the 6.7-liter turbodiesel Cummins engine are equipped with a water pump bearing that could overheat and potentially lead to an engine fire.

The trucks, which no longer use water pumps, will require service depending on which of two water-pump variants is installed in the vehicle. No injuries or accidents were reported.

"Compromised water-pump function may activate a warning light in an affected vehicle's instrument cluster".

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Most of the trucks were sold in the USA, but 46,220 are in Canada and 4,485 are in other markets. "Customers are urged to consult their dealers whenever they observe warning lights".

The Dodge Ram logo on a pickup truck. Dealerships will inspect the water pump and replace it, if needed.

What Owners Should Do: FCA will begin notifying owners October 20.

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