Nearly a Half-Million Dodge Ram 2500 Trucks Recalled Over Fire Risk

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles initiated a voluntary recall of 494,417 Dodge Ram 2500 trucks worldwide after a potential of fire due to a malfunctioning water pump was discovered.

“Affected are model-year 2013-17 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups; and 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs,” the company said in a statement, released Tuesday.

The recall, limited to trucks with 6.7-liter engines, applies to some 443,000 trucks in the United States. Another 50,000 trucks in Canada and across the world may also be effected.

“Customer feedback prompted an FCA US investigation that discovered certain trucks are equipped with a water-pump bearing that, after exposure to certain conditions, may overheat and potentially cause an engine-compartment fire,” the company stated. “Compromised water-pump function may activate a warning light in an affected vehicle’s instrument cluster. Customers are urged to consult their dealers whenever they observe warning lights.”

Fiat Chrysler said that customers affected by the recall would be advised when service is available. The water pumps will be inspected and replaced if necessary.

The potentially faulty water pumps are no longer being installed in trucks,” the company said. “As always, FCA US urges customers to heed information on all recall notices; those who have questions or concerns may call the FCA US Recall Information Center at (800)-853-1403.”



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