Ram recalling 131,000 heavy duty trucks over fire hazard

For a minimal around a year, Ram has been investigating an concern with a range of hefty responsibility vans from the 2021 model year that have expert engine bay fires. For some motive, even when the motor is off, the strong-point out ingestion heater relay in Ram vehicles equipped with the 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel can go through a short and catch fire. In March of this 12 months, the firm planned to remember about 20,000 autos in the U.S. and Canada when it imagined the issue was restricted to vehicles with unprotected relays. In Could, Ram learned the issue transpiring even in trucks with safeguarded relays. Now Ram is making ready to remember 131,177 vans from the 2021 and 2022 model yrs.

The products in problem are: 

  • 2021-2022 Ram 2500 (DJ) pickups developed amongst August 3, 2020 and Oct 8, 2021 (67,597 models)
  • 2021-2022 Ram 3500 (D2) pickups developed involving August 5, 2020 and October 8, 2021 (39,324 models)
  • 2021-2022 Ram 3500 Chassis Cabs (DD) created amongst August 12, 2020 and October 7, 2021 (7,317 units)
  • 2021-2022 Ram 4500/5500 (DP) Chassis Cabs designed involving November 13, 2020 and Oct 8, 2021 (16,939 models)

Ram states it is aware of about 10 motor bay fires, but no incidents nor accidents because of to the fires.

The greater challenge for now is that Fiat Chrysler engineers working with the element provider nevertheless have not been in a position to uncover a root lead to for the fires. Until finally they can nail down a cause, Ram suggests parking influenced products exterior, absent from structures and other motor vehicles.  

The pickup maker expects to start mailing letters to proprietors on December 3, the identical working day it informs dealers of the resolve for the situation.

Homeowners with inquiries can contact the Stellantis shopper provider line at 1-800-853-1403, the automaker’s internal code for the remember getting Y76. Or they can contact the Countrywide Highway Targeted traffic Protection Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Basic safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153). Or go to www.nhtsa.gov. The NHTSA campaign selection is 21V798